The 17 Best Places in The Coachella Valley to Watch Football Ranked

This list ranks in descending order, from good to best (it is an honor just to make the list), the top bars in The Palm Springs area to watch football.  There are 17 listed (one for each week of the NFL season because creativity…sigh).  

This list is final, no appeals…no exchanges.

17) Hair of the Dog

Why here: If you want to start pre-gaming at 7am, they are open
238 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs

16) Tack Room Tavern

Why here: Bottomless mimosas on Sundays
81800 Avenue 51, Indio

15) Smokin’ Burgers & Lounge

Why here: Tons of TVs, cool staff
1775 E Palm Canyon Dr #220, Palm Springs

14) Showgirls

Why here: They have the game on TV, not that you will care much about it
68444 Perez Rd, Cathedral City

13)Fame Lounge

Why here: You can smoke a cigar (and have a beer) during the game
155 S Palm Canyon Dr #3, Palm Springs

12) Red Robin

Why here: If you are bringing the kids along, they will love it
72-797 Dinah Shore Dr, Rancho Mirage / 78-722 Highway 111, La Quinta

11) 19th Hole

Why here: The Fish & Chips
42305 Washington St, Palm Desert

10) Neils Lounge

Why here: They have a van to take you home – should you need it
80956 California 111, Indio

9) Playoff’s Sports Bar

Why here: Great drink prices
12105 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs

8) Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse

Why here: Coachella Valley’s oldest micro-brew has some great beer that is made in-house
71800 California 111, Rancho Mirage

7) Eureka!

Why here: Some of the best burgers in SoCal
74985 California 111, Indian Wells

6) Tilted Kilt

Why here: Tons of TVs and the server’s outfits aren’t bad either
72191 California 111, Palm Desert (Update: location has closed)

5) Yardhouse

Why here: 100 million beers are on tap (or close to it, it seems)
71800 California 111, Rancho Mirage

4) Buffalo Wild Wings

Why here: There are even TVs in the bathrooms. The bathrooms!
72-920 California 111, Palm Desert

3) Burgers & Beer

Why here: Almost every booth has its own TV
72733 Dinah Shore Dr., Rancho Mirage / 79815 Highway 111, La Quinta

2) Stuft Pizza

Why here: Epic happy hour
78015 Main St #100, La Quinta / Westfield Mall, Palm Desert

1) Beer Hunter

Why here: Cool staff, pool tables, and plenty of TVs
78483 California 111, La Quinta, CA

Enjoy and may your team win every game.


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  1. Thank you for creating this list. It is very informational as I’ve never heard of a few of these places..

    I’m very happy that Fame got some love. It does not get enough credit for being what it is. Where else can you go in the desert to smoke a cigar in a plush man cave and drink rare craft beers? The owner is extremely knowledgeable about everything he sells. With one TV though I wouldn’t recommend bringing a big group of people there unless you call ahead and confirm they’ll be showing a game.

    I would say a good honorable mention would be CV Brewing Co. They have tons of TVs in their spacious tasting room and not to mention have at least a dozen different beers on draft that were made on location. They used to have food trucks every weekend but I’m not sure if they discontinued them.

    Another almost honorable mention would be Matchbox. The outside patio has about three TV’s always showing different games and they have a stellar happy hour with food & drink specials. That patio is about one of the only places in downtown where you can have a beverage and watch the sun set. It can get incredibly hot though during the summer months, but once the sun goes down it’s a fantastic view.

    Also, thank you for not mentioning Village Pub. I would love that place if the wait staff provided better service. It’s always had potential to be an epic sports bar but it seems like they only hire the people with the lowest IQ’s of the desert.

    Keep up the good work. I’ll be looking forward to reading future articles.