Boise has long been known for its breathtaking landscapes, but the city is gaining a reputation in the realm of refined, exclusive cocktail bars as well.
Ampersand, a hidden gem nestled on the 14th floor of 999 Main Street, is touted as the highest bar in Idaho. With panoramic views of Boise’s foothills, the capital building, and downtown Boise, Ampersand offers a luxurious escape from the ordinary.
Entering Ampersand, however, is not as straightforward as walking through the door. To gain access, you must visit the Art Haus Bar at KIN and request an “elevated cocktail”. This unique approach sets the tone for an exciting experience. Eventually, you’ll be greeted and escorted upstairs via elevator to the 14th, where you’ll get about an hour to enjoy the space.
Once inside, patrons are greeted with an intimate and artsy atmosphere, amplified by wall-to-wall windows that provide an unrivaled view of Boise’s skyline. It is a cozy, immersive setting that encourages visitors to relax, sip, and savor the moment.