What to Do in Boise

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

Restaurants

36th Street Bistro (American)
3823 N. Garden Center Way Boise ID
208-433-5108
Wrenfisher says: Best atmosphere in all of Bosie!
Alavita (Italian)
807 W. Idaho St. Boise ID
208-780-1100
Colleen Sollars says: LOVE IT....Alavita hits the spot. If you're in the mood for some really good, fresh, local, Northern Italian cuisine served up with plenty of style and flare then this is the place for you. The decor is fun without being More...
Amaru Confections (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Stores)
217 S. Roosevelt St. Boise ID
208-991-2253
Big Al's (Cultural Attractions, American)
1900 N. Eagle Road Meridian Idaho
208-780-6118
Cobby's-Chinden (Delis)
4348 W. Chinden Blvd. Garden City ID
208-322-7401
Fort Street Station (American)
808 W. Fort St. Boise ID
208-323-1891
105 S. Sixth St. Boise ID
208-287-9201
waded says: Drinks are 5 star, food is 3 star. Great beer & the rotating selection will make your head spin. Very tasty pizza, though if charred bits bother you, you might stick with beverages, and it's tough to beat all the More...
855 W. Broad St. Boise ID
208-343-4810
6724 N. Glenwood St. Boise ID
208-853-1224
BSU Fan says: Amazing pizza, salad, and sandwiches. Ever since they went under new ownership it has been phenomenal. More...
Jalapeno's Bar and Grill (South of the Border)
8799 W. Franklin Road Boise ID
208-375-2077
Karl Fengler says: We've always enjoyed the food at the Boise location (can't speak for the Nampa location) and never had issues with cheese not being melted, but I've always has some meat, usually I like pork. One of my favorites is Shrimp More...
11 N. Orchard St. Boise ID
208-577-6415
Amber says: We just moved to Boise and I feel most restaurants are not very good! We came from Boulder, CO. amazing restaurants everywhere. Tonight we looked to see what had the highest ratings that was close to where we live and More...
2594 N. Bogus Basin Rd. Boise ID
208-387-4992
Madhuban (Indian)
6930 W. State St. Boise ID
208-853-8215
Dubble-a-ron says: Went to the Lunch buffet that they offer, it was packed, had to wait in line for a while just to get my first plate, but it was definitely worth the wait. Food was amazing, almost wished that it was More...
Neckar Coffee (Coffeehouses/Bakeries)
117 S.10th St. Boise ID
208-850-7050
Parrilla Grill (South of the Border)
1512 N. 13th St. Boise ID
208-323-4688
Toby says: If you are looking to fuel up for the day, afternoon, night and want some sustaining food, nothing gets it done better than a burrito from Parrilla. Breakfast or otherwise, you will be satisfied... and the staff is a lot More...
Petite 4 (European)
4 Latah St. Boise ID
208-345-1055
Piper Pub and Grill (Pubs & Breweries, Music Venues, Coldest Beer in Boise)
150 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-343-2444
justicenow says: Went with three other folks. Had black bean nachos that were terrific. Then I got lured into ordering the big damn pub burger. It is a good thing I was hungry. I was able to enjoy about half of it. More...
Red Bench Pizza (Pizza)
1204 S. Vista Ave. Boise ID
208-344-6600
Richard's (European)
500 S. Capitol Blvd. Boise ID
208-472-1463
1718 S. Eagle Road Meridian ID
208-888-6278
gypsycat1353 says: Awesome food & Wong Lee is the finest teppanyaki chef I have ever seen in my almost 50 yrs of enjoying japanese food in 2 states! More...
980 E. Fairview Ave. Meridian ID
208-884-1067
Superb Sushi (Japanese)
280 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-385-0123
commodore_allie says: This is my favorite sushi place in Boise. I'm not a sophisticated sushi person and I don't necessarily care about the long history of traditional vinegared-rice-plus-something recipes. But! I know what tastes good, and Superb Sushi tastes good. Even something More...
Tap and Cask (American, Bars and Clubs)
1555 S. Broadway Ave. Boise ID
208-338-5458
Yen Ching (Chinese)
305 N. Ninth St. Boise ID
208-384-0384
Maggie Kiefer says: Fish Flavored Eggplant is always amazing! Might be a hard sell with that name but trust me, it's good. More...
250 S. Fifth St., Ste. 900 Boise ID
208-381-0034

