By The Glass is the place to be for a relaxed yet enjoyable round or two of wine and great music. Its elegant interiors, peppered with cozy red couches, dim-lighting and a buzz of excitement, create the perfect setting for a great drinking session. This wine bar boasts a sizable collection of some of the finest varietals from around the world. Fabulous music by local artists and bands, keep you tapping your feet while you sip on a succinct glass of wine. Walk in during happy hours for added bonuses and a taste of fantastic rare wines.
The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium features more than 200 beers from over 15 countries. The Ace Apple and Pear Cider on tap are out of this world. Drink specials every Monday through Wednesday nights help offset the expense. A variety of appetizers and entrees will keep your stomach from grumbling. The nacho grande saucedillas are excellent. Cigar aficionados will find a wide selection to smoke while lounging on a sofa inside or watching passers-by from an outside bench.
Comedians travel far and wide to entertain Little Rock at Loony Bin's Comedy Club. It has hosted the likes of Jeff Foxworthy, Bobcat Goldthwaite, and ventriloquist extraordinaire, Jeff Dunham. The intimate space seats a mere 250 so everyone can be a humor target. Dress casual and be ready to laugh. The menu features an array of fun drinks and the typical beers by the glass or bucket. Food choices include a few sandwiches and a wealth of appetizers.
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.
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 Margarita pizza is incredibly cheesy and indulgent. This 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.
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.
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.