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Jake’s

664 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
760-327-4400
www.jakesreadytoeat.com

This gay-owned eatery offers up a short but very sweet menu of fine cuisine at very good prices, with a relaxing patio.

Cheeky’s

622 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
760-327-7595
www.cheekysps.com

This contemporary breakfast and lunch spot always has a line to grab a seat on the patio. The quirky menu even offers four different types of bacon in one dish.

Birba

622 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
760-327-5678
www.birbaps.com

Pizza, salads and craft cocktails on one of Palm Springs’ coolest patios have made Birba a “must.” The view of the mountains is spectacular, especially at sunset.

 

Workshop Kitchen+Bar

800 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
760-459-3451
www.workshoppalmsprings.com

A “farm to table” spot that has justifiably gotten rave reviews.

Azul / Georgie’s Alibi

369 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
760-325-5533
www.azultapaslounge.com

Owned by the same folks who own Georgie’s Alibi in Florida, this fun spot offers delicious tapas and a lively bar with entertainment many nights in the lounge. The large outdoor patio gets a crowd all night long. Try to get one of the “swing chairs” — if you can land one.

Wang’s in the Desert

424 S. Indian Canyon Dr.
760-325-9264
www.wangsinthedesert.com

A trés gay pan-Asian restaurant in the heart of the desert? Yup, and the food is out of this world. On Friday nights, the A-List congregates here for the most popular happy hour in town. The bar and patio are packed with guys enjoying $2 drinks and showing off their latest Prada. From time to time a DJ spins a tea dance or Sunday chillout session.

The Tropicale

330 E. Amado Rd.
760-866-1952
www.thetropicale.com

The site of a former auto body shop has been magically transformed into a Miami-style supper club. Only gay men could pull that off! Try the great exotic drinks, but if you are really daring, have your group share a Kaman Iwana Lei Ya, a blend of rums, juices and liqueurs served in a giant glass shell. Many guys head here after Wang’s on Fridays.

El Mirasol

140 E. Palm Canyon Dr.
760-323-0721
www.elmirasolrestaurants.com

This traditional Mexican restaurant is especially popular with younger gay men. Fridays can get very busy; just sit back and enjoy a few margaritas while waiting.

Rick’s

1973 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
760-416-0090
www.ricksrestaurant.biz

This Cuban-influenced diner is a favorite among boys looking for that huge breakfast the day after a long night. For lunch, try Cuban entrees like the “media noche.”