Nightlife Venues

10th Street Station (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
104 10th St. Boise ID
208-344-2677
Just Another John Smith says: Since new owner Dan K. took over a few months ago (maybe closer to a year now) 10th Street Station has improved vastly. Higher-end liquors, better beers, and proper pint-sized pours! And say what you will about the smoking ban, More...
44 Club (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
4340 W. State St. Boise ID
208-344-0693
ParkerSmith says: Nice information, There is obviously a lot. Your points are very valuable and knowledgeable. Thanks for sharing this great blog with us. More...
Bella Brewing (Bars and Clubs)
4340 W. Chinden Blvd. Garden City ID
208-629-5623
Boise Brewing (Bars and Clubs)
521 W. Broad St. Boise ID
208-342-7655
Thomas Williams says: Great beer, great people, great location, and the community-owned aspect tops it off! More...
Chandlers Steakhouse (Fine Dining, Steak & Seafood, Music Venues)
981 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-383-4300
Mose&Chet says: I'd like to thank Chandler's management for finding better music on Tuesday evenings. Now that Esteban "The Hairy Gargoyle" Anastasio has moved onto other opportunities, I and my friends can again enjoy The Saz and your sensational appetizers right after More...
Cloud 9 Brewery (Bars and Clubs, Pubs & Breweries)
1750 W. State St. Boise ID
208-336-0681
gypsycat1353 says: awesome food artfully prepared & nanobrewery offerings are terrific & unique, the root beer brewed on site is to die for! More...
Cottonwood Grille (Fine Dining, Coldest Beer in Boise)
913 W. River St. Boise ID
208-333-9800
healthyroger says: Very nice atmosphere with outstanding food and service---good for any occassion and offers a very comfortable, beautiful lunch or dinner setting More...
Double Tap Pub (Bars and Clubs, Pubs & Breweries)
409 S. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-364-7800
Flying M Coffeegarage (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses, Music Venues)
1314 Second St. S. Nampa ID
208-467-5533
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
Chris_Stick says: Freakin love the Fiegwild! The food is always high quality and the service is always friendly. The Mess o'chops is award-worthy and have I mentioned the Fiegwild? Other beers are tasty too. Boise classic. More...
Humpin' Hannah's (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues)
621 Main St. Boise ID
208-345-7557
Jakers Bar and Grill (Steak & Seafood, Coldest Beer in Boise)
3268 E. Pine Ave. Meridian ID
208-288-0898
Woodman1 says: Best happy hour in the Treasure Valley! Great food, great drinks, attentive staff. Check it out! More...
Knitting Factory Concert House (Bars and Clubs, Event Centers, Music Venues)
416 S. Ninth St. Boise ID
208-367-1212
Liquid Lounge (Bars and Clubs)
405 S. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-941-2459
grengoat says: Liquid is great. They moved the stage, it's in a much better location now, saw some badass bands last night, NUDE OIL, DEMONI, and, THREE BAD JACKS. They all rocked. Wish Liquid would have more punk/metal bands on weekends...Good times More...
Lucky 13 Pizza/The Garage (Pizza, Coldest Beer in Boise)
3662 S. Eckert Road Boise ID
208-344-6967
DeucesWild says: Great building and interior, you'll love the roll up, garage doors on warm spring days. Pizza's a fine pie, sandwiches need some help. Staff, while spartan are always working hard to satisfy. Nice place to bring kids for a pizza. More...
Mai Thai (Thai & Vietnamese, Bars and Clubs)
750 W. Idaho St. Boise ID
208-344-8424
youngnancy says: i love bento box it is fun and yummy trey happy hour 2-1 the best in town More...
Meriwether Cider House (Bars and Clubs)
224 N. Ninth St. Boise ID
733 S. Pioneer St. Boise ID
208-344-0011
Pengilly's Saloon (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues)
513 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-345-6344
owyheegal says: We love Pengillys but I do have to agree that there is at least one bartender that also upped my bill from the amount he said. One of the waitresses is poor, the one with the dark hair that dresses More...
Piper Pub and Grill (Pubs & Breweries, Music Venues, Coldest Beer in Boise)
150 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-343-2444
teri says: My brother suggested the Piper Pub when we came into town from Portland. We had the brie and fruit plate for an appetizer, and then the Kobe beef ribs for an entree. Both were amazing! We have already been back More...
Suds Tavern (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
1024 S. Broadway Ave. Boise ID
208-345-9656
Taphouse Pub and Eatery (Bars and Clubs, Pubs & Breweries)
760 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-336-6991
The HandleBar Boise (Bars and Clubs)
1519 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-344-0068
Whiskey Bar (Bars and Clubs)
509 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-345-2505

