Chain liquor stores are great if you need to make a quick run, but many local gems are better because they have unique items as well as great service that makes you feel right at home. If you are looking for the best wine, beer, and spirits shops in the Greater Palm Springs area, five great options include:
- Desert Wine Shop – offers a selection of wine and spirits with weekly tastings.
- Palm Springs Bottle Shop – Sells wine, beer, and specialty foods with a focus on female-owned and LGBTQ-made products.
- Dead or Alive Bar and Shop – Offers a wine bar plus a great selection of beer and spirits.
- La Fe Wine Bar – An intimate wine bar offering beer, specialty foods, and a romantic atmosphere
- Monterey Palms Liquor – Liquor shop that sells a fine collection of wine, beer, cigars, and spirits at good prices
Desert Wine Shop
Address: 73360 Highway 111, Suite 1, Palm Desert, California 92260
Products/Services: Wine, Online Shop, Specialty Foods
Desert Wine Shop is a locally-owned and run boutique wine shop with a stellar stock of good wines at a wide range of prices and styles. The staff is well-trained and provide excellent knowledge and recommendations based on your tastes. While the prices range widely, we find they are exceptional at producing good wines for a reasonable price.
They have weekly tastings on Tuesdays and Fridays that are one of the best kept secrets in the valley. They also have an annual wine club membership where you receive 6 hand-selected bottles a month. Typically, it is two whites and four reds but you can request more of one or the other, depending on your preference.
Palm Springs Bottle Shop
Address: 383 N. Indian Canyon Palm Springs, California 92262
Products/Services: Wine, Beer, Specialty Foods
Palm Springs Bottle Shop is a specialty foods and beer & wine market located inside the Mojave Flea Trading Post. They have selected a line of products created, developed, and owned by women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and small business owners.
They also offer a monthly wine club with a diverse selection of wines featuring LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and women creators, owners, and producers called PSBS Wine Share. These wines are available for pickup and delivery in the greater Coachella Valley area.
Palm Springs Bottle Shop adds a very unique quirk to their products, as everything is labeled by color-code according to the identity of the brand. For example, products that are women produced are color-coded by the color orange.
Overall, this is a great stop for fast, friendly, and inclusive service.
Dead or Alive Bar and Shop
Address: 150 East Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, California 92264
Products/Services: Wine Bar, Beer, Spirits
Dead or Alive Bar and Shop is a great little wine bar with outdoor sidewalk patio seating. The patio has great views of the mountains to the west. The wine and beer menu has a fabulous variety, including sparkling wines by the glass.
Food can be ordered from the adjacent restaurants (El Mirasol and Gabino’s) and they will deliver it to you to enjoy with your favorite wine. You can buy and take home bottles from their unique and international wine collection. They also have chilled wines and beer for purchase by the bottle.
La Fe Wine Bar
Address: 73910 El Paseo, Palm Desert, California 92260
Products/Services: Wine Bar, Beer, Specialty Foods
La Fe Wine Bar is an intimate bar on the east end of El Paseo offering a full bar, an expanding wine & beer selection, and small plates to complement your refreshments of choice. They are known for their large variety of wines, yummy food, romantic atmosphere, and great customer service. The staff is very knowledgeable and will help you find your next favorite wine or beer.
La Fe Wine Bar holds events such as exclusive wine tastings and live music for entertainment. They are also known for their Taco Tuesdays where they serve delicious tacos to accent your wine.
Monterey Palms Liquor
Address: 72817 Dinah Shore Dr, Rancho Mirage, California 92270
Products/Services: Liquor, Wine, Beer, Cigars, Spirits
Monterey Palms Liquor is a lovely local liquor store located in the Monterey Marketplace Shopping Center. They are known for their great customer service, vast variety, and fair prices.
One of the owners, Aref, is very friendly and will gladly help you pick out something nice to try.
This shop even has exclusive, hard-to-find products that are organic and gluten free. Even though Monterey Palms Liquor is more of a shop-n-go store than a sit-down bar, they offer a good selection of liquors, wine, craft beer, and cigars to take with you.