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Guidebook for Little Rock

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Guidebook for Little Rock

Sightseeing
This museum chronicles the black experience in Arkansas. Exceptional exhibits and community events throughout the year!
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center
501 W 9th St
This museum chronicles the black experience in Arkansas. Exceptional exhibits and community events throughout the year!
The museum shop is a great one-stop-shop for Arkansas-related gifts. Also check out the historic buildings with in-character actors on-site!
Historic Arkansas Museum
The museum shop is a great one-stop-shop for Arkansas-related gifts. Also check out the historic buildings with in-character actors on-site!
For one of Little Rock's historic buildings and exhibits looking at politics in the South, don't miss this spot.
Old State House Museum
300 W Markham St
For one of Little Rock's historic buildings and exhibits looking at politics in the South, don't miss this spot.
You CAN'T miss the Presidential Library, which chronicles Bill Clinton's time in office. Exceptional exhibits and historical context give this place a true academic feel.
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William J. Clinton Library and Museum
1200 President Clinton Avenue
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You CAN'T miss the Presidential Library, which chronicles Bill Clinton's time in office. Exceptional exhibits and historical context give this place a true academic feel.
Fashion lover? This place is for you. It holds hundreds of purses with historical descriptions of how the purse has been used over the past century or so.
Esse Purse Museum & Store
1510 Main St
Fashion lover? This place is for you. It holds hundreds of purses with historical descriptions of how the purse has been used over the past century or so.
Get a taste of Arkansas's artistic side - paintings, photography, sculptures, you'll find a little bit of everything, all from Arkansan artists.
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Arkansas Arts Center
501 East 9th Street
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Get a taste of Arkansas's artistic side - paintings, photography, sculptures, you'll find a little bit of everything, all from Arkansan artists.
Movie lovers, check out this spot - the Old Mill, which appears in "Gone With the Wind." It's also a popular wedding picture location. Go take a couple's selfie with the mill if you're with an SO!
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Old Mill
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Movie lovers, check out this spot - the Old Mill, which appears in "Gone With the Wind." It's also a popular wedding picture location. Go take a couple's selfie with the mill if you're with an SO!
The site of the 1957 Desegregation Crisis, Little Rock Central High School, still in operation, is also a national historic park. Tour, exhibits, and lots of learning about the "Little Rock Nine."
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Little Rock Central High School
1500 South Park Street
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The site of the 1957 Desegregation Crisis, Little Rock Central High School, still in operation, is also a national historic park. Tour, exhibits, and lots of learning about the "Little Rock Nine."
Entertainment & Activities
If you've got young'uns, or just a love of science yourself, the Museum of Discovery is a great, hands-on adventure.
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Museum of Discovery
500 President Clinton Ave
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If you've got young'uns, or just a love of science yourself, the Museum of Discovery is a great, hands-on adventure.
Drinks & Nightlife
Can't go wrong with local brews. Try the Love Honey Bock, and if you can make a Sunday brunch, go for it.
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Lost Forty Brewing
501 Byrd Street
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Can't go wrong with local brews. Try the Love Honey Bock, and if you can make a Sunday brunch, go for it.
If you're into mixology, this is your stop! The bar is located inside the historic Capital Hotel. Grab a Moscow Mule and head out to the balcony on the 2nd floor. You won't regret it!
Capital Bar and Grill
111 W Markham St
If you're into mixology, this is your stop! The bar is located inside the historic Capital Hotel. Grab a Moscow Mule and head out to the balcony on the 2nd floor. You won't regret it!
Little Rock's oldest - and in our opinion, most delicious - local breweries. With the widest selection of on-tap brews, you're best off doing a full tasting!
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Diamond Bear Brewing Co./ Arkansas Ale House
600 North Broadway Street
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Little Rock's oldest - and in our opinion, most delicious - local breweries. With the widest selection of on-tap brews, you're best off doing a full tasting!
Dinner is alright, but cocktails and desserts are where it's at. South on Main, too, has a consistent schedule of entertainment acts coming through. So, check out their website for the latest.
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South on Main
1304 Main St
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Dinner is alright, but cocktails and desserts are where it's at. South on Main, too, has a consistent schedule of entertainment acts coming through. So, check out their website for the latest.
Just your typical dive bar, but get your Adele belt ready for Wednesday-night karaoke!
Dugan's Pub
401 East 3rd Street
Just your typical dive bar, but get your Adele belt ready for Wednesday-night karaoke!
If you haven't been to a Piano Bar, you have to try this one, and the one across the street - Ernie Biggs. Just make it a piano bar night!
Willy D's Rock & Roll Piano Bar
322 President Clinton Avenue
If you haven't been to a Piano Bar, you have to try this one, and the one across the street - Ernie Biggs. Just make it a piano bar night!
If you haven't been to a Piano Bar, you have to try this one, and the one across the street - Willy D's. Just make it a piano bar night!
Ernie Biggs
307 President Clinton Avenue
If you haven't been to a Piano Bar, you have to try this one, and the one across the street - Willy D's. Just make it a piano bar night!
Exceptional spot if you're looking for LOTS of beer on tap. Not a very good food option, though - just your basic bar fare. Though, the large, soft pretzels are clutch!
