As the nation’s first restaurant distillery, Bardenay set an industry precedent by combining a full service restaurant and bar with a distillery. This unique combination gives us the ability to create handcrafted cocktails made from liquor made on-site. Now with three locations; Boise, Eagle and Coeur d’Alene, plus under license at the Boise Airport, Bardenay captures the spirit of Idaho and the Northwest.
Each of our locations specializes in distilling different spirits. Boise handles production of our ginger rum, amber rum, plus it has dark rum and rye whiskey aging but not yet ready for release. Our Coeur d’Alene location produces our vodka and Eagle makes gin, lemon vodka, strawberry liqueur, and lastly our newest addition, the banana liqueur. Try one of our many handcrafted cocktails in any of our locations or purchase a bottle at any Idaho state liquor store.
Bardenay is very beverage focused and our beverage program extends far beyond what we can make in our distilleries. While many of our cocktails feature our own spirits, we carry a full selection of premium spirits from other producers. To compliment these fine spirits, all of the citrus juices used in the bar are freshly squeezed in house. The whipped cream is homemade too and we even stuff our blue cheese olives by hand. Served in the perfect stemware we strive to ensure the best flavors and aromas in each glass. If liquor isn’t your thing, we have a Wine Spectator award winning list and a variety of beers on draught, can or bottle for you beer lovers.
For some, it’s because we’re the nation’s first restaurant distillery. For others, it’s our handcrafted cocktails. Perhaps it’s our innovative menu featuring delicious Northwest cuisine.
At Bardenay, it all comes together in a uniquely Idaho atmosphere, creating an experience worth coming back for.
With three locations: Boise, Eagle and Coeur d’Alene, Bardenay captures the spirit of Idaho and the Northwest and is a cornerstone of Idaho’s restaurant and bar industry. The original establishment is located in a once-empty warehouse on the Historic Basque Block in downtown Boise, Idaho. On April 25th, 2000, history was made there when we served the first cocktail made with spirits created in house. As the nation’s first restaurant distillery, Bardenay set a precedent with it’s full service restaurant and bar selling liquor handcrafted on-site.
Our distillers are happy to give tours as time allows. Please ask your server if you are interested in a closer look at our operations.
P.S. We are only allowed to sell our fine spirits by the drink. If you would like to purchase a bottle, you may do so at many of our Idaho state liquor stores.
SPECIAL EVENTS DESERVE A SPECIAL PLACE
Beside Bardenay has been thoughtfully designed to be the center for your special event and private celebration. From wedding receptions and anniversary celebrations to wrap parties and holiday extravaganzas, we do more than accommodate you. We set the table for your event to be the one you and your guests never forget.
As the name indicates, Beside Bardenay shares the same roof as Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery on the 600 block of West Grove Street. Set in the heart of Boise’s famous Basque Block, Beside Bardenay is in walking distance to the downtown’s premier hotels and vibrant nightlife.
- over 3500 square feet
- Able to accommodate sound system or musician setup
- Patio access (optional)
- Plated dinners – up to 80 guests
- Wedding ceremonies – up to 90 guests
- Wedding reception – up to 150 guests
- Buffet dinners – up to 115 guests
- Cocktail parties – up to 150 guests
For reservations and rental details, please complete our Beside Bardenay information request form. A representative will be in touch within 1 business day. For more details, BESIDE BARDENAY EVENTS INFORMATION.
“Bardenay” is a term used loosely by sailors in place of the word cocktail. Even though our name means “cocktail”, our commitment to your satisfaction doesn’t stop at the bar. This commitment makes Bardenay the perfect place to meet friends or colleagues for drinks and appetizers or stop in for lunch or dinner and enjoy our casual northwestern style cuisine.
Many of our cocktails are handcrafted with our own distilled vodka, rum, gin and freshly squeezed juices. We only use high quality ingredients like Fee Brothers Orange Bitters, pure vanilla extract, homemade whipped cream and blue cheese olives stuffed by hand served in the perfect stemware, ensuring the best flavor and aroma in each glass.