If you were lucky enough to head to Coachella this year, we kinda hate you a little bit—just kidding! But jokes aside, you’re probably feeling pretty stoked on life at the moment (albeit, probably a little worse for wear). But chances are, there’s probably also a niggling feeling at the back of your mind that this amazing experience is about to come to an end. How has the last weekend arrived already? How are you meant to go back to your everyday life, one where it’s not socially acceptable to wear no pants, rock glitter and drink and dance all day?
The good news is, the best part is yet to come. Because let’s face it—half the fun with Coachella is the celeb-spotting. And if you haven’t managed to catch a glimpse of one yet, there’s no need to rely on a desert-induced mirage to do so. The dining experts at OpenTable have compiled a list of the hottest bars and restaurants in and around Palm Springs where you’re likely to get up close and personal with your fave celebs and influencers. Oh yeah, and you can grab some pretty delicious post-festival eats there, too!
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Eight4Nine is known for its breathtaking décor, delicious cocktails and abundance of familiar faces who often frequent this popular dining hub. Eight4Nine’s modern, flavourful dishes incorporate the diversity of West Coast culinary influences, while using the freshest specialty produce, seafood and meats available. Sit back and enjoy their house signature cocktail which provides the perfect combo of prosecco and limoncello and will quench your thirst after a day in the desert heat.
Eight4Nine, Location: 849 N Palm Canyon Palm Springs, CA
Australia’s own Curtis Stone is the owner of the famous L.A. restaurant Gwen, which, complete with its own Butcher Shop, has popped up at Coachella 2018. But here’s the catch; in order to dine at this contemporary French/American pop-up restaurant, you must be a VIP ticket holder. Gwen will offer a $50 Prix Fixe menu featuring a number of mouth-watering, modern dishes such as grilled lamb ribs with burnt leek yoghurt, ‘shrimp on the barbie’ and grilled pork shoulder. Located just next to the Main Stage, the VIP area is sure to be filled with the talented celebs, and beautiful influencers. If you’re lucky, you might even catch The Weeknd enjoying a pre-set meal! Gwen L.A. Location: VIP by Main Stage Coachella Festival, CA
If you’re looking for somewhere to unwind after a long weekend of partying at Coachella, CATCH L.A. is one of the best locations for this. Dine amongst the likes of the Kardashians, Mariah Carey, Kate Upton and David Beckham and most recently, Kristen Bell, whilst enjoying some of the best quality food Los Angeles has to offer. A globally influenced seafood restaurant with locations in New York, Dubai and Playa del Carmen, CATCH is a one-stop shop for food and beverage experiences, providing something for everyone in dining, nightlife and events in a retractable rooftop open-air dining room.
CATCH L.A. Location: 8715 Melrose Avenue West Hollywood, CA
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After three days of partying and dancing in the desert, you can treat your body to Café Gratitude’s 100% organic, vegan menu. But don’t worry, if you’re not ready to stop partying just yet, there is also a wine, beer and cocktail menu to choose from. This health-food café is home of many celebrity sightings, plus they recently hosted Jay-Z’s birthday, and since Beyonce performed at Coachella, there’s potential to catch him at this spot again!
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Gracias Madre is a vegan Mexican restaurant featuring bold flavours and seasonally-conscious ingredients. This celebrity dining hot spot is a favourite amongst the who’s who of Hollywood, including Selena Gomez, Jessica Alba and Ellen DeGeneres, just to name a few. Gracias Madre serves organic, farm fresh, locally sourced food, which is full of flavour and love.