What to Do in Boise

This list was compiled from Boise Weekly's readers' and editors' top picks.

Restaurants

Asiago's (Italian)
1002 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-336-5552
debie says: We had eaten there a couple of times when they had their second location on Cole, but had never eaten at the downtown location. The food was fantastic. My husband ordered the daily special of lasagna, it was GREAT. There More...
Bar Gernika (Basque)
202 S. Capitol Blvd. Boise Idaho
208-344-2175
ralleuc says: Who orders a basque sausage on a roll? Obviously the first reviewer is from Canyon County. Really, does Bar Gernika even need a review? I can't even count how many times I've gone there and it was never bad. Except More...
Bardenay (Pubs & Breweries, Coldest Beer in Boise)
610 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-426-0538
Friskyplatypus says: So much love for this place! Oh my gosh. The bartenders are the best in Boise, the booze is mixed perfectly and fairly priced and don't get me started on the food. They've hired a new chef, the pork chops More...
Bella Aquila (Italian)
775 S. Rivershore Lane #100 Eagle ID
208-938-1900
smithlo says: We look forward to every visit to Bella Aquila. We are fortunate enough to be able to walk from our home, down the 'greenbelt', under the bridge and arrive at Bella Aquila. The restaurant is family owned and the owner's More...
Berryhill/ BACON (American)
121 N. Ninth St. Boise ID
208-387-3553
blueboise says: Forget the bad reviews here. We all have different sides to our temperament and chefs are known to be passionate, expressive people. The food is incredible, the staff attentive, kind, and knowledgeable, and the ambiance elegant, yet comfortable. I adore More...
Chandlers Steakhouse (Fine Dining, Steak & Seafood, Music Venues)
981 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-383-4300
Beekeeper says: I love corn fed beef and disdain idiots who don't know any better. Great atmosphere and wine selection. Have done Thanksgiving dinner there for years and always had a great experience. More...
Fanci Freez (Burgers & Drive-Ins)
1402 W. State St. Boise ID
208-429-1400
Sam Brilz says: Easily one of the best Burger dives in Boise. There are a couple left in the area, but Fanci Freez is one of my favorites. The food is good and the people are always helpful. I once dropped my half More...
3139 S. Bown Way Boise ID
208-343-4177
4320 W. State St. Boise ID
208-384-0000
Jacob Mylan says: The quality ingredients on these pies is amazing. This is the place we go to for a celebration. Thank you flying pie! More...
3015 W. McMillan Road Meridian ID
208-887-7710
manapapa says: The guy who wrote the bad review must have either gone to a different restaurant, or has another agenda. My wife and I have a home close by and one in Seattle; one of the first things we do is More...
108 S. Capitol Blvd. Boise ID
208-345-4100
eugeboy says: Goldy's is, by far, the best place to have breakfast in Boise. You can get Bacon and Eggs anywhere, but you cannot get Eggs Benedict and Black Forrest Ham like they make a Goldy's anywhere to compare to how they More...
Goodwood Barbecue Company (BBQ, Coldest Beer in Boise)
7849 W. Spectrum St. Boise ID
208-658-7173
Russ Ham says: Took my mother to dinner for her birthday. The eagle road location always has incredible food and atmosphere. We were seated as soon as we walked in. (5 adults in our party) and have never had to wait more than More...
855 W. Broad St. Boise ID
208-343-4810
Highlands Hollow Brewhouse (Pubs & Breweries, Coldest Beer in Boise)
2455 N. Harrison Hollow Lane Boise ID
208-343-6820
scuba304 says: Great food, beer, service, and atmosphere!! This place has it all! Soba salad, burgers, and fries to die for. The lunch special is awesome. Very unique and original menu, so many choices and so little time!! More...
Leku Ona (Basque)
117 S. Sixth St. Boise ID
208-345-6665
Madhuban (Indian)
6930 W. State St. Boise Idaho
208-853-8215
thebaldgourmet says: When I eat at places like Madhuban Authentic Indian Cuisine I become extremely confused when I hear people tell me that they don’t like Indian food. What the hell is wrong with you people? You must just not know what More...
Mazzah-Parkcenter (Mediterranean/Middle Eastern)
404 E. Parkcenter Blvd. Boise Idaho
208-333-2223
Limey says: Wonderful Mediterranean food. Gyro sandwiches and salad are outstanding. Prices good. More...
Pizzalchik (Pizza)
7330 W. State St. Boise ID
208-853-7757
Ben Schroeter says: Great food, great staff, great music, great decor, great beers... More...
Red Feather Lounge (Fine Dining, Coldest Beer in Boise)
246 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-429-6340
Mark Csencsits says: Red Feather is like eating at the restaurant your friend owns. They think of the city as their family and treat everyone like that.. The food is consistently good and the servers and bartenders are nice. No hate for Red More...
Rockies Diner (Burgers & Drive-Ins)
3900 W. Overland Road Boise ID
208-577-6353
boisentv says: Rockies is not the place for fine dining, but they do the all American diner style food very well. The service is prompt and efficient, the food is delicious, the atmosphere is wonderful, the waitresses are beautiful and friendly, and More...
Seasons Bistro Wine Bar and Catering (Delis, Stores, Music Venues)
1117 E. Winding Creek Road Eagle ID
208-939-6680
Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill-State St. (Pizza, Coldest Beer in Boise)
1805 W. State St. Boise ID
208-387-2727
Tango's Empanadas (Argentine)
701 N. Orchard St. Boise ID
208-322-3090
imrollee2 says: Tango's is always a great place to stop, either for lunch, a snack, with or without the kids. The owners are wonderfully friendly and the food is excellent! More...
Tavern at Bown Crossing (Steak & Seafood)
3111 S. Bown Way Boise ID
208-345-2277
mjs_28s says: pesarobloo: Look at what you wrote: "The group consists of nurses, technicians, engineers, machinist, dental professionals, business professionals, etc. staple members of our community. After talking to the manager he agreed to serve us but the wait staff acted like More...
The Flicks (Delis, Movie Theaters)
646 W. Fulton St. Boise ID
208-342-4222
eugeboy says: The last time we went to the Flicks, there was only one theater (I think...it was a long time ago.) We went yesterday for the annual i48 film festival and it all came back to me - I love the More...

