Guide to the Treasure Valley’s Best Patios

Guide to the Treasure Valley’s Best Patios

by Aaron McFarland

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The Boise area is full of top-notch patios and outdoor spaces to enjoy the warm weather, grab a bite, or sip your favorite beverage.

This ultimate guide to local patios takes you through the best spots in the city to relax with a drink or dine under the open sky, from elegant wine bars to local breweries.

Rooftop Bars and Patios

The Reef’s rooftop patio in Downtown Boise.

The Reef

The Reef is a tropical-themed restaurant in downtown Boise with a local favorite rooftop patio covered in palm fronds and an island flair you won’t anywhere else. The menu is a delightful mix of seafood and Tiki-inspired cocktails, with regular live music. It’s like a beach vacation without leaving the city.

105 S 6th St, Boise, ID 83702

Tavern On Bown

Nestled in the heart of Boise’s Bown Crossing, Tavern On Bown offers a cozy dining experience, with a selection of craft beers and American cuisine, making it a go-to spot for locals and visitors. The 2nd-floor rooftop patio overlooks Bown Crossing.

3111 S Bown Way, Boise, ID 83706

Wepa Cafe

Wepa Cafe is a Caribbean-influenced restaurant in Garden City featuring delicious food and inventive cocktails and a rooftop patio that’s perfect in the spring and summer months. The fusion of flavors and friendly atmosphere will have you coming back for more.

175 E 35th St, Garden City, ID 83714

Barbacoa’s rooftop deck overlooking the Parkcenter Pond.


Barbacoa’s outdoor rooftop patio offers views of the Parkcenter Pond complete with a rooftop bar for the perfect summer beverage. Famous for its fire-grilled dishes and creative presentations, Barbacoa is where you go to treat yourself and impress.

276 Bobwhite Ct, Boise, ID 83706

Hap Hap Lounge

Hap Hap Lounge, right above Treefort Music Hall in downtown Boise, has a huge outdoor upper deck rooftop patio that’s on of our personal favorites for a warm weather drink.

722 W Broad St Second Floor, Boise, ID 83702

Crave Kitchen and Bar (Eagle, Idaho)

Located just outside Boise in Eagle, Crave Kitchen & Bar is a modern restaurant and bar that specializes in crafting exquisite dishes and cocktails. The serene patio is perfect for those sunny Idaho days and warm evenings. With a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, Crave is perfect for brunch, lunch, or dinner.

1590 E Riverside Dr, Eagle, ID 83616

Hotel Renegade is coming soon.

Hotel Renegade

Hotel Renegade is opening in July 2024 in downtown Boise. This luxury boutique hotel features multiple bars and restaurants. The Highlander at Hotel Renegade is a craft cocktail bar with a rooftop deck overlooking the city. This new rooftop bar will be the highest public rooftop deck in downtown Boise.

1110 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702

Outdoor Patios

Cottonwood Grille

Cottonwood Grille

Cottonwood Grille offers one of Boise’s best and largest patio dining experiences, with the Boise River as the backdrop. This restaurant is known for its commitment to local and seasonal fare, providing a menu that blends classic flavors with modern cuisine. The patio, overlooking the river and near the Boise Greenbelt, provides a serene setting for the spring and summer months, perfect for everything from a romantic dinner to a peaceful solo meal.

913 W River St, Boise, ID 83702

Bardenay (Eagle, Idaho)

Bardenay-Eagle is situated along the Boise River. Bardenay distills their spirits in-house, which complement a gorgeous patio with picturesque views of the river landscape. Bardenay in Eagle is perfect for an after-work cocktail or a dinner date with that special someone.

155 E Riverside Dr, Eagle, ID 83616

Bert’s Brewing (Garden City)

Bert’s Brewing is a newer entry into the burgeoning brewery scene in Garden City, offering a range of innovative brews made on-site. Known for its welcoming community and family-friendly vibe, Bert’s provides a relaxing environment with a fantastic outdoor patio complete with plenty of lounge seating and firepits.

3577 Brown St, Garden City, ID 83714

Western Collective (Garden City)

Western Collective is not just a brewery; it’s a go-to spot in Garden City for all kinds of events, known for its lively atmosphere and fun approach to craft beverages. With a variety of beers, boozy slushes, and seltzers to offer on a warm spring or summer day, Western Collective’s outdoor space is a local favorite for a midday or evening beverage.

111 W 33rd St, Garden City, ID 83714

Tupelo Honey

Tupelo Honey brings a taste of Southern flavor to Downtown Boise. Tupelo is the place to indulge in fried chicken, sweet potato pancakes, and craft cocktails. The Tupelo Honey patio overlooks 8th Street in Downtown Boise. It’s a large outdoor space that begs for you to sip your favorite cocktail on a bright summer day.

150 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702

Coyne’s (Eagle, Idaho)

Coyne’s is where modern dining meets relaxed comfort, offering a menu that caters to all tastes, from steaks, and savory burgers to fresh salads. The outdoor patio is complete with water features, a charming space to enjoy the beautiful Idaho weather making Coyne’s a versatile destination for both brunch and fine dining in the evenings.

