What to Do in Boise

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

Restaurants

Big Jud's-Boise (Burgers & Drive-Ins)
1289 S. Protest Road Boise ID
208-343-4439
adventurejessie says: I had so much fun eating here, the place is a small but the food is really really big! no pun intended. when i went there my husband and I shared the double patty pound which is 2 lbs, I More...
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!
Cottonwood Grille (Fine Dining, Coldest Beer in Boise)
913 W. River St. Boise ID
208-333-9800
JJ says: best kept secret happy hour, my wife and I share an app, each have a drink, all under $10 More...
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...
1502 N. 13th St. Boise ID
208-367-0020
1677 Broadway Ave. Boise ID
208-343-1011
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...
Jakers Bar and Grill (Steak & Seafood, Coldest Beer in Boise)
3268 E. Pine Ave. Meridian ID
208-288-0898
stjohn650 says: Just moved to the area and Jaker's is at the top of our list for eating out. We have been there three times since July 4th and every visit was outstanding......excellent food and excellent service. More...
Leku Ona (Basque)
117 S. Sixth St. Boise ID
208-345-6665
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...
Madhuban (Indian)
6930 W. State St. Boise ID
208-853-8215
Just Another John Smith says: I've only ever had the lunch buffet, and it's BRILLIANT. More...
Madre Boutique Tacqueria (South of the Border)
1034 S. La Pointe St. Boise ID
208-432-1100
Poké Bowl (Japanese)
2970 N. Eagle Road, Ste. 101 Meridian ID
208-888-3933
Porterhouse (Stores, Delis)
600 S. Rivershore Lane Eagle ID
208-938-1441
Prost! Boise (Bars and Clubs, European)
274 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-336-9395
1718 S. Eagle Road Meridian ID
208-888-6278
justicenow says: Sakana is wonderful. You might want to start with a lunch. The Bento boxes are fresh and delicious, especially the salmon. They are doing $1.00 sushi specials on Mondays that give you a chance to try a variety of options. More...
415 E. Parkcenter Blvd. Boise ID
208-429-0011
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...
150 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-473-7200
kittycatlane says: I LOVE this place! The food keeps me going back, again and again, even though they moved downtown and I don't usually head down there, I now make a special trip just because of them! I even have my kids More...
The Hyde House (American)
1607 N. 13th St. Boise ID
208-387-4933
14949 Sunnyslope Road Caldwell ID
208-459-8200
donrbrown says: Great food! Creative menu, amazing desserts. Everybody is friendly. We also went for the Christmas Lights Display. It has Santa and free photos! More...
Txikiteo (South of the Border)
1401 W. Idaho St. Boise ID
208-813-6178
1435 N. Eagle Road Meridian ID
208-895-1930
Vincenzo Trattoria (Italian)
6970 W. State St. Boise ID
208-853-6292
1113 Parkcenter Blvd. Boise ID
208-424-0000

Nightlife Venues

10th Street Station (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
104 10th St. Boise ID
208-344-2677
bestofboise says: Best Bar in Boise!!! Friendly People, Nice Guests and Great Beer!!!! More...
44 Club (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
4340 W. State St. Boise ID
208-344-0693
ParkerSmith says: I like their policy on happy hour. I think that I would love this bar. Relaxing Bars in Singapore http://www.blvd.sg/our-venues More...
Albertsons Broadway on the Rocks (Bars and Clubs, Music Venues)
1219 S. Broadway Ave. Boise ID
208-336-5278
Balcony Club (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues)
150 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-336-1313
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 Idaho
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...
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...
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
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
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...
Humpin' Hannah's (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues)
621 Main St. Boise ID
208-345-7557
Jumpin' Janet's (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Pubs & Breweries)
572 S. Vista Ave. Boise ID
208-342-7620
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
jojo2515 says: i always get spicy bento all the time good combination of drunken noodle and green curry More...
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!
Piper Pub and Grill (Pubs & Breweries, Music Venues, Coldest Beer in Boise)
150 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-343-2444
boise bill says: Holy cow. The Pub Tots are amazing!!!!!!!!! Burger is the onr of the best I have had in a long time. But you need th order the "TOTS", they make them by hand and have bacon and cheese in them. More...
Suds Tavern (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
1024 S. Broadway Ave. Boise ID
208-345-9656
Tap and Cask (American, Bars and Clubs)
1555 S. Broadway Ave. Boise ID
208-338-5458
The Amsterdam Lounge (Bars and Clubs)
609 W. Main St. Boise Idaho
208-3459515
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
208-867-7271

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 Idaho
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
ajax says: What, the 'M' not reviewed here yet after all these years!!! Simply THE BEST coffeehouse in Boise, and I really have to say pretty much anywhere, and I've traveled to a lot of places and drank a lot of coffee. More...
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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