Controversial Alcohol Ban on Downtown Boise Bike Bars Announced
This has been an ongoing battle in Downtown Boise for a few years and the verdict has finally come down. The bike bars will be stripped of their most attractive feature, no more drinking.
The Bike Bars pack in groups to take tours around downtown Boise with your own music, drinks, and fun games. While there are several rules to abide by as a guest on these tours it doesn't come with a long line of complaints.
Well, the fight is over and the biker bars lost the battle. You can still ride on a bike bar, but it will be a completely different experience. Here are the new rules.
- Limitation of music being played. The loud music can still be heard from the bike bars but will have to stop at 10:30 p.m. The days of yelling and screaming to Britney Spears, "Baby hit me one more time" are over. It might still play but at a much lower volume.
- You also can't book anything after 10:30 p.m. as they can't operate beyond this time.
- Bike Bars are also banned from weekday's busiest hours.
Bike Bar operators and owners are not very happy as this battle has been ongoing. I'm not sure how this hurts the buzz of this exciting experience, but I'm sure it doesn't help.
I think it's preposterous that they think that's really going to change anything.
That comes from Pedals & Pints owner Michael Thomas. I will say I've been on that Bike Bar and it was definitely interesting in the best way. I'll never forget that experience as you had a drink with friends, pedaling through Downtown Boise like it was a rolling party. I see the aggravation, but is it that different from driving through downtown on a Friday night? Are we going to close bars down early too?
I'm sure this will continue to be a debate. Thanks for the great times! A big shout to my friend Diana from Boise Bucketlist who invited me to her throwback bus party. We had the times of our lives and we met a lot of new friends.
You can still book these events. Just know it will be somewhat different. You can still get a great workout! Read more from KTVB below.