Discover the Allure of Garden City: Stay, Explore, Thrive

Discover the Allure of Garden City: Stay, Explore, Thrive


Discover the Allure of Garden City: Stay, Explore, Thrive

ABCs of Garden City

There is so much to love about Garden City. It’s an easy as reciting the ABCs.


There is so much to love about Garden City. It’s an easy as reciting the ABCs.

by Nick Jezierny, September 2023 Community Blog Contest Winner

A is for Arts.

Garden City is full of art, with so many galleries and creative spaces that there are too many to list but you can learn more here.

B is for Breweries.

And Garden City has a bunch of them. Check out Barbarian Brewing, Brown Beard Brewing, Clairvoyant Brewing, Idawild Brewing, Powderhaus Brewing, Twisted District, and Western Collective for craft beers and good times.

C is for the Corridor Surf Shop & Necessary Goods.

If you want to try the surf wave, SUP the river, or Quinn’s Pond, here is your place to get geared up and buy some cool merch.

D is for D&B Supply.

With everything from clothing, pet food, lawn and garden to sporting goods, D&B has just about everything.

E is for Expo Idaho.

Home of the Western Idaho Fair and other events throughout the year.

F is for Flipside Fest.

A three-day music and arts festival that includes local, regional, and national musical acts, amazing art, and other hip, cool activities.

G is for Greenbelt Market.

A great place for snacks, drinks, and people-watching along the Greenbelt.

H is for Heron Park.

One of the newer parks in Garden City features a grassy area, steps to the Boise River, and a covered picnic table.

I is for Idaho Pinball Museum.

Check out vintage and modern pinball games, tournaments, and other special events.

J is for J’s Ultimate Hand Wash.

Keep your ride looking clean at this car wash that offers a variety of washes and plans.

K is for Karuna Kava.

A zero-proof non-alcoholic beer and tea room for when you want socialization without the buzz.

L is for Luciano’s.

The Caffé along the greenbelt has a great patio, quality food, and an epic chocolate cake for dessert.

M is for Meriwether Cider.

You’ll be hard-pressed (that’s a pun) to find a better cider anywhere.

N is for North End Organic Nursery.

Gardening supplies, advice, and cool stuff.

O is for OMG Studios.

State-of-the-art facilities for audio, video, and meetings.

P is for Push & Pour.

Coffee, art, events, and the coolest staff await you at Push & Pour.

Q is for Quesadilla.

You can get some quality quesadillas at Barriga’s Mexican Restaurant, El Gallo Giro and Taqueria Las Brazas.

R is for Riverside Hotel.

There is always something happening at the hotel, whether it’s a show at Bar 365 or the Sapphire Room, a conference or live music on the Sandbar patio. It’s definitely the place to stay.

S is for The Stagecoach Inn.

A legendary spot with fantastic food, and a fun bar, and don’t forget to order a slice or two of the four cream pies offered.

T is for Telaya Wine Co.

With a patio right on the Greenbelt and award-winning wines and customer service, no trip to the GC is complete without a stop here. If you like wine, you also should visit Cinder Wines, Coiled Wines, Par Terre Winery, Potter Wines, Rolling Hills Vineyard Tasting Room, and  Split Rail Winery while out and about.

U is for U-Haul.

You’ll need to rent one when you decide it’s time to move to Garden City.

V is Visual Arts Collective.

A contemporary fine arts gallery, performance center, and cultural center committed to presenting exhibitions and events for artists working in visual and performance art, film, music, dance and theater.

W is for Wepa Cafe.

Authentic Puerto Rican cuisine with a fantastic roof-top patio make this a Garden City hotspot.

X is what you hope to roll at Westy’s Garden Lanes, a fine bowling alley and lounge.

For you, non-bowlers, X means a strike (knocking all 10 pins down in one roll).

Y is for Yardarm.

An outdoor surf bar constructed from a shipping container is open from April to mid-October. Don’t forget to order tacos from the boat to go with your ice-cold beverages.

Z is for Zero Waste.

Root’s Zero Waste Market is the first full-service zero-waste grocery store and café in the United States. Great organic produce, made-from-scratch food that is vegan and vegetarian friendly, and bulk food offerings.


Sip and Savor: Celebrate Idaho Wine and Cider Month in Garden City

Sip and Savor: Celebrate Idaho Wine and Cider Month in Garden City


Sip and Savor: Celebrate Idaho Wine and Cider Month in Garden City

Wine toast friends

Everyone should enjoy great wine. That’s why, during Idaho Wine & Cider Month, we’re thrilled to share numerous ways for you to sip, savor, and celebrate the incredible wines and ciders in Garden City.

Sip: Discover Where to Find Your Favorite Wines

Garden City’s heralded wineries and cideries are entering a new golden era, and there’s no better time to raise a glass to their continued success. We’ve curated a selection of new releases, upcoming events, and remarkable new spaces that should be at the top of your must-try list during this enchanting month.

Savor: Delight in the Flavors of Garden City

Indulge your taste buds in the exceptional flavors of Garden City’s wineries and cideries. Sample a diverse range of wines, from robust reds to crisp whites, and experience the craft of cider production. Every sip will take you on a journey through the skill and passion of our local artisans. Explore the art of wine and cider-making, and immerse yourself in the captivating stories behind each tasting room or bottle.

As you embark on your wine and cider adventure, you’ll be delighted to explore the enticing new spaces that have recently emerged in Garden City. From charming outdoor patios to elegant tasting rooms, each venue provides a unique ambiance that complements the exquisite flavors you’ll encounter. This town has more wineries, cideries, and breweries per square mile than anywhere else in Idaho!


