5616 West State St Boise
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(208) 412-3095
Mon – Thur: 1130am-10pm | Fri – Sat: 1130am – 11pm | Sunday: Closed
We have amazing beers. Have a glass of one of our 8 beers on tap.
We have a new selection of wines! Stop in & enjoy a glass….or two.
We serve lunch, dinner, small plates and rotating specials that include locally sourced ingredients and a variety of seasonal dishes.
The Local is TV free so you and your conversation can be heard.


The Local is a 21 years of age and older Establishment
  • What a sweet spot!
    Fantastic service and truly delicious food. I felt like I was at the neighbors getting waited on. Truly a local feel and flavor. I met some friends that live in the neighborhood and I can see why it gets rave reviews. 
    - Elise D. Boise, ID
  • The Local catered our party at the paint and sip last night and did an amazing job. The food was awesome but the service was even better! They went out of their way to help me plan the menu and make sure we had everything we needed all night. I absolutely cannot recommend them more!
    - Megan Moony
  • Our office loves to come here for lunch, wine and nosh after work! Thanks for being here! 
    - Jill Thompson
  • Love this little gem. We go there quite a bit and enjoy ourselves every time.
    - Jacque Young
  • The Local is a great little place to meet friends for good food & beverage, great service and listen to lovely music.
    - Teresa Richardson
  • The Local has become one of my favorite places to eat. So many things to try! Great place to meet up with friends and family. You can order a wide variety of items and everyone can sample the dishes. Plan on a long leisurely delicious experience over food and drink. And don't forget dessert! 
    - Cissi Jones
  • This is always my neighborhood go-to! Great food, wine, and atmosphere. If you haven't checked it out I highly recommend doing it!!
    - Kris Clegg
  • Great food at great prices with excellent entertainment! One of my favorite places in Boise!
    - Sara Fowble Bell
  • Delicious food, great atmosphere, friendly service. We are so happy we went, and will be back!
    - Sarah Campbell
  • Best place for lunch and dinner in Boise! Gluten free and vegan options. Yummy kombucha too.
    - Kelly Richmond
  • The Local is our "go to" place for a night out. The service, food and drinks are always fantastic!
    - Tina Garcia
  • I have been here three or four times now since my first review and am super pleased to say it still rocks! Consistently amazing food, service, and overall experience. In fact I just went tonight and ate dare I say it, the best shrimp I've ever had in my life. Everything is just wonderful. If you haven't been yet I seriously recommend picking a nice evening and sitting on the patio with a couple drinks & take your time sampling the awesome food!
    - TJulia L.


Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3-6pm
$2 off all glasses of wine & $1 off draft beers


LOCAL: noun ˈlō-kəl (PUB)
UK: a pub in which a person frequents and is near to where that person lives.

Growing up in Northwest Boise, this neighborhood has always been special to Rebecca and Katie. As adults, they enjoy spending a night out with their friends and family over a glass of wine or beer and delicious food, but this usually meant fighting the downtown crowds.

They asked themselves, why shouldn’t our neighborhood have a great place to spend a nice evening out? Spend an evening out at The Local and discover this amazing part of Boise.


  • A wide selection of wines
  • 8 of the best beers on tap
  • Food that will keep you coming back
  • A comfortable place to visit with friends
  • Staff that will make you feel like family


Live music every Tuesday from 6-8pm
Looking for a quiet place to relax, unwind and listen to solo and duo artists perform? Come join us at The Local.

Upcoming Events

May 02
May 2 (08:00 pm) - January 2 (09:00 pm)
The Local

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Have a large party or just wanting to make sure you you have a special table for that long awaited date-night? Call us and we will save you a seat.
(208) 412-3095
Mon-Thurs : 11:30-10
Fri-Sat : 11:30-11
Sun : Closed
(must be 21 or older)

We are proud to highlight local artists.

Current Artist: Melinda Bristol & Kelley Cooper 

Melinda Bristol

I make introspective self-portraits and intimate portraits of people I know. I use a process to transfer laser print images of photos and past artwork onto wood paneling. The images are then transformed with paint, charcoal, and graphite. I obtained a BFA in Fine Art, Painting, from Arizona State and am a 2019 recipient of an Alexa Rose Grant.

Kelley Cooper

As a child, I doodled constantly in pen and ink; as a teen, I wove tapestries. I was accepted to Rhode Island School of Design in the textile department and quickly transferred to the Illustration Department in order to learn to draw and paint. I’d found my passion. The smell of oil and turpentine, the inviting look of a freshly laid palette, has always stirred my blood and sparked my imagination. To me, there is nothing better than the question “what will I paint today?”

I was represented by Kneeland Gallery (Ketchum, Idaho) for 5 years, followed by Gail Severn Gallery, also in Ketchum, for the following 9 years. I participated in two summers of the Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival and a one man exhibit at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts. I moved to Boise in 2006 and decided to detach from the gallery and take a sojourn from painting. Although I had a substantial client base I needed to explore, without thought of sales and exhibits, alternative subjects and styles of painting on my own, I enjoyed painting for myself, using the process to explore a range of feelings I hadn’t processed in paint before.

At this time I worked for the Boise Art Museum as an ‘Art Reach’ instructor, taking art classes to schools without existing art programs. I then sought certification as a Montessori early-childhood educator and worked 2 years in the Montessori school system. After the death of my daughter in 2011 (who’d drowned in the Mississippi at age 19 attempting to save her dog) I felt compelled to get serious in the studio. I could hear her voice urging me to paint again … “Mom, you’re always so happy when you paint.” I then left my job at a Montessori School to pursue painting full time. I gave myself a year and a half to compile a cohesive body of current work to present to galleries and am ready to embark down that road of opportunity again, to have my work seen in a public forum.


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