What to Do in Boise

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

Restaurants

Barbacoa (Steak & Seafood)
276 Bobwhite Court Boise ID
208-338-5000
whitney says: The ultimate place to hang out with friends any night of the week. The atmosphere feels as though you are in a hip New York restaurant. The drinks are awesome, the service is great, and the food is to die More...
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...
Chapala (South of the Border)
1201 S. Vista Ave. Boise Idaho
208-429-1155
Chiang Mai House Thai Restaurant (Thai & Vietnamese)
4898 W. Emerald St. Boise ID
208-342-4051
Chris_Stick says: Food is so good here. Love everything I have tried and I try to eat here at least once a week! Owners are great people and the service is always happy and fast! Can't wait to visit again! More...
Enrique’s Mexican Restaurant (South of the Border)
482 W. Main St. Kuna ID
208-922-5169
seekandfind says: The KUNA El Gallo Giro is fantastic. It should be noted that most of the reviews on the listing of the the Boise location actually are about the Kuna place. The two restaurants are not related. The lunch buffet on More...
1115 N. Main St. Meridian ID
208-884-0142
sandlewoodO says: Love, love, love this restaurant. The food is authentic and fabulous as are the host, chefs and staff. It's just the place to go for a wonderful evening out. Thanks for being the BEST! More...
3139 S. Bown Way Boise ID
208-343-4177
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...
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...
Frog's Fix Coffee Parlor (Coffeehouses/Bakeries)
701 S. Latah St. Boise ID
208-447-9153
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235 N. Fifth St. Boise ID
208-345-9011
BoisePotatohead says: now this is Pizza! > shut all the rest down 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...
Jumpin' Janet's (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Pubs & Breweries)
572 S. Vista Ave. Boise ID
208-342-7620
Le Coq d’Or (Fine Dining)
Chateau les Fleurs, 176 S. Rosebud Lane Eagle ID
208-947-2840
Angela Martell says: This is a beautiful dining experience, with Sinatra music sung by a gentleman that made us think Sinatra himself was singing, and the Filet Mignon is the best I have ever had. Worth the time and money to drive out More...
11 N. Orchard St. Boise ID
208-577-6415
Sssmithy says: Luciano's is our ALL-TIME favorite restaurant. We absolutely love the specials - always something new, intriguing, and *delicious*. This is the only restaurant where I love the house wines - they are fabulous. The chocolate cake is a must, even More...
Mazzah-Parkcenter (Mediterranean/Middle Eastern)
404 E. Parkcenter Blvd. Boise Idaho
208-333-2223
Kimberly Parker says: Oh boy, where do I start? My husband went there with co-workers and tried to convince me to go with him the next time. He said the food was amazing. Me, being super stubborn, didn't want to but he finally More...
Porterhouse (Stores, Delis)
600 S. Rivershore Lane Eagle ID
208-938-1441
Ramen Sho (Japanese)
150 N. Eighth St., Ste. 217 Boise ID
208-209-7075
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...
Richard's (European)
500 S. Capitol Blvd. Boise ID
208-472-1463
646 Fulton St. Boise ID
208-342-4288
100 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-338-8423
Grinder670 says: Highly recommend as one of the best sushi place in Boise. Good service and the sushi rolls are exceptional. The sashimi and nigiri are not as fresh as those from Japan but it's as good as anywhere in the U.S. More...
Snake River Tea Co. (Coffeehouses/Bakeries)
801 W. Main St. Boise Idaho
208-336-7948
The Creperie Cafe (European)
7709 W. Overland Road Boise ID
208-375-2737
Suzanne Marie Shayne says: You simply cannot make or buy a better crepe' than at this restaurant. The wonderful smell of the Meditaranian (spelling) is out of this world. Every flavor that you can imagine plus photography on the wall that you can buy. More...
The Tailgate Sports Bar & Grill (American, Bars and Clubs)
815 W. Ann Morrison Park Drive Boise ID
208-286-1517

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...
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...
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 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
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...
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)
409 S. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-364-7800
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...
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 Idaho
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 Dog Tavern (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
2223 Fairview Ave. Boise ID
208-333-0074
Mai Thai (Thai & Vietnamese, Coldest Beer in Boise)
750 W. Idaho St. Boise ID
208-344-8424
judyshiraze says: best cocktail ever fresh juice and the good part is izakaya (japanese small place ) yum More...
Modern Hotel and Bar (Hotels, Bars and Clubs)
1314 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-424-8244 or 1-866-780-6012
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!
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
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
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...
Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill-State St. (Pizza, Coldest Beer in Boise)
1805 W. State St. Boise ID
208-387-2727
Spacebar Arcade (Bars and Clubs)
200 N. Capitol Blvd. Boise Idaho
208-918-0597
Suds Tavern (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
1024 S. Broadway Ave. Boise ID
208-345-9656
The Tailgate Sports Bar & Grill (American, Bars and Clubs)
815 W. Ann Morrison Park Drive Boise ID
208-286-1517

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 Idaho
208-367-1212

Shops

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!
Cucina di Paolo (Delis, Stores)
1504 Vista Ave. Boise Idaho
208-345-7150
Denise Hunt says: Sorry it took us so long to find this gem - our fault, not theirs. Food was delicious, Mary Jean's personal service made the experience. More...
Das Alpenhaus Delikatessen (European, Stores)
1340 S. Vista Ave Boise ID
208-426-0773
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...
Porterhouse (Stores, Delis)
600 S. Rivershore Lane Eagle ID
208-938-1441
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...

Services

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

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