Cinder wines

Cinder Wines, named after the volcanic cinder found beneath the vineyards, has been recognized as one of the top urban wineries in the West by Sunset Magazine. While indulging in the renowned Dry Viognier and Syrah from Cinder Wines in the comfort of your home is an option, securing a reservation for an exquisite tasting experience at their charming tasting room is highly recommended. Immerse yourself in a 90-minute guided tasting adventure for a group of six, and enhance the enjoyment with a delectable cheese and charcuterie board. To make a reservation, call (208) 906-0555.

Cinder’s 2020 Syrah ranked as the competition’s No. 1 wine at the Great Northwest Platinum Wine Awards. (You can check out all of their current releases here.)

Celebrate Idaho Wine & Cider Month with Cinder:

June 25: Q Morrow in concert at Cinder. 

Originally from Caldwell, ID, Q Morrow is a NYC-based guitarist who plays jazz, Latin, and Brazilian music.

Time: 6 pm (come early for food truck and drink specials!)

  • As a sideman, he’s worked with artists such as the Fugees, Lauryn Hill, Chabuco, and Liz Rosa, to name a few, and performed at venues including Carnegie Hall & The Monterey Jazz Fest.
  • He is currently on the faculty at Jay Zs RocNation School of Music, Sports, and Entertainment at Long Island University Brooklyn, teaching guitar, music theory, and aural skills classes. Q co-leads TRAQ ATAQ with bassist Sam Trapchak.
  • Tickets:  Click Here
  • Food truck:  Terroir (4- 8 pm)
Barbarian Brewing

Coiled Wines

Commemorate Idaho Wine & Cider Month with a relaxing patio sipping session, visit Coiled Wines.

Their charming tasting room feels like a second home, where you can peruse the winery’s complimentary Little Library, savor a delightful Dry Riesling or robust Black Mamba, and bask in the warmth of the summer sun. Coiled regularly organizes fun events, including art workshops, dance classes, and live music performances, so stay updated by checking their Facebook page for the most recent updates.

Celebrate Idaho Wine & Cider Month with Coiled Wines:

June 15: Pool Party Bingo!

Join Meredith and Alex for monthly bingo at Coiled Wines Thursday, June 15, at 5:30 pm. This summer, “pool party” themed game night will be a blast. This event is free, with many fun prizes! Bingo fills up quickly, so arrive early! We encourage you to bring friends, family, and your snacks! Visit Coiled Wine’s website for more information.

June 18: Father’s Day Black Mamba Special. 1 – 7  pm while supplies last. Visit Coiled Wine’s website for more information.

June 20: Summer Solstice Yoga. Join the winemaker, Leslie, for her inaugural yoga class at the winery! Summer solstice, wine, and yoga, what could be better for the soul?  All levels are welcome. Your $20 ticket also includes a glass of Coiled wine. Visit Coiled Wine’s website for more information.

June 21: Paint with Angry Easel. We love collaborating with Michelle at Angry Easel for paint nights! We firmly believe masterpieces are easier to create with a glass of wine! All levels are encouraged, 6-8 pm. Visit Coiled Wine’s website for more information.

Western Collective

Meriwether Cider

Mark your calendars now, because Meriwether has a full month of events to keep you busy!

Meriwether Cider is owned and operated by the Leadbetter family, a group of adventurous firefighters and nomads. Meriwether ciders are fizzy, refreshing, and delicious, each crafted with a hint of hops, blackberries, or ginger, without artificial flavors, essences, or sugar.

According to Meriwether, Cider has a rich history in the United States but almost vanished during Prohibition. They believe cider bridges the gap between wine and beer and is perfect for casual outings with friends or sophisticated dinner parties with in-laws. During Idaho Wine and Cider Month, be sure to stop in and check out the fizzy fun festivities at Meriwether Cider. You won’t regret it.

Visit Meriwether’s website and Facebook page for more event information.

Celebrate Idaho Wine & Cider Month with Meriwether Cider:

EVERY SUNDAY: Foothills for the Foothills (2 – 6 pm)
On Sundays, $1 of every bottle of Foothills Semi-Dry sold goes directly to Ridge to Rivers, the organization that maintains and protects the Boise Foothills trail system! WE LOVE THE FOOTHILLS!

EVERY TUESDAY: Trivia at the Cider House (7 – 8:30 pm)

June 14 & 21: Crafty Wednesdays (5 – 8 pm)
This is a weekly event where you can bring your craft or art project and join other creative folks in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Everyone is welcome, whether you’re a seasoned crafter or just starting.

June 15, 22 & & 29: Growler Thursday (4 – 8 pm)
Every Thursday, enjoy $5 off growler fills of every Meriwether Cider! 

June 18: Father’s Day Axe Throwing and Tacos! (Noon – 6 pm)
Treat your Dad to an unforgettable experience that combines axe-throwing excitement with the refreshing taste of handcrafted cider. Treat your dad’s taste buds to a feast from the renowned Big Beantz taco truck! Indulge in mouthwatering tacos filled with delectable flavors that satisfy even the heartiest appetite.

June 24: Live Music from Uncle Chris
Join us for folk & mountain tunes performed by the incomparable Uncle Chris.

Barbarian Brewing

Par Terre Winery

This small-but-mighty winery earned a silver medal from Cidercraft Magazine for its rosé collaboration with Meriwether Cider — and that’s just one of the many highly drinkable offerings that Par Terre’s husband-and-wife team puts out.

When temps warm up in June, reach for their celebratory Sparkling Rosé or crisp En L’Air White and enjoy it on the tasting room patio. 

