Be Downtown each First Thursday! From 5:00pm-9:00pm the first Thursday of each month experience in-store entertainment, tastings, local art and LOTS of special events. Roving entertainment is thanks to our partners at Food Services of America and the DBA. Search events below or grab a Boise Weekly. See friends, have fun and enjoy the energy of First Thursday!
- The Alaska Center
1020 W Main St
Art in the Alaska Center:
* Allan Ansell; Open studio, complimentary portraits
* Radio Boise Open House
* The Bellmont: new barber shop, come check it out
* Chi E Shenam Westing: Open gallery of new works and small oil paintings
* La Neige Bridal and Tux: Open tonight!
- Amsterdam Lounge
607 W Main St
Amsterdam Lounge is showcasing the photography of 'Mike Reid' during First Thursday! Mike started out his career capturing nature and wildlife, but one summer after photographing his nieces wedding, his focus shifted towards people-with a main emphasis in photographing dancers. Join us for a meet and greet with the artist from 5-8pm and experience the talented dancers Mike photographed in the Treasure Valley.
- Art Source Gallery
1015 W Main St
Timelines: Fused Glass Art by Edie Martin
"My fused glass pieces are created through multiple processes from glass sheets, glass powder, glass bits, and thin glass strings and strips. I have come to think of the base layers and textures as landscapes, and the linear overlaid pieces as unique Timelines. The Timelines conjure up a meaning or memory in the mind of the artist and viewer alike, tell stories, and convey bits of information. My aim is for each of the pieces to spark the imagination and to be aesthetically pleasing as well as functional. "
- Artisan Optics
190 N 8th St
The 2017 THEO eyewear trunk show is here and sure to please. THEO eyewear is always fun to see in person with lots of fabulous colors and unique shapes to choose from. The trunk show is a great time to try on THEO eyewear and discover a new look. Need a little help? No worries, our expertly trained opticians are always on hand to provide personal styling tips. Its like having a personal shopper and a best friend at your side. Outside prescriptions welcome, or schedule an exam with one of our doctors. While you shop, enjoy an evening of live music by A Tasty Jamm. Questions? Give us a call 377.8899. See you soon!
- Atomic Treasures
409 S 8th St
Stop in check our collection of vintage, retro, art and found objects. Decorative and unique treasures for home. Jewelry, books, collectibles, and vintage ephemera. Weird Stuff, Cool Junk! Unusual and unforgettable Gifts!
610 W Grove St
Tour the Distillery! Every 1st Thursday you can always catch the Distillers & find out all you want to know about our Nation's first Small Batch Distillery Pub. A Boise Original indeed!
- Basque Market
608 W Grove St
Come join us for our summer hot pepper party and cool white wine tasting. Paella will be served at 6pm and our tapas bar from 5-9.
- Bittercreek Alehouse
246 N 8th St
We have a different DJ form Radio Boise every First Thursday with a dollar per beer sold during the set returned to Radio Boise!
404 S 8th St
Come see us at BODOVINO Downtown Boise for first Thursdays! Artwork donated by LaBry Fine Art, plus complementary wine tasting 5-7pm!
- Boise Art Museum
670 S Julia Davis Dr
BAM offers extended hours on First Thursday (10am-8pm). Admission by donation. From 4-7pm learn about the artists featured in ‘When Modern Was Contemporary,' then create an image with simplified shapes and forms.
- Boise Brewing
521 W Broad St
Pints for Purpose
We are partnering up with Mrs. Idaho 1st Runner-up Kimberly Zweiger to raise funds for Susan G. Komen Idaho Montana, MADD, and National Association of Battered Women. We'll have $1 off pints all night and each dollar will be donated to these non-profits. We will also have B-Town Bistro will be in house serving up some delicious food!
- Bonefish Grill
855 W Broad St
We will be featuring a selection of $5 martinis and $4 margaritas on our lower patio! Also, our First Thursday classic of $6 Bang Bang Shrimp will be available all night. Bring your business card to include in a drawing for a gift card from Bonefish Grill!
- Capitol Cellars
110 S 5th St
Capitol Cellars welcomes First Thursday guests! Offering 25% off Idaho wines by the bottle & Pinney's Potato Croquette's for $7.43 starting at 5 p.m. 5th & Main, Downtown!
981 W Grove St
Chandlers celebrates the New Social Hour from 4 to 6 pm, offering a menu of delicious small plates and creative cocktails all priced between $5 and $7. This menu is exclusive to these hours ONLY! Join us for some special new bites.
- Christian Science Reading Room
222 N 10th St
First Thursday event includes specials on products as well as audio/visual presentations on spiritual healing based on the Bible.
- Costa Vida
801 W Main St
The coast is calling at Costa Vida downtown. Surf in for the best beach-inspired fresh Mexican food now downtown, on the Grove!
- Even Stevens Sandwiches
815 W Bannock St
Come on down for the refreshing tasting of White Claw Hard Seltzer Water from 6-8pm and the sweet serenade of Addam Chavarria from 7-9pm this August First Thursday.
