The Trestle Inn’s New Outdoor Lounge Brings Palm Springs Vibes to the Rail Park

The Patio at Spring Arts features vintage-inspired cocktails, desert plants, and wading pools.

Photo courtesy of the Patio at Spring Arts

With the long-awaited Rail Park open as of last month, it was only a matter of time before al fresco drinking establishments started popped up nearby, mushroom-like, to quench visitors’ summertime thirst.

Enter the Patio at Spring Arts, an outdoor lounge from the folks who run the nearby Trestle Inn. They’ve given the old PHS pop-up garden site at 10th and Hamilton, just three blocks from the Rail Park, a “midcentury Palm Springs” vibe.

The seasonal outdoor lounge features repurposed shipping containers for the bar and seating areas, desert plants for decor, and — in a truly clutch move – six wading pools in which customers can cool off while sipping a vintage-inspired cocktail.

At the bar, the Patio will have a full bar and serve classic drinks like Mai Tais and the Scorpion Bowl, a fruity, boozy punch that arrives at your table on fire. They’ll also serve craft beer and wine, with DJs spinning on Friday and Saturday nights.

Before you head to the Rail Park and then to the Patio for a sip and a snack, know that they’re cash only — but there’s an ATM onsite. While the lounge is 21+ on Friday and Saturday, kids aged 10 and older are welcome to tag along on Sundays, when the bar will offer an additional selection of non-alcoholic drinks.

The Patio at Spring Arts is open on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. and Sunday from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.