What to Do in Boise

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

Restaurants

Asiago's (Italian)
1002 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-336-5552
teef says: mmmm.....absolutely delicious! outstanding food and exceptional service. we'll definitely return to try more of their specials. More...
Balcony Club (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues, Unknown)
150 N. Eighth St., Ste. 226 Boise ID
208-336-1313
Bar Gernika (Basque, Coldest Beer in Boise)
202 S. Capitol Blvd. Boise Idaho
208-344-2175
Ian Mailly says: Always great beer on tap, great service, and good greasy food. Why go anywhere else? More...
Bardenay (Pubs & Breweries, Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues)
610 Grove St. Boise ID
208-426-0538
Friskyplatypus says: So much love for this place! Oh my gosh. The bartenders are the best in Boise, the booze is mixed perfectly and fairly priced and don't get me started on the food. They've hired a new chef, the pork chops More...
Bella Aquila (Italian)
775 S. Rivershore Lane Eagle ID
208-938-1900
Daryl says: We have been there I believe four times. I usually have the Mediterraneo. I've never had a problem with them. The food that my wife and I get is the best Italian food we had in a long long time. More...
Berryhill & Co. Restaurant (Fine Dining, Bars and Clubs)
121 N. Ninth St. Boise ID
208-387-3553
blueboise says: Forget the bad reviews here. We all have different sides to our temperament and chefs are known to be passionate, expressive people. The food is incredible, the staff attentive, kind, and knowledgeable, and the ambiance elegant, yet comfortable. I adore More...
Bittercreek Alehouse (Pubs & Breweries, Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
246 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-345-1813
Go Listen Boise says: Thank you for supporting local music!
Cafe Vicino (European)
808 W. Fort St. Boise ID
208-472-1463
Chiang Mai 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...
Fanci Freez (Burgers & Drive-Ins)
1402 W. State St. Boise ID
208-429-1400
Sam Brilz says: Easily one of the best Burger dives in Boise. There are a couple left in the area, but Fanci Freez is one of my favorites. The food is good and the people are always helpful. I once dropped my half More...
Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria-Bown (Pizza, Bars and Clubs)
3139 S. Bown Way Boise ID
208-343-4177
3015 W. McMillan Road, Ste. 108 Meridian ID
208-887-7710
hungary says: This definitely the best Italian restaurant in Idaho; it is the real deal. If you like Olive Garden it is not for you. If you like genuine Italian and creative specials welcome home. Great wine and beer selection also More...
Goodwood Barbecue Company (BBQ, Bars and Clubs, 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...
Happy Fish Sushi & Martini Bar (Japanese, Bars and Clubs)
855 Broad St. Boise ID
208-343-4810
Highlands Hollow Brewhouse (Pubs & Breweries, Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
2455 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...
Madhuban (Indian)
6930 W. State St. Boise Idaho
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...
Mazzah (Mediterranean/Middle Eastern)
404 E. Park Center Blvd. Boise Idaho
208-333-2223
Limey says: Wonderful Mediterranean food. Gyro sandwiches and salad are outstanding. Prices good. More...
Pizzalchik (Pizza, Bars and Clubs)
7330 W. State St. Boise ID
208-853-7757
Red Feather Lounge (Fine Dining, Bars and Clubs, 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...
Rick's Press Room (Pubs & Breweries, Diner)
130 E. Idaho Ave. Meridian ID
208-288-0558
marymckercher says: Great food wonderful service and a Reuben you just HAVE to see to appreciate! (probably a POUND of Corned Beef on it!). My kids LOVE the Fetttechini Americano. A great place for the family and FANTASTIC food too! More...
Rockies Diner (Burgers & Drive-Ins)
3900 Overland Road Boise ID
208-336-2878
michaelv_id says: Just returned from dinner at Rocky's. Best food and service I have had in years. Normally you wait 10-15 minutes for your food, but ours was at our table, hot and yummy in 5 minutes after ordering. They had only More...
Smoky Mountain Pizza and Pasta-State Street (Pizza, Coldest Beer in Boise)
1805 W. State St. Boise ID
208-387-2727
Tango's Empanadas (Argentine)
701 N. Orchard St. Boise ID
208-322-3090
Daniel Foster says: I concur with the rest: this place is awesome. Great food, very reasonably priced, and the owners make the place feel like an old-fashioned small-town diner. I wish the atmosphere inside were a bit more comfortable, as it's a bit More...
Tavern at Bown Crossing (Steak & Seafood, Bars and Clubs)
3111 S. Bown Way Boise ID
208-345-2277
mjs_28s says: pesarobloo: Look at what you wrote: "The group consists of nurses, technicians, engineers, machinist, dental professionals, business professionals, etc. staple members of our community. After talking to the manager he agreed to serve us but the wait staff acted like More...
The Flicks (Delis, Movie Theaters)
646 Fulton St. Boise ID
208-342-4222
eugeboy says: The last time we went to the Flicks, there was only one theater (I think...it was a long time ago.) We went yesterday for the annual i48 film festival and it all came back to me - I love the More...

