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How to Spend The Perfect All-Day Date in Boise

Last updated December 01, 2020 by Totally Boise

Boise is known for many things –– their football (Go Broncos!), endless outdoor activities, and the growing food and beer scene around town. Most specifically, Boise is a hub for delightfully unique eateries both outdoor and indoor that make for the perfect date. Whether you're ready to take your significant other to try a new place or you need a suggestion of local establishments, here is your guide to the perfect Boise Good Eats Date.

Grab Some Beers at The Handlebar

Located in downtown Boise, The Handlebar could be considered one of Boise's most enjoyable drinking establishments, designated for a good time spent with friends, family, or your significant other. The bicycle-themed craft beer and wine bar typically have 25 craft beers and 5 wines on tap.

While you may recognize The Handlebar for their fun Thursday bike races and bike nights, with COVID-19, The Handlebar has had to get innovative with their weekly events.

Now The Handlebar operates COVID-friendly with masks required, limited seating, and social distanced tables. The Handlebar is a great stop-in located downtown that allows you to sit back, relax, and try some new local beer!

Follow The Handlebar on social media to see what fun specials and events they're coming up with this week:

The Handlebar Facebook

Enjoy Dinner at Boise's Newest Restaurant, deluca's

deluca's, new to downtown Boise, bringing fine Italian dining to the heart of BODO.

Located in what was previously known as Ha'Penny Bridge Club, will now be an elegant restaurant recognized for it's signature Italian meals. Utilizing a recipe brought over from Sicily in the 1940's, deluca's specializes in Rigatoni Diavolo, an Italian staple including spicy sausage and mushrooms bathed in creamy marinara sauce with a bit of a kick. deluca's has set out to bring a fancy Italian dining experience and soft ambiance to downtown Boise.

deluca's location:

BODO, 855 W Broad St #250, Boise, ID 83702

Check out our favorite Winter cocktail from deluca's here:

Favorite Winter Cocktails Article

End Your Night at The STIL

Whether it's hot or cold outside, The STIL is always an excellent option to end your night with a delightful dessert.

Stop in to try one of their innovative flavored ice creams that are frequently evolving depending on the season and month. What sets The STIL apart from other ice cream shops are the customizable ice cream flights paired with craft beer and wine, perfect for sampling 4 ice cream flavors and 4 complimentary drinks of choice.

If you aren't up for a full flight, try one of their adult ice cream flavors infused with alcohol. Closing the night at The STIL is the perfect ending to a fun local date night.

The STIL's Treasure Valley's locations.

Downtown Boise: 786 W Broad St

Harris Ranch: 3724 S Eckert Rd Suite #111, Boise, ID 83716

Read more about The STIL here:The STIL Creamery

With Boise's popular growing foodie scene, the perfect date day is spent roaming around town and trying a big of every food genre. Dining and drinking your way through Boise is the ideal way to enjoy time with your significant other or the wonderful way to break the ice on a new date!

While COVID-19 has been strenuous on many local businesses, it's important more now than ever to support the ones you truly love! COVID-19 has brought a lot of uncertainty to many families, and while we are encouraged to social distance and stay at home when possible, it doesn't mean we can't enjoy the good things in life.

Stop by any of these local establishments to show some community love and support — whether it be a delicious lunch, drinks, dinner, or dessert. Each of these places has made it easy to eat at home with accessible and quick to-go options.




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