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5 ways to save money on breweries and craft beer in The Coachella Valley

(pic via Flickr: Quinn Dombrowski)
(pic via Flickr: Quinn Dombrowski)

The only thing better than drinking good beer – is not paying full price for it.

Here are five ways to drink tasty craft beer in Greater Palm Springs while saving your hard earned cash.

Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse Beer Appreciation Night


Every Monday, Babe’s at the River drops the price of beer in half. HALF! Drink up some of their award winning beers , guest taps, and selected bottles – all while feasting on some tasty food. Beer Appreciation night is every Monday from 3 – close in the bar area.

Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse, 71800 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, (760) 346-8738

La Quinta Brewing Co. Growler Fill Wednesday


All day Wednesday in the brewery, fill your growler and your first beer is included in the price – which is not only a pretty rad deal, but the kind where you get to bring a huge jug of beer home with you.

La Quinta Brewing Co., 77917 Wildcat Dr, Palm Desert, (760) 200-2597

Beer & Burger Night at Tap-In Taproom

(Facebook / Whole Foods)
(Facebook / Whole Foods)

The bar inside of Whole Foods – yes, there is a bar inside of a grocery store – has a ton of great beers on tap.  Every Thursday, they offer up one of those beers plus a hamburger and fries for just ten bucks all day (they do the same kind of deal on Friday too, but with Fish & Chips).

Tap-in Tap Room at Whole Foods, 44459 Town Center Way, Palm Desert, (760) 797-8200

Total Wine Beer Tasting


With so many damn beers out there now, it is tough to choose.  Luckily, Total Wine offers beer tasting every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday enabling you to try new beers without having to buy a 4-pack or bomber.

The state requires them to charge something, so they will ask for a nickel – with all the money from tastings going to charity.  Tastings happen 1-7 pm on Fridays and noon to 6 on Saturdays.  They also have wine tasting.

Total Wine, 72339 Highway 111, Palm Desert, (760) 346-2029

Jensen’s Beer Tasting

beer samples

A second grocery store makes the list as Jensen’s offers up 4 or 5 pretty big samples of different beers every Friday from 4 pm to 6 pm at their Palm Springs and Palm Desert locations (sadly, not the minute shops).  In addition to the beer, they also put out some snacks for you to cleanse your pallet between samples.

Jensen’s, 2465 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, (760) 325-8282 & 73601 Highway 111, Palm Desert,(760) 346-9393