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Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
323 President Clinton Avenue
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Exceptional spot if you're looking for LOTS of beer on tap. Not a very good food option, though - just your basic bar fare. Though, the large, soft pretzels are clutch!
The best "lounge" cocktail bar downtown. Great ambience and knowledgable mixologists!
109 & Co.
109 Main St
The best "lounge" cocktail bar downtown. Great ambience and knowledgable mixologists!
Great little local brewery with a small bar downtown. They have Jenga and a handful of beers on tap. Sometimes you'll hear live music from their shop, too.
Blue Canoe Brewing Company
425 East 3rd Street
Great little local brewery with a small bar downtown. They have Jenga and a handful of beers on tap. Sometimes you'll hear live music from their shop, too.
Just a couple blocks from the apartment, Stone's Throw is one of Little Rock's beloved local breweries. Beyond the extensive on-tap offerings, you can even get a cheese plate to pair!
Stone's Throw Brewing MacPark Brewpub & Biergarten
402 E 9th St
Just a couple blocks from the apartment, Stone's Throw is one of Little Rock's beloved local breweries. Beyond the extensive on-tap offerings, you can even get a cheese plate to pair!
Food Scene
Get yourself some Southern cookin' at this local staple. Lines can be long, though, so go during off-peak times if you can. As the name suggests, this place specializes in fish.
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Flying Fish
511 President Clinton Avenue
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Get yourself some Southern cookin' at this local staple. Lines can be long, though, so go during off-peak times if you can. As the name suggests, this place specializes in fish.
Best coffee in Little Rock, hands down. This also happens to be the center of the budding startup scene - take your meetings here if you're in town for business!
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Mugs Cafe
515 Main Street
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Best coffee in Little Rock, hands down. This also happens to be the center of the budding startup scene - take your meetings here if you're in town for business!
One of our favorite restaurants, the Root specializes in vegetarian, good-to-the-earth foods. Breakfast and Sunday brunch are epic.
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The Root Cafe
1500 Main Street
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One of our favorite restaurants, the Root specializes in vegetarian, good-to-the-earth foods. Breakfast and Sunday brunch are epic.
Grab some noodles or dumplings at Three Fold. Try a bubble tea or sesame ball dessert, if you're craving a sweet finish!
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Three Fold Noodles + Dumpling Co.
215 Center St
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Grab some noodles or dumplings at Three Fold. Try a bubble tea or sesame ball dessert, if you're craving a sweet finish!
Inside the River Market center, the Veg is a great stop for vegans or generally food-loving people. The menu is always changing, so just get creative.
The Veg
400 President Clinton Ave
Inside the River Market center, the Veg is a great stop for vegans or generally food-loving people. The menu is always changing, so just get creative.
For downtown Italian, this is your spot.
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Bruno's Little Italy
310 Main St
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For downtown Italian, this is your spot.
This is your typical grill and restaurant, but the secret is that they have a dedicated dessert chef! Make sure to ask what the special dessert is - they usually have pies not on the menu!
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Samantha's Tap Room & Wood Grill
322 Main St
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This is your typical grill and restaurant, but the secret is that they have a dedicated dessert chef! Make sure to ask what the special dessert is - they usually have pies not on the menu!
For inexpensive Mexican food, this is the best downtown. Delicious option for a quick lunch!
Cotija's
406 S Louisiana St
For inexpensive Mexican food, this is the best downtown. Delicious option for a quick lunch!
Housed in the historic Capital Hotel, One Eleven is an upscale option for brunch, dinner, or even coffee. If you are cold, they provide shawls. If you left your eyeglasses, they have multiple on hand!
One Eleven
111 W Markham St
Housed in the historic Capital Hotel, One Eleven is an upscale option for brunch, dinner, or even coffee. If you are cold, they provide shawls. If you left your eyeglasses, they have multiple on hand!
Eat upstairs by the fireplace and don't forget to check out their unique cocktail menu! Great pasta options.
Cache Restaurant
425 President Clinton Ave
Eat upstairs by the fireplace and don't forget to check out their unique cocktail menu! Great pasta options.
Ciao is a quaint Italian restaurant. Great for a romantic evening, and complete with a robust wine menu.
Ciao | Italian Restaurant
405 W 7th St
Ciao is a quaint Italian restaurant. Great for a romantic evening, and complete with a robust wine menu.
Best burger joint in Little Rock, along with excellent cocktails! All burgers come with a vegetarian option, too, so it's perfect for veggies. Don't forget to try a shake, either.
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Big Orange Midtown
207 North University Avenue
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Best burger joint in Little Rock, along with excellent cocktails! All burgers come with a vegetarian option, too, so it's perfect for veggies. Don't forget to try a shake, either.
Greek food lovers, eat your hearts out. Great gyro, pizza, and hummus.
Layla's Gyro
9501 N Rodney Parham Rd
Greek food lovers, eat your hearts out. Great gyro, pizza, and hummus.
Less authentic and more upscale, but worth a stop if you're looking for good tacos. The salsa dish (your choice of 3 salsas) is a great start, and margaritas are a must.
