When you’re looking for a pub, you need to find a comfortable atmosphere, satisfying pub grub, outgoing bartenders who bring in a congenial crowd, and of course, an awesome beer selection. There’s nothing wrong with a pub game or two, either. Here are our favorite pubs in Arkansas.
Khalil’s Pub & Grill menu is a festive melange of Irish, German, and other cuisines that collide in an atmosphere of karaoke, live music, and green leather upholstery. It’s at the same time cozy and raucous and kind of amazing. They also happen to have an awesome happy hour.
Although geared (get it?) toward cycling enthusiasts, everyone is welcome in the convivial coziness of Pedaler’s Pub in Bentonville. It has a large outdoor patio with a recently-added outdoor bar and kitchen from which to serve. They’re right on the trail, so cyclists can pedal right in.
If you are searching for a social in Hot Springs, saunter over to the Copper Penny Pub. They serve up delcious Irish-style pub fare, host regular live music, and fill the week with nightly drink specials. They even have vegetarian selections and offer brunch on Sundays.
Looking for a local in Little Rock? Head down to Dugan’s Pub—you won’t be disappointed. A modern take on a traditional Irish pub, Dugan’s offers all the classic Irish pub fare you’d expect, like beef stew and fish & chips, along with the pints and camaraderie you’d hope for.
In Eureka Springs, you’ll find some inspired twists on pub grub, a bounty of brews, and plenty of people watching at the biker-friendly Pied Piper Pub & Inn and the Cathouse Lounge. Try their take on Scotch eggs, which are wrapped in chorizo and rolled in corn bread.
If you’re looking for a little Irish authenticity in Little Rock, you’ll find it at Hibernia Irish Tavern. Hibernia strives to ensure that all their food and drink is served with charming Irish hospitality in warm, welcoming atmosphere. They also have regular live music.
The Dickson Street Pub is a place where you can slip away from the hustle and bustle of the Dickson Street entertainment district and slip into a cozy conversation with friends or strangers. They’ve got a rooftop patio and more than 50 craft beers available for your sipping pleasure.
With locations in both Jonesboro and Little Rock, Cregeen’s Irish Pub serves up classic Irish comfort food, sandwiches, and a healthy array of tap beers. The bars at both locations were dismantled and shipped from Ireland, so your guaranteed an authentic Irish pub feel at Cregeen’s.
Griffin Park Pub is a neighborhood joint that’s comfortable and inviting. They have TVs for sports, pool, beer pong, and of course, bar fad. Griffin Park Pub is just the kind of local spot to go and relax among friends.
Mickey Finn’s Irish Pub is a popular spot for the Razorback set. Good drinks at reasonable prices, as well happy hour and pitcher specials, will ensure that you’re feeling sociable when you visit—and give you that competitive edge for board games, pool, darts, and card games.