Two girls walk into a bar…and they became bartenders. After honing their craft and immersing themselves in all the grit, spontaneity, hustle and passion that is the hospitality industry, they decided to head West and open their own bar - introducing Water Bear, a cocktail bar and lounge coming to downtown Boise in the Summer of 2019.

What’s Water Bear? It’s a bar owned by bartenders. A place where every day is a Little Saturday, welcoming all who are looking for a nice drink and a soft seat, and serving everyone with care, respect, technique, a smile, and good music. You can expect approachable yet classic cocktails with a modern twist and a side of tiki alongside small bites and fresh oysters. We believe excellence in food and beverage starts with the basics - we emphasize quality ingredients, exquisite technique, and details like good ice and the right glass. We invite you to join us in the wanderlust and whimsy at the corner of 9th & Jefferson. Cheers, it’s a pleasure to know you.