What to Do in Boise

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

Restaurants

Amaru Confections (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Stores)
217 S. Roosevelt St. Boise ID
208-991-2253
Boise Co-op The Village (Stores, Delis)
2350 N. Eagle Road Meridian ID
208-809-2200
3083 S. Bown Way Boise ID
208-965-1551
Bombay Grill (Indian)
928 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-345-7888
Loxie says: The 'new' owners are so friendly and the food is so good. I absolutely love it. More...
Bonefish Grill (Steak & Seafood)
855 W. Broad St. Boise ID
208-433-1234
Nullo says: I was really surprised by this place. My entree and the appetizers were terrific and the service was top notch. Atmosphere is upscale but also laid back and comfortable. I will definitely go back. 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...
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
Form & Function Coffee (Coffeehouses/Bakeries)
511 W. Broad St. Boise ID
208-922-7824
331 Avenue E Kuna ID
208-922-5032
Janjou Patisserie (Coffeehouses/Bakeries)
1754 W. State St. Boise ID
208-297-5853
Lima Limon Peruvian Restaurant (South of the Border)
379 W Main St. Kuna ID
208-922-3144
Jeff from Kuna says: I eat at Lima Limon frequently. Everything is made fresh when you order it, but that takes time. The flavors are a treat for those that wish to escape the mundane routine menu. I have had negative experiences at many More...
Little Kitchen Pastries (Coffeehouses/Bakeries)
433 N. Main St. Meridian ID
208-855-2077
Madhuban (Indian)
6930 W. State St. Boise ID
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...
237 N. Ninth St. Boise ID
208-412-5581
Porterhouse (Stores, Delis)
600 S. Rivershore Lane Eagle ID
208-938-1441
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
646 Fulton St. Boise ID
208-342-4288
150 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-473-7200
ILoveBoise says: BEST IN TOWN!! HANDS DOWN!!! I think the earlier reviewer might have gone on an off day. I am totally addicted to all of the food, the amazing service and the family that owns this establishment. More...
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 Gyro Shack-Boise State Street (Mediterranean/Middle Eastern)
5602 W. State St. Boise ID
208-853-2684
The Gyro Shack-Meridian Fairview (Mediterranean/Middle Eastern)
1050 E. Fairview Ave. Meridian ID
208-918-0011
Vincenzo Trattoria (Italian)
6970 W. State St. Boise ID
208-853-6292
570 Main St. Boise ID
208-336-7777
Tuffstripes says: Loved it. Great beer selection, garlic balls, and of course the Za was pretty good too. More...

Nightlife Venues

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...
Bella Brewing (Bars and Clubs)
4340 W. Chinden Blvd. Garden City ID
208-629-5623
Bodovino (Bars and Clubs)
404 S. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-336-8466
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
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...
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...
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...
Crescent "No Lawyers" Bar/Grill (Bars and Clubs, Pubs & Breweries)
5500 W. Franklin Road Boise ID
208-322-9856
DocBelcheir says: Jodi... Thumbs Up! An atmosphere that allows for friendly chats, sports enthusiasts, and billard buffs. The food is great - try the steamers - none better. The best wait staff I have come across yet. You might even get Jodi More...
Double Tap Pub (Bars and Clubs, Pubs & Breweries)
409 S. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-364-7800
Gil's K-9 Bar (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Pubs & Breweries)
2506 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-345-4420
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...
Jumpin' Janet's (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Pubs & Breweries)
572 S. Vista Ave. Boise ID
208-342-7620
Knitting Factory Concert House (Bars and Clubs, Event Centers, Music Venues)
416 S. Ninth St. Boise ID
208-367-1212
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...
Lucky Dog Tavern (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
2223 Fairview Ave. Boise ID
208-333-0074
Mai Thai (Thai & Vietnamese, Bars and Clubs)
750 W. Idaho St. Boise ID
208-344-8424
gold2514 says: i always went to mai thai in happy hour 2-1 can't miss and hand craft cocktail they know what they doing it hard to find Asian restaurant like this that great food and superb cocktail More...
Pengilly's Saloon (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues)
513 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-345-6344
John Berryhill 1 says: I LOVE ME SOME PENGiLLY'S!!!
Piper Pub and Grill (Pubs & Breweries, Music Venues, Coldest Beer in Boise)
150 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-343-2444
billboise says: Love this place. Food ( chicken taco) is great. Happy Hour is the best i have seen. I had no server problems she was on it. Will be back soon. More...
Prost! Boise (Bars and Clubs, European)
274 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-336-9395
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...
The Amsterdam Lounge (Bars and Clubs)
609 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-3459515
The Balcony Club (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues)
150 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-336-1313
The Ram (Pubs & Breweries, Coldest Beer in Boise)
709 E. Park Blvd. Boise ID
208-345-2929

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
Beekeeper says: A Very Great and Unique place love every meal I have had there and My wife and I have had several. 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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