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05May

Treasure Valley Nightlife Scene for Any Vibe

Whether you just turned 21, or you’re looking for a nice place for you and your fellow retirees to grab a drink, searching for the perfect bar to fit your mood can be a tricky search. The Treasure Valley has no shortage of options, but sometimes you can’t know the vibe of an establishment until you visit it.

Our list breaks down the various drinking scenes you will find throughout the Treasure Valley. We start our list in the center of downtown Boise, and move out from there.

New to Boise or new to being 21, you can’t miss the downtown Boise bar strip. Here is where you will find the hustle and bustle of Boise nightlife. These bars are known for showing every visitor a great time and it’s easy to hop from one to the next in seconds. The vibe can change from bar to bar, but it’s an essential Boise experience. You can expect loud music and lively energy at each spot.

Next, we lay out which bars in downtown offer a chill vibe with plenty of seating, creative cocktail creations, and excellent atmosphere. These are a great place to come for that downtown feeling without being too hectic.

Beyond those, you’ll find the clubs and dance halls. This is where you come to be seen and boogie the night away. Most are found in downtown Boise, but don’t be surprised when you find a gem outside of that area.

Tap and tasting rooms of several Idaho breweries and wineries are scattered across the Treasure Valley and offer super chill vibes. Here you’ll find comfortable seating, more than likely on a patio, live music, and yard games. Groups with small children are welcome.

Lastly, we note some incredible neighborhood bars in Boise, Meridian, and Eagle that have their own special ambience and offerings.

Downtown Boise Bar Strip

  • Mulligans
  • 10th Street Station
  • Humpin’ Hannah’s
  • Amsterdam Lounge
  • The Reef
  • Tom Grainey’s
  • Strange Love
  • Dirty Little Roddies
  • Cactus Bar
  • Pengilly’s Saloon
  • The Whiskey Bar
  • Silly Birch

Craft Cocktails and Relaxed Vibes in Downtown Boise

  • The Mode
  • Press and Pony
  • Diablo & Sons Saloon
  • Bittercreek Ale House
  • 9th Street Nook
  • Prost German Pub
  • Devil’s Den
  • Space Bar Arcade
  • Juniper
  • Suite 104
  • The Matador
  • The Lively
  • Capitol Cellars
  • Atlas Bar
  • Neurolux
  • Chandler’s Steakhouse
  • Owyhee Tavern
  • Bar Gernika
  • Leku-Ona
  • Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery - Boise
  • Double Tap Pub
  • Little Pearl Oyster Bar
  • Tap House

Clubs and Where to Dance

  • Strange Love
  • Amsterdam Lounge
  • Karma
  • The Balcony
  • Dirty Little Roddies
  • Humpin’ Hannah’s
  • The Buffalo Club
  • Somewhere Bar

Wineries in The Treasure Valley

  • A New Vintage Wine Shop
  • The Shadow Puppet
  • Coiled Wine Bar
  • Scoria Vineyards
  • Telaya Wines
  • Bodovino (Boise & Meridian)
  • Split Rail Winery
  • Cinder Wines
  • Potter Wines
  • Par Terre Winery
  • City Center Wines
  • Hyde Park Fine Wines
  • Uncorked! Wine Bar
  • Txikiteo
  • Boise Co-op Wine Shop
  • Rolling Hills Vineyard Urban Tasting Room
  • Vine Wine Shop and Lounge

Breweries and Taprooms

  • Meriwether Cider House
  • 10 Barrel Brewing Boise
  • Western Proper
  • The Handle Bar
  • Woodland Empire
  • Matlack’s Bar
  • Barbarian Downtown Beer Bar
  • Edge Brewing Pub on 10th
  • Mother Earth Brewing
  • Mad Swede Brew Hall
  • Payette Brewing Co.
  • Sockeye Brewing
  • White Dog Brewing Co.
  • Powderhaus Brewing Company
  • Bear Island Brewing Co.
  • Cloud 9 Brewery
  • Clairvoyant Brewing Company
  • Lost Grove Brewing
  • Boise Brewing
  • Craft Brewers of Boise
  • Highlands Hollow Brewhouse
  • Good Vibes Kombucha
  • Good Apple Tap House
  • Ram Restaurant & Brewery
  • Loose Screw Beer Co.

Where to Grab a Drink in the Treasure Valley

Boise

  • Vista Uptown Bar
  • The End Zone
  • Suds Tavern
  • The James Whiskey & Cocktails
  • Tavern at Bown Crossing

Meridian

  • Heritage Hop House
  • Frontier Club
  • The Roosevelt
  • Crave Kitchen & Bar
  • Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar

Eagle

  • Coyne’s Restaurant & Bar
  • Gathering Place
  • Corner Hustle Neighborhood Bar
  • Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery - Eagle
  • Oak Barrel of Eagle Restaurant and Lounge
  • Rembrandts
  • The Schnitzel Garten
  • Tavern at Eagle Island
  • CACi Wood-Fired Grill
  • Flats 16 Restaurant & Event Center
  • daVinci’s

Looking for a drinking or eating establishment that welcomes dogs? We’ve got a blog for that!

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We love learning about new bars in the Treasure Valley. If we missed one you think should be added to the list, or just opened, please email us at iloveboise@totallyboise.com . It’s through community interaction that we discover all of the amazing businesses in the area, and spread the word. Be sure to check out #totallyboise on Instagram to find more great content!

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