8115 Frenchman's Lane
Little Rock, AR 72209
Phone: (501) 562-9383
Fax: (501) 562-2039
Bars & Cafes
The flashiest (and most popular) two-stepping bar in town, you can enjoy both country and mainstream music at the Electric Cowboy. This place has character, with a crashed semi truck hanging rom the dj's booth and a neon-red-eyed bull's head watching dancers from the wall. The dance floor is spacious and inviting, with plenty of surrounding booths to rest in after two stepping and line dancing. The banquet room can be rented out for events. Thursday and Saturday nights are usually the most popular.
Looking for the best place for live music in Little Rock? Your search ends here at The White Water Tavern. Unarguably the busiest live music venue in the city, the WWT (as regulars call it) has live acts by local or international bands every other day. The small size of the venue makes the audience feel closer to the bands on stage, while the affordable beer keeps the energy going. And if you're in the mood to chat up with some one, then the friendly bar staff will make sure you're don't feel lonely.
Cajun cooking does not get any better than in this "deliberately dingy" restaurant with splintering walls and a melange of odd items along the walls. Famous for their oysters, the rest of the spicy food is noteworthy too. Enjoy Zydeco music as you peel and eat large juicy shrimp, or try a huge po' boy sandwich filled with shrimp, fish or chicken. The crowd is diverse and thick on weekends. Happy hour is daily from 3p-6:30p.
Conveniently located in west Little Rock's Embassy Suites Hotel, this is a great place for a quiet, working lunch, or a rowdy night with newfound friends. The giant, 10-foot video screens make it easy to catch the game. A popular spot for local 30-something socialites, get there early on weekends if you want a table. The martinis are great and the food is tasty; try a club sandwich or a bowl of fajita soup.
River City has just the gift you need for a birthday, wedding or anniversary. Its beautiful gift baskets are filled with delicious shortbread cookies, flavorful coffee, imported jams and rich fudge. Or, create your own personalized basket with the shop's wonderful selection of aromatic specialty coffees, delectable hand-dipped chocolates and soothing teas in a variety of flavors. They offer shipping world-wide.
With live nightly music and a mouth-watering menu of delectable American cuisine, its easy to see how Afterthought Bistro & Bar is a local favorite. This popular establishment serves hearty bistro cuisine with brunch offered on the weekends. The bar portion of Afterthought offers simple bar bites, beer, wine and specialty cocktails. Visit the website to find out more about the live music and see when your favorite local band will be playing next.
One of Little Rock's hippest places to be at night is Midtown. Not only can you play pool all night long, you can also check out some of the best regional bands. This bar, which caters to a late '20s, early '30s crowd, serves any drink you can think of, as well as great food for the late-night munchies. A membership is required, but you can buy those at the door.
Offering alternative music shows, the best brews and great food for little money, Vino's Pizza-Pub-Brewery is a popular spot for a variety of crowds. The restaurant features huge portions of pizza, sandwiches and salads at great prices. The pizza margherita is incredible. The pub boasts 10 special brews, including Shamrock Stout and Quapaw Quarter Porter. The back room sees the most excitement, with nightly performances from alternative bands to poetry slams.
So Restaurant Bar is one of the neighborhood favorites. Their ambiance is upscale, elegant and great for romantic dinners. The outdoor seating proves a great experience with a great view. Some of the dishes you may try here are mushroom risotto, steaks, primo louis fillet, born in pork chops, and lots more. The desserts here are unique; do try the chocolate box. The cocktails and wine selections are extensive and a must with your meals. The lounge is well equipped with television screens and wi-fi internet access for the patrons. They also offer their space for private events, functions and celebrations. For more information and reservations, call ahead.
This Japanese food joint features the typical chef dynamics on the hibachi grill as entertainment. So while you wait for the grub you watch it diced, cooked, flipped and flopped all over the place at speeds that almost defy sight. While Shoguns is perfect for a group or even when dining alone, if you care to have intimate conversation this is not the place to do it. All meals are served to groups of 10 as the comical chefs prepare food fresh on the hibachi grill. Choose from chicken, steak or shrimp stir-fry, or a combination
As one of the swankiest clubs in Little Rock, Sway is the place to be to experience the city's nightlife. Spread out over 3,000 square feet, this club features elevated seating, that surrounds a spacious dance floor, and a VIP area. Perhaps the best part about this club is it's awesome patio, which provides gorgeous skyline views with the glittering lights of downtown.
This restaurant-cum-bar is one of the more popular Italian joints in town. Seating 77 people at a time, this eatery delights its patrons with delicacies from the kitchen of Chef Eric Isaac. Start off with the Veal and Vegetable Soup or the Tomato and Gorgonzola Soup. Try the fried fish or Mozarella Caprese. Grab a plate of the Fettuccini Alfredo or the Risotto. Munch on the Chicken Marsala or the Beef Tenderloin. Savor the Irish cream or the Tiramisu. Top it all off with one of the coffees or the Cảpeo House. You could bring your own drink for a corkage fee, but with such a wine list on offer why bother? Open Monday to Friday from 5 p.m.