Boise, located in the southwest region of Idaho, is a growing liberal city in a conservative state. If your are interested in exploring its nightlife, Boise has something for everyone, from fun gay bars to serious dance parties. Home to Boise State University, Boise has clubs that offer 18-and-older nights.
The Balcony Club
The Balcony Club touts itself as "Boise's best place to Dance" and is open seven nights a week. It is a a gay bar, but it's popular with everyone because of the good music that makes people want to hit the dance floor. This club also offers smoke-free Fridays.
The Balcony Club 150 N. Eighth St., Boise, ID 83702
This is bar and club that has a hip, modern feel. It is a music venue that has live acts several nights of the week. According to "Boise Weekly," Neurolux is the most "mysterious, diverse bar in town." There is plenty of room to dance, and the dim lighting gives the place a dive bar kind of feel.
Neurolux 111 N. 11th St., Boise, ID 83702 208-343-0886 www.neurolux.com
China Blue calls itself, Boise's No. 1 Top 40 dance club. It caters to people who are dressed to impress and ready to party and dance the night away. The club wants to be known for its ultra-modern, unique layout, which includes an ice bar, a bar in the women's bathroom and an exclusive VIP section.
China Blue 100 S. Sixth St. Boise, ID 83702 208-338-6604
Humpin' Hannah's, one of Boise's oldest dance and music venues, is another dancing hot spot. Live bands play originals and covers and get patrons moving on the dance floor. Most nights the place is packed. The club also has karaoke nights, and if you're not in the mood to dance or sing, you can head to the second-level pool tables.
Humpin' Hannah's 621 Main St. Boise, ID 83702 208-345-7557
Sin is an gay-friendly dance club but is open to everyone, with a trendy, modern feel. The club has plush lounge areas and plenty of room for dancing. Sin holds special theme nights, such as Ladies Night and Saints and Sinners Karaoke, and has themed shot drinks that are in line with the club's name, such a Pride, Greed and Envy. An exclusive VIP section includes personal security and a complimentary bottle of champagne.
Sin 1124 Front St. Boise, ID 83702 208-342-3375 www.sinboise.com
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