Knitting Factory Boise
Nice facility for any style of show. They offer seated tables up in a balcony, as well as a seated VIP area which is nice for those who don't want to stand or want personal space. The bar prices are terrible though. $7 for a beer as of January 2018, and I'm sure the wine/liquor are probably worse. I can't stand facilities that tee off on their patrons in the concession area, but that is obviously where the facility makes their money. Lesson learned, drink beforehand if you agree with me. Sound & acoustics are good, but not spectacular. Obviously it is hard to claim there is a bad seat in the house when the capacity is only a few hundred people. I enjoy being able to attend concerts with moderately successful artists and getting a floor spot within 10ft of the stage. So access is better than in bigger cities and the Knit management does a good job of hosting mainstream artists in a smaller venue. Most artists would probably skip Boise otherwise, so I give the Knitting Factory credit for that. But the bar prices are shameless.
Small venue but it makes it more personal. I always have a great time when I see a concert here. Not a 5 star review because the drinks are spendy and the coat check is $5 a person, a little steep I feel. Even $2 would be easier to swallow.
I really enjoy the acoustics here. They host great bands and the performances here are often amazing! Also a great place to get drinks. One gripe: not enough seating for shows. Otherwise, it's fantastic.
I went to a concert for Nathaniel Ratliff and the night sweats. I love their music and was really excited to share that with my husband. Unfortunately since it was a benefit concert it was packed past capacity soo little room. We started in a decent spot but blondy in front kept pulling friends who past by in her circle pushing us out. People talked so loudly through out we couldn't hear anything. The staff was hardly present minus the fire safety guy trying to keep a clear lane up top. He had my respect for sticking to it until he caved to peer pressure. He said "I'm going to go over there for 1 song please don't stand in the lane for safety reasons. Even though this spot right here *points finger* is a great view" *wink*...yea we left before the show was midway. Very disappointed with how the venue handled the at, near, or over capacity and the drunks. It was my husband first time at this venue for that type of music. His impression was how nicer and more polite heavy metal fans are! As a fan of that genre as well I can agree with that for all of rock in general.
They run a slick operation. Great coat check service. Thank you. Fantastic sound quality. I love being on the dance floor. Great bartenders.