Totally Boise Blog


New Downtown Boise Hangout, Western Proper, Offers An Elevated Day to Night Experience Unlike Anything Else in Idaho

Last updated June 29, 2021 by Totally Boise

A second location of the local Boise brewery Western Collective, Western Proper is an all-encompassing space for entertainment. Bringing together food, parlour games, music, coffee, spirits, and of course, beer, Western Proper is an entirely new world-class experience for residents of the Treasure Valley and visiting tourists.

The 10,500 sq. ft. space takes guests to a level of experience and excitement that you won't find elsewhere in Downtown Boise. Western Proper serves upscale American fare that will cater to different lifestyles and palettes along with mini-bowling and parlour games

"We wanted Western Proper to be approachable yet elevated," said co-founder Melissa Levick.

While touring Western Proper, Melissa mentioned that the intention of Western Proper is to be a place where everyone feels welcome — date nights, casual hangouts, game nights, and brunches, to name a few.

Western Proper has indoor dining for up to 300 people, an outdoor patio that seats 50 people, communal dining options, two bars, lounge areas, and fourteen 75" inch TVs for sports enthusiasts.

As with their first location, every detail of Western Proper is intentional - from the multiple wallpaper prints designed by independent artists to the curated vintage furniture selection, to the hand-crafted cocktails and meticulously detailed food menus. When Western Collective opened three years ago, it quickly became known for its Western chic environment, and you can expect nothing less at Western Proper.

Creating nothing short of excellence, Western Proper's elevated food (coming soon), drinks, and striking Deco Western decor not only bring patrons in, but it entices them to stay.

Western Proper | Totally Boise 2021 Summer Mag
Western Proper | Totally Boise 2021 Summer Mag
Western Proper | Totally Boise 2021 Summer Mag

Some of Totally Boise's favorite Western Proper Features:

Cowboy Bar

To the right of the entrance, the Cowboy Bar is the perfect cocktail lounge for after-work drinks or to start date night. Fitting into the western theme, the cowboy-centric bar seats 60 in total including 18 patrons around the bar and 25 on the patio side. The Cowboy Bar is a great space for those looking to grab a handcrafted cocktail by one of Boise's best bartenders.

Must-try drinks:

  • The Carlos Slim
  • Light Foot, Heavy Hand
Western Proper | Totally Boise 2021 Summer Mag
Western Proper | Totally Boise 2021 Summer Mag

Game Parlour

At the center of Western Proper, you'll notice four mini-bowling lanes, but you'll also find that Western Proper is packed with interactive games. Eager to allow guests to connect with each other, Western Proper offers an array of games including:

  • Skee ball
  • Two-person Pac-Man
  • Atari Pong
  • Hoops
  • Boxing
  • Air Hockey
Western Proper | Totally Boise 2021 Summer Mag
Western Proper | Totally Boise 2021 Summer Mag

Breakfast (COMING SOON)

Breakfast is the key to starting the day off right. COMING SOON WITH 7-days a week, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Western Proper is making their space the ultimate all-day hangout. Collaborating on a well-rounded menu, Western Proper will be serving up all the best breakfast (coming soon) favorites along with some unique dishes for the adventurous eater.

Western Proper is more than your typical hangout bar or restaurant; it's a place to connect with friends and family while creating lasting memories. Proving that anything less just wouldn't be proper, Western Proper exceeds expectations with its creative and innovative space.

Get ready for a summer of fun at Western Proper. Downtown Boise's newest location for all things entertaining - food, drinks, games, and good times are sure to be found at Western Proper.

Visit Western Proper




Memories are made in Boise.
Don’t forget to share yours with us.



Stay in the know about all things Boise.

Copyright 2023 by Totally Boise | Privacy Statement | Terms of Use