10 Best Neighborhood Bars in Arkansas

Lookin’ for a place where everybody knows your name? From happy hour drinks and bar food to karaoke and pool tables, you’ll love the friendly, neighborly vibes at these bars. From Fort Smith to Little Rock, enjoy the laid-back atmosphere at these 10 awesome neighborhood bars in Arkansas. 

White Water Tavern, Little Rock, AR

This well-known bar is one of the best music venues in the state, featuring local, regional, and national acts. White Water Tavern has built up quite a following over the years and is a Little Rock neighborhood hotspot. Check it out…you’ll love this historic cabin-like dive in Arkansas’ capital city.

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George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville, AR

Ah, George’s. It doesn’t get much better than this Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville. For over 90 years, this spot has reigned as the King of Dickson Street. You’ll feel right at home in Arkansas’ oldest and longest-running bar and live music venue. 

Papa's Pub & Pizzaria, Fort Smith, AR

Lookin’ for a fun crowd that’s into music, conversation, and laughter? Then check out Papa’s in historic downtown Fort Smith. This spot has been voted best pizza and tavern. From the pool tables to the unique bar rules, you’ll quickly see why Papa’s is a neighborhood favorite. 

Pinpoint, Fayetteville, AR

This is THE place for adults to play! Fairly new to the bar scene, Pinpoint offers an underground atmosphere that is both laid back and adventurous. Grab your friends for a fun night of GOOD drinks and a few rounds of pinball. 

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Maxine’s, Hot Springs, AR

You’ll find the best Bloody Mary around right here at Maxine’s. Check out Dart Night or Taco Tuesdays…there’s always a good time to be had at this local favorite. 

The Cork & Keg, Fayetteville, AR

If its happy hour and you find yourself on Spring Street in downtown Fayetteville, then check out the Cork & Keg. This is the perfect neighborhood location for drinks after work or even after taking in a show at the Walton Arts Center. You’ll find some of the best cocktails and bar food at this great spot!

Ramo d’Olivo, Bentonville, AR

This spot is one of the best wine bars in the Northwest Arkansas area. If you’re lookin’ for a great deal, go midweek for Wine Down Wednesday…bottles are offered for just $4 and glasses at just $1.

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JJ's Grill, Multiple locations

Do your mouth a favor and check out your local JJ’s! The food is amazing. The drinks are amazing. The live music is amazing. JJ’s is definitely one of the best neighborhood bars in all of Arkansas.

The Amendment, Fayetteville, AR

The Amendment is a laid-back bar located on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. Locals love hanging out on the roof and rave about the friendly staff and awesome atmosphere…not to mention the high-end drinks. 

Arlie Muck’s, Fort Smith, AR

When it comes to neighborhood bars, Arlie Muck’s is one of the best of the best. Muck’s has been around for decades, making it part of the Fort Smith landscape. You’ll love the laid-back atmosphere, pool tables, and music. Plus, this place is open later than all the other bars in the area. 

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