Club Crawler Review

For 35 years, Zelda’s nightclub in Palm Springs has been the hottest local destination for those looking to seriously party or dance the night away. Two years into its new location on South Palm Canyon, Zelda’s shows no signs of slowing down.
Owner Mike McCormick says Zelda’s might be a Palm Springs club but it “feels like a Las Vegas- or Miami-style club.”
Zelda’s opened its doors during disco’s heyday in 1977. For years, the club used Donna Summer’s hit “Last Dance” as its last call song. Because of this, McCormick said the passing of the disco legend was especially heartbreaking for the nightclub.
Today, the club continues to play the hottest hits. Zelda’s two resident DJs, DJPJ and The Bigster, have been with the club since its move to its larger location two years ago. From an elevated DJ booth, they spin dance hits that pump through Zelda’s state-of-the-art sound system all night long.
“We’re a high-tech club,” McCormick said. “Zelda’s has an incredible sound and lighting system. I’ve been in business for 35 years and I’ve never heard a system like this.”
For Memorial Day weekend, Zelda’s will host four nights of music, dancing and contests. Kicking off the event is Thursday night’s short skirt contest, where ladies donning short skirts get in free and have a shot at winning cash and prizes. On Friday, Zelda’s has a treat for bachelorette parties as Sweet Louie and the Men of the Hollywood Strip put on their male revue show for the ladies, followed by an all-out dance party. Zelda’s boasts the valley’s biggest dance party on Saturday, and for the holiday weekend, Zelda’s will be open Sunday night. Beach wear will get you in free all night and the winner of Sunday’s “Sexy Bikini Contest” will walk away $200 richer.
Bottle service is a popular option for guests who want a more intimate experience at a table, VIP booth or the club’s sky box. Perfect for bachelor or bachelorette parties or for a private getaway, a table reservation with bottle service will net your party private seating and unlimited mixers.
Contests, bottle service, and world-class sound systems aside, McCormick believes the club’s friendly staff is what really sets Zelda’s apart.
“We’ve got the friendliest bar staff in the desert,” McCormick said. “We want our customers walking out of our doors happy.”
Zelda’s is open Thurs.-Sat. from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more information, visit


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