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Ski Inn

9596 Avenue a, Bombay Beach, Niland, CA 92257-9481
+1 760-354-1285
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average24%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (4 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
“dollar bill” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
9596 Avenue a, Bombay Beach, Niland, CA 92257-9481
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to end a trip out to the Salton Sea and Bombay Beach. Put your dollar up on the wall or ceiling. It was nice talking with the folks that live there to understand why Bombay Beach even exists.

Thank kcape
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped in to see the place that was once featured on Anthony Bourdain 'No Reservations' ... it's exactly what you would expect - a sketchy bar made popular by TV. It was busy when we were there - a group of bikers on their way...More

Thank DebE225
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Very fun place lots of nice people and good cold beer. Get ready to put your dollar bill on the wall.

Thank Kadi E
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Quaint little diner serves lunch and dinner. The menu has burgers, salads, steaks and fried chicken. Try the hamburger steaks with baked potato and salad. The bar is well-stocked with liquor, bottled cold beer, and a variety of on-tap draft beers. Cash only, but the...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 17 January 2018

I read about this place from doing research on the Salton Sea area. Lowest bar in the western hemisphere (-223" below sea level) 3$ draft beers and if I remember right about 5 on tap. Full bar otherwise. Bunch of locals and a fun spirited...More

Thank Bill85210
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This place is a dream come true. He bartender as well as all of the patrons are so friendly. Go visit the Bombay Beach Ruins, and the ruins of the old town, then stop for a cold brew here. The history of the town and...More

Thank stefanese
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This place looks really dirty and old. Had a couple munchies not at all impressed. This bar may have been popular back in years gone by but not any more. The whole area of Bombay Beach looks like a wasteland

1  Thank Charlie F
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This is clearly a local hangout. We were there in the middle of the afternoon, and it seemed we were the only non-locals in the place. Everyone greeted us with a smile when we entered. Bombay Beach itself is a bit depressing. There are a...More

Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We certainly didn't know what to expect from an inn at Bombay Beach. So many rumors! But Wendell was kind and chatty and the food was above average. We returned the next day and ate the same thing - fish 'n' chips. Highly recommended!

Thank Jane R
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is a funky little bar/restaurant in Bombay Beach California, the lowest altitude city in the Western Hemisphere. Popular with tourists and locals, a very friendly place with no pretensions. One of a kind!

Thank Stephen C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
American, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9596 Avenue a, Bombay Beach, Niland, CA 92257-9481
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Niland
  • Phone Number: +1 760-354-1285
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