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Thursday, June 19, 2014

#2217 - Overland Bar, Boise, ID - 7/6/2013

Overland Bar, Boise, ID
Immediately upon entrance the Overland Bar convinces you that it is one serious dive, as you step out of the bright sunlight needing a good amount of time for your eyes to adjust the very dark, windowless interior. They have karaoke seven nights a week, but for the classic dive experience you need to come early enough to avoid that. I'm not sure how old the bar is but it clearly dates back to the late 50s or early 60s. The building was constructed in 1954 and the bar is listed in the 1962 Polk Directory.



Overland Bar, Boise, ID
Eyes slowly adjusting, you take in the classic black vinyl, velvet paintings, wood paneling, and eventually even the carved wooden sign reading "Schmuck's Cornner." Who is the topless lady in the painting? Who are the schmucks? And why does their corner have two n's in it? I consider asking, but somehow the answers seem better left in the darkness.

3907 W Overland Rd, Boise, ID 83705 - (208) 336-4707              
Building constructed: 1954
Web site: facebook
Reviews: boiseweekly - jrhask

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