by Patte Purcell

Summer is in full swing and many of our favorite places are closed for the summer. Where’s a girl to go? Escena Golf Club located in Palm Springs at 1100 Clubhouse View, is giving us some great options including live music Thursday thru Saturday. Their latest edition is National Recording Artist and blues legend Kal David who recently started playing on Thursday nights.
Kal David is an American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter, whose 50-year musical career in Illinois, New York and California extended through various phases, including a highly-regarded stint with Columbia Records in early 1970s.
Fans in the area will be happy to know he’s going to be at Escena for awhile so plan to stop by and listen. They’ve even named Thursday night ‘Rhythm and Brews’ with a beer flight. The laid back atmosphere provides the perfect backdrop for sipping a cocktail while listening to some good music.
Friday you can listen to the light rock tunes of Jessy and Saturdays Vanessa Ruddin entertains with cover tunes and some originals in her alternative pop style.
Happy Hour cocktails include $6 house wines, $5.50 well drinks and $3 beers. There are 2 for 1 martinis on Tuesday, wine flights on Wednesday and even a discounted bar menu from 11 am to closing. The menu includes; $6 items such as sliders (ground beef, pulled pork, or BLT), quesadilla, asian chicken satay or onion rings. $8 items include; spicy boneless wings, rancho nachos or club quesadilla. $10 items include; blackened pork shanks or crispy calamari.
There is also a selection of burgers for $11 including beef, turkey, veggie or a club for $12. I selected the sliders. The pulled pork (one of my favorites) was served in a tangy BBQ sauce and they come with thinly sliced fries that were hot and tasty (my bad). I tried the flight of beers. They were ice cold and the perfect quencher for a hot summer night.
For those that may not be aware. Escena is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sundays they are famous for their brunch which is popular year around.
The new “Summer Wine Dinners” which will be happening on Aug. 14 are $65 and include a 5 course meal and wine, (tax and tip extra). Limited space is available and they’ve been selling out. This series will feature New Zealand and Australian wines.
The views of the golf course and the fountains are spectacular, and there is outdoor and indoor seating. Escena Golf Club is the perfect place to enjoy your next Happy Hour.
Happy Hour runs from 11 am until close in the designated bar areas Monday –Saturday.
$6/$8/$10 Appetizers All Day Summer Bar Menu
Martini Tuesdays (2-for-1 well martinis)
Wine Wednedsays ($12 flights + bottle specials)
Thursday Rhythm & Brews (live music, craft beer)