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It was a Boise 'breastaurant.' Then it became an upscale sports bar. Now it's closed

Tap & Cask had 36 draft brews on the line as well as 55 flat screens to view sport events from any table in the house.
Tap & Cask had 36 draft brews on the line as well as 55 flat screens to view sport events from any table in the house. Idaho Statesman file

Tap & Cask has tapped out.

The upscale sports bar at 1055 S. Broadway Ave. closed last week.

"The lease expired on the property and the owner decided not to renew for another five-year term," says Sandy Gamblin, who handled marketing and advertising for the former owner of Tap & Cask and its Celtic-themed predecessor, Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery.

The building is a well-known Boise restaurant spot. It was the longtime home of Murphy's Seafood & Steakhouse until it shuttered in 2013. The space reopened as a franchise "breastaurant," Tilted Kilt, in 2014, with waitresses in plaid bras and “mini-kilts.”

Under the same ownership and staff, Tilted Kilt transformed itself into Tap & Cask at the start of 2017, adopting a gastropub feel and featuring lots of craft beer choices and sports on TV.

Tap & Cask is the second Boise sports bar to call it quits in June. The Tailgate will have its last day this weekend.

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