Public Places

Big Al's (Cultural Attractions, American)
1900 N. Eagle Road Meridian Idaho
208-780-6118
Knitting Factory Concert House (Bars and Clubs, Event Centers, Music Venues)
416 S. Ninth St. Boise ID
208-367-1212
Wild Plum Events and Eats (Event Centers)
1621 N. Orchard St. Boise ID
208-994-7437

Shops

Amaru Confections (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Stores)
217 S. Roosevelt St. Boise ID
208-991-2253
Big City Coffee (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
1416 W Grove St. Boise ID
208-345-3145
Boise Co-op North End (Delis, Stores)
888 W. Fort St. Boise ID
208-472-4500
Go Listen Boise says: Thank you for supporting local music!
Boise Co-op The Village (Stores, Delis)
2350 N. Eagle Road Meridian ID
208-809-2200
Cucina di Paolo (Delis, Stores)
1504 Vista Ave. Boise ID
208-345-7150
Jackie Donahue says: This place is a true diamond in the rough. Hands down one of the best restaurants in town with great Italian and American options. All of the pastas are to die for, and the Caesar pork tenderloin sandwich is truly More...
Das Alpenhaus Delikatessen (European, Stores)
1340 S. Vista Ave Boise ID
208-426-0773
Flying M Coffeegarage (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses, Music Venues)
1314 Second St. S. Nampa ID
208-467-5533
Flying M Coffeehouse (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
500 W. Idaho St. Boise ID
208-345-4320
Papa Foodie says: I gotta say that this place is pretty cool. Very eclectic place full of unusual stuff for sale. Hell, I get a kick out of reading the magnets and cards while waiting in line. And did I mention the home More...
Flying M Coffeeshop (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
724 Arthur St. Caldwell ID
208-718-2720
Hyde Perk Coffee House (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
1507 N. 13th St. Boise ID
208-345-2046
Porterhouse (Stores, Delis)
600 S. Rivershore Lane Eagle ID
208-938-1441
Rembrandt's Coffee House (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
93 S. Eagle Road Eagle ID
208-938-1564
The Basque Market (Basque, Stores)
608 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-433-1208
ajax says: One tasty way to experience a 'taste' of the Basque cuisine is to take in a night of tapas, or to be more pedantic, 'pintxos' at 'The Basque Market.' Not only is it the food, but the wine tasting, as More...
The Sturiale Place (Italian, Markets)
1501 W. Jefferson St. Boise ID
208-908-7041

Services

Modern Hotel and Bar (Hotels, Bars and Clubs, Fine Dining)
1314 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-424-8244 or 1-866-780-6012

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