Raising Frosty Glass of Cold Brew

National Beer Day is April 7. Raise a glass in celebration at Rancho Mirage bars and restaurants to salute amber ales, micro-brews, and hearty stouts.

Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse: Established in 2002, Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse is Coachella Valley’s oldest and most awarded brewery. It took home “The Brewery of the Year” award in 2015 at the California State Fair. Craft beers are brewed on-premises and pair well with their many dishes. Try the Vanilla blonde, winner of the silver medal in the 2014 Great American Beer Festival. Interested in sampling a little of everything? Order up the beer flight: four 5-ounce pours of your choosing are just $10.

Burgers & Beer:  With “beer” right there in the name, you know you’ll find the largest selection in town—order by the glass or pitcher. Try one of more than 20 different imports, including Bass Ale from England, Red Stripe from Jamaica, Spaten Munich Optimator from Germany, or Victoria from Mexico. Like a domestic brew? Indulge in a Kona Longboard, Landshark Lager, or Hangar 24 Orange Wheat among the long list of cold ones.

Dringk Eatery + Bar: Head over during Happy Hour every day from 3 – 6 p.m. and get $2 off beers. Celebrate with friends with some appetizers and stick around for a game of pool or darts.

O’Caine’s Irish Pub: Of course, you’re going to find Guinness as well as Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale, Smitwick’s, Harp, and other draught beers. Get a flight of four 5-ounce glasses for $14. And don’t worry, you can also find Dos Equis, Michelob Ultra, Stella Artois, and other favorite bottled beers. Save a few bucks on select beers during Happy Hour, daily, 3 – 6 p.m. Stay later on April 7 and see MidLife O’Crisis play live. The local lads play Celtic, folk, and rock covers. 

Yard House: Whether you like your beer wheaty, hoppy, fruity, malty, or strong, you can find it here. Get $2 beers during Happy Hour, Monday-Friday, 3 – 6 p.m. and enjoy half off select apps and pizzas, too.

Thirsty for more? Find other watering holes around town that serve a cold glass (and other libations).