A list of the best bars in the Greater Palm Springs area that are “Coachella Valley Craft Certified”
To be considered “craft certified” a bar must have a sizable amount of craft beers, or have the majority of its taps committed to craft.
While Yard House does seem heavily favorable towards big business and big brands, their 180 tap handles does also mean a vast diversity of craft brews. Craft fans still have a wide selection to choose from. Check them out for happy hour where alongside great, well-priced food, all beers are discounted.
71800 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270, 760-779-1415
Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse
The valley’s oldest brewery and currently only brewpub. To call it a brewpub is unfair because they’re a top scale BBQ restaurant. In addition to their house beers, they’ve got a good selection of house taps and bottles.
71800 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270, 760-346-8738
The Amigo Room/Ace Hotel [Featured]
Nestled away in a cavern style setting between the diner and the pool, you’d easily miss this unless you knew already. Long one of the desert’s best choices for original and unique craft selections. 21 Craft tap handles.
701 E. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, 760-325-9900
One of the desert’s more modern craft food and craft beer spots. Classified as a gastropub they’ve got a great selection of taps. 24 taps, all craft, 13 rotating.
1501 N. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
“No crap on tap” is their motto. Enough said.
74985 Highway 111, Indian Wells, CA 92210
Stuft Pizza Bar & Grill [Featured]
Great food selection and a few unique craft choices, especially Stone seasonals. They do once monthly tap takeovers and their happy hour is a great deal.
72840 Highway 111, Suite 465, Palm Desert, CA 92260
The Beer Hunter
Dropped behind about a decade ago as it stuck with the popular brands over craft. Glad to see their menu greatly improved recently, especially with its commitment to IPA’s.
78483 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253
Bubba’s Bones & Brews [Featured]
Very new BBQ style diner. Great selection of craft for such a small place.
68525 Ramon Road, Cathedral City, CA 92234
Tap in Tap Room / Whole Foods [Featured]
Something of a surprise, but the Whole Foods food court has an excellent bar with about 20 beers on tap – mostly craft. You can buy a beer in store and enjoy it there too.
44459 Town Center Way, Palm Desert, CA 92260, 760-797-8200
Dead or Alive
Five unique craft handles, and a good selection of craft bottles too
150 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, 760-864-7193