Palm Springs, CA / Cathedral City, CA

For those visiting or living in the Coachella Valley and looking to explore an adventurous night out that involves a little leather, you are in luck. Both Palm Springs and Cathedral City, home to very large LGBTQIA+ populations, offer an ample array of friendly and fun leather bars to dive into.

Palm Springs

In Palm Springs, the LGBTQIA+ population is estimated to be between 40-60% of total residents. This is one of the highest percentages in the United States, rivaling other areas such as Provincetown, MA and Wilton Manors, FL. While many think of Arenas Rd as the center of LGBTQIA+ nightlife, there are also other places to visit scattered across the city.

Here are a couple of the top Leather Bars to checkout:

Eagle 501 Bar
301 E Arenas Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262

“On Arenas Rd, in the heart of Palm Springs LGBT community you’ll find The Eagle 501, where LEATHER gather to drink up, have a blast, and come back for more.” – courtesy of Eagle 501

Tool Shed
600 E. Sunny Dunes Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92262

“Located in the famed Warm Sands District since 1993, Tool Shed is the Original Leather + Levi Bar in Palm Springs!” – courtesy of the Tool Shed

Cathedral City

In Cathedral City, there are quite a few gay establishments open to the greater community and is just a short jaunt away from Palm Springs. In addition, it is home to the largest leather bar in the Coachella Valley:

Barracks
67625 E Palm Canyon Dr
Cathedral City, CA 92234

“Founded in 1992 on the border of Palm Springs and Cathedral City as WOLF’s, this wildly popular leather & gear bar was later renamed BARRACKS.  A sprawling warehouse complex that earned its notoriety for hosting the world’s most-attended Sunday Beer Bust.” – courtesy of the Barracks

Look to the Palm Springs Tribune for other articles about LGBTQIA+ Community News

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