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Local, regional and national artists take the stage at live music venues across Little Rock throughout the year.

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 in 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 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 it’s live music and one-of-a-kind atmosphere. The Joint in North Little Rock serves up laughs until late, and local Irish pubs like downtown’s Dugan’s Pub offer a lively bar experience with great beer, classic bar food and rooms buzzing with great conversation and sports on TV.

Downtown North Little Rock Riverdale

The Heights Hillcrest/Midtown West Little Rock


Club 27

614 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 414-0400
Little Rock Salsa every Tuesday and Friday. The evening starts with a one-hour salsa lesson. No experience or partner is required. The party continues late; full bar with a focus on Latin cocktails. Open 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday.

Club Level

315 Main St., Little Rock
(501) 372-1515
Featuring Vegas style sound, lights and entertainment. Club Level offers VIP accommodations, free shuttle service and the regions best DJs every weekend. Open 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday with happy hour specials from 8-10 p.m. Ladies night every 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.


1021 Jessie Road, Little Rock
(501) 664-4784
This late-night dance club sprawls out in a warehouse featuring three rooms with different music. Open 9 p.m.-5 a.m. daily.

Electric Cowboy

9515 Interstate 30, Little Rock
(501) 562-6000
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 7:30 p.m.-5 a.m. Wednesday-Sunday.


412 Louisiana St., Little Rock
(501) 777-5428
Voted central Arkansas’s “Best Gay Bar,” Club Sway features local drag artists in large-scale productions aimed at reinventing Southern gay nightlife, as well as national entertainers including Andrew Christian models and drag queens seen on RuPaul’s Drag Race. IG @clubsway. Open 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday.
Karaoke: Thursday.

Restaurant Bar or Stand-Alone Bar

Cache Restaurant

425 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 850-0265
Upscale and modern, Cache Restaurant is in the heart of the Downtown River Market. 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. Saturday-Sunday. Live music: Thursday-Saturday

Cajun’s Wharf

2400 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
(501) 375-5351
Weekly live music Wednesday to Saturday. The deck lures locals and visitors out for beautiful scenery, great music and delicious drinks. Call for hours and live music times. Live music: Wednesday-Saturday

Capital Bar & Grill

111 W. Markham St., Little Rock
(501) 374-7474
Little Rock’s legendary watering hole and most popular dining spot, Capital Bar features craft cocktails, a rotating wine-by-the-glass program and select beers. Live jazz three nights a week. Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. Live music: Thursday-Saturday

White Water Tavern, a popular dive bar and live music venue.

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

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 | Karaoke: Thursday

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.

The Fold: Botanas & Bar

3501 Old Cantrell Road, Little Rock
(501) 916-9706
The Fold combines the liveliness of a cantina with the casual cool of an upscale eatery; fully armed with a delightful menu of Mexican cuisine and full-service bar. Roll-up garage doors allow diners to enjoy the breeze when the weather permits, and the heated patio offers a year-round perch upon which patrons can take in the sights and sounds of the hip Riverdale design district Come for the food, stay for the atmosphere. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.


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 of the bar, 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. Open 4 p.m.-close daily. Drink al fresco on the patio, which is open seasonally as weather permits. Open 4 p.m.-close daily.

Prospect Sports Bar & Grill

5501 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
(501) 603-0080
Little Rock’s premier celebration and gathering spot. The best sports watching experience in the central Arkansas area with an eclectic menu made fresh in the kitchen daily. Sports, games, great food and fun — all in one location. Party rooms available. Open 11 a.m.-midnight daily. Live music: Friday, Saturday. Karaoke: Wednesday


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

Reno’s Argenta Cafe

312 Main St., North Little Rock
(501) 376-2900
Located in the heart of historic Argenta, Reno’s offers appetizers, sandwiches, salads, gyros, wraps, gourmet pizzas, burgers and specials. Full bar available; live music every weekend. On the trolley line and located near Verizon Arena and Dickey-Stephens Park. Open 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Monday-Saturday. Live music: Friday, Saturday

Samantha’s Tap Room & Wood Grill

322 Main St., Little Rock
(501) 379-8019
The bar is open until midnight Friday-Saturday, featuring a late night appetizer menu. Dining room hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday. Saturday lunch opens at noon.

White Water Tavern

2500 W. Seventh St., Little Rock
(501) 375-8400
A local dive with a long history of great music, the White Water Tavern features cold beer and live music nightly. Bands include local favorites and national touring groups with an emphasis on underground rock ‘n’ roll. Full bar available. Open 2 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Saturday. Live music: Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday

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The Capital Bar & Grill, located within the Capital Hotel, is a popular spot for happy hour and late-night cocktails.

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

YaYa’s Euro Bistro

17711 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock
(501) 821-1144
The taste of The Mediterranean is just part of the unique flavor of YaYa’s. It’s also in the sounds of live music on the patio Thursday through Sunday and in the attentive service, creative cocktails, award-winning wine list and weekend brunch. Host a party in one of our two banquet spaces or call us for catering! Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. Live music: Thursday-Sunday

Comedy Club / Theater

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. Visit website for show times.

Late-Night Attractions

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! Enjoy an afternoon with family or a night out with your date. Fun for all ages! New attractions in 2017 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.

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.

Live Entertainment

Rebel Kettle Brewing Co.

822 E. Sixth St., Little Rock
(501) 374-2791
Our brew pub is open seven days a week and features four year-round beers and 12 rotating beers, all brewed on site. Enjoy some of our Cajun inspired sharables with a friend, or mix it up and try one of our unique burgers or signature sandwiches while dining on the best covered patio in Little Rock. After dinner, hop on down to our beautiful, spacious beer garden. Soak in the sun while listening to some live entertainment and playing a game of Baggo. “Rebel at Heart, Rebel in Hand.” Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday.