Even if you don't play polo, but just love a rustic atmosphere that
is classy and classic, not stuffy? Then the Tack Room Tavern . . . or
Tack Room as most patrons call it . . . is just the place for you. It's
on the grounds of the beautiful Empire Polo Club
and serves a full lunch and dinner menu every day . . . with Happy
Hour from 4 until 7 nightly. There are cozy booths, saddle chairs and
barstools around the bar with flat screen TVs placed about for
The staff is as warm and welcoming as the
decor, making you feel right at home and treating you like a regular -
even if you're not. Most people dress down, but honestly, you can come
to the Tack Room right off of the polo field and not feel underdressed.
In fact, this is the crowd that is catered to here and everyone else
just fits right in.
There is live music out on the pation at the
Tack Room on Friday and Saturday nights. I've heard Rockabilly there . .
. some Hard Rock too. They like to mix it up. You can even get up a
shake a leg if you feel like it . . . it's just that kind of place.
Sitting outside in the fresh air on the patio and having some good down
to earth yummy food and refreshment is pretty close to heaven. On
Thursday nights, you can have some fun with Karaoke and Warren the Spin
Hey, did I forget to tell you about the food? The food is
yummy at the Tack Room Tavern. There are daily lunch and dinner
specials and homemade soups, as well as standard favorites such as the
Tack Room Wedge, Empire Polo Club Sandwich, "10 Goal" Kobe Style Burger,
Pony Goal Tuna Croissant for lunch . . . and for dinner, try the
Signature Rib Eye Steak, Baby Back Ribs, Cordon Bleu Chicken or
delicious whitefish dish. There is a full wine list, beer menu,
specialty drinks and an extensive tequila and scotch selection as well.
So if you've never taken the drive out to the Tack Room Tavern in Indio to partake of its down home hospitality, it's your time. Right now,
things are laid back and easy for the summer season. Come on down to
the ranch, I'll save you a seat at the bar. You'll be glad you did.