Dave's Guide to Boise & Beyond

Welcome to Boise! There is so much to see and do. I have created this list of many my favorite places to eat, drink and experience so you can enjoy Boise like a local! Don't hesitate to text me for more ideas.
Walk down 8th street and enjoy the sites and sounds of shops, music, food, and entertainment.  Hyde Park on 13th street is also a great place to go. It is a quaint historic little village in the middle of one of Boise's first subdivisions, now a Historic District. A must, is a ride or walk along the Greenbelt! over 30 miles of scenic path along the Boise River. Text or email me for more fun ideas of what to do
Most of the street parking is metered and you can get the first 20 minutes free Monday through Saturday 8am-8pm. Meters Strictly Enforced!

There is plenty of city garage parking too where the first hour is free!

Some of my Favorite Places

I love Tacos


The Brickyard

601 W Main St, Boise
Distance: My favorite fine dining steak house. Try the table side Salad!
Local's tip: Don't miss the dueling pianos!


Island-themed seafood restaurant & bar
105 S 6th St, Boise
An amazing resturaunt with Island vibes, indoor and outdoor dining and Incredible food!

The Warehouse Food Hall

Collection of great food, drinks & retail
370 S 8th St, Boise
17 resturuants in one place! from Pizza, BBQ to Wok and roll, two bars and so many more. Something for everyone! Oh, it's next to the Bodo cinemas

Goldy’s Breakfast Bistro

Breakfast restaurant
108 S Capitol Blvd, Boise
Best breakfest place in town. May have a line, but worth it! fyi.. Many celebrities and bands eat here when visiting!

Ling & Louies

Asian Fusion Goodness
2288 N. Garden St. Boise, ID 8370
Yummy Asian fusion food on the Greenbelt!

Moon’s Kitchen Cafe

Homemade breakfast & lunch served all day
712 W Idaho St, Boise
Old school cafe with great pancakes and shakes!


Amercican restaurant
199 N 8th Street, Boise
High quality locol resturuant serving regional foods and quality sourced

Yoi Tomo Sushi & Grill

Japanese & sushi restaurant
405 S Capitol Blvd, Boise
Amazing Sushi! No Lie! This place is the real deal!

Pie Hole

All day & late night pizza place
205 N 8th St, Boise
Killer pizza by the slice. Open late, good prices, and right on 8th street downtown
Tasty craft coctail and libations


The Mode Lounge

Cocktail bar
800 W Idaho St, Boise
Craft Coctail Bar worth trying

Taphouse Pub & Eatery

Sports bar
760 W Main St, Boise
Local Foodery and Drinks

Whiskey Bar

Cocktail bar
509 W Main St, Boise
Tons of Whiskey to satifies any whiskey lover

Pengilly Saloon

Bar & saloon
513 W Main St, Boise
Over 100 years old, cheap drinks and Great music

10 Barrel Brewing Co.

Brewery & pub food
830 W Bannock St, Boise
Great Beers, great food, what's not to like? Try the Hamburger!

Dawson Taylor Coffee Roasters

Downtown coffeehouse
219 N 8th St, Boise
Fantastic Local Coffee

The Atlas Bar

Cocktail bar
108 S 11th St, Boise
Cool micro bar in downtown Boise

Moss Coffee & Tea

Coffee Shop
208 North 9th Street, Boise
Great coffe and Tea

Lost Grove Brewing

Local brewery
1026 S La Pointe St, Boise
Incredible local brewery and Food! 13th street in Hyde Park! You won't be dissapointed
Freak Alley is a must see in Boise

Things to Do

Freak Alley Gallery

Outdoor mural gallery
210 N 9th St, Boise
An alley between 8th street and 9th street downtown Boise filled with local art! it's Amazingly Cool. Greeat photo ops

Boise Art Museum

Art Museum
670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise
Art diplsyed at its finest

Boise Trolley Tours

City tours
2288 N Garden St, Boise
A wonderful way to see Boise and learn about the history of the area

Zoo Boise

Zoo open year round
355 Julia Davis Dr, Boise
Animals animals animals. Always a good time

Boise Centre

Convention center
850 W Front St, Boise
The center of downtown Boise and conventions center. Cool fountain too

Boise Botanical Gardens

Community gardens on 42 acres of an old
2355 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise
Beautiful garden grounds to walk and explore

Bodo Cinemas

A great theater above the food warehouse!
760 W Broad Street, Downtown Boise

Discovery Center of Idaho

Science, technology & engineering museum
131 W Myrtle St, Boise
An always changing display of art and science

The Village at Meridian

Premier shopping, dining & entertainment
3597 E Monarch Sky Ln, Meridian
A villages for all ages! Beautiful surroundings with resturaunts, movies and tons of shopping


Guru Donuts

Artisan donuts, made from scratch daily
928 W Main St, Boise
Incredible donuts and pastires made from quality ingredients


Warm gourmet cookies
501 W Main Street, Boise
A Home Made Cookie Store - Yum!

Janjou P√Ętisserie

French artisan boutique bakery
1754 W State St, Boise
European pastry and coffee shop. Just Wow!

City Peanut Shop

Artisan peanuts & nut shop
803 W Bannock St, Boise
Such a fun store. More than just peanuts!

Mixed Greens

Gift & specialty shop
213 N 9th St, Boise
A creative gift and sundries store

Re-POP Gifts

Gift & specialty shop
210 N 10th St, Boise
Fun eclectic everything store. i.e. fun socks, bottuns, hats, fame etc


Gift & specialty shop
414 W Main St, Boise
Wonderful clothing stopre and more

Piece Unique

Clothing store
205 N Tenth St, Boise
Anotehr amazing local downtown Boise store for both men and women


Vall ebikes

Electric bike rentals
Downtown Boise
e-bike share service. Pay as you go https://ridevallebike.com/

McU Sports

Bike, ski & snowboard rentals
2314 N Bogus Basin Rd, Boise
My favorite bike and sport store. Rentals of bikes and roller skates too!


Ebike & Escooter rentals
Downtwon Boise
Scooter and e-bike rentals all over the valley

Don't hesitate to text me with any questions

Want to talk real estate? Give me a call!

Enjoy your time in Boise!