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First Thursday
Presented by Columbia Bank
December 1, 2022, 5pm - 9pm


Treat yourself to a fun night with your favorite downtown retailers, services, watering holes and restaurants by browsing the listings below and making a plan to enjoy the places that make Downtown Boise the special place that it is.

Experience First Thursday!

Visit Downtown Boise the First Thursday of each month to experience art, shopping, dining, live music, family activities and entertainment in a special and unique way you’ll only find Downtown.

Our local merchants plan exciting, engaging in-store events including food and beverage tastings, local art exhibits, and trunk shows. Stop into your favorite establishment or check out someplace new!

Events typically run from 5:00 – 9:00pm, but each merchant creatively plans their own event so check each listing below for individual hours and details. 

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Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery

610 W Grove St • (208) 426-0538

Dine   Tasting  

Enjoy happy hour cocktails this Thursday & everyday from 4-6pm. Get a 2 oz pour of gold medal winning Vodkas, Gin, Rums & Whiskey made by us on site instead of someone's well booze from who knows where. Today, each of our locations is a popular choice for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, or a drink on the patio. With food that’s unique to Idaho and handcrafted cocktails that are unique to Bardenay, it’s an experience worth coming back for.

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C.W. Moore Plaza Penthouse

250 S 5th St • (208) 331-3516


Photographs by local fine-art photographers Alan Bailey, Mark Hardy, and Paul Swirczynski are being displayed in the first-floor lobby gallery of the C.W. Moore building at 250 S 5th Street, Boise, ID. Monochrome and color images of Death Valley, Idaho mountains, Idaho's Black Magic Canyon, and extracts from nature are included. Most displayed photographs are available for purchase. Don't forget to visit Zee's Cafe in the top-floor penthouse for a tasty meal!

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Art In The Alaska Center by Chi E Shenam Westin New Painting on Aluminum & Copper

1020 Main St • 208-440-2107

Art   Activity  

New body of works: Skies of Idaho. I will have a sky-wall of paintings. High mountain Aspens on metal and plein air paintings of the Treasure Valley.

I'll be doing live painting during the event.

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Extended Happy Hour Specials at Richard's Restaurant & Bar

500 S Capitol Blvd • (208) 472-1463

Art   Dine   Tasting  

Extended Happy Hour in the Bar from 4-9pm. That means discounted beverages & bar bites – $2 off all wines by the glass and cocktails on our list, plus $2 off select apps!

We're connected to the Inn at 500, where you can drop your car for free valet (or park in our covered parking garage for free) and then enter through the lobby to view art by local Idaho artists and unique glass fixtures by Boise Art Glass.

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Silly Birch

507 W Main St • (208) 344-1889

Music   Dine   Activity  

Happy Hour from 3pm-8pm!

Enjoy a live DJ on Thursday evening!

What bar would be complete without a few games to blow off steam? After you grab a drink, feel free to ask any of our staff to borrow a pool cue or set of darts and play away!

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