Arts Venues

3638 Osage St. Garden City ID
208-388-4278
Art Source Gallery (Galleries)
1015 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-331-3374
Basque Museum and Cultural Center (Cultural Attractions, Museums)
611 Grove St. Boise ID
208-343-2671
Boise Art Museum (Museums)
670 Julia Davis Drive Boise ID
208-345-8330
854 Fulton St. Boise ID
208-331-9224
100 E. Fort St. Boise ID
208-342-5104
Boise Stadium 22 with IMAX (Movie Theaters)
7701 W. Overland Road Boise ID
208-377-9603
760 Broad St. Boise ID
208-338-3821
Egyptian Theatre (Movie Theaters, Theaters)
700 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-345-0454, 208-387-1273
Idaho Black History Museum (Cultural Attractions, Museums)
508 Julia Davis Drive Boise ID
208-433-0017
5657 Warm Springs Ave. Boise ID
208-429-9908, box office 208-336-9221
610 N. Julia Davis Drive Boise ID
208-334-2120
415 E. Parkcenter Blvd. Boise ID
208-385-0021
Lisk Gallery (Galleries)
403 S. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-342-3773
Nampa Reel Theatre (Movie Theaters)
2104 Caldwell Boulevard Nampa ID
208-377-2620
Northgate Reel Theatre (Movie Theaters)
6950 W. State St. Boise ID
208-377-2620
3820 Cassia St. Boise ID
208-336-7383
415 S. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-385-9337
Stage Coach Theatre (Theaters)
4802 W. Emerald Ave. Boise ID
208-342-2000
850 S. Middlefork Road Crouch ID
208-462-5523
Stewart Gallery (Galleries)
2230 Main St. Boise ID
208-433-0593
The Alano (Theaters)
3820 Cassia St. Boise ID
208-336-7383
The Flicks (Delis, Movie Theaters)
646 Fulton St. Boise ID
208-342-4222
eugeboy says: The last time we went to the Flicks, there was only one theater (I think...it was a long time ago.) We went yesterday for the annual i48 film festival and it all came back to me - I love the More...
1402 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-385-0111
3640 W. Chinden Blvd. Garden City ID
208-331-5632

