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Belly up to the HandleBar. New Boise bicycle-themed pub is open

Ezra Jackson, owner of the HandleBar, standing inside the new bicycle-themed tavern earlier this month.
Ezra Jackson, owner of the HandleBar, standing inside the new bicycle-themed tavern earlier this month. mdeeds@idahostatesman.com

Time to work up a thirst for beer. And pedaling.

Bicycle-themed craft-beer hangout the HandleBar, which I previewed earlier this month, opened its doors at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The craft beer tavern, located in the former Crazy Horse spot at 1519 W. Main St., starts its regular hours today: 11 a.m. to close.

If Boise truly is a bicycle town, the HandleBar is geared for it. The place teems with bike-themed decor. It also includes bicycle workstands and tools for bike-mechanic customers. Most important, the HandleBar offers 25 rotating beer taps and five wine taps.

Bonus: You can lock up your bike inside the bar overnight at one of the 25 bicycle parking spots.

Congratulations to owner Ezra Jackson. I hope to ride a wheelie through the place soon. (OK, maybe I’ll walk my bike.)

In this preview video from early June, 2017, Ezra Jackson, owner of the HandleBar, 1519 W. Main St. in Boise, shows some of the features of the bar that will appeal to bicyclists.

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