Leku Ona is the third Basque bar in the Historic Basque District in Downtown Boise, along with the BasqueCenter and Bar Gernika. While all are essentially same in dining and drink menus, each has some unique traits that set them apart. One such item is Leku Ona’s large sidewalk patio, which you could use to enjoy a few Kalimotxos on a balmy autumn afternoon. If you’re feeling a need to be classy, you can go up to the Rooftop Patio for some fine dining, Basque-style.
Usually at Boise Bar Guide, we like to provide our own (witty) review of our take on the bars we visit. The guys at Gone Rogue Pub did such a great write up themselves, however, that we'll just pass along their words to you:
"In military terms, to go rogue means to be independent and unpredictable. One look at the menu and you'll see the Gone Rogue Pub doesn't follow the crowd! We don't only hire and employ veterans, we also offer 15% off to all Veterans and active military ALL THE TIME! You don't even have to have your military ID handy, but if you don't, be prepared for a pop quiz, because there's no fooling this staff.
The all ages restaurant features many unique dishes not often seen by Idahoans like the authentic Italian Beef and Sausage Sandwiches, the Bison and Elk Burgers a few Thai dishes and last but not least, Alligator Wings! Not the adventurous type when it comes to food? No worries, the Gone Rogue Pub will also have delicious Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Brisket, Smoked Ribs, and your traditional pub grub.
What happens when you combine freshly-made food, a bevy of beers and off-the-cuff, but awesome bartenders? No, not a cheesy '90's sitcom (although, I'd probably watch it). You get the High Note Cafe, a small restaurant/bar located in the old Willi B's residence. This newcomer to Boise prides itself on providing the freshest, most delectable items in the valley, while also catering to those who prefer vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free items.
Let's be honest, though. If you're reading about the High Note Cafe here, you're interested in something a little more fluid. Don't worry, we've got you covered. The High Note Cafe (HNC) is a beer-only bar that features a great variety for a place of their size. They feature local breweries, such as Crooked Fence, on tap and have a tasty assortment of bottled and canned beers ranging from the always-cheap Pabst Blue Ribbon to something more flavorful, like a Rogue bomber.
Question: What is there not to like about flat-screen TVs (with sports!), an abundance of beer, great food and free, convenient parking?
Answer: Nothing. Nothing at all. It's all awesome. And that's what you'll find at The Refuge Restaurant and Lounge.
The Refuge, located within shouting distance of Downtown on Parkcenter, is a nice escape from the cluster of Downtown Boise without having to put some serious miles on your car. It's location provides plenty of space for you and your friends to hang out, enjoy one of their monster burgers and watch the game on one of their seven flat-screen TVs.
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