What to Do in Boise

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

Restaurants

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...
Andrade's (South of the Border)
4903 Overland Road Boise ID
208-344-1234
DAVE AND LISA says: Great food and nice atmosphere. Salsa bar was excellent. We will be coming back for sure.. Dave and Lisa More...
BBQ4LIFE (BBQ)
930 S. Vista Ave. Boise ID
208-639-0568
Flycaster7 says: Delicious ribs, smoky and lightly sauced. Wife absolutely loves the tri-tip, pulled pork is another fave. Try this place, you will likely abandon the others. More...
3083 S. Bown Way Boise ID
208-965-1551
Boise Fry Company-Meridian (Burgers & Drive-Ins)
2020 E. Overland Road Meridian ID
208-884-5530
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...
CasaBlanca Cuban Grill (South of the Border)
5506 W. Overland Road Boise ID
208-331-2370
Battlestar14 says: Outstanding! Authentic, run by Cuban family. As a Cuban myself, I can attest the food is terrific. Try the combo appetizer which includes plantain bananas and croquettes! Keep in mind the flavoring is very "tangy" (tropical) with terrific steamed rice 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...
Flying M Coffeeshop (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
724 Arthur St. Caldwell ID
208-718-2720
601 S. Main St. Meridian ID
208-888-9500
3015 W. McMillan Road Meridian ID
208-887-7710
bassmaster1580 says: To the people who gave a low rating. Go to Mcdonalds, Gino's is way over your head.. I was stationed close to Italy and Gino can compete with the best restaurants there. More...
1502 N. 13th St. Boise ID
208-367-0020
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...
Jumpin' Janet's (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Pubs & Breweries)
572 S. Vista Ave. Boise ID
208-342-7620
2594 N. Bogus Basin Rd. Boise ID
208-387-4992
237 N. Ninth St. Boise ID
208-412-5581
Pineapple Express (American, Unknown)
499 S. Main St. Meridian ID
208-429-9111
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...
Push & Pour (Coffeehouses/Bakeries)
214 E. 34th St. Garden City ID
208-488-4747
2310 E. Overland Road Meridian ID
208-288-1848
sun311usa says: Hands down my fave cafe in town. Ive tried alot of the dishes and Ive never had anything bad here. Really friendly staff. I only go to Park center location, you can have coffee while your waiting to get inside. More...
The Gyro Shack-Meridian Fairview (Mediterranean/Middle Eastern)
1050 E. Fairview Ave. Meridian ID
208-918-0011
Txikiteo (South of the Border)
1401 W. Idaho St. Boise ID
208-813-6178
276 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-856-8956

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...
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
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
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...
Highlands Hollow Brewhouse (Pubs & Breweries, Coldest Beer in Boise)
2455 N. Harrison Hollow Lane Boise ID
208-343-6820
Calamity Cathy says: Definitely my favorite brew pub/restaurant in the valley. Amazing micro brews (favorites being: Doolies, Hippie Shake and Full Moon Stout), great food and fantastic, cozy atmosphere. You are missing out if you haven't been here! 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
Legends Sports Pub and Grill (Bars and Clubs, Pubs & Breweries)
7609 W. Overland Rd Boise ID
208-377-1819
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
Modern Hotel and Bar (Hotels, Bars and Clubs, Fine Dining)
1314 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-424-8244 or 1-866-780-6012
733 S. Pioneer St. Boise ID
208-344-0011
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...
Spacebar Arcade (Bars and Clubs)
200 N. Capitol Blvd. Boise ID
208-918-0597
Tap and Cask (American, Bars and Clubs)
1555 S. Broadway Ave. Boise ID
208-338-5458
Taphouse Pub and Eatery (Bars and Clubs, Pubs & Breweries)
760 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-336-6991
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 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
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...
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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