It’s the end of a busy week, and what better way to wind down over the weekend than with some good friends, refreshing drinks, and surround sound screens playing as you cheer on your favorite sports team. Greater Palm Springs is home to sports bars that offer delicious dining options, craft beers and brews sure to impress the whole night through. Whether you come for the game or the food, these sports bars are a surefire way to enjoy the entertainment nightlife of the oasis.
360 Sports at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage
Sports fans and beer lovers alike will love the 360 Sports Bar at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage. This hotspot features over 1,200 square footage with a full-service bar with 16 bar top games, real-time scores on a giant LED sports ticker, and draft beers on tap plus local craft brews. Enjoy Ballast Point Amber Ale, Hangar 24 Orange Wheat, Blue Moon, and other popular beverages at the 360 Sports Bar kitchen. The restaurant also serves delicious entrees to compliment your favorite brew. Try the Signature Lounge Wings, served with buttermilk ranch and your choice of bourbon barbecue sauce, mild or hot buffalo sauce, or Cajun spiced dry rub. The Chicken Chorizo Nacho Potato Flats are also a popular staple, garnished with stout white cheddar, pico de gallo, sour cream, and guacamole.
Happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily, with an assortment of signature cocktails to choose from. The Bases Loaded Bloody Mary is a favorite, consisting of a bacon Bloody Mary with Absolut vodka, Tajin rim and celery, pickle, and pepper garnish. Another 360 Sports staple is the Championship Margarita—a handmade Cazadores Blanco Cadillac Margarita with a Tajin rim garnished with lime and lemon.
For a taste of desert nightlife, visit Village Pub in Palm Springs. With a total of 72 taps with 24 unique flavors, over 32 flat-screen televisions, and live DJs seven nights a week, you are guaranteed a memorable time of dancing and fun. Year-round Happy Hours include 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday. Standout drinks include the Aloha Smash—a pineapple cider with a shot of Malibu, the Apple Pie made from Angry Orchard with a shot of fireball, and the Black Velvet consisting of half Angry Orchard and half Guinness.
The full Village Pub restaurant menu is even available until 2 a.m. to satisfy any late-night cravings. Shareable bar staples are perfect for a night out with friends, and include Loaded Potato Wedges made topped with bacon, cheddar, mozzarella, scallions, and sour cream; Chicken Taquitos with Mexican crema, cotija cheese, and spicy tomato sauce; and Baja Fish or Shrimp Tacos, always beer battered with pico de gallo, sriracha ranch, and tarragon aioli.
AMP Sports Lounge
The party is always on at AMP Sports Lounge in Cathedral City. Whether you’re looking for all of your favorite sports, live music, DJs, or karaoke, this sports bar is guaranteed to entertain. The Daily “AMP’d Up Hour” is Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Three-dollar Wells, House Wine, and Bud Light Drafts are also served. Daily “AMPy Hour” also happens every day of the week from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., where there is a two-dollar discount off all alcoholic beverages. Sports fans will delight in the seven huge TV screens and “Big Screen” on the stage of the AMP Sports Lounge.
When Monday Night Football comes along, you can watch your favorite NFL football team while enjoying Beer Bucket Specials all night long. Enjoy a selection of delicious all-beef mini hot dogs, hot and spicy wings, nachos served with jalapeño cheese, and sliders specially prepared from the Bonta’s Restaurant staff. On Tuesdays, you can taste some savory Mexican cuisine with grilled chicken, beef carne asada and pork al pastor tacos served street style and only $1.50 along with tequila and margarita specials.
The Beer Hunter
The Beer Hunter in La Quinta features over 40 high-definition televisions, an eclectic mix of burgers, pizza, pasta, fajitas, and top quality craft beers. Some menu staples include the Beer Hunter Classic Macho Nachos—made with melted cheese, pico de gallo, olives, green onions, jalapenos, sour cream, guacamole, and salsa—and the zesty Ain’t No Thing But a Chicken Wing, consisting of boneless or traditional wings, vegetables, ranch sauce, and a choice of sauce.
“Hoppy Hour” is Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Enjoy discounted prices on domestic pints priced at three dollars, well drinks, craft pints, and house wines at four dollars, and house margaritas at five dollars. The Beer Hunter even has a Live Well menu for more healthy dining options, including salads, gluten-free items, and low carb options.
Tack Room Tavern
The Tack Room Tavern in Indio offers a rustic, unique backdrop for a girls’ night out or casual bar experience. Karaoke is every Thursday night, and the open-air patio is home to many local bands that perform live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Enjoy a variety of tequila, whiskey, and scotch favorites during Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Deals include $3 and $4 beers and IPAs, $1 off wine and discounted appetizers.
The Tack Room Tavern’s all-day menu includes bar staples that will compliment your beverage of choice. The Rib Eye French Dip is a local favorite, consisting of thickly sliced rib-eye steak topped with melted Swiss cheese, sautéed jalapeños, and onions served on a French roll with a side of Au Jus.
O’Caine’s Irish Pub
For a taste of authentic Irish cuisine and drinks without ever leaving the oasis, visit O’Caine’s Irish Pub in Rancho Mirage. The pub is home to the largest selection of Irish whiskeys in Greater Palm Springs. A special Happy Hour offer lets patrons select their own flight of three, four, five or six whiskeys to taste them side by side. Enjoy draught beer, bottled beer, and wine straight from the Emerald Isle.
The O’Caine’s restaurant menu also features Irish dishes with a contemporary twist. The Shamrock N’ Roll Croquettes are sure to impress, made of corned beef, cabbage, mashed potatoes, and whiskey mustard rolled in panko then fried. Another dinner staple is the Galway Chicken Sandwich made with a garlic ‘Oolong-tea’-brined chicken breast, grilled and served on a toasted brioche bun with Emmentaler cheese and house-made Romesco.
Playoffs Sports Bar
Playoffs Sports Bar is the premier sports lounge to kick back in Desert Hot Springs. Twelve high definition big screen televisions show all the major sporting events and many of the sports packages, including the NFL Sunday Ticket. The pub-style kitchen is open all night for those looking for a late-night snack. Playoffs Sports Bar also has the most extensive liquor selection to make your cocktail just the way you like and ten tap handles showcasing great microbreweries.
The bar menu offers different 30 tequilas or vodkas to create your perfect cocktail. Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet, savory, or salty, Playoffs Sports Bar taquitos and chicken wings are sure to satisfy your late-night cravings. The sports lounge also hosts a variety of DJ. nights, beer pong tournaments, special events, pot lucks, and barbecues during special calendar days.
Enjoy more beers and bar bites by visiting these Greater Palm Springs sports bars, guaranteed to make your trip a win!