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BarHopper: It's Time To Get (Pre)Funky


Cross-County Appeal: Not many local watering holes are successful enough to spawn multiple locations, but PreFunk Beer Bar is one of them. With one location in downtown Boise and another in downtown Nampa, PreFunk holds a special place in the hearts of the owners of 1A and 2C plates alike.

Patio Life, for Better or Worse: PreFunk doesn't have the cheapest beer in town, but it does have some of the best patio space around. The patio opens onto the corner of Front street, facing JUMP, with plenty of room to drink and soak in the sun. Passersby during Treefort might have noticed it as one of the hippest corners in town. The downside to having a patio bordering the main thoroughfare out of downtown is the lack of ambiance during rush hour, when the sound of car engines can dominate conversation.

Order Online: Each PreFunk location boasts one of the largest craft beer taplists in the valley—between them, they have an astounding 55 taps to choose from. That's more than enough to satisfy cravings, growler fills or tasting needs. On top of that, customers can preorder growler fills online, then swing by and pick them up. What beats quick, hassle-free beer acquisition?

What's the Happiest Hour? Out in Nampa, drinkers get a dollar off the first pour from 4-6 p.m. on weekdays. There is no official happy hour at the downtown bar, but regulars might find a dollar missing from their bills during certain hours of the day.

Where to Find It: Prefunk Beer Bar is located at 1100 W. Front St. in Boise and at 1214 First St. S. in Nampa.

—Micah Drew