10 Best Things To Do At Night In Boise, Idaho - Updated 2021

things to do at night in boise

Attracting over 20 million tourists annually, Idaho’s capital city, Boise is abuzz with history, culture, and recreation. A rich collection of outdoor activities from hiking trails to bicycle routes to skiing opportunities is available in the city. There are also parks, rivers, and streams. The cultural elements of the city shine through with the historical sites, museums, and events, especially the Art Deco buildings lining downtown, along with Basque Block, Ballet Idaho, Trey McIntyre Project, the symphony, and the opera. One could think that the city is only alive during the day but there are so many incredible activities awaiting the night owl in this city as well. Browse through below to find out about all the things to do at night in Boise, Idaho.

1. Have a dining experience unlike any other at Barbacoa Grill

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Exceeding the expectations of any restaurant experience, Barbacoa Grills offers a unique concept. It is not only a restaurant–there is also a museum and art gallery, truly delivering on the promise of stimulating your senses. It is the brainchild of restaurateur Robert Castoro. Chef Enrique Martinez puts together the rich and vibrant flavors through artisanal quality dishes at Barbacoa. The concept revolves around American Barbecue with culinary influences from Spain, Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico.

Barbacoa Grill

Address: 276 West Bobwhite Court, Boise, ID 83706, United States

Website: Barbacoa Grill

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 4pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 11pm

2. Solve a mystery at A Boise Escape Room - The Puzzle Effect

Adventure awaits you and your friends at Boise Escape. Have a thrilling time on this game and develop your teamwork. One-of-a-kind, the participating teams can be friends, family, or anybody you wish! Put your heads together to solve the mysteries in a series of interesting and complex puzzles. There are clues to help you escape and win at the game but the catch is to find your way out in the set time limit. You can choose from a range of themes and unique story lines to spend your fun day out at Boise Escape.

A Boise Escape Room - The Puzzle Effect

Address: 8249 W Overland Rd. Suite 140, Boise, ID 83709

Website: A Boise Escape Room - The Puzzle Effect

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 10am - 10pm; Mon - Thu: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 10am - 9pm

Price: 26 USD per person

3. Play a round of golf at Quail Hollow Golf Course

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Posted by Quail Hollow Golf Course on Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Located in the Boise Foothills, the 18-hole par 70 layout is 6,325 yards (5.8 km) and has a 70.7 course rating and 129 rating of the slope. Designed by Bruce Devlin and Robert Von Hagge, the Quail Hollow Golf Course has been transformed to keep up with changing times. It also features magnificent views of the Treasure Valley. A challenging and strategic course, there are hazards, elevation diversity and sloped greens. Open till 8pm, you can swing by for an evening game to cap off your day.

Quail Hollow Golf Course

Address: 4720 36th St, Boise, ID 83703, USA

Website: Quail Hollow Golf Course

Opening hours: 8am - 8pm (daily)

Price: 13 - 35 USD

4. Groove to the music at The Balcony Club

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Posted by The Balcony Club on Friday, February 19, 2021

The Balcony Club should be your go-to for the funnest night out in town when you are in the mood to groove and move along to some great tunes. With a great selection of drinks and appetizers, this night club has been voted Boise Weekly’s Best Local Dance Club for over 15 years now! With the best DJs, great food and drinks selections, and the perfect vibe, this is an experience you don’t want to miss out on!

