The Reef Bar

Palm Springs, CA
Bar & Restaurant
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411 E Palm Canyon Rd
Palm Springs, CA
Opened in February 2017
Mon-Fri 2pm-1am
Sat 8am-1am
Sun 8am-midnight
All ages

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The Reef Bar



by 75 people



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Decor 7.2
Drink Quality 6.5
Drink Selection 7.5
Food Quality 6.5
Food Selection 6.1
Mood 7.2
Music 8.6
Service 8.4
Tikiness 7.8
Tilt 7.8
Vibe 7.8

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Humuhumu’s description

The Reef Bar is within the Caliente Tropics Resort
Caliente Tropics Resort
Palm Springs, CA
Hotel/Motel & Bar
in Palm Springs, a historic tiki hotel that opened in 1964. After many years with the bar in flux, as of February 2017 it is under the management of Rory Snyder, perhaps best known as the organizer of the annual Tiki Caliente event at the Caliente Tropics. The bar has large windows and a patio overlooking the hotel's swimming pool, and rather than fight the light, Snyder aims to differentiate from the other tiki bars in town and create a space that blends the mid-century history of Palm Springs with the classic tiki elements on the grounds. A menu of tropical drinks and food is available.
The bar at the Caliente Tropics has changed names, theming, and management many times over the years. Originally, the bar was the Congo Room restaurant, a steakhouse葉oday that name is applied to the restaurant at the front of the hotel. After the Congo Room years, the bar adopted its most-used Reef Bar name, and there was also a brief period in the late-'00s when it was Hawaiian Bill's
Hawaiian Bill's
Palm Springs, CA
Bar & Restaurant


September 5, 2018, 10:20 PM
Great Decor and bartender. You gotta love that Fantasy Island is on TV and Yacht Rock music . I will go back! Great drinks.
ElCapitan is a semi-regular at The Reef Bar.
May 30, 2018, 10:38 AM
This has become one of my very very favorite tiki places.

The Reef has everything: a massive selection of drinks, terrific food, and a relaxing atmosphere (whether you prefer the dark interiors of the bar, or the open sunshine of the pool area).

The decor is always being updated and the staff is friendly and personable. The prices are very reasonable, and it's become a must-do every time I go to Palm Springs.
Stephanie has visited The Reef Bar.
April 7, 2018, 11:09 PM
I stayed at the Caliente Tropics for my recent tiki trip to Palm Springs so of course I visited the Reef. My first drink was actually served poolside which is always nice. The Polynesian Punch was very sweet and not complex, but tasty. I returned to the Reef later that night (around 12 am!) and sat at the bar. The bartender was very fun, kind, and attentive. I really enjoyed the vibe in this bar! Great lighting, decor, and music. Unfortunately the mai tai left a lot to be desired, it was a bit too sweet and just tasted off compared to what I知 used to. Got a great mug that is very unique to my collection which I知 very excited about! I would like to visit again and sample some more drinks, but the vibe alone gives this place a great score from me.
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