The warm, summer weather always has us craving for some patio time. Relaxing with friends and family in a local brewery or pub is a great way to soak up some summer sunshine and to sip your favorite drink of choice or try something new.
Did you know that Idaho is one of the best places in the US for brewing beer? It’s the biggest barley producer and the third biggest hops grower overall. So that means there are countless places for you to visit!
Boise is packed with great places to enjoy patio season. Check out our recommendations and be sure to let us know where YOU like to chill out when the weather begs you to take a seat under an umbrella outside.
10 Barrel Brew Pub
10 Barrel Brew Pub is a great place for the entire family — including your dogs! This brewpub is dog-friendly. Pull up a chair outside or inside and enjoy some tasty, award winning beers and eat your fill of delicious pub grub. Be sure to check out their events calendar — they’ve always got something going on. Each month they partner with a charity, and this month it is the Alzheimer’s Association. Not only will your belly be happy, you’ll be supporting a good cause.
Boise Brewing started as a small kickstarter back in 2012 and they’ve grown so much since! One thing we love about this brewery is that this brewery is truly of the people — it’s community sponsored! Yes, even you can participate and own a share of the brewery (much like a food co-op…but for beer). Boise Brewing is currently one of only a couple breweries in the country to offer an ownership program of this kind. Way to go, Boise!
Payette Brewing not only makes some awesome brews, but they also support their local community by giving back. Payette Forward allows them to give back through community organizations and events. Payette Brewing’s existence is inspired by explorations and adventures within the Boise landscape. If you’re an outdoorsman (or woman) with an adventurous spirit, you might like to stop here! Be sure to bring your dog, too.
Idaho is famous for the Sawtooth Mountains, wild rivers and the iconic Sockeye salmon…which is exactly how Sockeye Brewing got their name. Just like us, they’ve got Idaho in their DNA. Be sure to try their Dagger Falls IPA and Angel’s Perch Amber and definitely don’t forget to get your ticket to attend their Boise Bacon and Beer Festival this fall!
Highlands Hollow Brew House
This microbrewery is the oldest in Idaho! They’re proud of this fact and their history. Their beers are great and their food is extremely tasty and made from locally sourced ingredients. This combo of great beer and fine foods is what makes them so successful.
Edge Brewing also slings amazing brews and food! Arrive with a hungry appetite and you won’t leave disappointed. This brewery takes pride in crafting traditional brews “with an edge.”
Barbarian Brewing creates delicious, complex, artisan ales and lagers. They draw inspiration from old world traditions but also strive to innovate and create new styles and techniques. They’re small and locally owned and they make delicious beer. Bring your pup to relax on the patio!
The Flats 16
The Flats 16 is a Star, ID local gem with an extensive craft beer selection, great food, and an outdoor family patio setting. Whether you live in Star, or are just exploring for the day, you won’t want to miss The Flats 16.
We could continue to add to this list, but it would go on forever. Have we convinced you yet? What are you waiting for? Go grab your friends and settle into a perfect patio spot as you sip amazing beers. Ahhh, summertime in Boise.