Boise Beer Guide: Your Boise guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Boise

68 /100 18651 N STREAMS EDGE WAY
“Boise's newest brewery, a little bit out of town, but not too far. Brand spanking new, all shiny, simple wood and steel decor in an alpine lodge like setting. Food is available as well. As they are just startiing up, the taps were limited, but the pale ale was decent. Service was a bit slow, but his may change as they get their operation running.“
stevoj 218 days ago
70 /100 205 N. 10TH ST.
“New downtown location for Edge. Same menu, good food. Patio on the sidewalk available. Small but comfy. Nice to have this closer to my house.“
stevoj 542 days ago
80 /100 224 N 9TH ST
“Right across the street from 10 Barrel, this place is all things cider. In addition tot heir own product they featurea ciders from across the region and some international. Neat and modern, cozy, sidewalk patio available. Check the cold case for even more cider treasures to go.“
stevoj 580 days ago
66 /100 2417 BANK ST
“Nea little sci-fi themed place. Inside an arts center. Games, puzzles and comic books available. Nice funky vibe.“
stevoj 583 days ago
74 /100 760 W MAIN ST
“Nice layed back place. Good tap and bottle list. Lots of TV's with different games playing. Fast and friendly service. Good food.“
Sledutah 602 days ago
70 /100 1620 N. LIBERTY
“Newest kid on the block in Boise, placed in an underserved neighborhood. Packed on a Saturday evening. Bar, tables & booths make for a variety of seating options. 11 of their own taps, 1 euro, 2 cider, 2 wine. Average pricing, decent service.“
stevoj 842 days ago
58 /100 420 N. ORCHARD
“Brand new place on Orchard. Seems modeled after Hops & Bottles, taps and bottle shop combined. Taps reflect a heavy local influence, so nothing new for the home crowd, but a good jumping off spot for a visitor. Cans and bottles also reflect the local scene, cans sold as six packs only. Few bombers. $1 corkage fee. Room for growth here.“
stevoj 844 days ago
68 /100 350 NORTH MILWAUKEE #1017
“Second best option in this part of Boise (edge being the first), especially if you're at the mall. Always a decent selection of taps, some bottles and the pizzas are pretty good. Not too expensive and plenty of parking.“
stevoj 847 days ago
76 /100 2OO N. CAPITOL BLVD.
“Basement bar filled with old video arcade games and pinball. They even have a Nintendo for Smash Bros on the big screen. Usually good music playing, vibrant and laid back at the same time. Rotating taps offer a decent selection.“
stevoj 900 days ago
74 /100 525 N STEELHEAD WY
“Quite busy on a Tuesday evening 6pm but there was a table for us available. Kid friendly place. Flights of 4 available. 12 beers and 1 cider on tap. Tasty tacos and friendly service. The beers were quite alright as well. I could visit again.“
rosenbergh 1010 days ago
76 /100 733 S PIONEER STREET
“A new Taproom with lots of space inside and outside. Looks really cool. It's located close to Boise River and next to Boise River Greenbelt. 15 beers on tap. It's dog and kid friendly. As said here many times, they don't serve food but they have frequent food trucks. I would like to spend a bit longer time here.“
rosenbergh 1010 days ago
“There is nothing wrong with this place. It was quite cosy, kid friendly, the service was rather friendly (a bit slow though), the food tasty, the beers okay and the prices very reasonable. But still I didn't like it that much. It felt like we were not suppose to be here. It's like visiting a distant relative who you don't have anything in common and nothing to talk about with. They had nine beers on tap. Flights available (4=$4, 5=$5 and 9=$9). “
rosenbergh 1011 days ago
72 /100
Hops & Bottles (Beer Store)
