Are you a doctor? Lawyer? Executive? Or do you play one of these on TV? Either way, if you identify yourself with the “professional” crowd, head on down to the Opa Lounge (part of the restaurant, Cazba), where you’ll find yourself in martini-heaven with many of your contemporaries.
Opa Lounge, located on 8th Street, just down the street from Pie Hole, has been serving up an array of exquisite martinis and wines for the last seven years (2004) for the upper-echelon of Boise. Even their Facebook page admits their target audience is the 25-45 year old professionals, but don’t let that deter you if you’re craving a tasty cocktail. Just be prepared to shell out the cash (See quick shots for drink prices).
However, if you fit Opa’s profile, you’ll find yourself immersed in custom, Mediterranean culture, with the main room designed to look like the Parthenon. (Note: If you don’t know what the Parthenon is, see our review of The Cactus.) From their Turkish Coffee-tini to their kabobs and hummus, Opa takes you on a Mediterranean cruise of deliciousness.
Opa also caters to private parties. With a custom-made private lounge upstairs, made up of 18 cut-up beds, you can impress your friends, coworkers or potential customers. The lounge features a full-service bar, flat-screen TV and cloud-like seats are sure to win over any crowd. Our personal choice is to bring a harem of beautiful ladies in and act like an Arabian Sheik for a day. Just don’t participate in the human slave trade…
Opa was probably an experience like none other that we've come across so far. We were able to not only meet the owner, Max, but I'm pretty sure we could write his biography now. It was a great time. Max told us all the details of the bar, from the galaxy-covered bar top to making additions to make the exit more attractive to saving the bar from bankruptcy and moving the actual bar 24 feet over from the previous location and finding out "Chuck was here." All-in-all, it was a wonderful time getting to chat with Max and learn about Opa's history and challenges. And thank you to Max for all his time and generosity. When you go in, make sure you DON'T ask about the moon val...I've already said too much.
Artistic, beautiful and classy; Opa is all of these things and the owner, Max, is passionate and talkative. Max told us about all the artists who contributed to the beautiful ambiance. Inside this Greek restaurant and bar, you can tell that a lot of passion and dedication went into creating the atmosphere and the beautiful bar that is the center piece. I would recommend this bar for dates and for a relaxing night with friends. I liked this place so much that I will be taking my wife there next time we go out. This family owned restaurant was named the “Best Ethnic Restaurant”a few years ago and they are still going strong today. This was one of my favorite bars in downtown Boise.