5 Best Speakeasies in Idaho
In the 1920s, speakeasies cropped up to provide safe places for people to go drink, partake in revelry, and hide from the draconian laws of Prohibition. Today, the speakeasy tradition is alive and well in Idaho, with five awesome places keeping the revelry going into the 21st century. Read on for the best of the best.
Press and Pony is a hip speakeasy in Boise, Idaho, that “calls on the adventurous and outlandish, those that crave innovation and sophistication in all things,” according to their website. They have an excellent two for one on all classic cocktails Happy House from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday through Sunday and all-day Monday.
Brick 29 Bistro in Nampa, Idaho may not look like the home of a speakeasy—but looks can be deceiving! Once the home to a hidden downstairs bar, the speakeasy vibe has been recycled in the new cocktail lounge on the first floor. Enjoy anything and everything in this James Beard Nominated spot.
The Craft Lounge in Nampa, Idaho calls to mind the speakeasys of old with its leather seats and rounded booths, backlit bar, and tasty cocktails. According to their website, “Craft aims to cultivate a drinking culture in the small town of Nampa, Idaho, through continued education on early American cocktails.”
The Red Feather Lounge “has been celebrating the modern American lounge since its opening in 2002.” They are inspired by the “eternal swank” of their “great lounge ancestors,” bringing to bear everything cool, hip, and fun.
10th Street Station has been the “home of the heavy pour since 1982.” This underground drinking establishment is located in the basement of the Historic Idanha Hotel and offers unique craft cocktails and a newly smoke free atmosphere.