1420 W. GROVE ST.
“Newest bottle shop in town, nut much new here, nothing I couldn't find at the Co-op or Brewers Haven. They do have 20 taps, but also had trouble finding anything new there. Location is great for me, as it will save me some time, but was a bit underwhelmed by the selection.“
stevoj 1022 days ago
72 /100 5467 N GLENWOOD ST
“What used to be a C&W bar called Shorty's, now a urban hipster type place, with stage and dance floor. Long bar, decent tap list, still managed to find 3 beers I hadn't had before. Food menu available. Connected to Beardsmith, so come and have your neckbeard groomed while sipping a cold one.“
stevoj 1040 days ago
64 /100 5120-5 OVERLAND RD
“Ok, so they're brand new, so I'll give them a chance to get some of the kinks out. 50 taps and only 2 were new to me. Will be hard to compete with downtown establishments (or Growler Guys), if they can't bring in new beers. No tap list online either, another knock. Pricing seems to be that you have to ask. Crowler marking is a piece of tape. Like i said, room to grow.“
stevoj 1118 days ago
74 /100
Eureka! - Boise (Restaurant)
800 W IDAHO ST #120
“On the 8th street restaurant row, place with decent tap list and really good burgers. Server knew some of the "bigger" beers. Taps cover a wide variety of styles and seasonals. IMpressed. Overall quality of everything.“
stevoj 1246 days ago
80 /100 705 W. FULTON AVE
“Pretty much the same old feel, this is the 3rd brewery in this same location. They did a nice little renovation but nothing crazy. The tap list is nice for a ticker but I am guessing the tap list will not turn over a lot. Overall a nice place and worth a visit.“
BuckeyeBoy 1264 days ago
74 /100 1026 S. LA POINTE ST.
“Boise's newest kid on the block, shabby chic, rustic industrial. Very open and airy. No TVs, a nice touch. Only two beers on for now, give :em time to get settled. Accessible via the Greenbelt, another nice touch.“
stevoj 1291 days ago
82 /100 246 N 8TH ST
“Excellent place. Big outside seating, great food. Had a really solid taplist. Cool to sit outside at 9am and watch the farmers market with a beer! Haha. Really impressed by the taplist. Excellent place.“
douglas88 1292 days ago
74 /100
The Basque Market (Restaurant)
“This is a great place. Not really a beer or cider destination, but they do have a ton of Basque ciders. Great food it seemed. Great service. Cool place.“
douglas88 1292 days ago
78 /100 733 S PIONEER STREET
“My first visit to the new location downtown Boise was with the RBSG crew. Huge and new space is pretty impressive. We got to see the brew area from the upper deck and sampled a whole bunch of their draft beers; they even brought out a couple special release bottles for us too. I can’t believe they don’t offer food here, but at least they have regular food trucks. Overall a cool stop and I should come down here more since they are constantly rotating through new small batch stuff.“
jake65 1298 days ago
64 /100
The Shed (Bar)
“A bit hidden in a brand new neighborhood, going for the rustic cabin look and feel, except for the screaming loud televisions. Lots of 'em, too. Sports bar in a different skin. Very noisy (but it was a Sunday). Small tap list, nothing too exciting. Menu also kind of small, a step above normal pub fare. OK, but will not be a regular stop.“
stevoj 1303 days ago
76 /100 521 W BROAD ST
“Visited during RBSG17 and sadly this was my first visit here… has a very nice neighborhood feel that is consistent with the laid back place to hangout and drink good beer while playing a game or trivia. Very open space to see all the equipment and enjoy the old building. Beer is good and keeps getting better. Service was excellent, but they were expecting us and I think we got the red carpet treatment. I need to come downtown more and its places like this that make it fun.“
jake65 1304 days ago
80 /100 2800 W. IDAHO STREET
“New neighborhood brewery, happens to be in my neighborhood! Starting small, with plans for many more taps. Open environment, friendly, new and shiny. Wishing big things for these guys! Continues to provide a nice gathering spot for the hood, Food trucks available later in the week. Filling all of their taps with their own beer. Kid and dog friendly.“
stevoj 1306 days ago
74 /100 705 W. FULTON AVE
“Another downtown taproom, filing the old Table Rock / Post Modern space. No kitchen, but dedicated food truck available. 6 taps to start, room for growth, plus a throwback to the old Table Rock, using one of their IPA recipes. Nothing too impressive, but let's see how they grow.“
stevoj 1323 days ago
76 /100
Lulu’s Pizza (Restaurant)
“One of my favorite pizza places in town, good new York style with lots of different toppings. Small but good bottle selection, rotating taps, about half local.“
stevoj 1337 days ago
76 /100 1022 W. MAIN ST.