The tasting room is open Friday – Sunday, noon – 5 pm. The winery shares space with the local arts organization Project Flux Dance

Celebrate Idaho Wine & Cider Month with Par Terre Winery:

June 18: Dad’s Day Dance Off. Celebrate Dad and all the humor, love, and sweet moves our positive male role models bring to our lives! Prizes are available for all contestants (brave enough to enter), and one Grand Prize for the man with the best moves! 

June 25: Tasting Notes with Project Flux. A unique event of creating and consuming art that includes a tasting of 3 wines and an intimate creative encounter with Project Flux Director Lydia Sakolsky-Basquill! $25 General | $20 Encore Club

Visit the Par Terre website and Facebook page for more information on summer events.

Western Collective

Potter Wines

Discover the enchanting world of Potter Wines, a locally-owned winery offering award-winning reds, crisp whites, and delightful rosés.

Immerse yourself in their friendly atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, and fun events. Indulge in the perfect blend of family, flavor, and hospitality at Potter Wines! Cheers! 

Celebrate Idaho Wine & Cider Month with Potter Wines:

  • June 16: Murder at the Luau
  • June 17: Market Day (Nampa Farmers Market, Boise Farmers Market, Capital City Public Market)
  • June 20: Caldwell Farm to Fork Farmers Market
  • June 24: Market Day (Nampa Farmers Market, Boise Farmers Market, Capital City Public Market)
  • June 25: Paint Party with the Angry Easel
  • June 27: Caldwell Farm to Fork Farmers Market

Visit the website and Facebook page for more information on summer events. 

Barbarian Brewing

Rolling Hills Vineyard

Rolling Hills Vineyard, a family-owned and operated winery, is renowned for its award-winning wines, including the prestigious double platinum and gold-winning 2018 Cabernet Franc. Committed to excellence, they offer a delightful selection to satisfy every palate.

However, their love extends beyond the vineyard to include a special place in their hearts for rescue animals. For over 30 years, the Pasculli Family has welcomed these furry friends into their home, recognizing the importance of providing a loving environment for pets in need. The family introduced the Mascot wine to support animal shelters throughout Idaho. With every purchase of this delicious wine, 10% of the proceeds are donated to carefully chosen shelters every quarter. By enjoying Mascot wine, patrons indulge in exceptional flavors and contribute to the well-being of shelter animals across the state.

Celebrate Idaho Wine & Cider Month with Rolling Hills Vineyard Urban Tasting Room:

June 25: Uncorked Chardonnay Release Party (Noon – 3)

Visit the website and Facebook page for more information on summer events.

Western Collective

Split Rail

Step into Split Rail Winery, where a new generation of wine enthusiasts creates exceptional Idaho-centric wines. With a focus on supporting local agriculture and a passion for exploration, owners handcraft limited-production wines sourced from vineyards across the Pacific Northwest.

Embracing minimal intervention winemaking, they allow the fruit’s natural flavors to shine. Through unconventional aging techniques and a spirit of adventure, they craft distinctive and exciting wines. Visit their spacious tasting room and experience the joy of their acclaimed canned wines. Split Rail Winery embodies the perfect blend of tradition and innovation, capturing the essence of the Northwest soil in every sip.


Celebrate Idaho Wine & Cider Month with Split Rail Winery:

  • June 20: New Vintage Wine Shop Tasting (5-7 pm)
  • June 21: Flowersmith Pop-Up (5-7)
  • June 23: Under the Table Wine Dinner
  • June 25: Cake +Sip – Mad Cake Skills (Noon – 2 pm)
  • June 25: Cake Decorating Class (12:30 – 1:30 pm)
  • June 27: Hyde Park Fine Wines Tasting (6-8 pm)

Visit Split Rail’s website and Facebook page for more information.  . 

Western Collective

Telaya Wine Company

On Telaya’s inviting porch, you may see two boys caring for the lawn—a key part of the winery’s story. Owners Earl and Carrie discovered the power of family while pursuing separate careers. During a transformative trip to Cabo San Lucas, they envisioned Telaya as a fusion of their love for family and wine. This allowed them to create a space where their passions thrived, and their children flourished.

Telaya has been a special gathering place since 2008, with award-winning wines and a reputation for excellence. Whether you’re a loyal customer or seeking a beautiful riverside experience, Telaya promises an unforgettable afternoon or evening by the river.

Celebrate Idaho Wine & Cider Month with Telaya:

June 16: Chenin Blanc Release. Get ready for a delicious new white wine they will soon add to the lineup! All Day event at Telaya Wine Co. 

June 18: Father’s Day at Telaya’s. Telaya will feature some local makers as a special treat for all the dads joining us! Come by early to take advantage of the amazing Kismet Kitchen brunch from 11 am-2 pm. Vendors, including  Slateroc Woodworx, 3 Sisters Meats, and Adventure Tails will be set up from 1 pm-4 pm and Telaya will serve wine from 11 am-6 pm.

June 19: Rhythm on the River. Every Monday in the summer Telaya will have local, live music playing and a food truck on-site. The festivities begin at 5 pm and start to wind down at 7 pm. Live music: Good Time Charlie | Food truck: Rockin’ Q BBQ

June 21: Pop-up Rhythm on the River. Sam Henry will join the festivities for live music on the deck & Kismet Kitchen will be serving up their delicious menu. The festivities begin at 5 pm and wind down at 7 pm. Live music: Sam Henry | Food truck: Kismet Kitchen

June 22: Tasting Night at Telaya. Tasting night happens once monthly after hours in the tasting room. Come to the winery 6 – 8 pm for an exclusive wine tasting!

