Part of the Reel Theatre chain, this one in the city attracts fans who enjoy the best and hottest Hollywood action. Featuring films for all ages, the cinema's six screens often play host to families and groups. True to its claim, the venue offers free popcorn and soda to patrons on Wednesdays, making it all the more popular.
150 N 8th Street Suite 226 Boise, ID 83702 +1 208 336 1313
When you step into the Balcony Club, you will get a view for sure. Only the view is not picturesque, but Gothic Industrial! This bar has a variety of theme nights and entertainment events every week. Mardi Gras, Pride Fest, and White Party are a few of the hot events that attract huge crowds throughout the year. Check the website for upcoming events.
3132 Chinden Boulevard Boise, ID 83714 +1 208 342 4161
Serving a generous helping of Idaho hospitality and steak-and-potatoes cuisine, this wood-paneled mainstay opened its doors in 1959. While trendy eateries have moved into Boise, this restaurant has kept to its roots. Diners will find Western art and artifacts decorating the restaurant's dark walls, and a menu that looks the same as did it 40 years ago. All cuts of steak are offered from tenderloin tips to prime rib, and the prawns come big, breaded and fried.
6950 West State Street Garden City, ID 83714 +1 208 377 2620
Part of the Reel Theatre chain, this one in Boise keeps up the tradition of free popcorn and sodas on Wednesdays. A tad pricier than most theatres in town, the venue is nevertheless a popular haunt for movie lovers. The place is teeming with families and youth, especially on the weekends.
5517 West State Street Boise, ID 83703 +1 208 853 9161
This bicycle-decorated coffee house offers something most others don't - waffles, and lots of them. Diners can select from six different waffles with toppings ranging from hot applesauce to peanut butter. Other breakfast items include quiche and muffins. Sandwiches, soup and salad are the lunch offerings. The owner, a former racer and bicycle mechanic, is known for brewing strong coffee.
2140 East Cinema Drive Meridian, ID 83642 +1 208 888 2228
The city of Meridian lies around nine miles outside Boise, and movie-goers here often find themselves heading over to this popular haunt. Stadium seating, Dolby digital sound and a host of other comforts keep folks company as they get a load of the latest Hollywood action.
200 North Capitol Boulevard Boise, ID 83702 +1 208 918 0597
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.
705 West Bannock Street Boise, ID 83702 +1 208 947 3111
One of Downtown's popular watering holes, Falcon Tavern invites people of all ages to come and have some fun. This non-smoking establishment is just as good for grabbing a quick drink as it is for sitting down for a full meal. The food menu goes beyond regular pub-grub, and there are many delicious menu items for you to enjoy. There is a long sandwich list comprising leg of lamb au jus, rib-eye steak, Kobe corned beef and Swiss meatloaf. Burgers like the signature Falcon, Jalapeno and Canadian bacon are also quite scrumptious. The drinks list features draft and bottled beers as well as wines and some non-alcoholic beverages, perhaps best enjoyed during the daily Happy Hour from 4p to 6p.
405 South 8th Street BoDo District Boise, ID 83702 +1 208 345 6620
A Downtown restaurant and bar, Solid serves local fare and beers. Appetizers like hot wings and nacho platters are perfect for sharing, and start the meal on a delicious note. Shrimp and grits, herb-roasted chicken and sweet potato enchiladas are a few of the many tasty entrées you can gorge on. The pulled pork sandwiches, mac and cheese and veggie wraps are also worth trying. The drinks menu features 11 tap beers, subject to availability. You can also have fun belting out your favorite tracks on their many karaoke nights.
800 West Idaho Street Suite 200, Mode Buidling Boise, ID 83702 +1 208 514 2531
Located downtown, Fatty's Bar is a popular watering hole among the local college students. Known for its budget friendly drinks and abundance of weekly events, Fatty's features beer pong tournaments, live music and karaoke to a packed house. Ask for your drink to be 'fatty size' and you'll soon learn how the bar got its name! Filled with a hospitable crowd, cheap drinks and lively events, its no wonder Fatty's is a local favorite.
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