Clockwise from left: Big Whiskey's is known for having Rock Town Distillery whiskey on tap and a wide assortment of beer offerings. Hit up the Four Quarter Bar in Argenta for late-night music and drinks. If dive bars are more your style, White Water Tavern is a happening spot for live music.

After dark, comedy clubs, dance floors and lounges come to life across the area with a late night experience, no matter your taste. Several hideaways are perfect for a glass of wine and conversation — like Crush Wine Bar downtown and By the Glass in The Heights — while other city hot spots are the places to see and be seen like Capital Bar & Grill and Cache.

And if you’re looking for live music, you’ve come to the right city. You’ll find everything from smooth jazz to crowded rock ‘n’ roll concerts at venues of varying capacities. Known as a local dive, White Water Tavern is famous for its live music and one-of-a-kind atmosphere. The Joint in North Little Rock serves up late-night laughs, and local Irish pubs like Dugan’s Pub and Creegan's Irish Pub offer a lively bar experience with great beer, classic bar food and rooms buzzing with great conversation and sports on TV.


Club 27
614 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 414-0400

Club 27 hosts Little Rock Salsa every Tuesday and Friday for their Salsa night. The evening starts with a one hour salsa lesson. No experience or partner is required. After the lesson the party continues until late at night. Club 27 offers a full bar with a focus on Latin cocktails like mojito, caipirinha, pisco sour, cuba libre and more. Club 27 also offers Argentine Tango dancing.

Open 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday.

322 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 244-9550

Little Rock’s ultimate dance club is located in the River Market. With our huge dance floor and smoke-free environment, everyone will dance the night away. The full-service bar will serve you while Little Rock’s best DJ’s spin all of your favorite hits.

Open 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Live music: Friday, Saturday

Electric Cowboy
9515 Interstate 30, Little Rock
(501) 562-6000

Although it’s a bit out of the way from Little Rock’s main activity, Electric Cowboy is one of the few options for extreme late-night partying, and of those, it’s the only one geared toward the boot-and-hat crowd.

Open 8 p.m.-5 a.m. Wednesday-Sunday.

Restaurant Bar or Stand-Alone Bar

Brewski’s Pub & Grub
315 Main St., Suite 100, Little Rock
(501) 372-2739

Thursday through Saturday we open the basement and have karaoke on Thursday and DJs on Friday and Saturday.

Open 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday-Wednesday and 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday.
Karaoke: Thursday

Cache Restaurant 
425 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 850-0265

Upscale and modern, Cache Restaurant is in the heart of the River Market with daily handcrafted lunch specials. Lunch offerings include delicious burgers, salads and sandwiches at an affordable price. Dinner features inspired meat and seafood dishes. Little Rock Soirée calls the wine list “masterfully curated by the in-house sommelier—the best in town.”

Open 11 a.m.-last dinner seating 9:45 p.m. Monday-Friday and 5 p.m.-last dinner seating 9:45 p.m. Saturday. Brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.
Live music: Thursday-Saturday

Ciao Baci
605 N. Beechwood St., Little Rock
(501) 603-0238

This Hillcrest home-turned restaurant and night spot is the place to see and be seen, particularly among young professionals. After an inventive meal, diners can retire to the covered porch that wraps around the house to sip a glass of wine, specialty cocktail or try one of the half bottles.

Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday and 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday.

Cregeen’s Irish Pub
301 Main St., North Little Rock
(501) 376-7468

Arkansas’ first authentic Irish pub, Cregeen’s was named to a list of the Top 10 Irish Pubs in the United States and offers a family friendly, smoke-free atmosphere with a large selection of food, beer, wine and whiskey. Live music is featured on most weekends.

Open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday.
Live music: Friday, Saturday

Dugan’s Pub
401 E. Third St., Little Rock
(501) 244-0542

Come try Little Rock’s best Irish pub, located at the corner of Third and Rock streets in the River Market Tower. It opens to a tremendous lunch crowd and keeps going till 1 a.m. most days. The kitchen is open late, serving up authentic Irish and American favorites. There’s live music on Friday and Saturday nights with no cover charge. There are also several flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi.

Open 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday.
Live music: Friday, Saturday
Karaoke: Wednesday

Ernie Biggs
307 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 372-4782

While dueling pianos are the main focus at this bar located in the heart of the River Market District, Ernie Biggs is known more simply as Little Rock’s nighttime hot spot. Ernie Biggs features nightly drink specials and is the only place you’ll find live music seven nights a week until 2 a.m. For those not looking to be the star of the show, try the lounge upstairs or the street-side patio.

The piano bar is open 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Sunday, and the upstairs club is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Live music: Nightly

Flying Saucer
323 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 372-8032

Proud to offer more than 240 beers with 100 different brewing styles, the Flying Saucer boasts the largest beer selection in Little Rock. The pub offers an extensive menu, including bratwurst plates, salads, wraps and gourmet cheeses, as well as music on the weekends.

Open 11 a.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday.

313 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 374-1441

This non-smoking restaurant/full bar in the River Market serves Chicago-style pizza, salads, sandwiches, cold beer and the kitchen is open late. Sports fans can watch their favorite games on more than 20 TVs, and large groups are always welcome. Drink specials and events all week long.

Open 11 a.m.-close Monday-Sunday.

