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Get Your Game Face on Because These Greater Palm Springs Spots Are Ready to Win You Over With the Best Seats for the Big Game  

Written By: Andrew Smith Watch Football in Palm Springs

In an era of political division, it’s time for a little unity. Nothing brings us back together like a major sporting event. And there’s no bigger moment on the sports calendar than Super Bowl Sunday. Whether you’re cheering for the 49ers, the Chiefs, J-Lo or the Budweiser Clydesdales, it’s an experience we all share, physically or vicariously.  

You could head over to Costco for prepackaged bean dip and frozen hamburger patties. You could miss half the game, the commercials and the wardrobe malfunctions while standing over a grill. Or you could huddle up and co-mingle while someone else does the cooking for you. Assuming you’re considering the latter, here are 13 places in Greater Palm Springs where you won’t miss a single down.  

 

1 | First Round “Draught” Pick Watch Football in Palm Springs

Draughtsman

Must Order Super Bowl Snack/Sip: If you find 24 craft beers on tap to be overwhelming, try a customized flight instead. 

With unlimited eats and drinks, you can’t knock the huddle at Palm Springs’ ultimate gastropub. Draughtsman is serving up pimento cheese dip, tacos, wings, chili and dogs, as well as an OPEN BAR. An $85 ticket will get you prime bar seating, and there are also “box seat” package deals. The game will be broadcast across multiple indoor and outdoor HDTVs. 

Draughtsman
1501 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262 
760.507.1644 

 

2 | Game Day Gaming? Watch Football in Palm Springs

Augustine Casino

Must Order Super Bowl Snack/Sip: The Chavela is a big local favorite.

Augustine Casino may be the Coachella Valley’s “best-kept secret,” but we’ve managed to steal a few signs from their Super Bowl playbook. Start at Café 54 with a $14.95 stadium-style buffet, featuring wings, sliders, brats, ceviche, ribs, pizza, dessert and more. Then enjoy the game on their projection TV or throughout the bars and casino floor.   

Augustine Casino
84001 Avenue 54
Coachella, CA 92236 
760.391.9500

  

3 | Get Fired Up Watch Football in Palm Springs

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill

Must Order Super Bowl Snack/Sip: The crab and shrimp dip is a happy hour steal.

You’ll want to rush into the bar at Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza, where they’re featuring a special extended happy hour. There are some killer deals to be had on gourmet bites, with half-off shareables, including duck tacos and oak-roasted curried cauliflower. Throw in $2 off an extensive beer, wine and cocktail menu, and you’ll leave feeling fully gratified—regardless of who wins. 

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill
73595 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA 92260 
760.836.0500 

4 | Where Every Day Is BigGame Day Watch Football in Palm Springs

The Beer Hunter

Must Order Super Bowl Snack/Sip: It’s not all pub fare. Their elevated “Live Well” partnership features healthy options like wild salmon lettuce-wrapped tacos.

Locals have long known: “If it’s on, it’s on at The Beer Hunter.” For many years, it was the only place for diehard fans. Sixty-five TVs covering every nook and cranny paint only part of the picture. Throw in over 200 beers, add drink specials, prizes, games and giveaways, and you’ll understand why owner Kevin Steele calls The Beer Hunter, “The only game in town.” 

The Beer Hunter
78483 Hwy 111
La Quinta, CA 92253 
760.564.7442 

 

5 | “Always a Party at Lulu” Watch Football in Palm Springs

Lulu California Bistro

Must Order Super Bowl Snack/Sip: Locally brewed Babe’s beers for only $5.

It’s an indoor tailgate party at Lulu’s. Their “Super Sunday Buffet” features a plethora of “coin toss” appetizers, pizzas, wings and sliders, all for $27.99. There are also beer and cocktail specials. Enjoy the game on a state-of-the-art 120-inch screen or on the newly opened upstairs terrace. They’ve got Patron cheerleaders for added entertainment, as well as free raffles and giveaways. 

Lulu California Bistro
200 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262 
760.327.5858 

 

6 | Local Sunshine in a Glass Watch Football in Palm Springs

La Quinta Brewing Brewery/Taproom 

Must Order Super Bowl Snack/Sip: Even Par IPA won a gold medal at the 2018 World Beer Championship. 

There’s no local team, but you can enjoy local brewery-fresh beer at the award-winning La Quinta Brewing Company. All three of their valley taprooms will have the action on their HDTVs. They’re also extending “Hoppy Hour” with $2 off house drafts. They don’t have a kitchen, which means you can bring your own snacks or have something delivered. 

