I remember your love of TapHouse because you were drinking $3 Sculpins there all day 🤣. It is by far my favorite sports bar in town, one of my favorite restaurants in town. GREAT food and underrated brunch too. And they will have ANY sporting event you want except for Sunday's when TVs are designated.
@fanhood, I would second many of the things @KingBronco (WHOOPS, I meant to tag @kingpotato and I can't untag KB on mobile) said as well as @East Coast Aztec and @tailingpermit, @RogueStout and the like.
I've got a bit to add, having been a bartender in DT Boise for over 7 years, avid bar scenster, and lifelong Bronco...
First piece of advice: eat early. This is an unexpected early afternoon game, so the dynamics are different. Basically every breakfast/brunch spot will be slammed. I would HIGHLY recommend going to Bacon, and going early. They are a counter service establishment, not full service, so the wait for food will be shorter, but it is a bit pricey for Boise standards. Still, the "Berryhill Bacon" is +++++ing delicious. From there, you can compfortably prefunk in DT as bars start opening and slinging booze at 10am. Go see my friend Maximus at Bardenay. If you're cool, he may make you one of his signature "Bloody Maxi's". You definitely want to go check out the 'Tus, aka the Cactus. Cheap and stiff, and one of the most underrated Bloodys in town.
Someone mentioned Hyde Park. I wouldn't waste your time unless you were staying more than a few days. It's my neighborhood and to be honest not the best place to watch unless you were a local.
After the game...
Definitely check out End Zone/Suds/R Bar (the barmuda triangle, as it's known) if you want the college crowd experience. If you want the same younger crowd downtown, go to Graineys, Amsterdam, Hannah's, China Blue, Roddy's...
If you want a little more upscale/casual, try Bardenay, Bittercreek, 10 Barrel.
If you want rustic and cheap - Pengillys, Cactus, or 10th St Station
If you want hip, go to Neurolux, Atlas Bar, Barbarian Brewing, The Modern Hotel, The Mode