Yeah, yeah. You sprung for a Steuben bar set and you know a couple things to do with Campari. We all watch Mad Men, too. Belly up to the bar at The Modern and learn a thing or two. Modern bartenders transcend the title. Let's call them alcho-mists, mix-gicians, uh... saucerors (you know, like sorcerers, but with "the sauce." Nevermind). Bottom line: You're not going to find a more inventive, voluminous, eccentric or well-researched bar book anywhere in town. 1314 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-424-8244, themodernhotel.com.
Second Place: Red Feather Lounge, bcrfl.com
Third Place: Bardenay, bardenay.com
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