Best boise happy hours

Boise is a foodie city, so you can expect to find some of the best Happy Hours around. With our love for great food and drink, you can score some juicy deals at our constantly evolving downtown spots, and surrounding areas.

From the eclectic Barbacoa to its little sister Coa Di Jima, there are great things to discover and enjoy. Dont forget to take advantage of all the fantastic brew pubs that put on a pretty good happy hour show!! (Future article teaser…wink)

1. Barbacoa

Not only does Barbacoa have some of the tastiest food in Boise, but they also have a stunning bar for your happy hour pleasure. Top shelf specialty drinks are buy one get one free 7 days a week, 4:00-6:00pm!

Though they don’t have any food deals, the drink specials speak for themselves. And I always recommend the table side guacamole, it’s a great value and goes great with a yummy happy hour drink, or two actually.

best boise happy hours
Photo credit – Barbacoa

What makes Barbacoa special:

  • Great deals on top shelf drinks
  • Artisan creations
  • Incredible ambience
  • 2 for 1 drinks Monday-Sunday 4:00-6:00pm


Barbacoa can be found at: 276 Bobwhite Ct, Boise, ID 83706 (208) 338-5000

2. Ruth’s Chris

I don’t know about you, but eating at Ruth’s Chris is a little outside my budget. Unless it’s happy hour time!

You can get great deals on food and drinks from 4:30-6:30 daily (except holidays) and even find some amazing deals on great dinners from the usual menu. I recommend the burger or the steak salad, yum!

They offer $9 drinks and $11 appetizers and even some amazing dinner items on special.

Photo credit – Ruth’s Chris

What makes Ruth’s Chris special:

  • Downtown location
  • Great bar and patio (perfect for people watching!)
  • Deals on food and drinks
  • Get the Ruth Chris experience, on a budget


Ruth’s Chris can be found at 800 W Main St Suite 110, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 426-8000

3. The James

Wall to wall craft cocktails will have you coming back for more. The James is a warm, immersive experience in the art of enjoying well made drinks.

They have an open roof bar that is great for friendly gatherings or family events (weather permitting). They offer $5 drinks and $8 appetizers daily on their happy hour.

Photo credit – The James

What makes The James special:

  • Warm immersive experience
  • Artisan wine and whiskey
  • Great appetizers
  • Rooftop bar


The James can be found at: 1030 S Broadway Ave, Boise, ID 83706 (208) 637-4738

4. Juniper

A classic Boise go to for drinks and happy hour. Beautifully crafted bar and artisan specialties, you can pair your favorites with Coast European and Pacific Northwest cuisine.

Juniper’s happy hour offers buy one get one free (2 for 1) drinks and amazing deals on appetizers and pizzas. Best of all, their downtown location offers happy hour Monday-Sunday from 3:00-5:30pm.

best boise happy hours
Photo credit – Juniper

What makes Juniper special:

  • Newly designed bar
  • Artisaian creations
  • Good value happy hour
  • 2 for 1 cocktails and great deals on food


Juniper can be found at: 211 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 342-1142

5. Bonefish Grill

One of the most well-rounded (cocktail only) happy hours is at Bonefish Grill. From 4:00-6:00pm Monday- Sunday you can get $1 off draft beers, $5 house wines, and $7 spirits like Titos and Maker’s Mark.

They also offer amazing hand-crafted martinis and cocktails for just $6!

best boise happy hours
Photo credit – Bonefish Grill

What makes Bonefish Grill special:

  • Amazing specials on food daily
  • Downtown location
  • Lots of Gluten-Free options
  • Fantastic happy hour


Bonefish Grill can be found at: 855 W Broad St, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 433-1234

6. Solid Grill & Bar

At Solid, the happy hour is… well “solid!” They offer 1/2 of well drinks, wine by the glass and beers on tap as part of their daily happy hour.

Try out this fantastic happy hour 7 days a week from 4:00-6:00pm and from 10:00pm to midnight.

best boise happy hours

What makes Solid Grill & Bar special:

  • $3 mimosas on Sundays
  • Amazing menu
  • Downtown location
  • Indoor and outdoor seating


Solid Bar & Grill can be found at: 405 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 345-6620

7. Coa De Jima

Barbacoa’s “little sister” has the same amazing happy hour, in a hip downtown spot!

You can get buy one get one free drinks (2 for 1) everyday of the week from 4:00-6:00pm. It’s one of my favorite Date Night Restaurants, so get there early and enjoy a couple cocktails with your special someone.

best boise happy hours
Photo credit – Coa De Jima

What makes Coa De Jima special:

  • Amazing food
  • Stunning atmosphere
  • Great Date night spot
  • Buy one get one free drinks on Happy Hour


Coa De Jima can be found at: 615 W Main St, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 519-1213

8. Owyhee Tavern

If you are looking for great deals on food and drinks, Owyhee Tavern is the spot!

With great deals on burgers, appetizers, and oysters. Plus $6 wines, beers and some cocktails, you will love this happy hour spot!

best boise happy hours
Photo credit – Owyhee Tavern

What makes Owyhee Tavern special:

  • Classic drinks & food specials
  • Downton destination spot
  • Happy hour deals


Owyhee Tavern can be found at: 1109 W Main St, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 639-0440

9. Lucky 13

If you haven’t already read my story on Lucky 13’s Reopening, then this one may stand out as a strange Happy Hour Best. But it absolutely deserve a spot in this article.

With daily Monday-Sunday Happy Hour from 3:00-6:00pm, offering top shelf cocktails buy one get one free, it is an amazing spot!

What makes Lucky 13 special:

  • Great happy hour drinks
  • Low cost pizzas and nibbles you’ll love
  • Inside and outside seating
  • Free parking

Lucky 13 can be found at 3662 S Eckert Rd, Boise, ID 83716 (208) 344-6967

10. Bodovino

Last, but certainly not least is Bodovino. They have a very unusual (in a really great way) happy hour, and I know you will love it!

With 50% off select wines, $1.99 mimosas, and fantastic deals on food it’s quite the bargain.

But with their hours, you will really be impressed! They offer Happy Hour Monday- Friday from 3:00-6:00pm, and from 9:00pm to close. PLUS Saturday from 11:00am-3:00pm AND all day on Sunday! WOW!

best boise happy hours

What makes Bodovino special:

  • Tasting
  • Amazing cheese plates
  • Happy hour specials daily!
  • Gourmet food


Bodovino can be found at: 404 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 336-8466

Final Notes on Boise Happy Hour Spots:

This list was compiled on January 2, 2023 and these were the deals at the time. Though they were not seasonal deals, but instead ongoing deals on happy hour drinks and food, we can not guarantee that the deals will be the same after this date.

We have supplied you with phone numbers and when available, websites as well so that you can double check the happy hour options. And we will update this list as often as we are made aware of changes.

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