COVID-19 Precautions & Updates

Our nation is facing unprecedented times. We are consistently monitoring COVID-19 updates and making decisions minute by minute for the Arid Club Community.

May 18th Update –

  • The Club is open for both dine-in lunch and dinner.
  • To-go orders (full lunch dinner menus) will continue, delivered outside to your car. 
  • Please keep groups 6 feet apart in the entry. 
  • Tables of more than six will not be allowed.
  • Tables are spaced 10’ apart in the dining room. 
  • We continue to follow all CDC guidelines and all frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized regularly. 
  • Menus will be laminated and sanitized after every use.
  • Our staff will be wearing masks and gloves throughout our service.
  • All employees will be temperature checked upon arrival and anyone registering over 100.4 will be sent home. 
  • If you have any COVID-19  symptoms, please do not come to the club. 
  • Please practice social distancing, avoid handshaking and wash or sanitize hands frequently. 
  • If you are in a vulnerable category, please use your best judgment.
  • Masks for members are not required, but we ask that you be kind and sensitive to everyone’s own concerns and space.
  • All normal beverages will be available from the bar. Although, per city regulations there can be no gathering in the bar until Stage 3, or after June 1st, if all criteria is met during the previous stages. 
  • During Stage 4, we will be able to accommodate gatherings of more than 50 people. 

May 15th Update –

What you need to know about The Club’s reopening.

A word from Kingfish and COVID-19 re-opening precautions from the General Manager. 

Dear Arid Club Members,
I’d like to begin with an expression of gratitude to Theresa and her staff for getting creative during these unprecedented times.  Being proactive early on has been instrumental in the stability we are recognizing today.  The Club offering such extensive nightly to-go offerings, and changing it up every week has been a much needed positive impact.  Thank you to all of the members that ordered to go thus far.  The staff pulled off two club nights to-go as well as Easter and Mother’s day to-go. They promoted Virtual zoom meetings for Ladies’ Night, Women in Finance and Salon Sessions. They also catered lunches and dinners for essentials workers and delivered them to the Governor’s office, the Mayor’s office and local epidemiologists – all on behalf of you, the members.

Please know, the staff is taking an abundance of precaution to keep you safe and healthy when you are at the club. Those precautions and guidelines are outlined in this email and I encourage you to read them.

We know that everyone’s comfort levels are varied during this time. Some people have been comfortable with take out from the get go and some haven’t. Some of you will be ready to dine at the club on Monday and some of you won’t… and we respect that. Out of respect for all of our members we are extending your food and beverage minimums so that you can use the club to your comfort level when you are ready.

Financially the club is staying healthy, as well.  The support of the members has continued to be strong. We have lost very few members during this time and we truly appreciate your loyalty. The club has continued to be able to stay viable, maintaining the physical and human assets. Operating at a reduced, but efficient, level has brought us through this challenge.  We have also taken advantage of some tax reductions. Continuing to do so while opening and maintaining the safety of our members and employees, is our next challenge.

Thank you for being such an important part of the Arid Club. Together, we will get through this. I’m extremely proud to be a leader of this organization and will look forward to the next few months as we remain strong and focused. Stay healthy and safe. 

See you at the club,
Doug Pill
Kingfish 

Arid Club Members, 

Thank you for all your support of our lunch and dinner specials to go, Easter and Mother’s Day brunch, Cinco de Mayo and Club Night. The Executive Committee will extend minimums, and as we continue to reopen and follow guidelines, we will update minimum requirements. Hopefully, Boise will continue to meet each stage criteria and be fully open, with certain restrictions, by mid-June.

 As we move into the next phase of re-opening under Idaho Rebounds, we wanted to give you an idea of the changes you will see as we cautiously re-open Arid Club’s in house dining to our members on Monday, May 18th.

