By Marissa Willman
With its western saloon vibe, stiff pours and unbeatable food specials, Neil’s Lounge has remained a valley nightlife staple for decades. A hotspot for Coachella Fest and Stagecoach goers, the bar also keeps locals coming back and for good reason.
After an arson attack in 2009, a remodeled Neil’s Lounge arose like a phoenix from the flames. Today, the bar spans the generations and on any given day you’ll find a friendly and diverse mix of regulars and tourists at Neil’s Lounge. Add to that some of the friendliest bartenders in town and it’s easy to see why Neil’s is one of the most popular bars on the east end of the valley.
Neil’s Lounge is known for its generous pours and 10-hour happy hour that includes drink specials on the run of the bar. Aside from the great drink specials, the food specials are another reason that locals and tourists flock to Neil’s Lounge. In-house restaurant Western Grill serves up a special $5 menu that can’t be beat. Popular dishes include the tri tip sandwich, Cajun chicken sandwich and beef melt, all served with potato salad and a steal for just $5.
The food and drink specials at Neil’s are phenomenal, but one of the biggest draws to the bar is its nightly karaoke that always packs the house. Beginning at 8 p.m. every night, the karaoke crowd is energetic and makes for a guaranteed good time, whether you’re singing or just people-watching. The legendary karaoke nights at Neil’s Lounge have even brought out celebrities such as Keith Urban, who sang a few songs at the bar while he and wife Nicole Kidman were in town for Stagecoach in 2010.
Whether you’re hungry, in need of a stiff drink or ready to belt your heart out, head to Neil’s Lounge and discover why locals keep coming back to this saloon.
80956 Highway 111, Indio