Great place to go if you like baby daddies, homeless alcoholics and drug addicts. Saw a couple sitting out on the smoking patio, in the middle of the day sharing a bowl and it didn't contain tobacco. Came inside to sit next to a guy who smelled like he hadn't showered in a month and promptly proceeded to ask me if I would buy him a drink. Did I mention I'm female? Yeah. Had another guy ask if I knew where he could score some crack... And yet another guy, old enough to be my father and didn't have teeth, put his hand on my ass and call me baby, then ask me the same thing the homeless guy who didn't know that you can bathe at the Y did. Don't get me started on the bartenders... I agree with the previous comment on that one. If they didn't just get out of prison, they rolled out of a trailer park or worse. After I went home and took a shower, I vowed to never return. There are better places to get a cheap drink.
So much love for this place! Oh my gosh. The bartenders are the best in Boise, the booze is mixed perfectly and fairly priced and don't get me started on the food. They've hired a new chef, the pork chops have changed. They were amazing before, now? For 14 bucks you can get the tenderest piece of heaven you ever put in your mouth. Try it with one of a hundred delicious cocktails, rums, brandies, vodka's or brews on their extensive list. This place is a treasure.
Dirty fits. This bar is over crowded, over priced and VERY over-rated. IF you can actually get to the bar, through the smelly, drunken meat market crowd that is packed from wall to wall and not being monitored by security at all... Get ready to empty your wallet in a hurry. The bartender wanted 7 bucks for a wells rum and coke and it took 20 minutes for her to get it to me... I suppose thats ok, if you're interested in staring at ass... Like China Blue, the bartenders dress like hookers. The drink itself was so watered down you could barely taste the rum, if there was any. I hadn't gotten more then half of it down when some drunk bimbo bumped into me and spilled it everywhere. She then proceeded to ask me if I was interested in coming home with her and her boyfriend, who looked like he had just stepped off the set of Jersey Shore. He looked at me like I was a complete moron when I said no thanks. Single girls beware... I have heard several reports of drinks being spiked and security dumping the victims in the ally behind the club and closing the door behind them.
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Here's the deal when you sign up as a member at the Idaho Athletic Club. If you lose your job, suddenly encounter huge medical bills or have any other unexpected financial issues, the greedy management at IAC will not even give you the time of day to work something out. Instead they give you the email address of some financial institution in Arkansas to deal with. These people at ABC Financial pride themselves on screwing the members of athletic clubs. In the meantime, money that you don't have continues to flow from your checking account. No wonder there are so many Better Business Bureau complaints against IAC.
Went away hungry! Grabbed dessert somewhere else because we weren't even close to being full! Seriously - rice is cheap! Give a little more of it please!
I was in great shape, thanks to my "now" husband, "then" personal trainer and IAC, about 6-7 years ago. Then I got pregnant and all went down hill. 2 beautiful girls and several years later, I'm bigger than I've ever been and miserable. It was time to get back to the gym! Which gym to use though...I looked at them all...they all cost about the same if you want all of the amenities and are willing to sign a contract. I had also previously been a member of both IAC and Gold's, which used to be what the Axiom buildings are today. I much preferred IAC because Gold's was a bunch of snobby muscle heads, not to say that's the case at Axiom, it may not be. I did go to Axiom and was offered a month to month rate and a fee to join which was OUTRAGEOUS...only to be texted and called multiple times over the next 2 weeks with additional, less expensive offers to join. Bottom line, I LOVE all of the classes offered between the many IAC gyms in my area. I can get to the Black Eagle, Silver Stone and Meridian locations quickly from my home and I am addicted to ZUMBA! The different instructors have different styles so I can pick if I want to really work my legs and do cardio with Jen, do more core and belly dancing with Sashima or dance club style with Melisa. I LOVE IAC...the people are friendly and I have yet to see a snobby muscle head. They have lots of times for classes that I enjoy and the staff is friendly! Thank you for helping me get back on the road to fitness and feeling good again...I've already lost 20 lbs and its only been 1 1/2 months!
So what is the relieves of this Mormon promoting his so called business! Pacific is a great recliner, but what does this have to do with with this Mormon?
The Idaho Athletic Club is nothing but unethical scoundrels. I have been successful in deterring numerous memberships so far and will continue to do so. See you in court Cheryl.
Idaho athletic club is by far the worst gym I've ever had to deal with. Their so called "corporate office" has the least bit of knowledge when it comes to customer service. They strictly are a "well that's the policy" they aren't about the customer or about each individualized situation. Also, a little heads up, once you are out of contract and want to cancel you have to then pay another month of service, regardless of reason for leaving. I enjoyed the equipment at the gym but that's it. They never once acted like they appreciated my membership or me as a customer. I will NEVER go to this gym again and everyone (even the check out lady at albertsons, who I don't know) says the same thing about IAC, terrible customer service! Terrible at caring for their customers. Please research all reviews prior to joining this gym and realize what people are mostly saying about this gym in the treasure valley.
its not on Kartcher Rd. its on Horton
Friendly little place the dancers are really working hard to make you happy. Don't care for the smoking much which is why I like the Boise strip clubs a little better.
Love the Andrade salad and the flan is to die for!
Honestly, I could have gotten better Chinese food out of a can. The Chicken Kung Pao was not seasoned and was bland. Hearing the conversation from the 4 adults behind us their dishes were not good either. I don't understand how people can say this is the "Best Chinese restaurant" in Boise - unless they are related to the owner - maybe. I wish I could say something positive, but I can't. 4/12/13
The matador was a good pic for us.The food was wonderful and the service was impecable,very clean and loved the windows sliding open to out door dinning.
Jaker's has committed suicide. The happy hour is no more. The prices are higher. The Easter brunch was priced sky high for the meager offerings. They have had an almost total turn over in staff and attitude. The climate is now cold and devoid of taste.
I will miss the old Jaker's, but will look forward to new establishment taking over the spot.
On The Border is loud and crass. They serve large portions of poorly prepared mushy food. My "Dos XX" fish tacos were so over heated, the greens were sauteed.
The guacamole was as smooth as Jiff peanut butter and devoid of character.
They do not print drink prices on the menu. This stupid lack of transparency should indicate that the customer can pay what they they think the libations were worth.
If they do not post the price, it must be up to the drinker to decide, right?
I would have simply left it not for it being a family birthday event with a few guests.
I will never return, and the taste of being ripped off for $8 margaritas that were weak and bland will linger.
This store has so much win! They are eclectic in what they carry and have the absolute best corset selection in town. Nowhere else have I discovered a place with styles that suit my different and sometimes exotic needs quite like them. And while they may not always have my size, they are always willing to order it for me! You gotta love a store with such great customer service.
Amazing Place! Make sure to check it out, you will pleasantly surprised by the treasures you will find!
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