What to do on The Basque Block
The first thing you will notice when you visit The Basque Block is the variety of architectures, bright colors, turn of the century charm and diversity. The Basque Block is home to 4 restaurants, with several others nearby, the Basque Museum and Cultural Center, The Basque Center, the Basque Market and landmarks like the Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga House and the Fronton (Anduiza) building.
Located Just a block from City Hall and the Boise Centre on the Grove, The Basque Block is a meeting place after events at Qwest Arena and for people who are visiting Boise attending conferences at the Centre on the Grove. Several times a year The Basque Block is closed to car traffic for events like the annual Basque Museum's Winefest, the San Inazio Festival, Pete and Freda Cenarrusa's Lamb Barbecue. The Basque Block has become one of Boise's favorite outdoor venues.
Featured Establishements on The Basque Block
Bar Gernika is an old fashioned Basque pub and eatery that was established in 1991. It is a favorite gathering place for the community. Saved by the Basque Museum and Cultural Center from demolition by trading parking spaces for a lease, Dan Ansotegui did all of the work to make it into the quaint spot it is today. You can find great appetizers, soups, sandwiches and wine there and an atmosphere that welcomes all to The Basque Block.
The Basque Center is the meeting place of the Basque community in Idaho, Eastern Oregon and beyond. Its home to public events like the annual Sheepherder's Ball, and is available for private parties and events. For more about The Basque Center click here.
The Basque Market opened its doors on the Basque Block in 2000. With more and more Spanish and Basque products coming into the Boise market, and few stores willing to carry them, Dan Ansotegui opened The Basque Market. The Basque market has the largest selection of Spanish & Basque wines in all of Idaho. The Basque Market, now owned by Tony and Tara Eiguren, caters events both large and small serving everything from tapas, special paellas in your own home, to traditional dinners served at The Basque Museum or The Basque Center. The Basque Market is prepared to handle groups from five to five-hundred. For more about The Basque Market click here.