PATR IC K S W EENEY
TRICYCLE RACING GOLDFISH RACING
BEST DELAYED ADULTHOOD
& NI LIFE GHT
760 Main St., 208-343-3388, thelobbyboise.com; 507 W. Main St., 208-343-5159, mackandcharlies.com There comes a time to put away adultish things. And that time is Thursday night. At Mack and Charlie’s you can race goldﬁsh. At The Lobby you and a partner can each chug a beer and do two laps around the bar on an oversized tricycle. Both are such fun they take you back to the days before you cared about things like the housing market.
BEST BENDER MAKER OR DEAL BREAKER
BW BLOODY MARY CONTEST
It’s been said that the line between a little hair of the dog and a two-day booze bender is a ﬁne one. But ever y once in a while, a bloody mar y is the only thing that’ll get you past noon on a Saturday after a hard night of par tying the night before. And although this has happened to a friend of ours in Vegas but has deﬁnitely never happened to us, it’s entirely possibly to accidentally let one bloody mar y turn into two or three and before you know it ... the laundr y isn’t getting done and the lawn suddenly doesn’t seem in such dire need of a mow. But if you’re going to let the chores fall by the wayside, not just any bloody mar y will do. Recently BW hosted a friendly competition to ﬁnd a favorite bloody mar y destination. Readers selected a total of four bars from a list of 15 par ticipants, and during the ﬁrst-ever Big LeBoise we held a showdown. Taking top place overall, as well as in the Bakon vodka and 44 Nor th categories, was Piper Pub. Quinn’s fought a hard battle for second place all around. Thanks for playing, guys. Now, go drink one off.
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BEST VISIT FROM A BIG-WIG BEER EXEC
THE LIFT FOR HOLY OLY NIGHT
4091 W. State St., 208-342-3250, theliftboise.com The Lift’s Jason Kovac got a special visit from Olympia Brewing Company’s vice prez to congratulate him for selling more cans of the working-man’s brew than any other joint in the country. Holy freaking oly!
BEST DUDE, WHERE’S MY BIKE
BAR GERNIKA “THE ABYSS”
202 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-344-2175, bargernika.com Last winter, Bar Gernika snagged one of only four kegs in Idaho of Deschutes’ 11-percent seasonal brew “The Abyss.” Sufﬁce to say, the name is apt. Throw back a couple of those beefy beers and you’ll need to slap a GPS on all of your belongings to ﬁnd them the next morning.
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Published on Sep 21, 2010