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Dive Bar Shirt Club - Hall Of Fame

The Cactus has joined the ranks among America's top Dive Bars! Highlighted in their Hall of Fame, check out our very own shirt as part of The Dive Bar Shirt Club!

Best Dive Bar in Every State

"Many a Jäger Bomb has been defused at this downtown institution," according to Boise Weekly. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., Cactus Bar offers "cheap strong drinks," including $2 well drinks and $2 domestic drafts. The clientele, says the Old Boise website, "includes bikers, students, and pretty much anyone who loves to drink."

These 10 Boise bars are smashing through liquor. One just set a record. Again.

If you stare at the ominous Medusa sculpture inside Barbacoa Grill long enough, you won't turn to stone.

But apparently, you might turn into a party animal.

Continuing a multiyear trend, Barbacoa, 276 W. Bobwhite Court, slayed all Boise competitors in the Idaho State Liquor Division's annual bar sales report.

7 Historic Dive Bars Across the Country

Dive bars are an integral part of America's historic character: These careworn buildings emulate the love and energy we put into our communities. To raise awareness and appreciation for historic dive bars, with the support of Seagram's 7 Crown Whiskey, we are celebrating dive bars all year long.

40 Hole-in-the-Wall Bars That Have Survived the Decades

Founded in 1936, Boise's oldest bar was still popular enough in 2017 to be named Uber's most popular destination in Idaho. What have they done right? Maybe it's the jukebox, the billiards, or the prime location for access by bikers and university students, but our money's on the cheap drinks - with wells and domestic drafts starting at just $2.

Idaho's bars are rocking. These 10 crush the most liquor in Boise. One just set a record

Pull up a bar stool and bat your eyelashes, dude. Chances are, somebody will buy you a cocktail. After all, liquor sales to Idaho bars and restaurants grew 6.1 percent in the Idaho State Liquor Division's fiscal year 2018, which ended June 30. Is that a staggering statistic? Possibly, after you choke down a couple of warm Cuervo shots.

Downtown Boise's Cactus Bar named Uber's most popular destination in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Cactus Bar in downtown Boise was named the top destination for Uber drivers in Idaho this year. Uber released a survey outlining the most popular destinations for Uber drivers in each state during 2017.

16 Best Bars in Boise 2016

Boise has a local bar on the map for every thirst. Check out these best bars in Boise.


Talk about OLD. This Boise Bar is the Oldest in the City. The Cactus Bar was founded in 1936, and has sat at the same location since the day it opened up for it's first round. What has been a destination for many on their 21st birthdays, including yours truly, the "Cactus" has a reputation for down home brews and great customer service in the shell of a so called Dive Bar.

New to Boise and need help deciding where to celebrate my 21st!

I'm moving to Boise Idaho for a 6 month internship in September and it just so happens that I'll be arriving a week before my 21st birthday. My birthday is also the weekend before I start my job so I will basically know absolutely nobody. So locals of Boise, what are some good bars that a 21 year old could go to alone and still have a good time celebrating his birthday?