June 23 – 25: Rosé Day Duel. Telaya will release two wines of the same varietal for the weekend and ask customers to vote for their favorite. The winning wine will then become available from that day forward. Don’t worry – the wine that doesn’t win will still appear in another duel after getting some extra time to age in the bottle. 

June 23: Pop-up #Sip2Give First Friday Event supporting the Boise Bully Breed Rescue. Telaya has chosen Boise Bully Breed Rescue as the featured Sip2Give participant! On June 23rd, Telaya will donate 10% of all online and tasting room sales to this fantastic organization. More about BBBR. 

June 26 &  June 27: Chandler’s Wine Dinner. This Dinner with Chandlers is So Nice – We are Doing it Twice! Five delicious food courses paired with five special Telaya wines – and the greatest hospitality in Boise. What a way to celebrate Idaho Wine Month! The event is $165 at Chandler’s Boise (981 Grove Street). Call 208-383-4300. 

June 29: Rhythm in the Vineyard. Enjoy great music in a beautiful vineyard setting. Live music: Bo Elledge | Food truck: TXV Nomad ID

Visit Telaya’s website and Facebook page for more information.


Barbarian Brewing

Celebrate The History of Garden City!

Celebrate The History of Garden City!


Celebrate The History of Garden City!

Celebrating the arts in February with Garden City Visitors Bureau

Do you ever wonder where it all began? Immerse yourself in what used to be acres of riverside fields! Learn more about the history of what Garden City used to be and has become as we take a trip down memory lane to where it all began!


Chinese Gardens

Garden City was just one giant garden. In 1890, Thomas J. Davis and his wife Jeminma owned more than 600 acres of property that was leased to Chinese immigrants. The State of Idaho had legislation against persons of Chinese descent not born in America to own any real property. As Davis helped his Chinese friends, his river-front land was leased to them. These immigrants became the heart and soul of Garden City as laborers, shop owners, and gold miners. These 600 acres became fields of fruits and onions. After his death, his estate continued with the Chinese immigrants and the name Garden City was later created, and the main street Chinden Boulevard, a contraction of “Chinese” and “Garden” was named.

Bella Mosaica
Bella Mosaica

Memorial Stadium

This stadium has been home of the Boise Hawks since 1989 and is one of Garden City’s most notable landmarks. This is the spot to catch a game or maybe even a concert during the summer months. It’s the best spot to take your family to be a part of the culture and embrace what Garden City has to offer.

Boise Greenbelt, Garden City, Idaho
Boise Greenbelt, Garden City, Idaho

Pierce-Borah House

This Queen-Anne style house is one of the most unaltered and old-time historical homes you can find in the area. This gothic-style architecture presents a strongly irregular and asymmetrical aspect, and it’s marketed as one of the two earliest buildings in Garden City! This house dates back to 1897, and is historically significant for its occupation during most of its early history by Idaho’s internationally known United States Senator, William E. Borah. This house was built for $4000 and continues to show off the work of John Tourtellotte in his vision for gothic-like architecture. This building is still marked to be in excellent condition and a private estate that’s kept preserved for any history junkies to see.

Berserker Strength and Conditioning, Garden City, Idaho
Berserker Strength and Conditioning, Garden City, Idaho

City of Gardens and Gambling

Garden City caught the eye of the U.S. Army. In 1853, right around that time soldiers came to the Treasure Valley and built Fort Boise. Garden City was Government Island, the river we know and love that runs through Boise was diverted into a canal to irrigate the land! When these Chinese immigrants assembled for the gold mines created by Tom Davis, their luck too came with the Idaho Legislature law allowing “coin operated amusement devices “slot machines” to be allowed in Garden City. Boise voted against; opportunity was seen in the land just West of Boise.

It’s Idaho Beer Month!

It’s Idaho Beer Month!


It’s Idaho Beer Month!

Celebrating the arts in February with Garden City Visitors Bureau

April Showers bring May Flowers and this month we’re celebrating Garden City’s renowned local breweries.   There are so many great places to sample craft beer and cider in Garden City that you could spend the entire day drinking ale and pounding pilsners. In fact, there are more wineries, cideries, and breweries per square mile in this town than anywhere else in Idaho. Get familiar with our craft breweries to get outside, enjoy a pint, and soak up some sunshine that we’ve all been waiting for!


Barbarian Brewing Taproom

While the rest of the ancient world was sipping wine, the Valhalla-loving brewers at the edge of the known world we’re delving deep into the hinterlands of taste — funky, sour, and savagely good. Barbarian Brewing honors the traditions of these wild creatures by handcrafting small-batch beers that go beyond the pale of mass-market brews. 

Grab your friends to enjoy a mix of all your favorite alcoholic concoctions at Barbarian Brewing Taproom. From beers to ciders to seltzers, IPAs, Lagers, Sours, Stouts, Belgian Ales, n/a Mocktails and more, Barbarian Brewing Taproom has it all! They offer beer flights from $16-25 and food provided by Kismet Kitchen Thursday – Saturday. And they always have room for your dog! 

Check out Barbarian’s great events to look forward to, like Game Night, Kolsch Night, which allows for you to enjoy a German-inspired night of dishes and take-home surprises, and their frequent new-release celebrations! Click the link to see what’s coming up on their Facebook! ​​Barbarian Brewing – Facebook


Bella Mosaica

Brown Beard Brewing

Try out Brown Beard Brewing Co., one of Garden City’s newest ale houses.  They have a signature selection of house beards, carefully crafted and a special selection of Brown Beard’s personal stash from the Captain’s Cupboard!. Since their recent Grand Opening, they are hustling to keep up with demand. They’re currently open Fri-Sat-Sun, with expanded hours coming soon.  You don’t want to miss out on these signature beers! 

