Capone's Pub & Grill (Hayden)
9520 N. Government Way, Hayden, ID
After fine-tuning their sports/craft beer bar formula first in Coeur d’Alene starting in 1991, then in Post Falls 15 years later, Tom and Teresa Capone opened this third location in 2013 in a former furniture store on Government Way. There are a few distinct touches outside, like the large baseball replicas lining the entryway and the planters on the patio, but inside it’s vintage Capone’s: sports and beer memorabilia on the walls, hanging from the ceiling and underneath the laminated bar and table tops; the menu of homemade appetizers, pizzas and sandwiches; the 41 beer taps (12-, 16- and 20-ounce pours available). Like the Post Falls location, it’s more open and airy than the Coeur d’Alene original, but you know where you are when you see an Idaho-shaped sticker for Tom’s beloved Boston Red Sox on the mirror behind the bar.