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Eagle Likes the Night life; Welcome Back, Pot-ter

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WC Lounge, a new bar and nightclub venture from Willowcreek Grill and Raw Sushi owner Brian Mcgill, is adding a mildly debaucherous edge to Eagle's well-starched image.

WC Lounge had its VIP soft opening on Oct. 21 to expose Eagle's 30-somethings to the new spot's "East Coast"-esque rustic, dark-wood interiors and modern white countertops with music from local reggae crew Candread and the Rizing Rezistance.

"A lot of people go to downtown Boise for their entertainment ... Eagle's kind of the 32-on-up crowd. It's more of an older crowd, so there's nothing in Eagle actually that offers anything like this," said Mcgill.

WC Lounge offers a laid-back, late-night spot for Eagle-dwellers to sip on a selection of premium spirits and 12 tap beers and snack on items from the Willowcreek menu, which is next door. The lounge features a happy hour from 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-close with $5-$7 food items and $1 off of drinks. The joint also has five big-screen TVs and will offer live music on Wednesday and Friday nights and a DJ on Saturday night. 1065 Winding Creek Road, 208-938-3010, zach@willowcreekgrill.com.

And if more booze options in Eagle aren't enough to melt your liver, downtown Boise has a pleasant surprise from an ooey, gooey old friend. The Melting Pot is now under new ownership and plans to re-open its doors the first week of November.

"We're still the Melting Pot, but we've remodeled it. [There's a] brand-new look to it: new art, new paint, new carpets, everything has just been gutted and cleaned," said general manager Jason Chaddock.

The new Melting Pot will still offer the same fondue-fix fans found under the previous owners but at a substantially lower price.

"It's actually going to be a bit cheaper. We've discounted the price 10 to 20 percent across the board, including wine," said Chaddock.

Though the spot is still waiting to secure a state beer and wine license, Chaddock promises some sweet happy-hour deals and a new addition: draft beer.

"We're trying to get as much local [beer] as possible. We're going to have Sockeye, we're going to put some Grand Teton on and then some of the other craft beers that people in town are really excited about." 200 N. Sixth St., 208-343-8800, meltingpot.com.

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