When the team behind hot new restaurant and nightlife venue Reforma began conceptualizing their space, they knew they wanted to create a venue that merged excellent food with stellar nightlife. “We wanted to launch a nightclub but also wanted to have a food component that’s really impressive, not just an afterthought,” says co-owner Rob Giesecke, who adds that the restaurant very elegantly transitions into a nightclub as the evening goes on.
The interior design of Reforma was equally as important and draws inspiration from cosmopolitan Mexico City, Lima, Santiago, and Buenos Aires. Currently, the nightclub hosts events in partnership with local and national DJs and dance parties several nights a week, including Gasolina (billed as the largest reggaeton party in the country) on Fridays and the Belico Party on Saturday nights, catering to fans of Latin music styles and anyone looking for a fun night out.
Reforma’s kitchen serves innovative dishes centered around a wide array of Latin American cultures. There are Argentinian-style cuts of beef, classic lomo saltado stir fry and sea bass ceviche inspired by Peruvian fare, Mexican street-style elotes, and a Chilean escalope dish with über-thin chicken breast and roasted red pepper chimichurri.
The daily happy hour menu features lighter bites and discounted drinks. The restaurant’s bar area becomes even more energized when dinner service ends. Bar seating and communal tables fill with crowds and imaginative cocktails including mezcal Negronis and Oaxacan Old Fashioneds. Saturday mornings, locals and visitors show up for what’s become Palm Springs’ most popular drag brunch. More weekday events are planned for the season. Keep an eye on their website for announcements.