Hillcrest Fountain
2809 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock (501) 614-9818

The Fountain is a neighborhood bar catering to all walks of life Little Rock’s Hillcrest district has to offer. Proudly touting “just beer and wine,” the shotgun layout, combined with the fact that it’s a smoking establishment, make this one of the areas most popular hangouts. With wines by the glass or bottle, as well as an impressive selection of both draft and bottled beer, you’ll feel at home at The Fountain. Drink al fresco on the patio, which is open seasonally as weather permits.

Open 4 p.m.-close daily.

322 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 244-9550

Our plush seating will give you the perfect view of the game on one of our big screen TVs. Challenge your friends to a game of pool or beer pong or just sit back and chill. Try one of our many draft beers, including two local brews and enjoy a bite from our full-service kitchen. Private parties and catering available.

Open 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday.
Karaoke: Tuesday

Santo Coyote
2513 E. McCain Blvd., Suite 1, North Little Rock | (501) 753-9800
11610 Pleasant Ridge Road, Suite 110, Little Rock | (501) 225-1300

Mexican food with south-of-the-border flare, Santo Coyote specializes in home-cooked Mexican food from the state of Jalisco. From fresh tableside guacamole, homemade flour tortillas to fajitas, enchiladas, steaks and fresh ceviche, and can’t forget Blue Coyote Margarita! Grab your amigo and head to Santo Coyote. Facebook:
@SantoCoyoteAR, @SantoCoyotePleasantRidge

Open 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday (McCain Boulevard).
Open 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday (Pleasant Ridge).

South on Main
1304 S. Main St., Little Rock
(501) 244-9660

Music schedule varies. Check website for upcoming shows.

Open 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 5-10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday for brunch.
Live music: Wednesday-Saturday

Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack
107 River Market Ave., Little Rock
(501) 372-7707

Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack is a live music venue, restaurant and bar with vibrant, eclectic decor. Locally owned and a Little Rock original. Drink specials. Table, booth, bar and patio seating is available.

Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday and Monday, and 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
Live music: Nightly

Willy D’s
322 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 244-9550

Little Rock’s premier hot spot, Willy D’s features three environments under one roof! Sing along in the greatest piano show in Arkansas, play pool and lounge in Prost, or dance all night in DEEP. With four full bars and a full kitchen, there is no need to go anywhere else. Traveling piano show available for bookings.

Open 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
Live music: Tuesday-Saturday

German Beer Hall

Fassler Hall
311 E. Capitol Ave., Little Rock
(501) 246-4757

Fassler Hall is a German-inspired beer hall located in downtown Little Rock. Enjoy homemade sausage, German beer and our expansive beer garden.

Open 11 a.m.-late, daily.
Live music: Nights vary

Late-Night Attraction, Comedy Club or Dinner Theater

Big Rock Fun Park
11411 Baseline Road, Little Rock
(501) 455-3750

With 36 holes of miniature golf, go-karts, bumper boats and batting cages, we are the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors! We have an indoor arcade with our 30 games and prizes. Enjoy an afternoon with family or a night out with your date. Fun for all ages! New attractions include High Ropes course and Giant Maze! Large party house for big groups.

School year hours: 3-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and noon-8 p.m. Sunday; summer hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-9 p.m. Sunday.

The Joint
301 Main St., North Little Rock
Cafe: (501) 372-0210
Reservations: (501) 372-0205

The Joint is a unique theater and coffee shop that offers custom coffees and blended drinks as well as pastries and snacks. Use our free Wi-Fi and relax in the cafe or out in the courtyard. Then return for cocktails in the evening while you enjoy a variety of entertainment Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Open 7:30 a.m. until late Tuesday-Friday and 8:30 a.m. until late Saturday.
Live music: Thursday

The Loony Bin Comedy Club
10301 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
(501) 228-5555

Arkansas’ only comedy nightclub, Loony Bin presents live stand-up shows, including nationally recognized comics seen on Comedy Central, Showtime, HBO and “The Tonight Show.” A full bar, hot food and souvenirs are available. Reservations are recommended. Ticket prices range from $8-$12.

Shows take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday, and 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday.

Murry’s Dinner Playhouse
6323 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock
(501) 562-3131

Murry’s Dinner Playhouse has offered an all-you-can-eat buffet and Broadway’s best comedies and musicals since 1967. Tickets range from $23-$37 and includes dinner, show, coffee, tea and tax. Full bar available.

Open 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Sunday and special Wednesday matinees open at 11 a.m., show starts at 12:45 p.m.

The Weekend Theater
1001 W. Seventh St., Little Rock
(501) 374-3761

The Weekend Theater is a unique black-box theater at the corner of Seventh and Chester streets, producing socially conscious plays in Little Rock since 1993. The theater is decidedly New York in character — apartments upstairs, theater downstairs, pizza joint/microbrewery across the street, and the local fire station across the other. Productions run on weekends only. Tickets range from $12 to $20.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and shows start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and select Thursdays. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and shows start at 2:30 p.m. on select Sundays.

Live Entertainment

Revolution Music Room
300 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 823-0090

Revolution Music Room is a music venue, special events venue, restaurant and bar. Table, booth, bar and patio seating is available.

Open 4 p.m.-midnight Tuesday-Saturday and Sunday brunch begins at 11 a.m.
Live music: Tuesday-Sunday
Karaoke: Saturday


Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge
315 E. Capitol Ave., Little Rock
(501) 353-0775

Dust Bowl Lounge is a premier nightlife spot with retro 1970s-inspired bowling, bars and outdoor patios. Come roll!

Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday and noon-2 a.m. Saturday-Sunday.