As always, our primary focus is the safety and well-being of our staff and members.We will continue to go orders, delivered outside to your car.We will be open for both lunch and dinner, but will be limiting meeting space and large groups. We would ask members to make reservations and keep table groups 6 feet apart in the entry. Tables of more than six will not be allowed.The member table will also be set for a maximum of six.Tables are spaced 10’ apart in the dining room to ensure social distancing. We also would ask that any members who have any Covid symptoms, not come to the club. Members are encouraged to practice social distancing, avoid handshaking and wash or sanitize hands frequently. If you are in a vulnerable category, please use your best judgment.We will be continuing to follow all CDC guidelines for constantly sanitizing and cleaning of all the surfaces throughout the restaurant.Menus will be laminated and sanitized after every use.Our staff will be wearing masks and gloves throughout our service to you and we will work to make sure you are allowed a relaxed but efficient dining experience.All employees will be temperature checked upon arrival and anyone registering over 100.4 will be sent home. All frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized regularly. Masks for members are not required, but we ask that you be kind and sensitive to everyone’s own concerns and space.All normal beverages will be available from the bar. Although, per city regulations there can be no gathering in the bar until Stage 3, or after June 1st, if all criteria is met during the previous stages.  There will continue to be diminished occupancy.  During Stage 4, we will also be able to accommodate gatherings of more than 50 people.  Again, our primary focus is the safety and well-being of staff and members.  With cooperation and understanding, we will get through this together!  We’re looking forward to seeing you at The Club.

Sincerely,
Theresa Korpi
General Manager

April 6th Update –

To-Go Family Style Dinner Option Menu

Easter To-Go Menu

We are so excited to still be able to offer a
modified Club Night!

Here is your link to RSVP by Wednesday April 8th.

Please know this is subject to the changing COVID-19 landscape.

Pickup instructions that include safety precautions for our staff and members will follow. 

March 20th Update –

The test came back negative for our employee that was potentially exposed to the Corona Virus. With that great news, we feel comfortable re-opening for To-Go orders only beginning on Monday, March 23rd.

We are limiting kitchen staff to Chef Justin and Sous Chef Adam to minimize exposure. With that said, we will take orders between the hours of 11am-3pm for lunch & 3pm-6pm for dinner since it will only be the two of them working.

To place a to-go order please call the club at (208) 343-4631 or

Lunches for our Leaders

Cherie Prochaska, our director of membership, has reached out to Governor Little, Mayor McLean and Bill Connors, President/CEO of the Boise Metro Chamber, to ask how we can help and if we could provide lunches for them and their teams, while they are on the front lines working for our city & state.

If you are personally interested in sponsoring any of these lunches please let her know, we will be sure to include your name in the thank you note. I know we are all BEYOND thankful to these leaders and their teams for their public service during this crisis.

Arid Club COVID-19 Task Force

The Arid Club has played a significant role in our city’s wonderful history and we believe that this group of community leaders has a continued role to play now.

We also know that many of you are personally and professionally maxed out with everything that is required of you right now.

But for those of you with a little extra margin and passion for bringing our members together to help with the rebuilding of our city through more creative ideas, like the Lunches for Leaders, please reach out. We are happy to facilitate a temporary task force that would lead The Arid Club’s efforts in the rebuilding of the Boise economy.

Members Needing Assistance

Are you personally in need right now? Please let us know how we can assist you. The Arid Club staff will begin making phone calls on Monday to all our members to see if they need anything during this time.

Be well & Stay safe.

March 18th Update –

We are currently closed through Sunday, March 22nd. We will have another update by Monday, March 23rd.

We had an employee report that some people they live with have potentially been exposed to the virus. They are being tested this morning.

Out of an abundance of precaution the executive staff and board have made the tough decision to close The Club until we know the results of that test. We will also NOT be taking to-go orders during this time.

Please do not worry about your food & beverage minimums, the board of directors will be approving extentions once we know the full extent of our closures.

We believe this is the right decision for the safety of our members and staff and thank you for your understanding during these difficult times.


March 16th Update –

We are currently still open and are taking the below precautions.

  • We have removed tables from the dining room to increase social distancing
  • We are canceling all events involving 50 people or more
  • We are doing thorough hard surface cleaning and sanitizing
  • We are encouraging to-go orders as well as working on a delivery option
  • Please excercise the discipline to not visit your club if you or your guests are experiencing any symptoms of illness (sneezing, coughing, fever, etc.).
  • Warning posters have been posted for a couple of weeks instructing our employees to stay home if they are sick, wash hands regularly and cough or sneeze into their elbow or tissue 

To place a to-go order please call the club at (208) 343-4631 or