Press

FSR Magazine  -  January 8th, 2015
Cocktails à La Mode ~ a craft cocktail bar reinvigorates Idaho’s Capital City by giving historic downtown a modern update.

In homage to Boise, The Mode Lounge celebrates the history of the landmark building it calls home and at the same time invigorates the downtown with its innovative, popular gastrolounge concept that reflects the new vitality of Idaho’s thriving state capital… Read full article

Boise Weekly  -  December 24th, 2014
Atypical Tipples from Four Boise Bars:  Warm up with these unique winter cocktails

From Irish coffee to hot buttered rum, winter cocktails tend to be warm, sweet and boozy. But not everyone wants to tread into toddy territory during the holiday season, so we rounded up a few more innovative (and less sugary) takes on winter cocktails… Read full article

Dining Decisions 2014
Stars of the Bars! Eight Stars of the Bars and Cocktail Creations featuring spirits made in Idaho.

With the ever increasing number of distilled spirits made in Idaho, our state is increasing its fame and becoming known for more than our ubiquitous potatoes… Read full article

That Special Night Out!

Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or a first date, a new job or retirement, there’s a place for you to splash out…  Read full article

Boise Weekly
2014 Best of Boise results are in!

Best Shaken or Stirred – “The art of the martini” is a redundant phrase for aficionados of the drink–the martini is art… Read full article

Best Way to Learn Your Liquor Lessons - Many of us unofficially enrolled in booze class in college, but we never took alcohol academics as seriously as Mai Thai and The Mode Lounge… Read full article

Boise Weekly
Tales of the Cocktail – Local bars import trends and industry knowledge from New Orleans convention

Every year in mid-July, bartending’s best and brightest descend on New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail, a five-day booze schmoozefest that’s a bit like South by Southwest, but with even more alcohol… Read full article

Boise Weekly
New Boise Booze Classes – Drinkin’ Class

Tales of the Cocktail, New Orleans’ massive spirits trade show, isn’t the only booze conference… Read full article

Idaho Statesman Dining review: The Mode offers food and cocktails with more than a twist

Pie Hole pizzeria owner Russ Crawforth recently ventured into the world of craft cocktails and swanky bar food, debuting a new gastrolounge in the historic Mode Building… Read full article

Idaho Statesman
The Mode Lounge opens in heart of Downtown Boise

The Mode Lounge opened last week in the former Grape Escape spot at the corner of 8th and Idaho streets… Read full article

Idaho Statesman
More arrivals than departures in Boise retail and restaurant scene

The Downtown Boise Association reported a higher ratio of openings to closings in both 2013 and 2012… Read full article

Idaho Statesman
Tasty predictions for the 2014 local food scene

BREWS TO BOOZE: Cocktail culture came on strong in Boise just a few years ago, led by bartenders Michael Bowers at The Modern Hotel and Bar, Pat Cardin at Chandlers Steakhouse and Kevin Kelpe at Red Feather Lounge. Look for that to expand in 2014 with Russ Crawforth’s The Mode Lounge opening in the former Grape Escape spot at 8th and Idaho streets by Feb. 1… Read full article

Boise Weekly
Best Outmoded to Modern 2013: Grape Escape becomes The Mode Lounge

After 19 years uncorking bottles at Eighth and Idaho streets, Grape Escape announced it would be packing up its long-stemmed glasses and shutting its doors in late June… Read full article

Boise Weekly
Former Grape Escape to Become The Mode Lounge

Ever since Grape Escape shut its doors in late June, there has been consistent chatter about what might fill the highly visible storefront at Eighth and Idaho streets… Read full article

Smart Brief
Boise, Idaho, lounge to bring back ’60s-era neon sign

The Mode Lounge set to open in January in Boise, Idaho, will herald its presence with the installation of a 1960s-era neon sign that used to sit on the front of The Mode Building in downtown Boise. Read full article

Idaho Business Review
Cocktail lounge coming to downtown Boise

The Mode Lounge will occupy the former Grape Escape restaurant in Downtown Boise. Read full article