Don’t let the naysayers tell you that in Indian Wells we roll up the sidewalks at 9 p.m. Because when you’re looking for after hours entertainment, you’ll find that the Indian Wells nightlife scene is livelier than ever. Here are four best bets for spirited nighttime diversions.
The Nest – In addition to excellent cuisine, this popular Indian Wells landmark serves up a mighty dose of music and dancing seven days a week—everything from jazz and classic rock to disco and golden oldies. Musicians Kevin Henry and Tim Burleson perform in The Nest’s legendary piano bar. Closing time: 12 a.m. www.gotothenest.com.
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa – Enjoy seasonal live entertainment with two of the Greater Palm Springs’ top bands Wednesday through Saturday in the Agave Sunset tequila bar and lounge. The John Stanley King Band performs every Wednesday 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturday feature the Art of Sax from 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Café Italia – Tucked into a corner at The Village of Indian Wells next to Ralph’s Fresh Fare, this intimate bistro features a unique dining and musical experience with its singing waiters belting out a variety of tunes. Hours 5-10 p.m. The restaurant is also open for lunch 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. www.cafeitaliareservations.com.
Vicky’s of Santa Fe – The Lounge at southwestern-inspired Vicky’s of Santa Fe offers a full slate of nightly entertainment featuring world-class musicians like Pat Rizzo, Carolyn Martinez, Doug Montgomery, and more. Sunday-Tuesday performances run until 10 p.m; Wednesday-Saturday until 11 p.m. www.vickysofsantafe.com.
Indian Wells Resort Hotel – Celebrate the legacy of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and other legendary crooners. Don’t miss Frank DiSalvo’s Las Vegas-style show in the resort’s newly renovated Frank’s Place Restaurant and Lounge. Thursday-Saturday, 6-9:30 p.m. www.indianwellsresort.com.
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa – The Renaissance Esmeralda offers a variety of events scheduled monthly. Visit www.renaissanceesmeralda.com or call (760) 773-4444 for information.