Patrons of the Basque Block’s BAR GERNiKA relax over an ethnic meal and a cool drink. The outside dining area is shaded – located on the north side of the pub. Even on a hot day, outside dining is a refreshing experience.
The Cub was a landmark in downtown Boise through the 50's and was able to survive the redevelopment frenzy of the 1970's. In the late 80's, through the foresight of Adelia Garro Simplot and Romaine Gailey Hon , the Cub building was saved by the Basque Cultural Center of Idaho, Inc., better know as the Basque Museum and Cultural Center and the Oppenheimer Development Corporation. They agreed to lease the building to Dan Ansotegui for a restaurant that was originally to be named the Shepard's Son. Shortly afterward it became the Gernika Basque Pub and Eatery. Renovation of the "Cub" building was completed in 1990. The work was recognized by Preservation Idaho and was presented an Orchid Award for excellence in preservation.
In January of 2008, Dan passed the Gernika torch to long time employee Jeff May. Jeff had
been working for Dan at the restaurant since 1999, and at Dan's other venture, the Basque Market.
202 S. Capitol Blvd.