So here’s the big question about Press & Pony, the new Downtown bar from Boise Fry Co.: Can you order a cocktail and take it into the french fry haven next door, which also shares its space with Guru Donuts?
“Absolutely,” says P&P manager Jordan Krema. “And you can take fries back to the bar.”
This sounds like a healthy relationship. Except for your waistline.
P&P, which opened a week ago at 622 W. Idaho St. in the Adelmann Building, is positioning itself as a craft cocktail bar. Only about 25 customers fit into the space. Jazzy music plays over the speakers. But if you check it out during its all-day happy hour Saturday (buy one get one half off), you’ll probably discover that it’s far from elitist. The occasional scent of deep-fried goodness should ensure that.
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P&P’s press release says the bar will feature “a rotating array of classic, craft cocktails in addition to house-made tonics, shots, beer and champagne cocktails, beer, wine, and a limited selection of common mixers. At least four liquor cocktails and four house-made tonics will be featured on the menu, each of which will be designed to complement and pair with the flavor profiles of the following spirits: whiskey, gin, rum, and tequila.”
P&P’s hours are 4 p.m. to midnight daily. Details of the everyday happy hour are still being worked out, Krema said, but should be firmed up by Saturday.