676 E Riverside Dr, Eagle, ID 83616

Rembrandt’s patio in Eagle, Idaho.

Sandbar Patio Bar & Grill

Located at the Riverside Hotel along the Boise River, Sandbar Patio Bar & Grill is the ultimate summer destination. With live music, a menu full of refreshing eats and drinks, and a view of the river, it’s a great spot for soaking up the sun, riverside.

2900 W Chinden Blvd, Boise, ID 83714


Ochos is a downtown Boise hidden gem, featuring Latin American flavor. The cozy patio is an intimate space where you can enjoy craft cocktails and small plates under the glow of string lights and the warmth of fire pits.

515 W Idaho St, Boise, ID 83702


Fork is all about “Loyal to Local” philosophy, offering a menu that’s as fresh as it is delicious. Located in downtown Boise along 8th Street, Fork prides itself on its commitment to local farmers and producers. The outdoor patio is a delightful spot to enjoy a business lunch, a Sunday mimosa, or dinner.

199 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702

Mother Earth Brew Co.’s Downton Boise dog-friendly patio.

Mother Earth Brewing Company (Downtown Boise)

Mother Earth Brewing Company in Downtown Boise features 30 taps with award-winning, locally handcrafted brews, alongside guest taps with wine, cider, hard-seltzer, and kombucha. It’s a welcoming spot for everyone, complete with big-screen TVs for sports enthusiasts, a beautiful and large outdoor patio, food trucks, and live music.

406 S 3rd St, Boise, ID 83702

Lost Grove Brewing (Two Locations – Hyde Park & LaPointe)

Lost Grove Brewing is an eco-friendly brewery offering a rotating selection of craft beers. Both Lost Grove locations offer spacious patios for sipping on a local brew on a warm day.

1026 S La Pointe St, Boise, ID 83706 & 1602 N 13th St, Boise, ID 83702

Diablo and Sons Saloon

Diablo and Sons Saloon is an eclectic bar & restaurant in downtown Boise. This lively spot is known for its tacos, tequila, and locally brewed beers, making it a go-to for those looking to kick back in style. The interior boasts a rustic charm, with a large wraparound patio featuring bench seating that is open all year long with heated space for the winter months too.

246 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702

Rembrandt’s patio in Eagle, Idaho.

Rembrandt’s (Eagle, Idaho)

Rembrandt’s is set in a beautifully restored church. This coffee house and eatery offers artisanal coffees, homemade pastries, and hearty meals. The outdoor seating area is a large quiet refuge, with plenty of space. It’s one of the best in the area.

93 S Eagle Rd, Eagle, ID 83616

Caffé Luciano’s

Caffé Luciano’s on the River brings a slice of Italy to the Boise riverfront. This family-owned café prides itself on authentic Italian dishes, made with love. The riverside patio, directly alongside the Greenbelt, is the perfect backdrop for a romantic dinner or a peaceful solo lunch, offering views of the river and a tranquil atmosphere. You can also bicycle right up to the location.

3588 N Prospect Way, Garden City, ID 83714

Lucky 13 Pizza – The Garage on Harris Ranch

Lucky 13 Pizza – The Garage on Harris Ranch is a pizza, sandwich bar and restaurant, with a neighborhood feel. This spot is a favorite among locals looking to enjoy good food or a brew after a day cycling or floating the Boise River. The outdoor seating is plentiful and away from the hustle and bustle of downtown.

3662 S Eckert Rd, Boise, ID 83716

The huge outdoor patio and game space at Maddie’s Wine and Whisky in Meridian, Idaho.

Maddie’s Wine and Whiskey (Meridian, Idaho)

Maddie’s Wine and Whiskey is a sophisticated spot for wine and whiskey lovers in Meridian. With a full food menu and bar, it’s a great spot for the wine and whiskey lover in your life. The massive, yet cozy outdoor space features plenty of seating, turf grass, and cornhole. It’s a top-five outdoor space in the area.

835 E Fairview Ave, Meridian, ID 83642

Telaya Wine Co.

Telaya Wine Co. offers a serene escape right on the edge of the Boise River in Garden City. Specializing in wines that reflect the rich terroir of the Pacific Northwest, Telaya provides a tasting experience that’s both intimate and relaxed. Their modern tasting room and large riverside patio, featuring tons of outdoor seating, string lighting, and fire pits, are the perfect spots to savor a glass of wine and unwind. This is another spot you walk or bike up to alongside the Greenbelt.

240 E 32nd St, Garden City, ID 83714

Modern Hotel and Bar

The Modern Hotel and Bar in Boise is a chic, contemporary spot known for its stylish accommodations and a bar that serves up creative, high-end cocktails and food.. This former motel has been transformed into a boutique hotel, blending mid-century modern charm with the vibrant spirit of downtown Boise. The multi-use outdoor space, for hotel guests and patrons, offers up an excluded hideaway in the middle of downtown Boise.

1314 W Grove Street, Boise, ID 83702

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