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Boise Weekly's Eleventh Annual Coldest Beer

Dedicating ourselves to the fine art of cold beer

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43.2°

White Water Pizza and Pasta

The rough-cut log furniture, in addition to the full-sized kayaks and pro-rafting photos, embody a charisma that speaks to Idahoans' insatiable appetite for outdoors. 3223 E. Louise Drive, Meridian, 208-888-3063

43.3°

Mai Thai

This upscale Thai restaurant and lounge with an indoor fountain and steampunk sculptures dishes up classy grub and fancy cocktails. Make sure to check out the Japanese-inspired happy hour. 750 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-433-8424, maithaigroup.com

44.4°

Pie Hole

One lonely tap pours all the draft beer, but it's more about thin crust pizza, served until the wee hours of the morning. Gulping down a few slices blunts the next morning's hangover. 205 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-344-7783, pieholeusa.com

44.8°

Highlands Hollow

With eight or nine microbrews on tap and inventive pub food, this is a place where you can spend a few bucks without regret. Perched in the Foothills off of Bogus Basin Road, it's a natural stop on the way home from the mountains. 2455 Harrison Hollow Lane, Boise, highlandshollow.com, 208-343-6820

44.9°

Boise Fry Company

Offering choose-your-own-adventure fries and communal tables in the heart of Bown Crossing--the second location for the popular boise eatery. You order your burgers on the side here, but they're well worth some attention of their own. 3083 S. Bown Way, Boise, 208-965-1551, boisefrycompany.com

44.9°

Front Door Northwest Pizza and Taphouse

Travel from the comfort of home at this beer-centric neighborhood pub that welcomes dogs on the patio and makes the passport obsolete with 60-plus global brews and Napoleon-style pizza. 105 Sixth St., Boise, 208-287-9201, thefrontdoorboise.com

45.1°

Lulu's Fine Pizza

The relaxed atmosphere at Lulu's lends itself to families with younger children and groups of friends. Soon, the restaurant will undergo a makeover, complete with booth-style seating lining the walls and a new play area for the kiddos. 2433 N. Bogus Basin Road, Boise, 208-342-8948, ilovelulus.com

46.5°

Fatty's

It's always a party at Fatty's where the name comes from the big-old drinks served at the bar. The fun atmosphere extends to the regular live comedy nights, and should you need more distractions, do some people watching from the massive windows perched above Eighth Street. 800 Idaho St., Ste. 200, Boise, 208-514-2531, drinkfattys.com

46.7°

Terry's State Street Saloon

Terry's State Street Saloon's open layout and inviting atmosphere make it one of Boise's most-ingratiating karaoke bars. 3301 Collister Drive, Boise, 208-331-8225

46.8°

Pengilly's Saloon

This Boise institution's ancient hardwood floor supports an old-fashioned bar with an easy view of the more recently added stage. The patrons' energetic and sometimes bawdy conversations keep the scene interesting. 513 Main St., Boise, 208-345-6344

47°

The Shredder

Walk through a roll-up garage door to enter The Shredder, where live rock music and a skate ramp collide. Pool tables and classic arcade games fill this garage-band-meets-skate-park neighborhood dive. Eclectic decorations include Steve Urkel and Pee-Wee Herman figurines, as well as tarp art. 430 S. 10th St., Boise, 208-345-4355

47.8°

Main Street Bistro

Downtown's finest meat market with a wide selection of baseball caps available in the lost and found. The large redesigned patio complete with couches and an outdoor bar can be quite lovely before the rabble arrives for the stupid-cheap drinks. 609 W. Main St., Boise, 208-345-4515

 

48.5°

Jo's Sunshine Lounge

Two new additions at Jo's: Owners have contracted with Big K Barbecue to churn ribs, pulled pork and other munchies from the kitchen; and live music lives here Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays. Friday remains karaoke night. 1115 N. Curtis Road, Boise, 208-991-3240, jossunshinelounge.com

58.3°

The Gamekeeper


The Gamekeeper, 58.3 degrees. - LAURIE PEARMAN


The fine Gamekeeper Restaurant is sorely missed but in recent years, its sister lounge has attracted a devout following of late-nighters looking for jazz and a cool, dark place to sip martinis. In the morning, those same late-night partiers show up for brunch at the Plaza Grill, looking for a little hair of the dog at the Bloody Mary bar that they can wash down poolside with a serving of eggs Benedict. 1109 Main St., Boise, 208-343-4611, owhyeeplaza.com




TOP 10 ALL-TIME WARMEST BEERS


58.3�

Gamekeeper Lounge, 2012

56.3�

Gusto, 2010

54.1�

Idaho Pizza Company, 2007

53.9�

Tablerock Brewpub, 2007

53.8�

Sammy's, 2011

52.9�

New Frontier, 2011

52.1�

Bar Gernika, 2002

51.3�

New Frontier, 2010

50.4�

JD's and Friends, 2003

50.3�

TK's Bar, 2006




TOP 10 ALL-TIME COLDEST BEERS


26.6�

Donnie Mac's Trailer Park Cuisine, 2006

27.1�

Players Pub and Grill, 2012

27.6�

Pollo Rey Downtown, 2012

28�

Harry's Bar and Grill, 2005

28.5�

Lonestar Steakhouse, 2005

Hooters, 2006

28.7�

Chili's, 2006

28.9�

Hooters, 2005

29.1�

Ramano's Macaroni Grill, 2004

29.2�

Harry's Bar and Grill, 2012

29.3�

El Gallo Giro Kuna, 2011

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