Drinking at the best bars in Boise is going to be covered in full detail as this post goes along. Some may be searching for a tall glass of beer, a shot of vodka, to save money on liquor during local drink special times, or maybe to sing karaoke and either way we will get you sorted.
We will kick this baby off with the best wine and cocktail bars in Boise. Breweries and sports bars where you can watch the big game or maybe play some pool or throw some darts will get our second section.
The best drink specials at bars near you with cheaper alcohol will come next before we pivot to bars with trivia, quiz, and/or game nights in your area. Bars for dancing, karaoke, and to listen to live music will garner our final section.
Expect to find a local bar map with all these spots pinned on it so you can have a better feel for what venues are closest to your current area at the moment. This region is one that we have written about many times in the past if you are interested in reading more.
Cocktail & Wine Bars
The best cocktail and wine bars in Boise might just be:
- Press & Pony at 622 W Idaho
- The Mode Lounge at 800 W Idaho
- Coiled Wine Bar at 813 W Bannock
- Vine Wine Shop & Lounge at 1320 S Maple Grove Rd
- The Roosevelt at 126 E Broadway Ave, Meridian
Press and Pony serves traditional artisan drinks over a wood-paneled bar and they have a pop up pit stop at 6pm and karaoke at 7pm on Friday. Some of the best drink specials in your area are offered every day from 4pm to 7pm at The Mode Lounge.
Coiled Wine Bar produces coiled wines from vine to bottle under one roof. Vine Wine Shop and Lounge has a large selection of ancient and new world wines that are available for purchase and tastings starting at 6pm.
You can choose from an extensive collection of whiskeys and exceptional local cocktails as well as get discounts on alcoholic drinks from 4pm to 7pm at The Roosevelt.
Boise Breweries & Sports Bars
Watch the big game with your friends and sample new flavors of beers at the best breweries and sports bars in your area:
- Stubs Sports Pub at 3662 S Findley Ave
- Edge Brewing Company at 525 Steelhead Way
- Hooligans Pub at 10704 W Overland Rd
- Homestead Bar & Grill at 6275 N Linder Rd #100, Meridian
- Firehouse Sports Pub at 423 E Karcher Rd, Nampa
Stub Sports Pub boasts multiple TV’s where you can watch all of your favorite teams from 10am to 10pm Monday through Thursday, til 11pm on weekend nights, and until 7pm on Sunday. They also offer daily drink specials near you from 3pm to 6pm.
Local drink specials are also offered from 3pm to 6pm Monday through Thursday and 8pm to 9pm on Sunday at Edge Brewing Company. Hooligans Pub provides a range of entertainment options from pool to sports on TV as well as beer, pub fare, and happy hours from 3pm to 7pm on weekdays.
40 tap draft beers and 5 tap wine draft systems as well as 15 TV’s for all sporting events can be found at Homestead Bar and Grill. The Firehouse Sports Pub offers wonderful cuisine and drinks plus they have pool tables, darts, sports on TV, games, prizes, private parties, and events all throughout the week when they are open from 1pm to 12am.
Local Drink Specials
Save some money buying cheaper alcohol at these bars with drink specials near you:
- Cactus Bar at 517 W Main
- Mulligans’ Pub & Eatery at 1009
- The Gas Lantern Drinking Company at 701 W Fulton St
Cactus Bar features historical pictures and a terrace and offers beers and other cold beverages from 10am to 2am plus they are a good place to drink liquor for cheap in your area from 3pm to 5pm during their happy hours. Mulligans’ Bar and Eatery is a cozy Irish pub with an outdoor seating, 21 HDTV’s, 16 beers on tap, drink specials, and game day discounts.
You can buy cheaper alcoholic drinks from 4pm to 6pm Wednesday through Friday and 3pm to 10pm on Sunday at The Gas Lantern Drinking Company where they offer a variety of unique beers, bar games, and live music.
Other places in this post providing local drink specials include The Mode Lounge, The Roosevelt, Stub Sports Pub, Twin Peaks, Spacebar Arcade, Edge Brewing Company, Hooligans Pub, Solid Grill Bar, O’Michael’s Bar and Grill, Liquid Lounge, Humpin’ Hannah’s, and Neurolux.
Trivia, Quiz, & Game Nights
There are plenty of bars with local trivia, quiz, and game nights:
- Hyde Park Pub & Grill at 1501 N 13th
- Solid Grill & Bar at 405 S 8th #100
- O’Michael’s Pub & Grill at 2433 N Bogus Basin Rd
- Spacebar Arcade at 200 N Capitol Blvd
- Heritage Hop Haus at 729 N Main, Meridian
Hyde Park Pub and Grill is a popular neighborhood hangout with patio seating that is open every day from 11am to 10pm providing 2 hour long drink promos, microbrews, and casual pub fare.
A variety of comfort meals and drinks are available from 11am to 2am at Solid Grill Bar as well as daily liquor specials in Boise from 4pm to 6pm and 10pm to 12am.
Casual food, draft beers, and live music are provided at O’Michael’s Bar and Grill plus they have drink specials seven days a week from 4pm to 6pm.
Spacebar Arcade has pinball machines, vintage video games, happy hours, and bar quiz nights, near you. Heritage Hop Haus is a two level venue with more than 40 cold beers on tap, excellent handmade cocktails, delectable pub cuisine, and double drink specials.
Hooligan’s Pub, The Firehouse Sports Pub, Pengilly’s Saloon, The Ranch, and Humpin’ Hannah’s are some other fun bars with games to check out that we have linked you to in other lists.
Dance, Karaoke, & Live Music
These bars are great for dancing, live music, and karaoke:
- The Buffalo Club at 10206 W Fairview Ave
- Pengilly’s Saloon at 513 W Main
- Liquid Lounge at 405 S 8th #121
- Humpin’ Hannah’s at 621 W Main
- Neurolux at 111 N 11th
- The Ranch at 4919 Highway 20/26, Caldwell
- Craft Lounge at 320 11th Ave S, Nampa
The Buffalo Club is a large saloon with a country atmosphere that has three rooms, a terrace, dance floor, and live music. Pengilly’s Saloon is a welcoming local bar and music venue with exposed brick walls and a pool table that serves artisan beer and cocktails every day from 12pm to 2am.
Discounts on food and drinks are offered from 2:30pm to 6pm at Liquid Lounge as well as delicious pub fare and DJ dance nights until 2am. Happy hours, pool tables, and live music are available from 5pm to 2am Wednesday through Saturday at Humpin’ Hannah’s.
Nightly live indie bands as well as liquor specials from 12pm to 7pm are offered at Neurolux. The Ranch has a Golden Tee, pool, sweepstakes, skill games, Hook and Ring, Cornhole, horseshoes, giant Jenga, poker, live music, and some of the best bar karaoke in your area seven days a week from 10pm to 1am.
Don’t forget about the live music held at Press and Pony, The Gas Lantern Drinking Company, and O’Michael’s Bar and Grill from some different lists.
We also have written posts on:
- Where To Grab A Drink In Seattle
- Where To Grab A Drink In Portland
- Where To Grab A Drink In Reno & Lake Tahoe
- Where To Grab A Drink In Salt Lake City
Have Fun Drinking At The Best Bars In Boise
Now that you have read all of that you should have a much better understanding of what is available in your area. There are plenty of local wine and cocktail bars, breweries to watch sports at, places with good drink specials to save money, trivia, quiz, and game nights, as well as bars to listen to live music, dance, and sing karaoke near you.
If you notice us listing any venues that are no longer open or just think we got something wrong please tell us in the comments so this page stays as up to date as possible. Now go have fun drinking at the best bars in Boise.