Handcrafted Wine, Brew & Food

Food & Wine Guide

Food & Wine Guide

Boise’s food and wine scene is exploding with a vibrant farm to table dining scene, burgeoning craft breweries, and nationally-recognized wineries.

Downtown Boise

At the heart of the downtown food scene is 8th street, a lively hub of local fare where you can find everything from fine dining to hole-in-the-wall pizzerias. Enjoy artfully designed atmospheres and memorable craft cocktails. The food (and the atmosphere) is genuine with no pretense. Just passionate chefs and mixologists who are proud of what they do.

ALAVITA handmade pasta.

Can’t miss experiences along 8th Street and in the downtown core:

  • The Modern
    Craft cocktails and more with an unforgettable patio experience.
    The name is just the start. Breakfast and more in a casual bistro.
  • Bittercreek
    Eco-conscious alehouse featuring locally-sourced pub grub.
  • The Basque Block
    Bar Gernika, the Basque Market or Bardenay — all provide a slightly different twist on Boise’s Basque heritage.
  • Trillium
    Showcasing locally-sourced ingredients in an upscale yet approachable atmosphere located in downtown Boise.





Chandlers signature drink, "Ten Minute Martini


Locals Tip:

Don’t pass up Hyde Park! A little north of downtown Boise sits the historic Hyde Park. A historic retail district that serves as a hub for locals, as well as a stop for mountain bikers exploring nearby trails, and foodies looking for a meal off the beaten path.

Interested in a Food Tour? Indulge Boise Food Tours will take you to the best of the best in Boise. Fun for everyone!

Wine & Wineries

SW Idaho wine is fun, approachable and deeply rooted in our agricultural heritage. Why is SW Idaho producing some of the best wine? Our climate! Here, rich soils combine with ideal rainfalls and warm summers to produce outstanding grapes for world-class wines — and, as a result, one of the nation’s most recognized up-and-coming appellations.




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Boise + Beyond

A number of wineries feature comfortable tasting rooms in and around Boise. Many located right along the Greenbelt!


Sunny Slope — Idaho’s Wine Country

Sunnyslope Wine Trail near Marsing, Idaho

Head southwest from Boise on HWY 55 and you will come to Sunny Slope Rd. Explore the beautiful countryside and taste some amazing wine.

For more information visit the Idaho Wine Commission.

The Local Brew

SW Idaho has experienced a boom in local craft beers. From hoppy IPAs to rich stouts, Southwest Idaho has a local beer for you.

  • Bittercreek Alehouse
  • Boise Brewing
  • Cloud 9 Brewery
  • Edge Brewing
  • Payette Brewing Company
  • Powderhaus Brewing Company
  • Sockeye Brewing