Bittercreek Alehouse

4.7
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$30 and under
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American
We are an Idaho-American beer bar that pairs Good Beer with thoughtful food, friendly service, and comfortable downtown Boise ambience. Est. 1995
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4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CourtneyW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my go-to spot, weeknight dinner with my kids, brunch with girlfriends, or date night with my husband. The beer list is unparalleled, and the food is always perfect- I always get the trout board, kids always get the beignets and pretzel, and whatever sour beer is the pucker-ist is my first course. Also love being able to put together flights.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Great service and great food!

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FoodCritic89
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Had a wonderful celebration with a group of friends but got seated outside with no heaters and it was pretty chilly. The food was alright but we had a great server and overall a fun time.

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Bailey
Boise
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food was late, they were out of many items on the menu. I eventually ordered a grilled cheese sandwich that was delivered to our table burnt. We've been to Bittercreek many times, but this was a really lousy experience. Our waitress was very apologetic. Will never return as there are plenty of other restaurants on 8th that we will frequent. We always spoke highly of Bittercreek and recommended the restaurant to friends, but never again.

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ShadeeA
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and even better food! Our server was very patient and on top of his game. Definitely a must try place :)

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GregM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This spot is just so dependable and consistent. The staff there is attentive and pleasant. The food is awesome. Top shelf, all around!

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MadisonL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Austin was amazing! So willing to help us and provided us with a great experience. Brought so much character and enthusiasm to our dinner.

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KarliS
Boise
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Payton was our server, she was so helpful & nice! It was my birthday and our engagement so it was really special! Cool ambiance in here and great food/drinks! We both had burgers, the poutine and beers/cider!

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Lunchdiner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall great, except for the hostess. She sat me at a table outside, which at first I thought was fine. After sitting there a few minutes, I realized it was kind of cold. I asked my waitress if I could move inside. The waitress was very nice about it. She went to the hostess and told her I wanted to move. The hostess turned around and looked at me, literally rolled her eyes, and in ear shot of me said "put him in 30", and then stared at me, liked I had done the unthinkable and ruined her day. By the way, it was very early in the lunch 'rush', there were plenty of tables open and there was only a few customers there. If she cared at all about Customer service, she would have jumped at the opportunity to make my time there more pleasant. Instead, my moving didn't fit into her master plan, and she made sure I knew it. In a time when restaurants are hurting and need every single person they get, having a hostess that could care less about guests is absurd. The food was great, our server was awesome, but with all the choices downtown, I'll think again before going back to Bittercreek.

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Foodwinefoodwine
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bittercreek is the place to be during COVID. They put so much thought into safety. Food is amazing as ever. Our go to restaurant these days.

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LauraW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had just pulled in from Seattle and were excited to try a new place to eat. Bittercreek has a fantastic, tasty menu for beers and food. We split the polenta fries with aioli along with the oak barrel aged 2013 beer and then had the huntsman burger and Caesar with some hazy IPA’s. They have also done a great job keeping it safe for the customers and employees. Great service and fun! We’ll be back!!

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vipLuckyprepster
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Drinks only! Great outdoor Spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Ended up here for Happy Hour. Had wings and poutine. Beer and food were great. Nice outdoor patio to enjoy the gorgeous weather!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time! They are being very cautious and following Covid regulations. The food was delicious as always and our server was very kind and attentive.

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AngieB
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service from Angelica and the food and drinks were delightful!

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vipReneeL
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an enjoyable dinner outside. The service and food were great. It is inexpensive too.

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PamelaO
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fast, friendly service. Glad we found this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

There was nothing particularly bad about this place....there just wasn’t anything particularly good about it. We went there on a recent trip to Boise trying to escape the smoke in my hometown of Portland Oregon. I kind of don’t know why I am writing a review other then Yelp asked me to. But here it goes. Our Server was good, the atmosphere was kinda cool it was old so that was neat. The food was just ok. I actually can’t remember what I ordered. My only memory is that I ate it and asked my friend what he thought the food? My friend said his was pretty underwhelming.

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Voteforjim
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and awesome beer selection. Would have preferred to sit outside. Burgers were great but was hoping for a broader entree selection. Wasn’t too thrilled with the steak frites (especially for the price) but the service was stellar and made it right. Overall would eat here again.

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dawnh
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food and service are always good.
This is my favorite restaurant in town.

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vipClaireK
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The inside out grilled cheese and poutine were great.

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LatinCaro
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I’m never disappointed when I go to Bittercreek, but this time, our food was overcooked. The service was fantastic, and the flavor was still good. My salmon, and my hubby’s fish and chips were dry. It definitely won’t deter us from going again, though. We’ll just chuck it to an off night!

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JulieW
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Unfortunately we were not impressed at all. The food was not good. There were three of us and nobody liked their dish. It was very hot in the restaurant and there I'm not sure how much they have cut down staff but there's nobody around. We were quite disappointed.

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vipPamelaT
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Fresh, unique food, great staff and outstanding response to COVID and safety concerns

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my favorite places to eat in Boise! My only complaint would be the flies/wasps, but we ate on the patio so it comes with the territory. Amazing food and service as always!

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Tyler
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great first stop while visiting Boise! Claimed to have the best burger in town, and it did not disappoint. Everyone enjoyed their meal, and the service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Boise
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The lamburger which is usually very good here wasn’t up to par this time. The patty tasted old and almost “bleachy” which is when you know meat is going bad. To cover it up, the burger came with an unusual amount a fried jalapeños. I’m a carnivore and love spicy food as well. I had stomach issues for the next two days after eating this burger. Very disappointed.

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Deesdining
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Appreciated outside dining option, which we did. However, the constant bother of flies made it unpleasant. Could the restaurant have some fans or other method to keep them at bay? Food good, portions ok. Service by Emily was outstanding!

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foodisgood
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great spot to eat and we sat in the big window which was like being outside but also got the benefit of some AC:)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Austin was our server and he was perfectly attentive, a great conversationalist and I felt totally appreciated as a customer. I asked for my Huntsman burger to be customized and the chef did it perfectly. My wife had the cob salad and it was great. We started with great wings that were medium spice and had a ton of meat. The berry crisp and the chocolate mousse were delicious. Awesome evening.

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kaylee
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of beer, food is handcrafted and delicious. Service was great.

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Kristinj
Boise
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Waiter was a bit rude, other than that it was great.

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was better than I anticipated. It’s upscale, fresh food meets brewery atmosphere and it’s wonderful. We ate on the patio and had great service. There was a wide selection of beer and food even for their “covid” limited menu. Overall 9/10 would def. go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Fried chicken sandwich was 🔥. Our waiter was so kind and attentive. 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such fast and friendly service and the food was Great!

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DaveH
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was passing through Boise en route to Portland from Park City. Researched restaurants thoroughly and decided on Bitter creek. Awesome experience. Lamb Burger was as good as it gets. Wife had salmon ceasar and it was a beautiful and fresh wild sockeye filet. Kids loved it to, especially the beneighs. Great draft beer selection and good cocktails too. Great spot!!!

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Jack
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service. Good food. Nice venue. Can get really busy.

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MuchRachel
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing view outside, staff was so kind and attentive plus the food was dope!

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vipJerBear1960
Boise
28 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had guests in town and couldn’t think of a better downtown Boise casual place to go to. Everything was just as we explained to them. To top it off our server Austin was great in so many ways. Every one of his suggestions was spot on.

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Helen
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places when we come to Boise to visit my son.

FAQs

Bittercreek Alehouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (208) 345-1813.

Bittercreek Alehouse is rated 4.7 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.