28 Best Bars in Boise

ART HAUS BAR Bar • $$$
999 W Main St Suite P101, Boise

“Kin is more than a restaurant. It is a wholesale Dining experience from ambiance, surroundings to food and drink. Attention is paid to every detail and it each one is executed flawlessly. Love the rotating menus, the rotating art on sight, and the thoughtfulness paid to wine pairings AND non-alcoholic pairings. I cannot wait to go again. Thank you to the Chef and staff for creating such an amazing experience!“

4.7 Superb168 Reviews
Barbacoa Grill Steak House • $$$
276 Bobwhite Ct, Boise

Customers` Favorites

Cotton Candy Lantern Birthday Treat
Filet Mignon Tips with Fettuccine
Coulotte Steak & Cajun Shrimp
Fried Ice Crema Lollipop Tree
Fried Ice Cream Lollipop Tree
Triple Chocolate Mousse
Mediterranean Octopus
Tableside Guacamole
Table Side Guacmole
Mashed Potatoes

“Cocktails hit or miss depending on the bartender. Food is all good.If you ever wanted to eat $50-100 a person in a ramshackle venue that equally feels like the inside of a winery tasting room, Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean, Juicy Couture and Colonial Mexican Hacienda design; this is the place.“

4.5 Superb221 Reviews
Gil's K-Nine Bar Bar • $
2506 W Main St, Boise

Customers` Favorites

Crab and Shrimp Cocktail
Shrimp N Crab Salad
Prime Rib Swiss Dip
Coconut Shrimp
Reuben Sandwich
Fish and Chips
Finger Steaks
Chicken Wings
Fried Shrimp
Hash Browns

“Had one of the best Reuben's I have had in a very long time. It was huge with a large portion of fries. No way I would have been able to eat more than half of it if it had been made anywhere else I've had one recently. But I left super stuffed because I devoured every last crumb. Yum mmmm. Now I want another.“

4.7 Superb58 Reviews
Critty's Bar • $
2139 S Broadway Ave Suite 102, Boise

“Really liked the atmosphere. Decor is mostly like an old fashion golf clubhouse which is very unique and relaxing. The bar and stools feel like really good quality and very comfortable. Great selection of beer taps. The shuffleboard table could use a tune-up, everything drifts right back into the center of the table. Seems like a great place to come down and watch some PGA orNFL sometime and have a couple pints.“

5 Superb25 Reviews
13th Street Pub and Grill Bar & Grill • $$
1520 N 13th St, Boise

Customers` Favorites

Cheese Burger and Fries
Black and Blue Burger
Traditional Benedict
Stuffed Mushrooms
Hyde Park Burger
Fish and Chips
Mac and Cheese
Caesar Salad
The Scramble
City Burger

“13th Street pub and grill is worth a visit if you are in Boise. It is family friendly. The server was attentive and available. Most of our food was on point. However, the French fries were overly salty, and Curry soup was heavy-handed on the curry, which concealed the other flavors of the Curry soup. I would highly recommend the black and blue burger and the Cod and chips. For 5 of us, the bill was under $120 before tip. Consider the burger was Wagyu beef, and the salmon was fresh. Try the sweet potato fries.A draft beer is $6 and an old fashion is $13 if you want an adult beverage.“

4.6 Superb72 Reviews
Clear Creek Lodge Bar • $
166 Clear Creek Rd, Boise

Customers` Favorites

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pita
Chicken Parm Sandwich
Shrimp Carbonara
Chicken Parmesan
Hot Ham and Swiss
Fish and Chips
Classic Burger
Whiskey Cream
Swiss Burger
Tater Tots

“I had no idea finger steaks could be made un-breaded. They were probably grilled rather than deep fried. The cook hand cut them, then and there. Absolutely delicious! The onion rings were awesome! I've heard great things about their pizza, can't wait to try it!“