“Another place to add to downtown’s already full plate of beer bars. 24 taps, about half sours. Food wagon out front. Much more seating, but not as intimate as the Brewery taproom. Opening crowd was loud, so I can see where a full house might make it difficult to talk. Longer bar, proximity to lots of other places a plus.“
stevoj 1341 days ago
88 /100 1104 W FRONT ST
“Visited with the RBSG group from Saturday around 3 PM onward. Located right in downtown Boise. They have a small parking lot that could accommodate 20 or so cars. Kind of a funky place from the outside. Inside they have three or four long picnic style tables and a bar that seats 10 or so folks. Self Serve water (good idea). They are also connected to a kitchen that is a separate entity. You place your order in the adjoining building, and they bring it to you in the brewery. The food is really good, too. For beer they had 12 on tap with a lot of variety therein. They had just done a special release of a Schwartzbier and with it they released some drafts of other German style beers. Glad I was there for that! The only downside was that a third of the draft beers were IPAs. That is something I don’t care for, but most people seem to like. Probably the best brewery in Boise, so worth a visit.“
JStax 1341 days ago
76 /100 521 W BROAD ST
“Visited around noon on a Saturday with the RBSG group. The place is right in downtown Boise. Parking would be difficult here, but Boise is so easy to walk that shouldn’t be a concern. The area is modern and very nice inside. Several tables to choose from, a decent sized bar, a patio, and an upstairs area are all available to the customers. Really relaxed feel to the place. The beers were a little lackluster, but the place is great.“
JStax 1343 days ago
86 /100
The Basque Market (Restaurant)
“Visited during the RBSG tour. They put on a Basque Cider tasting, and it was awesome. They let us utilize a long standing table toward the back, which was mostly sufficient. The ciders they provided were all interesting and delicious. They also serve food here, kind of like a tapas place, but already prepared. Everything they had on the menu looked and smelled delicious. If I had another day in Boise, I would have made this a priority for at least lunch. Stepping in here made me think of old world Europe. Meats hanging from the ceiling, wines and vinegars on the shelves along the walls. Great cheese selection. This is an all around great place, and is deserving of a visit, even if it is out of your way to get here. Go!“
JStax 1343 days ago
76 /100 733 S PIONEER STREET
“Visited with the RBSG group toward the evening. Big place with a good sized parking lot. Inside is really big as well. Lots of tables to sit at, a huge bar. They also had coolers of their beer along one side of the building. Good variety of styles offered on the visit, and all the beers were of good quality. I would recommend this place.“
JStax 1343 days ago
72 /100 2772 S COLE RD
“A open warehouse bar that is open and family friendly. Lots of kids and lots of people playing board games provided. Service was very nice and they had a large selection of beer. Quality is a bit iffy, but they are new so it may take some time. Prices were good, wifi available and flights. A bit far out, but if you are going to or from the airport, a decent stop.“
Ferris 1348 days ago
74 /100 1750 W. STATE ST.