Their social media Instagram-Brown Beard Brewing holds all the secrets to their weekend festivities, upcoming events, and new releases! Food trucks provide fine fare most weekends, and Brown Beard makes sure you can always have a good time! Bring your friends and your dog to enjoy the taste of hand-made fine ales, locally brewed by the best! 

Boise Greenbelt, Garden City, Idaho

Clairvoyant Brewing Company

Another great new addition to Garden City’s craft breweries is Clairvoyant Brewing,  where they are Passionate about Beer!  Clairvoyant offers some of the best selections on tap for every kind of brew you’re looking for and new drafts are coming soon, like their Dark Arts Stout and Highpoint Cider! They also have some of those hoppy beers and dark beers that are so original and made to accommodate you adventurous drinkers out there! 

You can see all their Events at Clairvoyant Brewing so you don’t miss out on Friday Game Night Trivia fun and other activities each week! Clairvoyant shares food trucks with Brown Beard Brewing to provide food for the whole family and your dog at this “kid and dog friendly” location!

Berserker Strength and Conditioning, Garden City, Idaho
Berserker Strength and Conditioning, Garden City, Idaho

Idawild Brewing Company

Idawild Brewing Company specializes in thoughtfully crafted, small-batch brews to satisfy both the adventurous beer-drinker and those who tend to stick to conventional styles. Their specialties are smooth yet flavorful hazy IPAs and crisp, easy-drinking kettle sours. They offer options that you can’t find anywhere else, and the ever-growing tap list is sure to have a perfect option for everyone in your crew!

Their tap list is never set, so you can try something new each visit. They’ve just released a new double dry-hopped hazy that’s got all the tropical fruits and flavors you’ve been dreaming about. They also brought back their IdaWaii Sour, which completely teleports you to the beach with each sip! 

Make sure to follow their social media for new events and new releases to enjoy with your family, friends, and well-behaved dogs! 

Instagram → Instagram – Idawild Brewing Co. 

Facebook → Idawild Brewing – Facebook

Berserker Strength and Conditioning, Garden City, Idaho

Meriwether Cider Company

If you’re looking for something truly unique, try Meriwether Cider Company, themissing link between wine and beer. It’s fizzy and refreshing like beer, but with an aroma and mouth feel sophisticated enough to bring to your in-laws’ swanky dinner party.”  You can learn more about the fascinating history of cider at Meriwether Cider | Our Story

Meriwether is THE destination for some of the best ciders in town. Beer lovers will enjoy their hopped cider, a blend of cider and the same hops you’d taste in your favorite IPA or Amber!  You can see their full selection on their website, then stop into the taproom on Chinden to be at the place where the magic happens! 

Meriwether is switching their Flagship Ciders from glass bottles to cans to make sure you can bring your favorite drink on any adventure, they also just announced their first non-alcoholic cider, Wild Abandon, a cider that shares the flavors of bright hibiscus, rosehip, lime, and juniper! 

They’re constantly coming out with new releases, so follow their social media, and take a look at their EVENTS – Meriwether Cider Company for trivia night on Tuesday and lots of live music! Stay connected for all their happenings at Instagram Instagram- Meriwether Cider and Facebook @ Facebook – Meriwether Cider Co. !

aerial view of a surfer at the garden city water park

Powderhaus Brewing Company

Check out the Alpine Inspired Powderhaus Brewing company! Specialty crafted beers made to deliver high quality taste and made in the image of outdoor enthusiasts. Be sure to get ready for spring and their newest releases during their manifest! This is the time to try some signature selections found  here → Powderhaus Beers, like their new Deadfall Amber or Throw Line IPA. Want something out of the box? Try the Hinterlander Coffee Porter! Powderhaus has a selection for any taste you’re looking for, so make sure you create your own adventure through Powederhaus and try out what they’ve got brewing for the spring season! 

They’ve also got an event calendar so you can know exactly when the fun really starts like their Mondo Music Monday’s every at 6 pm, or their food Truck-Rockin Q event all day where you can get some beer and food all while listening to some prime tunes and enjoying the sunshine. So download it, save it and don’t miss out on Powderhaus’ events. Head to their event page on their website for more details → Powderhaus Brewing Company | Taphaus

Western Collective

“Welcome to Western Collective, home to the best beer, vibes and experience in Boise.”

Known for their award-winning craft beer, boozy adult slushies, and incredible atmosphere, there’s something for everyone here!  Featuring three unique indoor spaces and a massive patio, Western Collective embraces the spirit of the west. Rustic decor, high ceilings, and community seating make this an ideal venue for parties large and small, and the “raddest place in the west.”

A crucial tenet of the Western Collective philosophy is creating a place for radical inclusivity. Beer enthusiasts can enjoy craft brews, like the award-winning chocolate milk imperial stout, Hidden Lakes Express. Avid beer-avoiders can find something tasty, too, like their classic boozy slushies, handcrafted hard seltzer, and house wine. They always have options for designated drivers, kids, and the morning crowd, with the full coffee bar.

Look here for their full Beer Selections, watch for their events at Our Events — Western Collective, and enjoy their full food menu available daily, with food trucks featured throughout the year!

Berserker Strength and Conditioning, Garden City, Idaho

The Yardarm

The Yardarm will become your neighborhood bar even if you don’t live in the neighborhood!

This is the brewery you’ve been dreaming of! This fantastic spot for upcycled beer and a great wine bar in the “beaches” neighborhood of the Garden City is only open seasonally from April through early October. It’s an experience you don’t want to miss, grabbing a fresh cold beer straight from the tap out of a storage container. Who says you need a shiny big building to sell some great beer?

