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Chow Public Market: Boise's Perfect Hangout Location

Last updated August 25, 2020 by Totally Boise

Chow Public Market & Eatery is home to food vendors, local goods, and memorable moments. Located off Cole and Overland Road, Chow is a one-stop-shop for having fun, eating good food, and enjoying the company of friends and family.

Five Reasons Why You Should Make Chow Public Market Your New Weekend Hangout Spot.

Delicious Local Foods and Drinks

Home to several unique food vendors, beer, and coffee Chow gives people plenty of options. In the center of Chow sits the bar that has 20 rotating beers on tap. If the refreshing beers don’t get you, the food will. With a bar being the hub of Chow, a variety of food court style vendors surround it. Find burgers, southern soul food, street tacos, gelato, and more. The best part? Chow has a commercial kitchen where they love to have popup food vendors dishing up delicious meals and occasional cooking classes.

Totally Boise Recommends Chow Public Market

Home To Local Goods By Local Vendors

To the left of Chow, located in the coffee shop, is the CHOW boutique. Grab a latte then shop around for “a latte” cute local goods from local vendors. When Totally Boise stopped by, we snagged some fun stickers and a children’s book, but that doesn’t even begin to cover what they’ve showcased in the boutique. You can also find Idaho shirts, handmade bags, and even local spices.

Totally Boise Recommends Local Vendors at Chow

Lounge Area Perfect For Hanging Out During Any Season

The casual seating may be what is so enticing about hanging out at Chow. Having lounge seating and more tables Chow creates the environment of stay as long as you want.

In the summer: Their roll-up garage door creates an open patio feel. Engage in a friendly or competitive game of Corn Hole (depending on if you have a championship title to defend ) on the patio. It’s the perfect option for when the weather starts to cool down and you want to hang with friends while social distancing.

In the winter: Enjoy the wonderful winter views. We recommend bringing a deck of cards and enjoying warm sips of coffee with your close friends.

Popup Concerts and Events

Chow is always looking to bring the community together (In a COVID safe way, of course). Hosting indoor and outdoor events, Chow presents local musicians, pop up shops, and food vendors whenever possible. Watch the calendar for one-on-one or group based painting classes, led by professional artists with Paint n’ Sip. They offer these fun events as a great way to relax while learning helpful painting techniques. Grab a beverage before you head into class and make a beautiful painting for your home.

Check their event page to see more upcoming events and the live music schedule. View Chow Events

It’s Right Next To The Movie Theater

Chow is a fun hangout spot to relax before or after seeing a movie. Grab that delicious bite to eat and a drink, then walk across the street and you’ll be ready to see that new blockbuster movie!

Chow Public Market is Idaho’s first permanent public market, so it’s no wonder we love it so much! Chow is a great place to hang out with the family during the week or for a weekend date night.

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Curious about the Chow Public Market: Visit Website

Phone: (208) 912-1870
Location: 7609 W. Overland Rd., Boise, ID, 83709

Hours: 9 AM-8 PM 7 days a week




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