Knitting Factory Boise
Hands down, THE BEST PLACE to watch a concert in the Treasure Valley. You often have a chance to get up close and personal with the band, and often can meet them at their merch tables as well. The sound in the venue is top notch. The food is much better than mere bar food...and the staff is always accommodating.
Edit: Where is security here??? I just left the Jimmy Eat World concert where my wife got trampled by large men and my best friend got his shirt torn off by the same large men who were moshing out of control... at Jimmy Eat World! Unbelievable. When I tried to notify the bartender Holly that lack of security made this concert dangerous, she was very rude and said it wasn't her problem. When I asked her to tell someone who could make a difference, she said that the other guys have a right to enjoy themselves. I can't even describe how frustrated I am about how staff & security failed tonight. I will think very carefully before returning here, if ever. Original: When you see that VIP tickets are twice as much as regular admission, remember this: IT'S WORTH IT! The venue fills up and definitely has a crowded feeling. Enjoy having some space of your own and a waitress who delivers your drinks to you.
This place is awesome. I had a terrible day of travel, and I had called and spoke to Gina. She pretty much made my journey so smooth. This place has great sound, great staff, and very cool clientele. Worth the trip. Thanks again Gina for the help.
Drove here for the Minus the Bear concert in 2017 and it's one of my favorite venues. Reminds me a lot of the 9:30 Club in D.C. except a lot cleaner. There's the GA standing area, a raised area with tables you can reserve for ordering food and drinks, the bar right behind that, and a really neat upstairs catwalk-style sitting area with open(?) tables looking down on the stage. There's another bar and a VIP area. Great view of the stage, seems like a couple to several hundred people could fit, if not more. Location is great, and is yet another awesome place in the Boise downtown scene.
Great venue. Good acoustics. You can stand anywhere downstairs and still see performers well. It's located near great pregame bars