“A small but pleasant bistro in a strip mall. Service was pleasant but not beer focused. Selection was pretty large and beer was all over the map for quality, but most were decent. Flights and wifi available. We didn’t eat, but it seemed they had a great and interesting menu. I would go back for the number of ticks and to eat.“
Ferris 1349 days ago
74 /100 525 N STEELHEAD WY
“An open space that although lacks a bit of character is quite functional. Service was nice but not beer focused. Our bartender however was eager to learn and asked good questions about beer. Selection was pretty big and quality varied, but flights were available at a reasonable price and wifi was free. Overall nothing really exciting, but a good solid stop.“
Ferris 1349 days ago
78 /100 12542 W FAIRVIEW AVE
“Visited with the RBSG group. After a tour of the brewing operation we sat on the huge patio. All the tables had umbrellas, so that helped with the heat of the afternoon. The group got to try all the beers and in my opinion, most were pretty good. Friendly staff working kept us all happy. I would recommend a visit if in the area.“
JStax 1350 days ago
88 /100 246 N 8TH ST
“Visited twice along the RBSG 17 Route. First in the downstairs cellar area and again for a brunch on the patio in the late morning. Downstairs was one of the most impressive beer cellars and bars I have seen anywhere. Upstairs there are two different bars. One is a more traditional looking bar, the other is upscale and fancy. The patios outside is pretty neat as well with plenty of covered tables to choose from. The draft list was lengthy and just as impressive as the rest of the place. This is a world class bar situated right in downtown Boise. I never would have expected it.“
JStax 1350 days ago
80 /100 1519 W MAIN ST
“Visited pretty late on a Thursday night, but the place was still hoppin. Kind of a fun atmosphere as there are bikes all over the place, primarily from the folks that rode them here. Nice tap list with a good focus on beer brewed locally. Friendly servers as well. They do offer 4 ounce pours of everything. I would recommend this place if you are visiting.“
JStax 1350 days ago
74 /100 830 W BANNOCK ST
“Visited as the second official visit of the RBSG 2017. Located right in downtown Boise. We were dropped off, but I do imagine parking could be difficult. The place has the feel of a restaurant that serves decent beer. It could probably pull that off if not for the brewing equipment being visible. They provided us a private room in the back. Servers were really nice and brought food into us if we ordered it. They even set aside a couple tables in the dining area for us to use as needed. The beers ranged from fair to pretty good.“
JStax 1350 days ago
68 /100 525 N STEELHEAD WY
“Visited on a Thursday afternoon with the RBSG crew. The place is pretty big inside, but their parking lot could use more spaces. Lots of tables for drinking and eating if you need a meal. They had 13 beers on tap. As j12601 said below, several in the group wanted to try them all, so we ordered 4 ounce pours of everything. Other than being a bit slow, service was great. It probably threw them off a bit with our order. Either way, they were very friendly and made sure we knew what beers were in each place of the flight boards. The beers weren’t really anything special, but the atmosphere was neat.“
JStax 1350 days ago
82 /100 760 W MAIN ST
“Visited as a pre-RBSG adventure at about 11AM. j12601 and I pretty much opened the place. We were the only ones there for most of our visit. Pretty spacious place. Lots of taps with good variety within them. A slight focus on Idaho brewed beer with about a third of them. Friendly staff that was knowledgeable checked up on us at a decent rate. They offered flights of any quantity you would want. Make sure to check the chalk board to the right of the bar. They update that with what kegs have been kicked and their replacement if there is one. Food is available, but I did not partake.“
JStax 1350 days ago
74 /100 521 W BROAD ST
“A nice large spot that is undergoing a renovation to add a large patio. Right downtown this is an easy spot to get to. Service was good, but not really beer forward. Not alot on tap and beer was decent but nothing special. Wifi and flights available. A decent spot made better by the ideal location.“
Ferris 1351 days ago
76 /100 733 S PIONEER STREET
“A very large and impressive looking brewery with a modern and pleasant tap room. Service was decent and a nice selection of beers. Wifi and flights available. Prices were reasonable and overall quite ticker friendly. A nice stop.“
Ferris 1351 days ago
“In the door at 11 on Sunday at the end of June 2017, after RBSG17 had officially concluded. Came in as they opened, staff having brunch together while setting up for the day. Very friendly staff, and as I was the only customer and they therefore weren’t neglecting anyone else, everyone was super happy to chat. Had a nice cup of soup and a pretty great polenta thing covered in black beans, salsa, guac, etc. It was basically nachos but with grilled polenta instead of chips. Made for a great breakfast. Prices were amazing. I guess this is a Boise or Idaho thing in general, but I was blown away on the trip by the number of places with tasters at $1 each. This was another of those places. “
j12601 1352 days ago
74 /100
The Basque Market (Restaurant)
“RBSG stop. They pulled out a bunch of Basque Ciders for us and demonstrated how to pour them. During the Basque festival so the whole block was packed with people. Food looked good but we just ate.“
Sledutah 1353 days ago