Unique Local Hangouts 13

Three Local Hot Spots to Check Out

Often we fall into the trap of doing the same old thing day in, day out. To inject a bit of excitement into your daily grind, check out these three new hangouts for you and your friends.


The Beardsmith is attached to Ironwood Social, a family-friendly bar and restaurant. This allows for a unique experience. Come early and have lunch from the kitchen, shoot a game of pool while you wait for your service, or just shoot the breeze while you relax with a cold draft beer.


The staff says “Many patrons tell us they feel they’re just hanging out at a friend’s place and happen to leave with a great haircut.”


For a distinctive bar experience, spend the evening at Press & Pony and try something new.


The Beardsmith

5459 N. Glenwood St., Garden City, ID 83714




The Beardsmith is Boise’s premier barbershop specializing in classic men’s haircuts, custom beard trimming and maintenance, and hot-towel straight razor shaves. A visit to The Beardsmith is more than a haircut—it is an experience in an atmosphere where you can relax, have engaging conversation and leave with an award-winning style. A complimentary adult beverage is provided with each service. Soft drinks, kombucha and coffee are available for those who prefer, including kids.


Ironwood Social 

5467 N. Glenwood St., Garden City, ID 83714



The vision for Ironwood is a social atmosphere for all demographics to gather, rather than a traditional bar vibe.


“We want to let the patrons decide what this place will be,” owner Troy Jackson says.


Different days of the week feature a variety of activates taking place. In addition to eating, playing games and live music, it hosts comedy on Saturdays, dance lessons and trivia night on Tuesdays, and karaoke on the big stage on Sundays.


Press & Pony

622 W. Idaho St., Boise, ID 83702



If you are looking for a craft cocktail bar with great ambiance serving old-school and classic cocktails in downtown Boise, The Press & Pony is perfect for you. Barmaster Erik Schweitzer says the intimate setting gives less of a party atmosphere and more of a sophisticated, relaxing environment for friends to get together for drinks. Periodically, Press & Pony hosts theme weekends like “Havanna Nights,” or “Western Outlaw.” For information on upcoming events check @pressandpony on Facebook.