Arts Venues

3638 Osage St. Garden City ID
208-388-4278
Art Source Gallery (Galleries)
1015 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-331-3374
Zella Bardsley says: Wonderful selection of Idaho Artists!
Basque Museum and Cultural Center (Cultural Attractions, Museums)
611 Grove St. Boise ID
208-343-2671
Boise Art Museum (Museums)
670 Julia Davis Drive Boise ID
208-345-8330
854 Fulton St. Boise ID
208-331-9224
100 E. Fort St. Boise ID
208-342-5104
7701 W. Overland Road Boise ID
208-377-9603
Egyptian Theatre (Movie Theaters, Theaters)
700 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-345-0454, 208-387-1273
Idaho Black History Museum (Cultural Attractions, Museums)
508 Julia Davis Drive Boise ID
208-433-0017
5657 Warm Springs Ave. Boise ID
208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221
610 N. Julia Davis Drive Boise ID
208-334-2120
415 E. Parkcenter Blvd. Boise ID
208-385-0021
Lisk Gallery (Galleries)
403 S. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-342-3773
Nampa Reel Theatre (Movie Theaters)
2104 Caldwell Boulevard Nampa ID
208-377-2620
Northgate Reel Theatre (Movie Theaters)
6950 W. State St. Boise ID
208-377-2620
3820 Cassia St. Boise ID
208-336-7383
415 S. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-385-9337
703 S. Latah St. Boise ID
208-363-7053
Stage Coach Theatre (Theaters)
4802 W. Emerald Ave. Boise ID
208-342-2000
850 S. Middlefork Road Crouch ID
208-462-5523
Stewart Gallery (Galleries)
2230 Main St. Boise ID
208-433-0593
The Flicks (Delis, Movie Theaters)
646 W. Fulton St. Boise ID
208-342-4222
eugeboy says: The last time we went to the Flicks, there was only one theater (I think...it was a long time ago.) We went yesterday for the annual i48 film festival and it all came back to me - I love the More...
1402 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-385-0111
3640 W. Chinden Blvd. Garden City ID
208-331-5632