The Balcony Club

Address: 150 N 8th St #226, Boise, ID 83702, USA

Website: The Balcony Club

Opening hours: 4pm - 2am (daily)

5. Watch a game over a drink at Ha'Penny Bridge Pub

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Posted by Ha Penny Bridge Irish Pub on Wednesday, 19 September 2018

An authentic Irish restaurant and bar offering delicious food with even some classic American options on the menu and located in the vibrant Boise downtown, Ha’ Penny Bridge Pub is a delight! With over 24 craft beers on tap and tons of cocktail options, it always feels like happy hour at this pub. Catch live music on multiple days of week or indulge in a full-fledged karaoke session. Plus, this pub also holds incredible St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

Ha'Penny Bridge Pub

Address: 855 W Broad St #250, Boise, ID 83702, USA

Website: Ha'Penny Bridge Pub

Opening hours: Sun: 11am - 9pm; Mon - Tue: 1am - 11pm; Wed - Thu: 1am - 12am; Fri - Sat: 1am - 2am

6. Explore your favourite brands at Boise Towne Square

From apparel to shoes to accessories, Boise Towne Square has all the brands you could want all under one roof. From Aeropostale to Forever 21 to J.Jill, there are a range of fashion, premium, luxury ,and lifestyle brands to choose from. This shopping center has men, women, and kids all covered. And for the food lovers there are over 26 different food outlets to choose from!

Boise Towne Square

Address: 350 N Milwaukee St, Boise, ID 83704, USA

Website: Boise Towne Square

Opening hours: Sun: 11am - 7pm; Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm

7. Grab a seat at Edwards Boise 21 & IMAX

Edwards Boise 21 & IMAX movie theatre offers you a reviving cinematic experience with its impeccable picture quality, clear sound system, the magical IMAX and 3D visuals, and not to mention, the comfortable seating! Up to date with all the latest movies and large auditoriums, have movie time fun with your friends and family!

Edwards Boise 21 & IMAX movie theatre

Address: 1628, 7701 W Overland Rd, Boise, ID 83709, United States

Website: Edwards Boise 21 & IMAX

8. Learn a few steps at Dance Unlimited

An award-winning dance studio offering tons of classes in jazz, hip hop, contemporary, ballet, tap, and acrobatics to everyone in between the ages of 2 to 18, Dance Unlimited is a wonderful studio that has both recreational and competition teams! Drop in and join a class to groove to the beats and give your dancing dreams a go! It would make for a great time just letting loose and maybe picking up some new skills, too.

Dance Unlimited

Address: 11489 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83713, USA

Website: Dance Unlimited

Opening hours: Mon: 5:15am - 8:45pm; Tue: 9:30am - 1:30pm, 5:15pm - 8:45pm; Wed: 12:30pm - 3pm, 5:15pm - 8:45pm; Thu: 5:15pm - 8:45pm (closed from Fri - Sun)

9. Laugh untill you cry at Liquid Laughs Comedy Club & Lounge

Liquid Laughs Comedy Club & Lounge offers you a great line-up of stand-up comedians that are sure to take you on a laughing riot. However the featured artists are not the only thing shaping your experience, the club and lounge offers drinks as well. Relax in your seat as you enjoy a perfect drink from the fully stocked bar.

Liquid Laughs Comedy Club & Lounge

Address: 405 S 8th St #121, Boise, ID 83702, USA

Website: Liquid Laughs Comedy Club & Lounge

Opening hours: 2pm - 2am (daily)

10. Hit your target at Boise Rifle & Pistol Club Inc.

Shooting range
Source: Photo by user Jamal Fanaian used under CC BY 2.0

Established in 1920, Boise Rifle and Pistol Club Inc. offers great facilities for those that want to learn, practice, or take part in competitions. It is a great facility for several experienced shooters including war veterans, willing to share tips and tell stories. The club has 12 shooting rooms, which also double for classroom sessions and meetings.

Boise Rifle & Pistol Club Inc.

Address: 6961 Supply Way, Boise, ID 83716, USA

Website: Boise Rifle & Pistol Club Inc.

Price: 7 USD

Enjoy the night-time at Boise

Evening sunset over the city of Boise Idaho with snow in the foothills.
Source: Photo by user Charles Knowles used under CC BY 2.0

Above is a list of unconventional things to during the night hours of Boise. You are sure to enjoy each every activity on this list and relish experiences that truly connect you to this charming Idaho city.

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