Built out of new ideas and recycled/found objects, you’re invited to come claim a stool! The Yardarm was brainstormed over beers at the Corridor Surf Shop, a logical partnership!  It’s a “one off” project that supplies an experience you’ll remember, so don’t miss their limited season!  Their Instagram – Yardarm  site lists hours and special events, with updates on the daily action. This is the perfect place to soak up some sun and wave to the river floaters!

Western Collective

Twisted District Brew Co.

At Twisted District Brew Co. you’ll find a range of delicious beverages including craft beers, cider/radler, hard cider, craft cocktails, wine, and many non-alcoholic options.  They’ve got a popular malty beer that’s a good ol’e German-Style doppelbock, and a great coffee lovers drink honoring the Push and Pour Coffee shop, the Push and Porter.  This cold brew draft is perfect for when you want that extra kick! 

Twisted District has a regular menu of “shareables”, soups & salads, and too many “dog” flavors to list.  You can enjoy Brunch every Saturday & Sunday, and Happy Hour is Mon-Fri from 4pm-6pm, with $3 off of Beer, Wine and Cider; $2 off Call drinks; and $1 off Well Drinks!  Details of these specials and other delights are listed at Twisted District Brew Co. – Menu

Oh, and don’t forget about Events. Thursday Trivia will put that brain power to the test, where you can show everyone who’s boss! Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays they serve up music like dueling pianos and jazz piano, or your can dance around to some amazing artists and enjoy the classical ambiance of two dudes playing all your favorite tunes on the grandest instrument of all! Check out what’s coming up with their Events Calendar! 

Western Collective

For more information on what’s in store this month, see the website! →  Idaho Craft Beer Month! 

Hello Spring!

Hello Spring!


Hello Spring!

Dogs and their people at a dog-friendly restaurant or business

March is here, and you know what that means… The warm weather is finally upon us. The season is here, so grab an allergy pill and soak in the sun. While you’re at it, take yourself out to Garden City to enjoy some activities that’ll surely get you out of your winter gloom.

You’re not alone in the gloom, your dog has been feeling it too, and they’re patiently waiting for the moment the spring sun arrives, and they’ll grab their leash and take you to Garden City themselves. Here are some places that are dog friendly so you and your best friend can enjoy the day together!



This is Garden City and Boise’s best neighborhood brewery! Not only because they have some of the best beer in town but because they want you and your dog to come and enjoy a drink! They have a great patio that’s heated in the winter, and your dog can even take a stroll inside if they’d like! If you and your friends have dogs, it is highly recommended to grab a beer and be with your friends, and your dog can be with theirs! Best of both worlds if you ask me. There’s one located on Idaho and 28th and one on Chinden, both close and convenient!


outside of Clairvoyant building
Bella Mosaica

Companions Dog Resort

Here is your dog’s home away from home! This boutique dog resort focuses on the best care and even better service for you and your dog! Companions Dog Resort makes sure that your dog is in the safest and best hands being cared for individually. If you’re looking for some training or for your pal to learn some extra behavioral skills, professionals are there to give you the best experience and results into putting your best friend in tip top shape! Along with their training, let your dog engage in the best part of socializing and make some new friends and have the time of their lives while you’re at work or on vacation! Check out their website for more information on pricing for daycares or boarding, and more.

Companions dog resort

Dog Retreat Center

This retreat spot is the best of the best to get your dog acting their best! The Dog Retreat Center is the one stop to all your needs regarding taking care of your best friend. Puppy school, you got it they’ve got training to make sure your pal acts their best! Daycare for the days they want to hang out with their friends, and boarding for your dog to have a vacation while you do! If you have any questions about their methods or services check out their website or call to ask. Their philosophy is to practice mindfulness and good behavior in your dog, which honestly could be a great place for humans too right?

dog retreat center art mural
five different dogs hanging out on the lawn


This is the leading destination for your dog for daycare, boarding or, hear this… spa services. Bring your dog to be pampered! I’m talking cucumbers on the eyes, massage, everything you wish you could get for a price like this. Your dog will be feeling squeaky clean and smelling fresh for you on his way out! Dogtopia of Boise-Greenbelt understands that your dog is a member of the family. Your dog will feel safe and relaxed over here, and make so many new friends!

australian shepherd close up
side view of australian shepherd
dogtopia daycare boarding and spa
dog bath inside dogtopia
dog treat vending machine at dogtopia

Green Belt

I can guarantee you, if dogs could talk, they’d say “please please please take me to the greenbelt.” There are other dogs to say hi to in passing and water that I know your dog cannot resist jumping into for a quick cool off. Bring a ball, bring a frisbee, or just bring your running sneakers and take you and your dog for a day outside enjoying what Garden City has to offer. The Greenbelt runs all the way through, so you can really see a lot just following the path.

walking dog with coat on the greenbelt
dog without leash on the greenbelt
snow on the green belt

Idaho Dog Park

One of the best spots to bring your friend is the Idaho Dog Park! Voted the #1 best doggie daycare and boarding facility in Boise and Garden City! This is the place to bring your dog to hang out with their friends by having a full day of playing, sleeping, and chewing on their favorite toy. If you didn’t think it’d get any better, they have a private glass cabin for your dog to sleep in and they’re soothed with meditation music to soothe them after a long day running around! And there’s webcams! And if you’re thinking about your dog a little extra at work, pop on and check out their webcam! You can see your dog having the time of their life! Check out their website for more information on boarding and daycare services!

