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Side Bar at the Riviera Hotel

$$ - $$$
Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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1600 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-4602
+1 760-778-6659
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2014

Nice little bar in The Riviera Hotel lobby. Great drinks. Great service. Live music! This little bar was our best experience inside The Riviera.

Thank Bella92694
Temecula, California
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2014

The setting for this bar is next to the Bikini Pool where you can watch the sun worshippers show off their hot bodies while you're sitting outdoors under the trees. If you prefer, you can also have your cocktail indoors. The drinks were well made and expensive. The beef sliders and truffled fries were delicious. Live music is played on... More 

Thank Teresa L
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2014

Good food, the staff just couldn't quite get it right! They were too involved in their own conversation to greet us initially but were very attentive afterwards. Food order came out incorrectly then took some time to correct. Once out, it tasted great.

Thank travelerlover04
New York City, New York
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88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2014

watered down drinks served by rude waitress of questionable breeding in a lounge backlit with red lights as one might expect to see in a cheesy porno

Thank EZGoingTraveler10001
Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2014

During our stay at the Riviera, my husband and I decided to have dinner off premises but stopped at the Side Bar to have a cocktail and appetizer before leaving. We sat in a small, velvet booth that was perfect for cozying up to each other and enjoy our short visit there. We each had one watered down drink. That... More 

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Dana Point, California
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2014

Food was very good in the side bar. Brunch was excellent and we ate at all the pool areas on the site. I was here for a conference and so our meals at the conference were also excellent. Rooms were new, clean, attractive and comfy.

Thank VARobinson
Alameda, California
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2014

The Sidebar is a nice little bar with live music on the weekends. Drinks are on the expensive side, beer is 8-10 dollars and cocktails are around 12 dollars a drink. The bar closes around 11 even on the weekends unless it has more then 10 patrons then they will stay open till midnight.

Thank Jimmy131
Corona, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2014

The food was excellent. Everything was beautifully prepared. Very efficient and friendly staff, always there to see if you needed anything else.

Thank Judy M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

You would think this is just a small, cool-looking bar but it opens up to a large outdoor space by the pool with fire pits, etc. Great for evening cocktails!

Thank bx2la
Sydney, Australia
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347 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014

We started out here and didn't seem to leave the place was so good, cocktails around the pool and snacks to die for.

Thank Margaret C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?