The 17 Best Places in The Coachella Valley to Watch Football

Looking for a sports bar, pub, or restaurant to watch football in the Greater Palm Springs area?  We have you covered. Last updated 9/10/17

Here are 17 of them.  Why 17 of them?  Because 17 weeks of the football season, of course!  *sigh*  Anyway, on with the beer, wings, burgers, pizza, and football, football, football.

Listed in no particular order.



Why here: Some of the best burgers in SoCal and plenty of craft beer and whiskey options.

Eureka!, 74985 California 111, Indian Wells

Stuft Pizza

Stuft Pizza Palm Desert, La Quinta

Why here: Epic happy hour, 7 days a week plus an extensive menu of pizza, sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and a ton more.

Stuft Pizza, 78015 Main St #100, La Quinta / Westfield Mall, Palm Desert

Hair of the Dog


Why here: If you want to start pre-gaming at 7am, they are open.

Hair of the Dog, 238 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs

Buffalo Wild Wings

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Why here: I know you will be surprised by this, but they have buffalo wings here.  There are also a ton of TVs.  Including in the bathrooms. The bathrooms!

Buffalo Wild Wings, 72-920 California 111, Palm Desert

Tack Room Tavern

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Why here: They offer up bottomless mimosas on Sundays.

Tack Room Tavern81800 Avenue 51, Indio

Smokin’ Burgers & Lounge

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Why here: Plenty of TVs to watch the game plus a big selection of gourmet burgers, sandwiches, and salads.

Smokin’ Burgers & Lounge, 1775 E Palm Canyon Dr #220, Palm Springs

La Quinta Brewing Co. Old Town Taproom

Why here: Great local craft beer and you can bring in your own food!

La Quinta Brewing Co. Old Town Taproom, 78-065 Main St #100, La Quinta, (760) 972-4251

Fame Wine & Cigar Lounge

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Why here: You can smoke a cigar (and have a beer) during the game.

Fame Wine and Cigar Lounge, 155 S Palm Canyon Dr #3, Palm Springs

Red Robin

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Why here: Kid friendly.

Red Robin, 72-797 Dinah Shore Dr, Rancho Mirage / 78-722 Highway 111, La Quinta

19th Hole

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Why here: The are pretty well known for their fish & chips.

The 19th Hole, 42305 Washington St, Palm Desert

Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse


Why here: Coachella Valley’s oldest micro-brew has some great beer that is made in-house and a menu loaded up with tasty bbq, pizzas, and more.

Babe’s Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse, 71800 California 111, Rancho Mirage

Beer Hunter

Why here: There are tons of TVs making pretty much anywhere you sit a decent spot for watching the games.  They also have a ton of beer options and some pretty tasty nachos.

Beer Hunter, 78483 California 111, La Quinta, CA

Neil’s Lounge


Why here: A full bar, food, TVs and they have a van to take you home – should you need it.

Neil’s Lounge, 80956 California 111, Indio

Playoff’s Sports Bar

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Why here: Great drink prices, plenty of TVs, and plenty of options for grubbin’.

Playoff’s Sports Bar, 12105 Palm Dr, Desert Hot Springs


Why here: Solid drinks and grub (you might want to check out that Draughtsman Burger) and a Bloody Mary bar!

Draughtsman, 1501 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, (760) 507-1644


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Why here: A million beers are on tap (or close to it, it seems), lots of TVs, good food.

Yardhouse, 71800 California 111, Rancho Mirage

Burgers & Beer

Why here: Almost every booth has its own TV so you can watch whatever game you want (or drive everyone you’re with crazy by putting on an informercial).  They also have a big menu and plenty of drink options.

Burgers & Beer, 72733 Dinah Shore Dr., Rancho Mirage / 79815 Highway 111, La Quinta

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.

  2. Hey Mark, thanks for taking the time to read and post your comments. I love that the list now has some honorable mentions!!


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