Berserker Strength and Conditioning, Garden City, Idaho
dog on a slide
eleven dogs hanging out at Idaho dog park
close up of two dogs at Idaho dog park

Push and Pour

Take you and your best friend out for a walk and stop for a cup of coffee on your way! Push and Pour has the best local coffee put in the best location off of 34th street next to the greenbelt! If you’re walking by or wanting to sit inside and get some work done, you can bring your dog with you to enjoy the outdoors and the social interaction of the coffee shop environment!

push and pour
close up of dog inside push and pour

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year!

Friends working out at the gym, new year's resolution to get healthy or in shape
New Year, New You! 

Get your resolutions in order because it’s time for a brighter and better you. Find a new passion, and get excited! Garden City has tons to offer to make the new year the best one yet. 

Get active! Find new ways to move your body, and make an activity with friends or create some time for yourself for your own peace of mind. Here are some options to make it easy for you! 


Asana Climbing Gym

Try out the Asana Climbing Gym out on Glenwood! Join the climbing community and challenge yourself to a new activity if you haven’t tried it yet! They do safety courses and whether or not you’re a beginner or pro, Asana provides the space for you to learn and grow. They also offer yoga and aerial classes that complement your climbing experience where you can gain more awareness of your body and begin to build a better you! 

Asana Climbing Gym, Garden City, Idaho

Berserker Strength and Conditioning

Train your body like a warrior! At Berserker Strength and Conditioning, you can develop the perfect lifestyle change and work towards a healthier you. Their locations are open 24/7 so that whenever you need, they’re open for your convenience. You can register for a preview pass and you can get your first workout for free! On top of that, if you’re visiting, or have a membership to another gym already, you can drop in for only $10 and get a good workout in and see what you think! Check out their website if you need any more information or want to start a membership with them!
Berserker Strength and Conditioning, Garden City, Idaho

Crown Performance

If you’re looking for a new place to workout, Crown Performance is the place for you. Build a more confident, energetic and successful version of yourself by looking here to get your own unique customized plan built just for you. Even if you have a busy schedule, Crown Performance will plan around and find a perfect time for you. You can get a free intro at the Crown and after that you can create a membership to take that step towards a healthier you. 
Crown Performance, Garden City, Idaho


Make use of our amazing green belt! A 28 mile stretch goes all the way through Boise and Garden City, and offers an incredible view of the Boise River all throughout the town. The options are endless on the greenbelt to run, walk, bike, rollerblade, the world’s your oyster. But along the way, Garden City offers a little scavenger hunt for you on the way if you need an extra push of encouragement or sleuthing. Local artists all around town have gotten together to provide you with the Garden SITy Art Bench Project for your own enjoyment when walking around the wonderful city and river. 

Boise Greenbelt, Garden City, Idaho Boise Greenbelt, Garden City, Idaho

Boise Greenbelt, Garden City, Idaho

Home Brew Stuff

Hmmm… out of all the activities and hobbies that the world has to offer, home brewing is one of the most unique and rewarding. Make your own beer, and make your own at-home pub! Home Brew Stuff has all the equipment you need to get started, and they’ll guide you through the entire process if you’re a beginner, or just the ingredients if you’re a pro. 
Homebrewstuff, Garden City, Idaho

Section 37 Axe Room

Tried Axe Throwing? I hadn’t either and it was the opportunity of a lifetime to be offered this experience to make you feel like the ultimate badass. Section 37 Axe Room is perfect for you and your friends to put your skills to the test. 

Locations | Section 37 Axe Room

Section 37 Axe Room, Garden City, Idaho

Westy’s Bowling

Friends and family night out? Or want to join a team? Westy’s Garden Lanes is the great getaway to go bowling and enjoy a night out. There’s a full pub and grill right next door, and arcade games too! For a great price and loads of fun, go out for a night of fun for one of Boise’s classic sources of entertainment since 1959. Reserve a party or just walk in, there’s room for everyone! Westys Bowling Lanes, Garden City, Idaho


Westy's Bowling Lanes, Garden City Idaho

Garden City Holiday Events!

Garden City Holiday Events!


Garden City Holiday Events!

Garden City Holiday Events

The holidays are right around the corner, and that means finding ways to spend quality time with your friends and family. First rule in the book of hosting guests is to keep them entertained for their stay. Lucky for you, Garden City has a great deal of events and activities to bring you holiday cheer!



Murder Mystery Night - at Potter Wines

Watch your back! Potter Wines is hosting an Ugly Sweater night, with a twist. A murder mystery breaks out at the Snowflake Lodge and it’s your job to help them find the culprit! 

A ticket to the event will grab you a glass of wine or beer, a charcuterie plate, and two hours of detective work on the clock. For $45, Check it out on Friday December 16th from 7-9pm! 

Be sure to check out their website for more information and to purchase tickets!

Murder Mystery Night at Potter Wines

Christmas in Color (lights)

Put Christmas into color with the Drive-Through animated light show to kick start the holiday season! Right off Glenwood at Expo Idaho, drive through millions of lights and see a synchronized performance to some of your favorite christmas songs! 

Bring your friends and family and enjoy a night of bliss and awe. You’ll feel like you’re in your favorite christmas movie enjoying a winter wonderland celebrating the best time of the year! Check out their website for tickets to the show!

Christmas in Color

Powderhaus Christmas Market

After an exhausting day of shopping on black Friday, check out the Weihnachtsmarkt Euro-Style Christmas Market! Right off Chinden Blvd in Garden City. You have two days from November 25-November 26th to enjoy a Christmas market that is showcased by local vendors in the valley!

Check out the incredible food, Gluwein, and Handmade goods! Enjoy a little shopping while trying some new drinks and snacks from Europe! 

