by Tracy Dietlin –

For my first installment I have to give a shout out to the newest “Hot Spot” in the desert called simply, Bar, in Palm Springs (the old J Dees Landing and Encore). If you didn’t get a chance to check them out on our Cover the week of January 17, you can go to our website and go to the Archives section to read the article.

This Saturday night, Philip and I went to see Waxy and War Drum perform and both bands were awesome. For a smaller club, the sound and lighting is quite good. We had been there previously but had not tried the food. We were excited to try a few of their specialties and they didn’t disappoint. The Devils on Horseback (dates wrapped in bacon and stuffed with blue cheese) were absolutely melt in your mouth goodness and much better than anywhere else we have had them. The Lobster Sliders were equally satisfying and came with delicious shoestring fries. The menu has several tempting items and all for an affordable price.

I must also mention the top-notch service from the staff; both servers and bartenders are there to make your time there well spent. Everyone is welcome at Bar and it truly is a mix of all types and ages of people even though the hipster crowd ages 21-32 are the dominant group, don’t feel like you won’t fit in. It’s a cool, comfortable vibe they’ve got going on there. The only problem….they aren’t right around the corner from my house in Indio or we would be permanent fixtures. Kudos to the Funkey family for raising the Bar.

Address is 340 N. Palm Canyon in Palm Springs
phone # is 760-537-7337