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One of downtown's most popular establishments also happens to be one of the first restaurants with a distillery in the nation. Bardenay, which is sailor's slang for cocktail, concocts its own vodka, rum, gin and whiskey. In addition to drinks comes an impressive New American menu. Entrees are quite filling and range from charbroiled salmon to rum pepper steak. The pork tenderloin and corned beef reuben sandwiches are especially good. Besides the distillery, the spacious brick-walled eatery features beers on tap served at its long, cherry-oak bar.
With it's patio and live music events, it's no wonder this stylish lounge is popular with locals for happy hour and after-work drinks. It is also known for it's delicious weekend brunch. Entrees include the pan seared Hagerman sturgeon and the mac and three local cheese. Or just relax with one of the many cocktails. The adjoining pub, Bittercreek Alehouse, is also very popular and boasts classic Northwest cuisine and an extensive beer list.
Every food lover's paradise and every chocoholic and cheese-lover's delight, the Melting Pot is consistent in delivering excellent service. Apart from cheese and chocolate fondue and small plates for dipping ingredients such as fruits, cheeses and croutons, a variety of French entrees including a list of lobster and steak dishes are also available on the menu. The expansive drink menu includes wine, craft beers, chocolate martinis and mojito and other craft cocktails. The elegant setup, the mood lighting and the intimate booths makes this place perfect for a romantic dinner.
At Sockeye Grill and Brewery, there are over 20 brews on the menu, all of which are made onsite. Take a tour around the brewery and check out their brewing methods and follow it up with some food in their tap room. The food menu is as comprehensive as the beer menu and includes "pub grub," wraps and salads. The log cabin setup of the interior with stone fireplace and rustic decor gives the interior a cozy feel which is perfect for a cozy conversation over some beer. Local bands play live music on Tuesdays and Sundays.
Paying homage to the Broncos of Boise State University, this fun-loving 360-seat restaurant and bar is one of Idaho's largest pubs. Soaring ceilings and outdoor seating give the sports pub a touch of elegance. Next door is an entertainment room with pool and darts. The extensive restaurant menu is packed with standard pub fair and more, from quesadillas to sausage penne. With a movie theater located right next door, this is the perfect place for a snack before or after a show.