I do downtown a couple evenings a week, taking my kid to his gym. Payette is bigger and does have some good brews, you chose the bad one for sure, did you ask for a sample? Boise brewing is cool and in a awesome locale, other that the fact the street has been closed forever due to a rebuild and the massive condo's being built next door to it. Prefunk is good and not far from you, a hair farther than Payette, and Woodland Empire is basically next door, w/ Manfred's in the adjoining building for some pretty good food. Definitely a more eclectic group there, but that's Boise. Downtown breweries are ok, but Garden City, and other Valley brewers are more superior by far in my book.