Rodeway Inn Airport
2799 Airport Way
Boise, ID 83705
Phone: (208) 336-7377
Fax: (208) 336-2035
Bars & Cafes
For the cost-efficient, sports-minded patron seeking the irresistible charm of a "dive," End Zone is the place to be. Customers grab 32-ounce "tubs" of cheap beer, toss peanut shells on the floor, mingle with the younger crowd and test their shuffleboard, horseshoe and foosball skills. If smoke-filled atmospheres don't bother you, this may be your little heaven. The owners/bartenders are also worthwhile conversationalists. The bar is located across the street from Bronco Stadium.
This bar in Boise is a local staple. With minimally priced food and drinks and fast, friendly service, it's no wonder Suds Tavern is a favorite among the masses. The live music nights featuring local bands, don't hurt either.
Wood tables, brass fixtures, and a staring deer head create a testosterone-charged experience at this riverside restaurant. Televised sporting events add to the atmosphere. Claiming to have Boise's tallest bar, the pub boasts a wide variety of microbrews, including Buttface Amber Ale and Total Disorder Porter. Originality continues in the dining room with dishes ranging from Armadillo Eggs to Bourbon Blackjack Burgers. The outdoor patio provides views of the Boise River and Boise River Greenbelt
This bar has over a dozen big-screen televisions. For the sports nut, the satellite will pick up any game, any time. This neighborhood bar's mantra, "no lawyers," which has been on its sign for decades, holds true. If you practice law, and relish an old-style sports watering hole, keep your mouth shut. Kids are not welcome either. Pool tables are free to visitors during the day. Standard American fare is served here.
Images of Humphrey Bogart dance through your head when you relax at this Casablanca-inspired cafe, located in the Eighth Street Marketplace. Connected to the The Flicks, a foreign and independent movie house, the fireplace-accented cafe serves a variety of sandwiches, soups, burgers, lasagna, salads and wraps. Wine and beer lovers choose from 18 wines and 30 beers. If coffee is your thing, then try one of the gourmet espresso drinks. The garden patio is perfect for people-watching while munching on the cafe's trademark chocolate chip cookies.
Mardi Gras is one of the most happening clubs in Boise to groove the night away. This bar and nightclub has a historic dance hall and is the most sought after venue in the music community for live events. Famous acts like REM have performed here. The DJ spins some great tracks to keep you enthralled through the night.
A popular bar among the locals, the Shredder offers a perfect venue for an entertaining night out in the city. Located in Downtown Boise, this bar features bands from all across the country, and artists like the Toasters, Off With Their Heads, and It Prevails have all performed here. So do head here on a Saturday night and checkout the line-up of artists performing here.
When comedians come to Boise, they come to Liquid Lounge. This comedy club features some of the country's best comedians on Thursdays through Sundays. For those looking to break into the game, open mic Wednesdays and comedy workshops during the week are there to help you learn the craft. The bar features a good selection of beer, sure to make any comedian a little bit more hilarious. Check out Liquid Lounge's calendar of performers and prepare to laugh until it hurts.
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.
Cherry wood highlights the decor of this northern Italian restaurant, located in the lobby of the Grove Hotel. Perfect for diners attending events at the QWest Arena or other nightlife offerings, the restaurant features rainbow trout encrusted with pine nuts or Pollo Alla Cacciatore. It offers a large wine and beer list and a complete bar. If you still have room, try one of the homemade waffle cones with ice cream or a hot berry cobbler. Service is prompt and polite, including a valet service. Impressed diners should return for an equally delectable breakfast or lunch.
The Reef welcomes you with its tropical décor, warm ambiance and mouthwatering cuisine. Listen to some original music played by live bands as you dig into exotic salads and take your fill of entrées like Thai-style coconut smothered chicken, tacos with cabbages and mango, pastas stuffed with cheese, meat and fresh vegetables and meat variations marinated in delectable sauces. Choose from lip-smacking sandwiches and burgers layered with gourmet cheese, vegetables and cooked meat. Desserts like the chocolate based cream, coconut and berry stuffed lava cake and pineapple cake served with delicious rum ice cream are sure to make you come back for more! You can hire the Hemingway Room for private dinners or business parties. Hours are seasonal. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events and exact working hours.
Experience Boise's Basque scene at this cozy, charming downtown eatery. Lamb stew, beef tongue (served on Saturdays), chorizo and solomo sandwiches decorate this funky menu. Standard fare exists for the less brave, too. Indulge with a 22-ounce Guinness or a glass of Basque wine. For a taste of Basque, try the croquetas. Tables are sparse, and prized if found. Outdoor seating is also available during the warmer months.