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“Small, Fun, & Worth A Stop...But...”

Side Bar at the Riviera Hotel
Ranked #159 of 324 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Drinks are not at all inexpensive in this hidden bar/lounge/dance club... but it is a hidden treasure that we will indeed return to.

Crowd is generally young, but both patrons and staff are very accepting of all ages.

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

We were two couples dropping in for Happy Hour and some live music. There website is not up to date, so you cannot count on it. We had planned to visit the Starlight Lounge since their site said music started late afternoon. It did not start until 10 p.m.
Our food was OK. The HH menu has some interesting items, like Lobster Mac&Cheese which my wife found enjoyable, lots of lobster. I had the same, but did not finish it since I found it too salty. Our friends liked the Steak Frites and Topless Burger. The drinks were somewhat on the expensive side and surprisingly our Stella beer was warm, so we switched however the waitress did not seem concerned even though she agreed with us. So while the food and service were not memorable the ambience by the pool was very nice. Several low flame fireplaces, wispy trees and nice landscaping. The Riviera itself was renovated recently making it worth the visit if just for the history and ambience.
We would go again, but likely only after we checked out all the neat spots in Palm Springs.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Hit a nice evening when it wasn't too hot or too cold. Service was great, martini strong and decent live music.

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

we came here for a few drinks on a very hot day. Great atmosphere, drinks are a bit expensive (not outrageous though). Love the mid-century theme. the waitress was ok-nothing special though.

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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Found a new drink ( desert wind ) spicy . Get richard to make it for you as the other bartender did not do as good job. Happy hour was excellant .

Thank Robert W
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