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The 10 Best Bars In Little Rock, Arkansas

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Little Rock’s midtown area is a lovely and vibrant place any time of the year. Dotted with historical places and monuments, fine dining restaurants, constant events, and the spirit of typical Southern hospitality, Little Rock can offer you anything and everything you’re looking for. Here’s our list of the 10 Best Bars in Little Rock.
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Ernie Biggs

Ernie Biggs is a Chicago-style dueling bar that will take your breath away. With a huge selection of drinks, live music, a dance floor and a cheerful crowd, it will certainly win you over. If you can’t make it to Ernie Biggs at night, you could try swinging by during their happy hours.

Address & telephone number: 307 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, +1 501-372-4782

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Flying Saucer

The Flying Saucer is another popular Little Rock bar where the party never ends. Their list of beers is endless and their food menu will meet all of your expectations. Look out for the Blanche De Bruxelles beer – a very light white Belgian ale with a hint of lemon zest, vanilla, and coriander.

Address & telephone number: 323 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, +1 501-372-8032

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White Water Tavern

The White Water Tavern is located in an ancient Victorian house in the middle of town. It is surrounded by the freeway and a dirt parking lot, within site of the capitol building. White Water Tavern hosts concerts, garden fundraisers, and other themed event nights.

Address & telephone number: 2500 W 7th St, Little Rock, +1 501-375-8400

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Discovery Night Club

Discovery Club is a private club and a favorite place for parties on Saturday nights. There are three different rooms with three different styles of music, so everyone is guaranteed a good time. If you like to have things planned before visiting, take advantage of Discovery’s “text blast army,” and they will do an excellent job of keeping you in the loop, plus you may win free entrance to the place and other goodies.

Address & telephone number: 1021 Jessie Rd, Little Rock, +1 501-664-4784

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Big Whiskey’s American Bar & Grill

At Big Whiskey’s American Bar & Grill in Little Rock, “great meals aren’t made, they’re built.” They offer typical American fare and the place is great for a quick stop or if you are looking for somewhere to just hang out. It’s kid-friendly, too.

Address & telephone number: 225 E Markham St, Little Rock, +1 501-324-2449

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Bar Louie

Bar Louie offers you an excellent martini menu and specialty drinks, as well as a huge selection of beers. The bar staff is friendly, and the wait staff is definitely there to serve you. You can get some good wines for relatively low prices during their happy hour. The place is simply outstanding, and their food is pretty awesome too.

Address & telephone number: Pleasant Ridge Town Center, 11525 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock, +1 501-228-0444

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By the Glass

The staff and owners at By The Glass will do just about anything to make you feel at home. The interior of the place itself boasts a homey feeling, the drinks are excellent and the food is delicious. They have a plentiful selection of appetizers that will perfectly fit with your choice of drinks. Live music and wine maker meet-and-greets are just some of their entertaining events you could participate in. This cozy place will definitely provide a relaxing ambiance after a long day.

Address & telephone number: 5713 Kavanaugh Blvd, Little Rock, +1 501-663-9463

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Next Bistro & Bar

The Next Bistro & Bar offers you classy food and drinks. Big leather lounge couches surround a flatscreen TV in the back, and a private dining room, ample seating, and a great bar area will make you feel at home. The cocktail selections are just about limitless. Don’t miss the chocolate cake shots.

Address & telephone number: 2611 Kavanaugh Blvd, Little Rock,+1 501-663-6398

Zin Urban Wine & Beer Bar

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Zin Urban Wine & Beer Bar

Located at the heart of Little Rock and in the historic Tuf-Nut Lofts building, Zin Urban Wine & Beer Bar offers up quality drinks, a chic and cozy ambiance and delectable appetizers. Their list of wines features 38 varieties by the glass, both from Californian and international vineyards.

Address & telephone number: 300 River Market Ave #1, Little Rock, +1 501-246-4876

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West End Smokehouse & Tavern

West End Smokehouse & Tavern has been around for a while. They have excellent barbecue chicken nachos, and their beef brisket sandwich is also worth trying.

Address & telephone number: Westchase Plaza, 215 N Shackleford Rd, Little Rock, +1 501-224-7665