4.7 Superb41 Reviews
The TK Bar Bar • $
6455 S Eisenman Rd, Boise

“Great place to go for a drink . Everyone there is chill, friendly. Bar tenders are Attentive and fun to talk to. They have couple pool tables and darts. They don't serve food but have a taco truck sometimes... which that food is delicious! We had a great time chatting with the locals ! Cheers“

4.7 Superb30 Reviews
Red Bench Pizza Pizza • $
1204 S Vista Ave, Boise

Customers` Favorites

Fried Risotto Balls
Bacon & Clam Pizza
Personal Pizza
Caesar Salad
Big Red Bench
Diana Ross
Antipasto
Arugula
Cannoli
Lasagna

“Located just down the street from the hotel where I stay when I'm in Boise so it was very convenient for me. The place was busy at the dinner hour 5-6pm on a Saturday. I picked a booth off in the corner, Table 209 and my server was Micailey M. My amicable server was totally knowledgeable of the products and unobtrusive (i dislike servers checking up on me too often). I thought that because I was seated there that I would be overlooked and I was hangry. So, my server took my order. Got my cold double IPA craft brew in a few minutes. About 10 minutes later I got my fresh hot pie that was super tasty. I recommend a half and half. I had the Bubba and the other half was Sausage and Peppers. Oh so good! The atmosphere had a really nice chill vibe with red and white checkered table cloths, piped in music was just the right volume for pizza and brews crowd. Out front, there's a big red bench for taking pics. I'll be back!“

4.5 Superb65 Reviews
Little Pearl Oyster Bar Bar • $$$
160 N 8th St, Boise

Customers` Favorites

Mussels with Fennel
Seafood Chowder
Shrimp Cocktail
Moules Frites
Lobster Roll
Cheese

“Had a great experience at this little gem of a place in downtown Boise. Service was very good. Not typically a fan of oysters, but my daughter loves to come here so I stepped outside my comfort zone and gave them a try. Had a fun time trying a variety of oysters!“

4.6 Superb40 Reviews

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Gatsby

Gatsby Bar • $$
280 N 8th St #130, Boise

“Such a fun night. You need a reservation to get the password for entrance. The concept is amazing. We had a blast enjoying the fun evening. The drinks are pricy but delicious and creative. I was sad that the Elvis inspired cocktail is no longer available. It sounded amazing.“

4.4 Superb97 Reviews
10th Street Station Bar • $
104 N 10th St, Boise

“One of my favorite cozy not quite neighborhood but sorta kinda neighborhood vibes place. Dive bar kinda feel without being an actual dive bar, and definitely not pretentious. Prices for drinks are insanely affordable, think cactus and pengillys, with kind and attentive bartenders. Tonight there was no cocktail server and it was absolutely packed, but we still got our drinks within maybe 3 or 4 minutes. Vibes are relaxed but not boring! Music is great - think old school, and perfect background for conversations and hanging out. No games or pool tables or things like that, but I don't feel like we're missing out on anything. And tons of small and bigger tables for whatever party size you're with.“

4.8 Superb19 Reviews
The Basque Center Bar • $
601 W Grove St, Boise

“There seems to be a general lack of understanding about the Basque Center in Boise - certainly among non-Basques. The Basque Center was built in 1949 and is a gathering place for Basque people in the area as well as non-Basques. It is available for rent and it has a huge kitchen in the basement for catering events. This past Saturday in support of the Basque Block Christmas Market, the Center featured the Basque music group, Txantxangorriak, and performances by Boiseko Gazteak, which teaches traditional Basque dance children from 4 to 13 years of age. It was a lively afternoon of traditional music and dance while the largely Basque crowd cheered and appreciated the show of talents. The Center is open to the public and non-Basques should not be intimidated to enter the bar for a good strong drink at a really low price. Be mindful that the Center is closed Monday, serves drinks after 3 pm Tues-Thur and has extensive hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Center is celebrating the 93rd Sheepherders Ball on Saturday, December 17th with a dinner that is currently sold out. After the dinner, the Oinkari Dancers (ages 14 and above) will perform at 8:00 PM, followed by a lamb auction which raises funds for the Basque Charities account. The dance, featuring the popular band "Amuma Says No", will begin after the lamb auction. The cost of admission to the dance is $5 for adults and children under 12 are admitted for free.“