- Evermore Prints, LLC
780 W Main St
Ghost Hunting by Michael Chambers is a chronicle of his creative process and discovery. This body of work pulls it all together: disappearing and re-appearing people, a feeling of serenity, impossible shadows, and a kind of friendly ethereal light. Please join us from 5-9PM for an adventure in the spectral.
- Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria
800 W Main St
Happy Hour from 4-6 with 50% off ALL cocktails, beer and wine. After 5pm, 20% off all bottles of wine until its gone! Kids under 12 eat free with the purchase of an adult meal. Limit two per table.
- Flying M Coffeehouse
500 W Idaho St
We are excited to host Karsten Macaulay, pop art influenced by kawaii /Japanese culture with a psychedelic influence; while exploring different mediums and textures on canvas like glitter resin and other medias. Cute and creepy!
- Fresh Off The Hook Seafood
401 S 8th St
Voted "Best of Boise" 10 years in a row! We will be offering $2 off all beer on tap, wine, and appetizers! Enjoy a great selection of beer, wine, appetizers such as Calamari Strips, Seared Ahi, Crab Cakes and more!
- Gallery 601
211 N 10th St
Art For the Animals is back. Our mission: to raise funds and awareness for animal conservation. Join us for our 'on line' and 'in gallery' art auction with proceeds going to Zoo Boise. Stop by and visit with the ZooTeens, an enthusiastic group of teens who volunteer at Zoo Boise, they have amazing knowledge and fun facts of the zoo's residents.
- Old Boise Block Party
106 N 6th St
The last block party was so fun we are doing First Thursday out doors at the parking lot of Wiseguy Pizza!
WHEN: Thursday, August 3, 2017 | 5:00pm
WHERE: Parking Lot of Wiseguy Pizza Pie (Boise, ID) on 6th & Main
WHAT: Free food samples by Reel Foods, Drinks TBD. Shop our Idaho apparel on sale & ready to go! More info to come!
- Grove Hotel
245 S Capitol Blvd
Join us at The Grove Hotel and enjoy hors d'oeuvres provided by Emilio's, artwork from Gallery 601 and Bogus Basin, and complimentary neck & shoulder massage from Grove Fitness Club & Spa in the hotel lobby.
- Guido's New York Style Pizzeria
235 N 5th St
Pizza with an attitude! Large one topping pizza and 1 bottle of select white wine or red, or 2 bottles of beer, or 4 fountain sodas - for $22 plus tax! Dine in only.
- The Gyro Shack
777 W Main St
Stop by The Gyro Shack and receive 10% of your entire order!
- Ha Penny Bridge Irish Pub
855 W Broad St
We will be giving a 20% discount to all customers for the First Thursday Event.There will be live music for your enjoyment. We have a nice outside deck for you to enjoy if weather permits. See you here.
409 S 8th St
Call today make an appointment for a new DU by Lui The Hair Whisperer! 383-9009
- Happy Fish Sushi / MartiniBar
855 W Broad St
We will be giving a 20% discount to all customers during the First Thursday Event. Come in for some great sushi. All sushi is rolled to order and made with the freshest ingredients. We also have a full bar.
- High Note Cafe
225 N 5th St
Live music from the lovely and talented Megan Nelson begins at 6pm. $2 specialty mimosas with homemade juice all day. From-scratch menu & Local art for sale! Thehighnotecafe.com
- Inn at 500 Capitol
500 S Capitol Blvd
Complimentary samples from Fresh Healthy Café and Longdrop Cider Co.
Tours of Boise’s Very Special Boutique Hotel
Tours and tastings will be held from 5pm-7pm on the 3rd
Location will be the second story Terrace and Capitol Ball Room at Inn at 500 Capitol
- JUMP (Jack's Urban Meeting Place)
1000 Myrtle St
Some Like it Hot!
Join JUMP for First Thursday activities including lawn games and live music from local band Minor Paradox. Celebrate Watermelon Day with free samples and small bites ($5.00 while supplies last).
Also, learn how to Salsa dance and support the Children's Home during free lessons in the Jump Room on the fifth level
- KEYSTONE Station
222 N 9th St
Join us for First Thursday at KEYSTONE station. Bucksnort Soda Company will be doing a tasting for their delicious locally made sodas.
- LaNeige Bridal and Tux
1020 W Main St
- Liquid Lounge
405 S 8th St
Liquid Laughs has buy one get one free comedy tickets for all first Thursday's Shows start at 8pm! Top Quality national headlining comics Every Thursday-Sunday! Just come in on First Thursday and mention the First Thursday discount for an amazing comedy show :-)
- Marla June's Clothing Company
811 W Bannock St
First Thursday SALE OF THE YEAR! 20-70% Off! Come early to get the best selection. Refreshments and food!
- McU Sports
822 W Jefferson St
Football Swap is in full gear. Bring in used equipment- buy or sell. Lost of New Equipment as well for your Optimist Football Participants. Rush recreational gear is available as well. Lost of back to school shoes and gear.
see you there!
