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Bittercreek Alehouse, Boise, ID

Bittercreek Alehouse

4.6
4.6
279 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We are an Idaho-American beer bar that pairs Good Beer with thoughtful food, friendly service, and comfortable downtown Boise ambience. Est. 1995

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 28 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (208) 345-1813

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Boise

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 279 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Idaho

    Good for Groups

  • Idaho

    Hot Spot

  • Idaho

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Idaho

    Outdoor Dining

  • Idaho

    American

  • Boise

    Good for Groups

  • Boise

    Hot Spot

  • Boise

    Great for Lunch

  • Boise

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Boise

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. CB

    CarolynB

    Boise

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Server never refilled my soft drink, and never asked if we wanted another beer. Food was very dry, meat overcooked, and flavors were not a good combination.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Such an amazing experience at bittercreek! The food was the best I have had out in a long time!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic!
  4. D

    Daretobee

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have always enjoyed my outings to Bittercreek. Wether I am there on a date with my partner, celebrating an occasion or having a meal with friends, I have never been disappointed. This time I had the house salad with grilled chicken and ranch, as well as the polenta fries. Both were amazing but especially the polenta fries. Also important to note: if you are a Boise Co-op Member, you get 10% off, just bring your membership card.
  5. V

    Vlad

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food not impressive, but it is good. Decent service. Great Drinks! Patron Margarita. Good selection of beers.
  6. SB

    SherriB

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE Bittercreek! The food is off the charts and service went above and beyond for our girls day out. Will be back!
  7. SF

    ShannonF

    Boise

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Cons: Unfortunately, the burgers were over cooked and dry. Cheese on the Huntsman Burger ($18.75) was a tiny piece. Fries were not hot. Pros: Our large group received excellent service! Inside and Outside Grilled Cheese sandwiches were very good.
  8. TH

    TracyH

    Boise

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We love bittercreek and go there for the corn chowder which thru didn’t have. Bummer!
  9. KD

    KtDinBOi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good. I bring out of twin visitors here for good food and local beer offerings.
  10. L

    Love4food

    Boise

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It was so hot they have a temperature control issue. Hard to eat when you are hot. Food ok not up to usual oar. Cheese curds were mostly breading missing cheese. Salmon over cooked . Burger ok but didn’t seem like hand made seem like a premade patty.
  11. KM

    KaileyM

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in downtown Boise for food and drinks!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and wonderful food as always. We enjoy coming here and the people make it special.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as usual!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nothing beats the Beef Focaccia and their Cobb Salad. It was a little warm inside the restaurant, I’m sure we would have stayed longer if they had better A/C. Overall, it’s still our favorite go-to spot for great food and fast service.
  15. PA

    PaolaA

    Boise

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    By far my favorite casual restaurant in Boise. The food is always outstanding and the beer selection is great, on top of all being a great value for the quality you receive.
  16. P

    Putz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very attentive and the food was awesome as always.
  17. SW

    SamanthaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    It was a great experience and the food was pretty good
  18. JB

    JoyceB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We really enjoyed our previous experience’s. This dinner out left me flat. The food was mediocre and the service was equally mediocre. That being said, hopefully this was an anomaly. If you want an intimate dining experience, this is not your place. Bittercreek is for the loud, young downtown crowd. If you want anything else, go somewhere else.
  19. Z

    Zonie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We’ve eaten here many times before, but we won’t return on a holiday. Too busy. Too loud. And too many of the food items we had hoped to order were unavailable.
  20. SM

    SMJ66

    Phoenix

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family went to Bitter Creek to catch up, as kids have returned from college. The food was really good, and the service was even better. Definitely ask for the homemade catsup. Fantastic. We will be going back again soon.
  21. B

    Barbwire

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Our server was friendly and very attentive. The vibe was lively. Beer list is phenomenal
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was great! It was a very busy night downtown but we got seated right away since we made a reservation through open table. Their outdoor patio made it so easy to enjoy the beautiful weather and we could hear the live music from down the street. They were very busy, but we didn’t have to wait too long for our food or drinks. Quality was as good as ever. Definitely recommend, just make sure you plan ahead and make a res! We placed ours only 30 minutes before we anticipated getting there.
  23. AK

    AshleyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is always great and our server, Katie S. was spectacular.
  24. S

    Solo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always! Love the tuna special on Friday!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday lunch
  26. BR

    BillR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best bar food in the Treasure Valley. Always excellent service and a great beer selection.
  27. JD

    JessicaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Get the poutine. Was originally going to sit in the patio however it was too cold. If you sit at the bar or a high top be careful of the chairs. If they stick to your legs they are bound to topple over when you try and stand.
  28. PS

    PaulaS

    Boise

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great drinks, good food, and ideal location.
  29. MD

    MoDavis

    Denver

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lively outdoor patio and the best meal I had during our Boise visit.
  30. CB

    ChuckB

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service and a wonderful selection of beers. We wish Bittercreek would bring back its great pork chops, however!
  31. L

    Lovinggoodfood

    Boise

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great ambiance in a unique landmark building. Location is amazing! Almost like a street fair on 8th street. Our food was good. The cheesecake was superb and the beignets and sauce were fantastic! Feels like a very special Boise hang out with great local food!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    There was a manager there who was very rude. Tried to help the guests behind us and give them our table (I had made reservations whereas the other guests did not). The hostess was reprimanded for seating us before the guests behind us, even though I waited 10 mins before I was even greeted. Probably will not be returning because that particular person made me uncomfortable. On a positive note, our waitress was excellent. There was a waiter in the section next to ours who was very pleasant as well.
  33. DK

    DeeKay9

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s day lunch was fantastic!!! Wagyu frites is wow. Butttery salty steak cooked perfect medium. Moms had perfect hummus and corn chowder to die for! Thanks Bittercreek for a wonderful holiday meal.
  34. M

    Michele

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food with a fantastic server. He paid attention to a food allergy. So impressed
  35. SB

    SeanB

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food and location. Our server was just delightful and so attentive.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!!!
  37. AB

    AliB

    Portland

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son & I celebrated the last day of finals for his freshman year with dinner at Bittercreek. Casual and lively, this was a great choice. Our server, Zeke, was extremely attentive and professional, making the visit even better. Thank you!
  38. JD

    JenaD

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Did not have a good experience here
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I came down from Sacramento to visit her son and visit for Mother’s Day weekend.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    These guys never let you down! Our waitress was impeccable and our food was delicious as were the drinks!

FAQs

Bittercreek Alehouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (208) 345-1813.

Bittercreek Alehouse is rated 4.6 stars by 279 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 28 times today
Google Map for Bittercreek Alehouse

246 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Boise

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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