5 Superb12 Reviews
Vista Uptown Bar Bar • $
813 S Vista Ave, Boise

“Definitely a great dive bar! They have a good selection of 10+ different beers. There are a couple pool tables. They have weekly music performances that are both cool and mildly annoying if you are just coming there for a drink after work. The bartenders are friendly and sassy in the best way! They are also quick to serve you!“

4.6 Superb26 Reviews
Jim's Alibi Bar • $$
2710 S Broadway Ave, Boise

“Well, it had been a while since I'd hit up old Jim's Alibi, but I went with friends to karaoke night on a Monday night and it was packed. The music is a little loud for my tastes, however, the rest of the crowd seemed to love hanging up on the microphone and singing their hearts out. If it's crowded inside though, there's plenty of standing room in the back patio too.“

4.5 Superb34 Reviews
9th Street Nook Bar • $
McCARTY BUILDING, 206 N 9th St, Boise

“An elegant establishment if you want a cold drink without all the loud music and people. The Nook is a great spot for one on ones, easy going night out. Whoever decorated this spot did a fantastic job. It's so pretty inside. The decor, the seating, the colors is all truly stunning. If you're looking for a spot to bring your date but don't want the loud bar scene, this is your go to. The bartender that took care of us was great! Highly recommend checking out.“

4.6 Superb23 Reviews
Capitol Bar Bar • $
6100 W State St STE 101, Boise

“First of all, this is the first place in Boise that made me feel at home. The service is always great, the food menu is well thought out and always above my expectations. The mixology is always up to speed. I feel it is important to include the people that have served me well. Renee, Mya, Andrew, Haley, George, and Jacob are friendly and accommodating. The patrons are equally welcoming to anyone new to the area (which can be challenging). Come by! First round is on me!“

4.6 Superb22 Reviews
Overland Bar Bar • $
3907 W Overland Rd, Boise

“The best dive bar in boise. Karoake and great bartenders. The owner bartends and makes sure the atmosphere is spectacular. Doug is the bomb. Curtis is the bomb. Great place for a drink...all the bartenders are the bomb. The O rocks...come visit the O for a great time.“

4.4 Superb54 Reviews
Sam's Smokehouse And Saloon Bar • $
3395 N Five Mile Rd, Boise

Customers` Favorites

French Dip with Roast Beef Red Onions Swiss Cheese and Auju Sauce
Loaded Nachos
Tater Tots

“I go to Sam's for the karaoke. This is definitely not a country bar, but I can sing country songs from the 90s, 80s and 70s and still get an applause, so I would say country music is accepted. Staff members are very good, kind and polite. I only had an order of fries to eat, thus not comments on the food.“

4.5 Superb31 Reviews

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Yardarm

Yardarm Bar • $
314 E 35th St, Garden City

Customers` Favorites

Chips

“The chips and salsa enhance the experience, but it's really all about the drinks, the ambiance, and the pet-friendliness. Picture it: a warm, sunny day in Boise, sand under your sandaled feet, beachy tunes playing in the background, friendly dogs under tables, a cold beer, and your good friends. The staff/owners are great, too. You want to be here.“

4.5 Superb29 Reviews
Little Dutch Garden Bar • $
1910 S Owyhee St, Boise

“Neighborhood bar good size outdoor space with two horseshoe pits cornhole fire pit and barbecue grill, inside- pool table, ping pong table, darts, and golf game. A lot of friendly neighborhood regulars. beer Wine Bar only so I don't think they serve wine but they do serve white claws and trulies I believe and my favorite Red Bull cash only! They do have an ATM machine. Men's restroom not so nice I hear the women's is though staff is always nice and friendly easy to make friends there very welcoming and pet friendly cheers ?“