In case you didn’t know, Gluwein translates to glow-wine. It is traditionally served at stalls during Christmas markets so it can keep people warm while they shop and socialize!

Powderhaus Christmas Market

Boise Christmas Show!

From December 2-4th check out the yearly event just down the street at the Expo Idaho! This show features entertainment options for people of all ages, and you’ll be welcomed into a holiday market served by over 300 vendors to help you find the perfect Christmas gift or Christmas decoration piece for your home. And Santa will be there, so it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the man himself! 

From 11 am-7 pm. Admission: Adults $5.00, Seniors (62 and over) $4, Children 12&Under FREE

Boise, Idaho Christmas Show

Holiday Wine Tasting with Enlightened Vine

Join Enlightened Vine on December 2nd with a holiday wine tasting! Grab your friends and family and try a vast selection of wines and participate in raffles and wine discounts! From 5:30-6:30, for just $18 a ticket per person, you can try some holiday wines that are brought from all over the world for a night of holiday fun!

Holiday Wine Tasting with Enlightened Vine

Make Your Own Christmas Bulbs

On Saturday, December 3rd, Split Rail Winery is bringing in Flowersmith Gardens to provide a pot, bulb, and greenery to create a bouquet and watch the blooms unfold! These are some of the largest Amaryllis bulbs you can find! Don’t miss out! For $45, check out their website to purchase! Limited spots, so get them quick!

Split Rail

Wine Not Give: West Valley Humane Society

The holidays are all about spreading love and giving back, so check out Split Rail WInery for their monthly give-back night! On December 6th, get into the holiday spirit and bring your friends and family to enjoy a glass of wine or tasting, and Split Rail will donate 20% of sales from that night to support our local West Valley Humane Society. 

5:00-8:00 pm Saturday, December 6th.

West Valley Humane Society

Telaya Design: Holiday Floral Arrangement

On Saturday, December 21st, grab a glass of wine and create a beautiful floral arrangement in a DIY class for the holidays! Bringing in the team at Fifty Flowers, the class will walk you through making this arrangement and all the materials you’ll need, plus a glass of wine! From 7-9 pm, bring your friends and family for a night of fun and creativity. 

Check out their website and grab a ticket for $55 (pricing does not include tax or Eventbrite’s fee). If you’re a wine club member, tickets are $45.

Telaya Design: Holiday Floral Arrangement

Celebrating 10 Years of Passion for the Arts

Celebrating 10 Years of Passion for the Arts


Celebrating 10 Years of Passion for the Arts

aerial view of a surfer at the garden city water park

February Artist-in-Residence Stephen Aifegha

Surel’s Place is Celebrating its 10th Anniversary with Parties, Special Events and a Bright Future.

Surel Mitchell was a self-taught, prolific, accomplished artist, and an enthusiastic community builder. Her desire for a formal degree in fine arts brought her to the Treasure Valley in the 1990s, where she built her Garden City home and studio. Surel served on the Garden City Arts Commission and worked actively with the City Council to establish a Live-Work-Create District that would set Garden City apart as a city that supported the arts. Years later, while she battled lupus, multiple sclerosis, and lung cancer, she turned her home into a vibrant gathering place, full of art and love and conversation.


Surel's Place

To honor Surel’s vision and work after her death in 2011, her friends and family formed Surel’s Place, a nonprofit that keeps her legacy alive.  During its first ten years, Surel’s Place has housed, celebrated, and advanced the careers of more than eighty artists-in-residence. The organization has also supported hundreds of Idaho artists through Flash Shows and exhibitions, First Friday Art and Studio Strolls, studio residencies, pop-up sales, live performances and much more.

Additionally, Surel’s place has shared art and literature with hundreds of Treasure Valley students through its “pARTner Schools Program”, has enhanced the artistic abilities and creativity of hundreds of workshop attendees, and has inspired many thousands of neighbors and patrons to appreciate and support the local art community.  This work has ensured that Surel’s vision and passion for the role of art remains strong.

Barbarian Brewing
The core of Surel’s Place remains the residency program that brings artists of all disciplines, from around the world to Garden City, where they pursue their work, share their process, and connect with the community.

Surel’s Place adapted its residency program during the pandemic by providing Studio Residencies to local artists in need of affordable and accommodating space, and is expanding these opportunities in the Surel Mitchell Live-Work-Create District today.

Sponsorships & Nonprofits

In 2020, Surel’s Place started a fiscal sponsorship program to help other nonprofit organizations. This program helped the Visual Arts Collective weather the pandemic that crippled public venues across the country. It supported the Idaho Prison Arts Collective achieve their mission of providing transformative art experiences to incarcerated Idahoans, and it has helped launch the Voces Internship of Idaho, an equity-driven internship program that strives to bring new and needed voices to Idaho’s news landscape by opening doors for young Latino Idahoans to get professional paid experiences.

The most recent project at Surel’s Place, the Garden City Placemaking Fund, has the potential to help shape the community for decades to come. This group gives local, emerging and BIPOC artists opportunities to create public art projects, while developing skills and experiences to enhance their artistic journeys.   These activities also facilitate new conversations on how to tackle community challenges with creativity and cooperation.

Western Collective

February Artist-in-Residence Stephen Aifegha

Join in the Festivities to Celebrate Surel’s Place 10th Anniversary!

Thursday, May 26th



Dave Eggar and collaborators at the Morrison Center

More info

Friday, May 6th  |  timed entry tickets


6:00pm – 8:00pm

Choreographer Savannah Dunn and visual artist Jennifer Dunn collaborate to create an immersive multimedia dance performance.

Friday, June 10th


At Surel’s Place