Boise and the surrounding area is home to dozens of local wineries, which leads to plenty of wine bars in Boise itself. There are two main areas for wineries near Boise: in the Garden City area and on the Snake River Scene Byway. But if you are looking for a wine bar, Boise has plenty of options. Here are our favorite wine bars in Boise.
Note: Because of restrictions due to COVID-19, some of the wine bars on this list are either closed or have limited hours until further notice. Please make sure to call each wine bar to make sure of their current hours.
Another note: We did not include any actual wineries (without a wine bar), restaurants that offer wine but whose food is their focus, or any wine bars outside the Boise city limits. So even though there are plenty of amazing wineries and other restaurants that offer wine, we limited our list to wine bars within Boise only.
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Coiled Wine Bar is named after the Snake River Valley’s winding landscape. The wine bar is run by a winery, which released their first brand in 2008, all from Idaho grapes.
The Coiled Wine Bar is located in the middle of the downtown Boise corridor, on the corner of 8th and Bannock. Their wine bar is not large, but perfect sized to grab a glass (or bottle) of wine before your night out.
Although they do not have a full restaurant, Coiled Wine Bar does offer small plates and happy hour specials.
Bodovino has been a downtown Boise wine staple for years, and offers many different kinds of wine — including local, regional, and international varieties. Bodovino has more than 600 wines by the bottle, and 144 wines by the glass.
Bodovino also believes in education, and they love to take guests through taste profiles and wine history.
Bodovino also has a full menu (although wine is still their most important offering). I love grabbing a glass of wine and appetizer from their menu. If you are with a non-wine lover, Bodovino in Boise also has some beers to choose from.
They just opened a second location at The Village in Meridian, with 56 wines on tap at that location.
Uncorked! Wine Bar in Boise is a part of the Boise Co-op, a Boise grocery institution. The wine bar offers a rotating selection of wine, beer, and food. Their wine comes by the glass or flight.
Like the other wine bars in Boise, one of the best parts Uncorked! is the staff’s love of wine and willingness to talk wine all day long.
Uncorked! Wine Bar also offers group tastings on a regular basis, private event rentals, and even classes. When you are done with your tasting, head over to the Boise Co-op and grab a bottle of wine.
Tastings is the only wine bar on this list that is not located in downtown Boise, although it is just outside of downtown in Southeast Boise, located in a cute neighborhood shopping center.
At Tastings, you can get wine by the bottle or by the glass, as well as a small menu and beer. On Wednesdays and Fridays, they have specialized wine tastings, as well as live music on Saturdays.
Tastings is also a wine market, and one of the best places in town to grab your favorite bottle of wine in Boise.
Capitol Cellars celebrated their fifth anniversary in 2020, and is located in one of the coolest locations of any wine bar in Boise. The wine bar is in a subterranean cellar in the historic Belgravia building — built in 1904.
Capitol Cellars has some of the best wine choices in all of Boise, and a professional chef adding to that flavor.
Capitol Cellars is a family-owned business, and their wine list was recognized by Wine Spectator.