The Best Boozy Brunches of Palm Springs – Your Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Weekend Brunch Drink On


By: Brad Greiner, CEO of Open Air Homes and OpenAiRE Brokerage

November 30th, 2023

Sunny Spirits: Palm Springs’ Premier Spots for a Buzz-Worthy Brunch

The Google algorithm has spoken, and out-of-towners visiting Palm Springs love our “Best Brunch Spots in Palm Springs post.” Therefore, what better way to celebrate reaching the top of the algorithm than with a toast! So raise your mimosa this weekend as we dive into our best boozy brunch spots in Palm Springs!  

Palm Springs is a brunch lover’s paradise, and when it comes to combining gourmet eats with lively libations, this desert haven knows how to throw a daytime party. From semi-bottomless mimosas to crafted cocktails that’ll have you toasting to the good life, here’s where to brunch with a buzz in Palm Springs.

And next time you come, give up that hotel life and rent one of our incredible homes with some of your friends or family.  

1. Pinocchio in the Desert – A Mimosa Haven

Immerse yourself in the bustling ambiance of Pinocchio in the Desert, where the mimosas aren’t just a brunch accessory—they’re a staple. Dive into their endless pours and pair them with a sumptuous Lobster Benedict for a brunch that’s as lavish as it is spirited.  

They aren’t serving the Dom Perignon of course, but you’ll hardly notice after your fourth mimosa!  Brunchers at Pinocchio in the Desert are serious about getting their drink on, and you will more than likely meet all of your neighboring tables. 

2. Kings Highway Diner at The Ace Hotel – Poolside Weekend Beats and Eats

The Ace Hotel & Swim Club’s Kings Highway transforms the brunch scene into an al fresco celebration. With a DJ often spinning tunes and a cocktail in hand, you’ll find yourself brunching into the afternoon in true Palm Springs fashion.

3. The Tropicale – Elegance in Every Sip

Brunch at The Tropicale is an affair to remember. This hotspot combines an opulent setting with a drink selection that sparkles, offering a cosmopolitan twist to the classic brunch outing.

4. Zin American Bistro – Vintage Vibes

Zin American Bistro is the embodiment of the traditional brunch with a contemporary flair. Sip on a selection from their distinguished wine list or indulge in a handcrafted cocktail alongside an elevated brunch menu.

5. Bongo Johnny’s – Patio Pleasures

For those seeking a vibrant brunch spot, Bongo Johnny’s patio is a sun-soaked stage for brunch revelry. Enjoy a cocktail or two as you soak up the casual, friendly atmosphere that this local favorite exudes.

6. Cheeky’s Palm Springs – Mixologist’s Dream

Cheeky’s offers an innovative brunch menu that complements its craft cocktail expertise. Known for its rotating offerings, it’s a place that surprises and delights with each visit.

7. Wilma & Freida’s – Homestyle with a Twist

Wilma & Freida’s dishes out homestyle cooking with an upscale twist. Their homemade pop tart is a crowd-pleaser, offering a sweet start to any day, while the rest of their brunch menu is just as delectable.

8. 1501 Uptown Gastropub – The Semi-Bottomless Experience

1501 Uptown Gastropub is a culinary gem, offering a brunch experience where the mimosas flow until the last bite of your meal. With a robust menu and a welcoming ambiance, it’s the perfect place for a leisurely brunch.

9. Marlin Bar at Tommy Bahama’s – Tropical Bliss

While Tommy Bahama’s might not be your traditional brunch spot, it’s a can’t-miss for a midday meal that’s as delightful as the people-watching on the strip. Their excellent service and delicious fare make it a standout in the Palm Springs dining scene.  We especially love the Poke Salad Bowl, washed down with a margarita. 

10. The Colony Club – A Colony Palms Gem

The Michelin-recognized Colony Club is quintessential Palm Springs – located in the lavish Colony Hotel (former hangout of Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable).  The drinks are not bottomless, but sure are they good.  The Colony Club is a top choice for brunching and celeb-spotting. Dine poolside on the swanky patio, or take in the indoor dining room’s decor, which perfectly blends art deco and west coast prep. 

Step Up Your Brunch Game

In Palm Springs, brunch is synonymous with celebration, and there’s no shortage of spots to enjoy a cocktail-fueled feast. Whether you’re toasting with friends or indulging in some solo relaxation, these brunch destinations offer the perfect blend of flavor and fun under the desert sky. Cheers to Palm Springs, where every brunch is a festive soiree!

Top 3 Palm Springs Vacation Rentals from Open Air Homes

1. Monterey Manor by Open Air Homes

Immaculately designed by architect Albert Belden Crist, this stunning home is a sleek getaway for visitors with an eye for design. Located in the famed midcentury neighborhood of Sunrise Park, Monterey Manor offers the best of casual luxury and California living. Hosts also provide bicycles and helmets, so visitors can enjoy outdoor adventures in the area!

2. Ocotillo by Open Air Homes

Ocotillo, designed by our favorite Interior Design partner, is a guest favorite. Designed by the owners as a family home, this home has everything for the family to enjoy during their stay: a large pool, shuffle board, board games, and 5 bedrooms.

3. Sunsplash by Open Air Homes

Tucked up against the mountains, Sunsplash is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a peaceful, serene environment. Far enough from downtown Palm Springs to escape the noise, yet close enough for you to head down and enjoy a great brunch, we love this home and guests do too!



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