Visit the Western Set of Joshua Tree Saloon
Take a trip back to the wild west when you dine at Joshua Tree Saloon in downtown Joshua Tree. This restaurant built of weathered wood and corrugated steel. This restaurant is family owned and has been around for over 30 years, and they recently have been adding all kinds of interesting western-inspired staging to the property.
On the Menu
Enjoy the taste of a juicy burger, my favorite is the swiss and mushroom with grilled onions. Guzzle a refreshing beer after a long day in visiting the park, there are 14 on tap. On Fridays and Saturdays, listen to live music on the large open air patio. There are also an array of weekday events like open mic night and karaoke.
To Get There
Joshua Tree Saloon is located in downtown Joshua Tree.
61835 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
There is a large parking lot here with free parking and all kinds of fun and quirky old western buildings.
When To Go
The best time of year to visit Joshua Tree National Park is March-May and October-November.
Avoid July & August, too hot to do anything.
The winter months of December - February are cold but still doable if you prefer off season travel.
June and September are on the hotter side, but if you avoid midday hiking you would be okay.
Next door to Joshua Tree Saloon also has a western set that gets larger every time I visit. It’s starting to rival the better known Pioneertown. The nice thing is Joshua Tree Saloon is right in downtown Joshua Tree near the National Park entrance, while Pioneertown is about a 25-30min drive from here. Read more about Pioneertown.
This location is so fun for photography, and the food is great after a day hiking in the park. Hope you’ve enjoyed this post, let me know what you think in the comments below.