When you walk into Pinnacle Sports Grill, there’s a good chance your eyes will jump right to the giant video cube looming above a central brick-island bar. It’s a standout in this flat-screen-filled temple of football, baseball, and basketball, a statement that sports should be taken just as seriously as food. Like the athletes onscreen, the gastropub’s menu covers a lot of ground—pork tenderloin sandwiches, brick-oven pizzas, guacamole-bacon burgers, ale-battered fish ‘n’ chips, Kobe meatloaf, and New York–style cheesecake. If you’re brave enough to try Wild Bill’s hot wings—the hottest available—be sure to have one of Pinnacle’s many craft beers or cocktails within easy reach. As guests make pilgrimages to Pinnacle, they rack up points on the restaurant's MVP frequent-diner card, with every dollar spent on food and drink getting them closer to free meals and a chance to learn the secret Pinnacle Sports Grill handshake.
A personal TV accents every booth at Cheerleaders Sports Bar & Grill, where chefs kick out hearty steaks, half-pound Angus beef burgers, and a slew of entrees to sports fans. Taps at the full bar work overtime filling glasses with 37 draft beers under the watchful headlights of a Shelby GT500E Mustang, inspiring cheers that rise and swell through the spacious dining room with every touchdown, home run, or umpire fight that's broadcast from 1 of 61 TVs. Classics include hand-breaded finger steaks, chicken caesar wraps, and irish nachos and wings; for dessert, the chefs craft caramel pecan turtle cheesecakes and deep-fried Snickers. The aromas of breakfast fill the family-friendly dining room on weekends from 7 a.m. until noon.
While other restaurants focus on flipping tables, Legends Pub & Grill strives to make lingering into a habit. Located within the Edwards 21 Cinemas complex, it lures crowds with a revelry-inducing environment that focuses on supporting local sports. Banners for Boise high schools dangle from the terracotta-red and cerulean-blue space's high ceiling, and jerseys and black-and-white photographs adorn the walls. And thanks to scattered televisions, patrons can rest assured that they will never miss a Boise State Broncos game. Beyond the wood-toned dining area, a separate space is filled with pool tables, dart boards, air hockey machines, and arcade games.
To keep conversations lively, Legends' bartenders mix specialty cocktails and pour pints of microbrews from northwestern breweries such as Deschutes. At the center of everything is a something-for-everyone menu of eclectic comfort foods. In addition to various pub staples?including fish and chips and Angus burgers?the cooks prepare internationally inspired dishes such as roasted red pepper hummus and grilled salmon with a ginger-honey glaze.
You can always count on being well-fed and entertained at Dave & Buster's. The sprawling entertainment complex features a full bar with specialty cocktails and a dining area that serves burgers, steaks, sandwiches, and other dishes. The franchise is known for its Million Dollar Midway, the uber game room that consists of rows and rows of blinking, ticket-spewing arcade games — more than 130 total with hundreds of prizes to redeem for.
Every night, Brew 52 throws open its doors and beckons revelers inside with generous specials, live music, and a menu of pub fare and pours. Its burgers are dressed with jalapenos, mushrooms, guacamole, various cheeses, and the house’s special beer-barbecue sauce. Burritos and tacos share the stage with fish and chips baskets, and the bar makes space for several wines, a few bottles of water that dream of holding alcohol, and more than 40 beers, including selections from Rogue, Mad River, and Red Hook. Throughout the week, Brew 52 transforms into a venue for poker tournaments, dance lessons, trivia nights, and songs dedicated to the karaoke machine.
A seafood-focused menu joins forces with an arsenal of brews, served either by the bottle or poured by the glass. Every night of the week, happy hour features discounted suds from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to complement tuna-pineapple tacos, Kobe flank steak on a nest of duck-fat fries, and stone-fired mac 'n' cheese. Standup comics lob their best quips past the dueling pianos Thursday–Saturday. In addition, 12 high-definition flat screens beam the big plays and most attractive referees of basketball, football, and baseball games. See information about specials and events here.