- Mixed Greens | Modern Gifts
213 N 9th St
First Thursday big plans alert! Mother Earth Brew Co will be here serving tastes of their yummy beers. Radio Boise will be here spinning tunes and selling tickets for their electric Fiat raffle. 10% of our sales from 5-9 will be donated to help with their annual Pre-Fat party. Form and Function will be here with coffee and affogatos. Hope to see you!
- The Mode Lounge
800 W Idaho St
A 'Kids Menu' at a cocktail lounge?! Indeed. Please stop by and sample a free BoozePop on this super hot night. These never disappoint. The Mode Lounge is 21+.
- Mr. Peabody's Optical Shop
409 S 8th St
We now take vision insurance. We are always getting in new frame styles. Get frame and single vision lenses starting at $95.00.
- Old Chicago
730 W Idaho St
Happy Hour from 4-7 pm great food and Drink Specials!!! $1.00 off all Pints $3.00 Well drinks $5.00 Crafted Cocktails. Are you going to be out late?? Come in for our late night happy hour from 11-close .
- Payette Brewing Company
733 S Pioneer Street
Celebrate National IPA Day on First Thursday in Downtown Boise at Payette Brewing! City Peanut Shop will be joining forces with us and have some delicious nuts and popcorn to sample and sell! FEATURING: $5 IPA flights, $3 pints of all IPAs on tap, a sensory display of IPA ingredients and a City Peanut Shop sampling.
- PROOF Eyewear
314 S 9th St
We are having a summer BLOW OUT sale! Our First Thursday in August is dedicated to the local businesses in Boise that we LOVE. We will have 10% off store wide, as well as 50% off select sunglasses and RX frames. If you've been waiting to get a pair of Proofs, First Thursday is the time! We will have Dmada, Unhly Supply Things, Garden City Projects, and Virgo Darling in store sharing their wonderful local products. As well as Boise Brewing handing out free beer!
- Que Pasa
409 S 8th St
! Come and enjoy the best in Mexican expression! Thousands of items from Mexican master craftsmen. Sterling silver, pottery, blown glass, Talavera, Dragons , Fairies , Mermaids, and Day of The Dead.
- Radio Boise
1020 W Main St
Open Studio, come by and check it out.
- Ralston Group Properties
420 W Main St
Stop in our office -- on the NE corner of 5th & Main -- for a special treat!
- The Record Exchange
1105 W Idaho St
Payette Brewing Co. presents the Curtis/Sutton & The Scavengers Pre-release Party at 6pm First Thursday, Aug. 3. Curtis/Sutton and the Scavengers' new album 'Whiskey Rain' will be available for purchase at the show. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages. Buy-two-get-one-free used music/video sale all day, too!
- Ruby Lou Clothing Boutique
130 N 8th St
"Join us for evening shopping and a first peak at new Summer markdowns!
Save 20% on any regularly priced item too!"
- Sage Yoga and Wellness
242 N 8th St
Portland artist Theodore Holdt's paintings challenge viewers to seek the story in the storm, a story which the he deliberately divorces himself from telling to create open ended narratives that he uses to explore storytelling, dreams, the unconscious and the super-conscious. Plus Indian Creek Winery Tasting, DJ Effy-K and Marisa Weppner book signing!
- SHIFT Boutique
807 W Bannock St
Join us for First Thursday at SHIFT boutique. Fireside Mallow will be offering tastings of their locally made marshmallows. We will also be having our bi-annual Tag Sale!
- Solid Grill & Bar
405 S 8th St
Art Show, Live Music, Free Appetizers & Free Tasting. Solid also has 1/2 priced Beer, Wine & Well Drinks from 4-6 & 10-midnight. Solid is the place to be on First Thursday's!
- Superb Sushi
280 N 8th St
Swing on down and sample some awesome wines and also our in house Smoked Salmon samples! Unlimited dollar Nigiri with the purchase of any sushi roll all night long! We are located beneath Thomas Hammer Coffee- (8th & Bannock) 385-0123.
- Taj Mahal
150 N 8th St
Food & Drink
We will be doing $3 house red and white wines and $1 off appetizers & draft beers from 5-10.
Boise's Mad Swede Brewing will be doing a beer tasting and more between 6-9
Christi De La Porte will be showcasing some of her pieces and will also be contributing to the evening's atmosphere with live art.
DJ Ishaq will be mixing up tunes in the evening to complement the art & beer tasting.
- Tom Grainey's
109 S 6th St
Artist: Judson Cantrell. Judson is legally blind and creates incredible fractal artwork.
Music: 5:30PM-8:30PM The Mutineers (PDX); 9PM-1AM Rockeoke (live band karaoke)
No cover / 21+ only
380 S 8th St
We support local artists, local breweries, wineries, and your local watering hole every First Thursday. Come in early and take an indoor cycle class or TRX class, then enjoy a local beverage and chat with some local artists. #disruptboise
- Washington Trust Bank
901 W Bannock St
Complimentary appetizers, music, and a no host bar - Entrance to the breezeway is from the sidewalk along 9th street.
We will also be having a scavenger hunt, we will be giving an Apple Watch to a scavenger hunt participant.
- Whiskey Bar
509 W Main St
"Whiskey flight & cheese pairing from 6-10pm"