Nightlife in Little Rock


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A waiter, hands full of fresh avocado, peppers, and tomatoes, approaches the table. He expertly slices and stirs the ingredients in a lava-stone bowl with the nimble precision of a seasoned chef. Along with whipping up fresh guacamole prepared tableside, Santo Coyote cooks also grill sizzling fajitas, bake spicy seafood specialties, and roll freshly made tortillas that have been lauded by the Arkansas Times at two locations, with one recently opened on Pleasant Ridge Road. Meanwhile, bartenders blend their staggering selection of more than 100 tequilas into specialty margaritas beneath the metal sun sculptures that adorn the walls.
2513 McCain Blvd
North Little Rock,
AR
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The decorative photographs and hand-placed tiles in Bar Louie may emanate a cosmopolitan elegance, but, at the core, the bar persists as a local establishment known for its signature martinis. The Pom Peche and S’Mores martinis represent just a fraction of a libation list longer than Rapunzel's motorcade; this list also includes margaritas and mojitos, beer, and wine. The food menu fills space left after cocktails with traditional American eats, including the Louie Burger, topped with grilled onion, provolone cheese, and spicy giardiniera sauce, and beer-battered fish 'n' chips.
11525 Cantrell Rd
Little Rock,
AR
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Mallard's Bar echoes the era of classic cocktails with its shaken and stirred elixirs, refined pub fare, and decadent 19-page cigar menu. Bartenders muddle fizzy flavors into Brandon's Gin Collins with fresh-squeezed lemon, simple syrup, and a topper of tonic and fruit ($8). Dozens of premium liquors ($8) can be used as props in British secret-agent costumes, and sultry glasses of red wines ($8–$10) seduce lips with jammy hints of cherry, plum, and blackberry. Set a savory base for libation-laced interludes with selections from the bar menu, such as Southern fried chicken tenders dressed in honey-mustard duds ($9.95) or a capriccio hamburger outfitted with a half-pound Angus patty and seasoned fries ($10.50).
3 Statehouse Plaza
Little Rock,
AR
US
Rave Motion Pictures screens the summer blockbusters in 20 auditoriums outfitted with stadium seating. The theaters' digital projectors allow projectionists to easily play such gripping tales as Scream 4, a documentary about Sidney Prescott's return to Woodsboro, where Ghostface threatens the townspeople's safety (movies playing subject to change). Stretch out while watching as rows are spaced 48 inches apart from one another, one for each of the states recognized by most public-school systems. Check showtimes online for all the movies screening throughout the summer.
18 Colonel Glenn Plaza Dr
Little Rock,
AR
US
Find all of your favorite traditional American dishes in one place at Willy D's. Willy D's worries about making delicious food, not counting calories. Drinks are also on the menu here, so guests can start the night off right. Just around the workday bend are Willy D's' happy hour food and drink bargains. Skip long waits and head to Willy D's with your large group for easy seating. If you're ready for a show, Willy D's often books live musical groups or a DJ. The restaurant also features a DJ, and patrons are encouraged to strut their stuff on the dance floor. It tends to get especially busy on weekends, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation. Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Willy D's. Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot. If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant. Meals at Willy D's are incredibly tasty and reasonably priced around $30.
322 President Clinton Ave
Little Rock,
AR
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The flavors of old Havana are alive and well at Rumba Mexi Cuban Restaurant. Life is all about choices, and they are not limited here with plenty of gluten-free and low-fat dishes. The large dining space at Rumba Mexi Cuban Restaurant provides quick and easy seating options for large groups. Jeans are just right for a meal at Rumba Mexi Cuban Restaurant, which embraces a casual vibe. Parking is easy at Rumba Mexi Cuban Restaurant, especially those looking to park on the street or in a lot close by. Cheap meals don't have to lack flavor as shown by the innovative dishes coming out of Rumba Mexi Cuban Restaurant's kitchen. Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Rumba Mexi Cuban Restaurant — they're open for all three meals.
300 President Clinton Ave
Little Rock,
AR
US
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