Where is fun in Palm Springs on Thurs / Fri nights

  • uclabuck

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    Apr 21, 2011 6:23 PM GMT
    Taking a little trip to Palm Springs today and would love to find out where is fun to go out. Staying at Inn Exile. Any one have any suggestions or stories for me?

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    Apr 21, 2011 6:59 PM GMT
    Thursday evening early is Villagefest and Palm Canyon Drive is closed to traffic for the pedestrian street fair, so early on some the downtown bars will be a little bit busy. You are going while high season is coming to an end. Friday night go first to Wang's In The Desert for happy hour 4:30 to 7:30. It's busy and you can meet a lot of guys and get an idea of what is happening that night. Arenas Road (Hunters, Spurline, Streetbar, Score) will give you a lot of options as you can just walk to another bar if you don't like one. You can also walk to Georgie's Alibi/Azure from Arenas. Toucan's and The Barracks will both require a drive. The Tool Shed (leather/levi) you can walk to from your hotel. One odd thing I've noticed is that the casino has lots of gay men in it early on Friday and Saturday nights.

    Just be sure to get to Wangs for Friday happy hour and you can talk to some locals about what is going on that night. That is the starting point for everything else. I've always enjoyed it, probably because I like bars where you have to squeeze through a crowd.
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    Apr 21, 2011 9:05 PM GMT

    Well, I think our part time resident tour guide just about covered it...BUT I want to warn you about something. Exile is well known as a tweeker-den...and there are plenty of them combing the streets around the gay resorts at night.
    ALSO, the cops do some patrolling in that area as it has become known for guys having sex in the bushes OUTSIDE of the resorts.
    Just don't fall victim to the fact that the city is 100% gay friendly...the cops are NOT.
    Also, if you can manage it, The Barracks on Sunday afternoon is HOT!! Busting at the seems with hot guys, no shirts, plenty of muscle and you have to squeeze through all of that to get from one side of the bar to the other.
  • uclabuck

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    Apr 23, 2011 1:21 AM GMT
    Thanks for your guidance. I greatly appreciate it! Having a great time so far. Unfortunately only staying until Saturday.

    Thanks again.
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    Apr 23, 2011 1:34 AM GMT
    I love all of those places. Wangs is great for a meal. So is the steakhouse at the Casino. I can't remember the name, but there is a huge Mexican restaurant west of Arenas that is pretty happening too.

    Go, enjoy the sun, lay by the pool, have a good time. PS is awesome.