4.6 Superb17 Reviews
The Shredder Bars • $
430 S 10th St, Boise

“The Shredder puts killer shows for touring acts and local artists alike. Hardcore acts frequent here. The atmosphere has personality, lots of arcade games, hardcore posters, props and weird decorations to look at. They provide free water to guests.Having performed here myself I can say the crew is respectful and great. They treat the artists well.The live sound quality is good but usually mixed loud, so bring earplugs.“

4.5 Superb23 Reviews
Wiseguy Pizza Pie Pizza • $
570 Main St, Boise

Customers` Favorites

Pepperoni Pizza with Jalapeno Poppers
Traditional Calzone
Hot Hawaiian Pizza
Meatball Hoagie
White Trash Guy
Fat Guy Pizza
Buffalo Wings
Garlic Knots
Margarita Guy
Dirty Bird

“This place is a must for anyone coming to Boise. The pizza was absolutely delicious and served promptly. The cob salad was absolutely delicious. Best one i've ever had. Look for the guy with the beard. He's the best. He spoke to my kids with respect and was very friendly. My boys are 16, 13, and 10. Sometimes when we go to restaurants people taking the order and don't acknowledge them like their human and can order for themselves. The guy with the beard was very welcoming.“

4.4 Superb37 Reviews
The Shed Bar • $
1010 S La Pointe St, Boise

Customers` Favorites

The Grateful Shed Burger
Pancetta Mac and Cheese
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Deep Fried Oreos
Boneless Wings
Pulled Pork
Shed Nachos
Tater Tots
blt

“My first time in today… Some of the best food I’ve had in a while, the sweet and spicy wings were also the best wings I’ve ever had, they topped buffalo and wingstop! I will be coming here A LOT MORE to try out some of they’re other menu items! 6 STAR!“

4.3 Superb93 Reviews
The Royal Bar • $
1509 N 13th St, Boise

“Great ambience. Delicious well priced drinks. We were there on a Tuesday and the poor bar tender was alone and slammed. He said it's not usually busy on Tuesday's but there was some local event that day. But I think he did a great job handling all those people and still putting care into each drink. Many of which require a lot of effort. He must have called for back up cause eventually someone else showed up to help him.“

4.5 Superb22 Reviews
Fireside Inn Bar • $
1610 N 31st St #5923, Boise

“I wouldn't call Fireside a dive but it's got a "vibe." What that vibe is and if it's gotten better or worse depends who you talk to. Worth checking out, see if it's the place for you. This might be the most unhelpful review I've written.“

4.4 Superb31 Reviews
Cactus Bar Bar • $
517 W Main St, Boise

Customers` Favorites

Keep Calm and Cactus on Between the Buns

“So this is for sure a DIVE bar, legit dive bar. A little dirty, slightly skeezie, BUT freaking awesome. We stopped in for a quick drink and enjoyed chatting with the regulars. It's a hole in the wall but reminds me of a good old-fashioned dirty bar!“

4.3 Superb70 Reviews
The Gas Lantern Drinking Company Bar • $
701 W Fulton St, Boise

Customers` Favorites

Smoked Chicken Wings
Bavarian Pretzel

“Came out two evenings just recently and both times the specialty crafted drinks were divine, the bartenders are fun and friendly, and the burger and fries I ordered from the food truck were yummy! I always recommend this place to my friends.“

4.4 Superb27 Reviews
Pengilly's Saloon Bar • $
513 W Main St, Boise

“This place is indowntown Boise. It has an "old" feeling which makes sense since the bar is from the late 1800, the bar against the wall with the mirror is from the early 1900s, and the floor is old hard floor. It is dark here which adds to the atmosphere. There is a ton of old pictures and memorabilia on the walls which I think is pretty awesome. It is just a cool place all the way around. Our bartender was nice and told me about the history of the pieces. We came here during Thanksgiving and it was open with plenty of Street parking. I have a feeling though that even during normal time parking is not an issue. They have a stage, so they have my music also.“

4.3 Superb44 Reviews
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