Nightlife Venues

Balcony Club (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues)
150 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-336-1313
Bardenay (Pubs & Breweries, Coldest Beer in Boise)
610 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-426-0538
seekandfind says: I hope this does not sound arcane but Bardenay reminds me of Les Schwab. The staff at each are superbly trained. The product is high quality at a very reasonable price. The staff seems so earnest in working hard so More...
Chandlers Steakhouse (Fine Dining, Steak & Seafood, Music Venues)
981 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-383-4300
admriker444 says: best fine dining in the state period. the 10 minute martini is fantastic. the chocolate soufle is amazing but be sure to order it early (takes 30 min to prepare). and the best steaks around. More...
China Blue (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues)
100 S. Sixth St. Boise ID
208-345-9515
Paul Valentine says: Awesome Experience I had the best time great service, fair prices, Really fantastic staff, I'm Very impressed with the music and their DJ Zuz One of the Best DJ,s In Idaho, I would recommend to all of my friends and More...
Cowgirls (Bars and Clubs)
353 Ave. E Kuna ID
208-922-9522
CamBozey says: Bobbi the bartender is the coolest chick you'll ever meet! The costume party at Halloween is the bomb! I will never go downtown again as long as there's a Cowgirls!! The people at Cowgirls are so relaxed and it's okay More...
Dirty Little Roddy's (Bars and Clubs)
100 S. Sixth St. Boise ID
208-345-9515
tawnialc says: I love this bar! I always have a good time and what's more amusing than watching people ride a mechanical bull? Well I'll tell you... Riding the mechanical bull! Now be careful it's addicting, I know from experience I'm suffering More...
Goodwood Barbecue Company (BBQ, Coldest Beer in Boise)
7849 W. Spectrum St. Boise ID
208-658-7173
Chad says: I cannot vouch for any Goodwood but the one in Boise but they are amazing and are the most customer friendly restaurant I have ever been to! We live 10 hours from this restaurant but whenever we head east it More...
Highlands Hollow Brewhouse (Pubs & Breweries, Coldest Beer in Boise)
2455 N. Harrison Hollow Lane Boise ID
208-343-6820
scuba304 says: Great food, beer, service, and atmosphere!! This place has it all! Soba salad, burgers, and fries to die for. The lunch special is awesome. Very unique and original menu, so many choices and so little time!! More...
Humpin' Hannah's (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues)
621 Main St. Boise ID
208-345-7557
Knitting Factory Concert House (Bars and Clubs, Event Centers, Music Venues)
416 S. Ninth St. Boise Idaho
208-367-1212
Liquid Lounge (Bars and Clubs)
405 S. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-941-2459
J1234 says: I have never had a bad time at Liquid!
Neurolux (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues)
111 N. 11th St. Boise ID
208-343-0886
Go Listen Boise says: Thank you for supporting local music!
Red Feather Lounge (Fine Dining, Coldest Beer in Boise)
246 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-429-6340
Mark Csencsits says: Red Feather is like eating at the restaurant your friend owns. They think of the city as their family and treat everyone like that.. The food is consistently good and the servers and bartenders are nice. No hate for Red More...
Seasons Bistro Wine Bar and Catering (Delis, Stores, Music Venues)
1117 E. Winding Creek Road Eagle ID
208-939-6680
Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill-State St. (Pizza, Coldest Beer in Boise)
1805 W. State St. Boise ID
208-387-2727

Organizations

The Alano Club of Boise (Organizations, Event Centers)
3820 Cassia St. Boise ID
208-336-1710

Public Places

Basque Museum and Cultural Center (Cultural Attractions, Museums)
611 Grove St. Boise ID
208-343-2671
Idaho Black History Museum (Cultural Attractions, Museums)
508 Julia Davis Drive Boise ID
208-433-0017
Knitting Factory Concert House (Bars and Clubs, Event Centers, Music Venues)
416 S. Ninth St. Boise Idaho
208-367-1212
The Alano Club of Boise (Organizations, Event Centers)
3820 Cassia St. Boise ID
208-336-1710

Shops

415 S. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-385-9337
Seasons Bistro Wine Bar and Catering (Delis, Stores, Music Venues)
1117 E. Winding Creek Road Eagle ID
208-939-6680

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