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Customers perch on bar stools and the conversation is always flowing at this downtown nightspot open since 1996. The large windows at Bittercreek Alehouse are perfect for people watching. With about 21 different Northwest micro-brews, the pub has become a favorite hangout. The food is original and inventive with appetizers such as polenta fries, halloumi with jam and poutine, which is a popular Canadian dish with gravy, fries and cheese curds. Their beignet and butterscotch dessert is also worth a try!
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.
This one is for all the arcade game enthusiasts. Spacebar Arcade offers 30 vending arcade games and pin ball machines such as Street Fighter II Pinball, Battlezone, Galaga, Wizard of War and Mortal Kombat. Choose a beer from their rotating taps or from their wide list of canned beers while playing a game. They even have a selected wine list for those who don't prefer beer. Regular DJ nights and live music are offered by the bar for extra entertainment.
The Brickyard is a popular spot for quality steaks, happy hour deals, and the always entertaining spectacle of dueling pianos. Primarily known as one of Boise's best steakhouses, the Brickyard is perfect for a business lunch or dinner. Entrees run the gamut, from Certified Angus beef steaks to butter smothered halibut. Whatever you choose, you can expect an excellent wine or cocktail pairing from the Brickyard staff. Come for happy hour and enjoy excellent deals on lounge drinks, including the specialty scotch and bourbon. Top off your night by taking in the dueling pianos, always a treat!
Popular with the college kids, Suds Tavern is one of the most popular bars to go to catch a game or play some pool. With minimally priced food and drinks and fast, friendly service, it's no wonder Suds Tavern is a favorite among the masses. Bar snacks like chicken wings and burgers are favorites among the crowd, while the bar menu favorites include beer, which is available both on tap and by bottles, and a variety of zippy cocktails. The decor consists of sports-themed memorabilia and the flat-screen TVs show the ongoing games. Live music nights featuring local bands just add another reason to come here.