La Quinta Brewing Brewery/Taproom 
77917 Wildcat Dr
Palm Desert, CA 92211 
760.200.2597  
Old Town Tap Room
78065 Main St, Ste 100
La Quinta, CA 92253 
760.972.4251  
Palm Springs Tap Room
301 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262 
760.320.2597 

 

7 | Belly up to the Pub

The Village Pub

Must Order Super Bowl Snack/Sip: A classic British black and tan (half Guinness, half Bass) 

For over 20 years, “The Pub” has been synonymous with Downtown Palm Springs nightlife. And with over 40 TVs (including a large 80-inch screen), they’ve developed a huge following of Sunday diehards over the years too. Their big-game party starts at 1 p.m., complete with a DJ and a variety of food and drink specials. Highlights include a 24-wing platter (with three sauces) for $34. Sharing is optional.  

The Village Pub
266 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262 
760.323.3265

 

8 | Smokin’ Deals

Smokin’ Burgers & Lounge

Must Order Super Bowl Snack/Sip: The 187 Burger if you dare, which is dubbed “the hottest burger in the desert.” 

Smokin’ Burgers will be giving away prizes, including a 55-inch TV to one lucky winner. But with over a dozen $5.95 appetizers, as well as beer and wine specials, everyone wins. That’s without mentioning their extensive list of burgers, dogs and entrees. Numerous big-screen TVs throughout the restaurant and on the patio make for an ideal game day experience.   

Smokin’ Burgers & Lounge
1775 E Palm Canyon Dr, Ste 220
Palm Springs, CA 92264 
760.883.5999

9 | Don’t Miss a Tack-le

Tack Room Tavern

Must Order Super Bowl Snack/Sip: The $6 margarita on happy hour is a handcrafted steal.

As part of the famous Empire Polo Grounds, sports are heavily emphasized in this contemporary saloon. With numerous HDTVs showing every game all season long, they’ve gathered a dedicated NFL following. Happy hour conveniently coincides with game time and includes delights like the shrimp cocktail, Polo Potato Skins and Flagman Wings. 

Tack Room Tavern
81800 51st Ave
Indio, CA 92201 
760.347.9985 

 

10 | An Immersive Game Day Experience

360 Sports at Agua Caliente Resort Casino & Spa

Must Order Super Bowl Snack/Sip: $3 Jello Shots or a Yard of Electric Lemonade for $15 

Watch the game on a huge 40-foot screen at Agua Caliente’s 360 Sports, alongside former All-Pro’s Jamal Anderson and Jeremy Newberry. Get a hot dog, commemorative t-shirt, rally towels, and pompoms, all for $10. Reserved seating is available with a $75 purchase commitment. They’ve also drafted up an extensive food menu and list of party-oriented drink specials. 

360 Sports at Agua Caliente Resort Casino & Spa
32-250 Bob Hope Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 
888.999.1995 

11 | Gameday Deals that Scream “Eureka!”

Eureka!

Must Order Super Bowl Snack/Sip: The housemade Firecracker Wings are, quite literally, on fire!  

With 40 tap handles and a vast display of small-batch whiskeys, you might be distracted from the game, but there’s no reason to worry with their wall of HDTVs. “Hoppy Hour” starts at 2 p.m., and with great deals on appetizers, beer, wine and liquor, you’ll be screaming “Eureka!” louder than a Greek philosopher. They’re also doing a special $10 beer and wings combo. 

Eureka!
74985 Hwy 111
Indian Wells, CA 92210 
760.834.7700

 

12 | Rock It, Man! Watch Football in Palm Springs

Big Rock Pub

Must Order Super Bowl Snack/Sip: The best Brussels sprouts in the valley, glazed with sriracha, applewood bacon and blue cheese crumbles. 

It’s state-of-the-art entertainment at one of the valley’s newest sports and music venues. With over 30 TVs both indoors and outdoors, you won’t miss a beat amidst games, prizes and food and drink specials. Check out their brand-new beer garden, complete with breathtaking mountain views. You can reserve seating with a $25 prepaid food and drink voucher.  

Big Rock Pub
79940 Westward Ho Dr
Indio, CA 92201 
760.200.8988 

 

13 | Oh Henry’s 

Henry’s Sports Bar & Grill

Must Order Super Bowl Snack/Sip: The “best wings in town.” With 9 flavors, try the spicy BBQ, grilled “Daytona” wings. 

Want to win a 65-inch TV, gift certificates or snazzy neons for your she-shed? Throw in keychains and other game day swag and Henry’s has you covered with a host of free raffles and giveaways. As for the game, they’ve got 13 large HDTVs, surround sound and happy hour. Doors open at 11 a.m., so arrive early for a seat. 

Henry’s Sports Bar & Grill
68955 Ramon Rd, Ste 7
Cathedral City, CA 92234 
760.656.3444