Sockeye Grill and Brewery

3019 N. Cole Rd., Boise, ID, 83704, United States
(208) 658-1533
Latitude: 43.63370, Longitude: -116.27426

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  • Monday: 11:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM 9:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.55 | Atmosphere: 4.20 | Service: 3.90 | Food: 4.00
84.3
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 5 reviews.
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4.2
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BrewDad (256)
Tuesday 28th of September 2010 05:15:09 PM
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Stopped at Sockeye along my way home from SLC to Olympia. I have been hearing this is the place. Well I must have stopped on the wrong day. The service was not to what others have said and I was disappointed. I liked the beers and the food was good also as all pub food is filling and tasty. I hope to hit this place again on a better note. They have plenty of parking and WiFi and kids are Ok also. The beers are tasty and they have plenty to choose from.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 3.25 | Service: 1 | Food: 4.0
55.0
Overall
Wednesday 7th of July 2010 06:30:36 PM
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This Brewpub is part restaurant and part Bar. The restaurant is perfect for families as it is away from the bar where there was live music as it was a friday night. The menu is extensive pub fair with lots of appetizers, wraps, salads, bowls, burgers and some good looking desserts. They also had a prime rib special. First beer I tried was the Galena Summit Kolsch, it had a nice crisp pils malt aroma and malt flavor with just enough hops to balance. Next was the Wooleybugger Wheat which was slightly cloudy per style with light malt aroma and light gold color, it had a mild silky mouthfeel with good malt flavor, a good wheat session beer. Next I had the Widowmaker IPA, which had a good hop aroma and moderate hop flavor, a good beer. Then I had the Angels Perch Amber which was deep copper color and slight sweet malt aroma and flavor. This is a good beer well balanced and you can drink it all night. Smoked Wheat was next with moderate smoked aroma and a pale yellow color almost a slight phenolic aroma. This has a slightly sweet malt flavor followed buy lite smokiness, another good beer. Next I tried the clam chowder which is good and well balanced itself with chunks of potato and lite clams. Once my palate calmed down I tried the Hell Diver Pale ale which had a moderate hop aroma with medium copper color, the flavor was well balanced with a medium hop flavor balanced with just enough malt, another good beer. Next was the Dagger Falls IPA, crystal clear medium copper color and assetive hop aroma. Mmm nice hop flavor, not overly hoppy but a good lingering hop mouthfeel. Then I had their Precocious Imperial Pale which was colored like the last IPA but had slightly more hop aroma and a slightly bigger hop flavor. This beer was just a step above the ipa but well balanced all around. Then I dove into my dinner and started with the black beans and rice which were good but not outstanding. The coho salmon tacos were good, but nothing to rave about. The sweet potato fries were great. The next beer was the Power House Porter which was slightly sweet with chocolate malt flavors, this is a good beer as well. Last was a brewers whim Stout which was more aggresivy hopped but not much roasted malt flavor but a good beer nonetheless. All these beers are good. Then I checked out the bar area which had at least a dozen tables and was packed and the crowd was enjoying a three piece live band. The actual bar itself was small but because the bar area was large it didn't matter. Everyone was having a good time. They also have a large outdoor seating area just off the bar. This is probably the best all around brewpub in Boise. The kids had snickers pie which was really good and they had a Marionberry cobler which was really good. They have coasters, pint glasses, shirts and a few other things. Well worth the stop in Boise!

Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.0
88.3
Overall

88Q (6)
Wednesday 2nd of June 2010 01:27:43 PM
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Found this one purely by accident. I'd never thought to look in this location, easy to miss with a mini mall kind of front. Even those we asked about didn't know of it. Too bad.... This one is a sure thing.

The beers are all good, I especially liked the Dagger Falls IPA, well balanced and yet claim 100IBUs.

The Chipotle Burger was a perfect pairing for the Dagger Falls, and despite not being all that hungry, couldn't stop until it was but a memory.

This could be the perfect combination of a neighborhood gathering place, and still has a designated dining area besides. It was empty... maybe because of the friendly buzz and atmosphere in the pub area!

We liked it enough to go twice in the same day, and We will be back !
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 5 | Food: 5.0
93.3
Overall
Thursday 21st of May 2009 07:29:06 PM
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This is a great brewpub to visit when in Boise. Each brewery in Boise has strengths and weaknesses - Sockeye is no different. I'll focus on strenghts.

BEER - Really quite good. Their best offerings are Dagger Falls IPA (pushing 100 IBU), Widow Maker IPA (less bitter, but more malty that Dagger Falls), and Purple Haze espresso stout. Occasionally they have Devil's Tooth barleywine, which is great but rare to show up on tap.

Dagger Falls is the only one of these that is a regular, the others come and go. Other beers are very serviceable, but not as exceptional as the others. They typically have 8-10 styles to chose from.

Mondays are $3 pint nights, Tuesdays $2.50 pint nights. Each day of the week one (random) beer is $2.50 a pint for that day.

FOOD - The food is really quite good. The Pulled Pork sandwiches, Finger Steaks and wraps are probably better than most places.

Service - In general helpful and friendly.

This place is the quietest brewpub in Boise so I come here a lot when I want to converse with a smaller party of friends.

Cheers to the brewers, Josh and Lance! Keep up the good work.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4 | Food: 4.5
85.0
Overall

colin (96)
Wednesday 2nd of April 2008 05:50:31 PM
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Hands down, the best brewpub in Boise. Maybe even Idaho.
One night while in Boise, I decided to do a brewery night, hitting the three that I could find. I started with Table Rock, which I found incredibly disappointing, and had intended to hit this place and then The Ram, which was actually optional, since they're generally about the same everywhere. But I ended up having a fabulous time here.
Excellent beers. I particularly liked the bitter. Everything else was nice, although the Espresso Stout was a little disappointing.
I had food as well, the reuben. Not bad, but the bartender had touted it as being something I would flip out over. Maybe it was that it was built up so much, but it really wasn't that good.
The place is actually a little misleading, because the bar is at the back and you won't see it at first if you just come in. You can, of course, sit at one of the tables and order a beer as well. The location is really strange though. Out in the suburbs a bit, it's in a strip mall at a somewhat nondescript intersection, and doesn't really look like a brewpub from the outside.
Boise is full of really friendly people, and a lot of them seem to congregate at this bar. If you go alone, you won't be lonely.
For beer lovers, this is a must while in Boise, even if just passing through.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 5 | Food: N/A
100.0
Overall
A better look at the 8 beers in the sampler.  Note the variation between the beers
A better look at the 8 beers in the sampler. Note the variation between the beers
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Beers with taps in background
Beers with taps in background
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Afternoon in the bar. I had a couple of hours of conversation
Afternoon in the bar. I had a couple of hours of conversation
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The other beer list
The other beer list
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Beer list, note pink ie sockeye
Beer list, note pink ie sockeye
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A limited view of patio
A limited view of patio
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