Microbreweries & TASTING ROOMS
From draft suds to small-batch spirits, you’ll find several breweries and distilleries in Greater Palm Springs that give a whole new meaning to the word “craft.” After all, sipping a chilled one by the pool and under the palms is in our DNA, and our local brewmasters take their art form—and their passion—seriously.
Pair an award-winning ale with tangy barbecue at Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewery, Greater Palm Springs’ oldest craft beer microbrewery. Bring your pooch and enjoy an IPA on the outdoor patio at La Quinta Brewing Co. in Old Town (their Palm Springs locale is also prime for people-watching). Or grab a pint at Coachella Valley Brewing Company, where beers are made using local citrus, honey and herbs.
For a more spirited pour, visit the tasting room of Desert Distilling in Palm Desert. Started by two brothers, this Greater Palm Springs distillery (the first of its kind here) is a must for anyone interested in trying boutique vodka, gin and rum brands.
Several annual events, including the Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival and Palm Desert Food & Wine, also shine a spotlight on Greater Palm Springs’ growing craft beer and spirit scene. Plan your trip during one of these foodie fests and savor unique flavors from across the region.