Dead or Alive in Palm Springs is that groovy place you’ve been looking for to cool down after a long day in the office or during a visit. Its try-it-or-miss-it menu is ever evolving for wine and beer with a new menu for April.
Only open since the beginning of 2016, on March 30, Thrillist’s named Dead or Alive one of the Best New Places to Eat, Drink, and Shop in Palm Springs; a heady compliment for a bar that’s less than six months old.
Owners Christine Soto and Anthony Cioffi stick to what they know best – beer for Cioffi and wine for Soto. “Our menu is about exploring. Our regulars will always find a something new and visitors can explore and discover,” says Soto.
The new wineries on the list include Bow and Arrow, AM/FM, Broc Cellars, and if they are gone by the time you stop by, there will be something new to delight you. Tasting flights take place during Sunday Wine. Sunday Wine guests might also get a taste of something not on the list. Depending on the wine or sparkling wines that day, Sunday Wine ranges from $10 and up.
On the beer side, along with their schedule of cask/tasting nights on Thursday, Cioffi has a selection of draft and bottle/canned brews. Ales from the Ladyface Ale Companie, a darling of L.A.’s craft beer scene since 2009; Energren Brewing Co., that started on the campus of Loyola Marymount University as something to do on Sundays; Solarc, a small-batch beer company that flavors its brews with unusual herbs; along with brews from Northern California-based Almanac Beer Company and locally brewed favorites from the Coachella Valley Brewing Company all made the list. Cask/tasting night details are on the Dead or Alive Facebook page.
For a unique refresher, Dead or Alive pours Pok Pok Vinegar and Soda. Yeah, don’t let the name fool you. With flavors like Blood Orange, Ginger and Tamarind, the drinks taste amazing, soothe the soul and revive the body after a day spent with the crowd of 70,000 at the polo field grounds.
Wines range in price from $7 to $16 a glass or $30 to $64 a bottle, while the beers range from $6 to $11 for draft or $5 to $16 for bottled/canned brews. Pok Pok drinks are four bucks for that pop of freshness.
Dead or Alive is open 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., daily, including holidays. Stop in to talk to Soto about the wines or Cioffi about beers when he’s in town. Information: www.deadoralivebar.com, Facebook at Facebook.com/deadoralivebar or (385) 645-DEAD (3323).