The 10 Best Bars in Idaho!

After a long work week or in the middle of your getaway, there is absolutely no better way to cut loose than by visiting one of Idaho’s most famous hangouts. The Gem State is famously known for many things, but its nightlife is definitely one of the biggest features. Just visiting? That’s OK. The locals will welcome you like family, making your night one you won’t soon forget. You can’t go wrong with just about any place on our map, but just in case you’re still worried, we’ve listed what we believe is the 10 best places in the state to get your drink on.

1. 219 Lounge, Sandpoint, ID

The 219 has been serving Sandpoint’s nightlife for over 80 years. As the oldest bar in town, it stands by its landmark quality, continually providing the best live music, entertainment and drinks of anywhere in town. This place is always packed, and always hopping seven days a week!

2. The Hogfish, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Sherman Avenue plays host to a variety of nightlife and shopping, but the Hogfish gets two big thumbs up for being one of the most fun and entertaining venues on the street. What is it that really makes them special, you may ask? Besides their screaming deals on select drinks, they’re one of the only bars we know of that has their own bus! Hop on for a cruise around downtown Coeur d’Alene, and take your drink with you!

3. Metals Bar, Wallace, ID

Wallace may be tiny, but this bar makes it mighty in terms of late night fun. Come in and let the fine bartenders at Metals make your night spectacular! They host a wide range of events and game nights, making it the spot to be any night of the week. Did someone say karaoke?

4. Outlaw Bar and Grill, Mullan, ID

Yes, we know, people usually seek out good bars for good drinks, right? Well, in this case, you must try one of Outlaw’s famous burgers as well! The drinks are great too, making this a sure favorite in the Silver Valley!

5. Corner Club, Moscow, ID

A fun and welcoming scene, the Corner Club is where memories are made. Whether you’re a student, a visitor or a town native, this one is highly recommended. Most nights here are packed wall-to-wall, but don’t let that scare you off. This atmosphere is the friendliest around and you won’t be leaving without making new friendships!

6. Shooters Sports Bar, Lewiston, ID

If you’re looking for the perfect place to hole up and watch the game, this is your spot. TVs are in abundance here, making sure you have the best vantage point for every touchdown. Their pizza is just about legendary. Pair that with dang good drinks, darts and pool, and you’ve got everything you could dream of for game night.

7. The Pioneer Saloon, Ketchum, ID

For those seeking a more authentic experience here in the northwest, The Pioneer Saloon is what you’ve been looking for. Not only do they have a great bar selection, but their menu is incredible to say the least. With some of the best steaks around, you won’t leave hungry from this joint, and you’ll enjoy a little piece of Idaho’s history while you’re here!

8. The Celt Pub and Grill, Idaho Falls, ID

For all those with a little Irish spunk—and even those without—this is a great location to shake things up a bit. Here you will discover authentic Irish fare and enough whiskey to make any Irishman proud, making this a must on your trip through Idaho Falls.

9. Whiskey Bar, Boise, ID

What’s a Whiskey Bar passport, you may ask? Well pop into this rustic spot and find out! Packed with an incredible variety of great whisky and classic rock n’ roll, this is a for sure favorite of any local. After all, with that combination, how could you go wrong?

10. Neurolux, Boise, ID

You can never go wrong with good live music, or even bad live music if the drinks are right, right? Neurolux always has something going on at their laid-back venue. A full bar and great tunes, smack in the heart of Boise. Grab your friends and get on the dance floor because this one is going to be a treat.

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