A Downtown Boise Bar is Closing
A bar and grill that has had a steady presence in Downtown Boise for thirty years is shutting its doors for good next weekend, but not before it holds one last blowout bash.
Piper Pub and Grill first opened on Eighth Street near Main thirty years ago and has been owned by Gene Hutchison since 2008. The patio has been a great hangout on warm summer nights, and it's one of the few spots that serves up the amazing Scotch Egg! Where are we going to get a sausage-wrapped, hard-boiled, deep-fried egg with mustard now?
Hutchison told Boise Weekly that the last day of business for the pub will be next Saturday, November 17th, and he's planning a three-day bash leading up to that day. He has plans to bring back old bartenders and servers to be part of the celebration, and there will be sales on food and drinks. It will all be family-friendly.
Hutchison is hinting that a similar venue might open up at some point under a different name. For now, he's is transferring his liquor license to another spot that he owns. That's the Capital City Event Center in the Adelmann Building.
Boise Weekly said a new pub could be in the works for Hutchison, either near Broadway Avenue in Boise or near Chinden Boulevard and 10 Mile Road in Meridian.
So...go get a Chicken Avocado Club or that 3x Grilled Cheese while you can. And if we can follow the Scotch Egg to a new location at some point, we'll let you know.
The three-day celebration at Piper's Pub runs from Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 15-17.
Piper Pub and Grill
150 N. Eighth Street. Ste.200