Nightlife Venues

Balcony Club (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues, Unknown)
150 N. Eighth St., Ste. 226 Boise ID
208-336-1313
Bar Gernika (Basque, Coldest Beer in Boise)
202 S. Capitol Blvd. Boise Idaho
208-344-2175
Ian Mailly says: Always great beer on tap, great service, and good greasy food. Why go anywhere else? More...
Bardenay (Pubs & Breweries, Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues)
610 Grove St. Boise ID
208-426-0538
Friskyplatypus says: So much love for this place! Oh my gosh. The bartenders are the best in Boise, the booze is mixed perfectly and fairly priced and don't get me started on the food. They've hired a new chef, the pork chops More...
Berryhill & Co. Restaurant (Fine Dining, Bars and Clubs)
121 N. Ninth St. Boise ID
208-387-3553
newhere says: New Year's Eve saw a capacity crowd, but everything moved smoothly and the buffet was always fresh... even after 10:00p.m. Everything was delicious... from cocktails to dessert and each morsel in between! Our first time there... and we'll definitely be More...
Bittercreek Alehouse (Pubs & Breweries, Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
246 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-345-1813
Go Listen Boise says: Thank you for supporting local music!
Bouquet (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues)
1010 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-345-6605
bsufan says: I've had good dealings with this bar. It's a classic historic setting with a beautiful bar and good sound system. I know the owner is struggling, like many other businesses in these tough times, but he's trying and with a More...
Chandlers Steakhouse (Fine Dining, Steak & Seafood, Bars and Clubs, 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...
Cowgirls (Bars and Clubs)
353 Ave. E Kuna ID
208-922-9522
shirley says: This is the owner of Cowgirls and I invite everyone out to expierence a great place to party! That is why we are packed every night we are open!! We have great customers and great staff. I would love to More...
Dirty Little Roddy's (Bars and Clubs)
100 S. Sixth St. Boise ID
208-345-9515
tawnialc says: I love this bar! I always have a good time and what's more amusing than watching people ride a mechanical bull? Well I'll tell you... Riding the mechanical bull! Now be careful it's addicting, I know from experience I'm suffering More...
Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria-Bown (Pizza, Bars and Clubs)
3139 S. Bown Way Boise ID
208-343-4177
Flying Pie Pizzeria (Pizza, Bars and Clubs)
4320 W. State St. Boise ID
208-384-0000
Goodwood Barbecue Company (BBQ, Bars and Clubs, 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...
Happy Fish Sushi & Martini Bar (Japanese, Bars and Clubs)
855 Broad St. Boise ID
208-343-4810
Highlands Hollow Brewhouse (Pubs & Breweries, Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
2455 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...
Knitting Factory Concert House (Pubs & Breweries, Bars and Clubs, Event Centers, Music Venues)
416 S. Ninth St. Boise Idaho
208-367-1212
Leku Ona (Basque, Bars and Clubs)
117 S. Sixth St. Boise ID
208-345-6665
Liquid (Bars and Clubs)
405 S. Eighth St., Ste. 110 Boise ID
208-287-5379
J1234 says: I have never had a bad time at Liquid!
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!
Pizzalchik (Pizza, Bars and Clubs)
7330 W. State St. Boise ID
208-853-7757
Red Feather Lounge (Fine Dining, Bars and Clubs, 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...
Seasons Bistro Wine Bar and Catering (Delis, Stores, Music Venues)
1117 E. Winding Creek Road Eagle ID
208-939-6680
Shorty's Saloon (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
5467 Glenwood Garden City ID
208-378-7363
CSCowgirl says: What an awesome place to dance and listen to live music on the weekends. Great crowd and great staff. More...
Smoky Mountain Pizza and Pasta-State Street (Pizza, Coldest Beer in Boise)
1805 W. State St. Boise ID
208-387-2727
Tavern at Bown Crossing (Steak & Seafood, Bars and Clubs)
3111 S. Bown Way Boise ID
208-345-2277
mjs_28s says: pesarobloo: Look at what you wrote: "The group consists of nurses, technicians, engineers, machinist, dental professionals, business professionals, etc. staple members of our community. After talking to the manager he agreed to serve us but the wait staff acted like More...

Public Places

Basque Museum and Cultural Center (Cultural Attractions, Museums)
611 Grove St. Boise ID
208-343-2671
Idaho Black History Museum (Cultural Attractions, Museums)
508 Julia Davis Drive Boise ID
208-433-0017
Knitting Factory Concert House (Pubs & Breweries, Bars and Clubs, Event Centers, Music Venues)
416 S. Ninth St. Boise Idaho
208-367-1212

Shops

415 S. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-385-9337
Seasons Bistro Wine Bar and Catering (Delis, Stores, Music Venues)
1117 E. Winding Creek Road Eagle ID
208-939-6680

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