Local Lime
17809 Chenal Pkwy
Less authentic and more upscale, but worth a stop if you're looking for good tacos. The salsa dish (your choice of 3 salsas) is a great start, and margaritas are a must.
THE BEST Mexican food in Little Rock. Authentic to the bone. Make sure to try the aquas frescas (fresh juices made in-house). The horchata (a milk and cinnamon-based drink) is excellent!
Taqueria El Palenque
9501 N Rodney Parham Rd
THE BEST Mexican food in Little Rock. Authentic to the bone. Make sure to try the aquas frescas (fresh juices made in-house). The horchata (a milk and cinnamon-based drink) is excellent!
Eastern European fare. It's pretty tasty, but can be bland for those not used to the style of cooking. Another great cocktail spot as well.
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The Pantry Crest
722 N Palm St
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Eastern European fare. It's pretty tasty, but can be bland for those not used to the style of cooking. Another great cocktail spot as well.
The only place to get salads in Little Rock. It's here, or you're missing out on some tasty greens! They also make pizzas, but we just can't get over the salads enough to try them!
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ZAZA Fine Salad & Wood-Oven Pizza Co.
5600 Kavanaugh Blvd
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The only place to get salads in Little Rock. It's here, or you're missing out on some tasty greens! They also make pizzas, but we just can't get over the salads enough to try them!
Get a taste of Brazil right here in Little Rock. The Bolinho de Arroz are a must-have appetizer, as are the cheese bread. Hearty foods, great staff!
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Cafe Bossa Nova
2701 Kavanaugh Boulevard
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Get a taste of Brazil right here in Little Rock. The Bolinho de Arroz are a must-have appetizer, as are the cheese bread. Hearty foods, great staff!
Delicious stop for tacos and an excellent cocktail joint as well!
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Heights Taco & Tamale Co.
5805 Kavanaugh Boulevard
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Delicious stop for tacos and an excellent cocktail joint as well!
Hipster taco joint with a good selection of Mexican and South American beers. Great stop if you're in the area.
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The Fold: Botanas & Bar
3501 Old Cantrell Road
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Hipster taco joint with a good selection of Mexican and South American beers. Great stop if you're in the area.
Very kitschy Indian cuisine experience. You enter the Taj Mahal and feel like you might have stepped into a Bollywood wedding hall. Get a mango lassi with your curries!
Taj Mahal Indian Kitchen Little Rock
1520 Market St
Very kitschy Indian cuisine experience. You enter the Taj Mahal and feel like you might have stepped into a Bollywood wedding hall. Get a mango lassi with your curries!
Located in the River Market center, Boulevard Bread Company is a great spot to grab a coffee or take a low-key meeting if you're downtown, by the river.
Boulevard Bread Co
400 President Clinton Ave
Located in the River Market center, Boulevard Bread Company is a great spot to grab a coffee or take a low-key meeting if you're downtown, by the river.
Everything Else
Get your yoga on at Barefoot Studio. They have all styles of yoga, but our personal favorite is Hot Yoga!
Barefoot Studio
3615 Old Cantrell Rd
Get your yoga on at Barefoot Studio. They have all styles of yoga, but our personal favorite is Hot Yoga!
Just 30 minutes out of the city, Pinnacle Mountain is a great spot for a hike. The difficult trail entails a little bit of hands-usage, but it's worth the sweat! Great views!!
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Pinnacle Mountain State Park
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Just 30 minutes out of the city, Pinnacle Mountain is a great spot for a hike. The difficult trail entails a little bit of hands-usage, but it's worth the sweat! Great views!!
Our apartment is located right on MacArthur Park, with beautiful views of the park's foliage... If you're tired of looking from above, though, tarry down for a stroll around the pond. :)
Macarthur Park
Our apartment is located right on MacArthur Park, with beautiful views of the park's foliage... If you're tired of looking from above, though, tarry down for a stroll around the pond. :)
Essentials
If you're into the startup world, stop by the Venture Center and say hello. The staff will be happy to show you around the co-working space. Wifi password on the fridge!
The Venture Center
417 Main St
If you're into the startup world, stop by the Venture Center and say hello. The staff will be happy to show you around the co-working space. Wifi password on the fridge!
Arts & Culture
The Rep puts on Arkansas's best theatrical performances. From The Little Mermaid to Macbeth, you'll be delighted by the offerings. Check their website for the most current shows.
Arkansas Repertory Theatre
601 Main St
The Rep puts on Arkansas's best theatrical performances. From The Little Mermaid to Macbeth, you'll be delighted by the offerings. Check their website for the most current shows.
Though they perform infrequently throughout the year, the Arkansas Ballet is such a treat. If ballet is a passion of yours, try to visit during a show!
Ballet Arkansas
1521 Merrill Dr
Though they perform infrequently throughout the year, the Arkansas Ballet is such a treat. If ballet is a passion of yours, try to visit during a show!
Dan and I met at the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, so it holds a special place in our hearts. You can find a concert to fit your fancy, from classical full-orchestra to a contemporary quartet number.
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
2417 N Tyler St
Dan and I met at the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, so it holds a special place in our hearts. You can find a concert to fit your fancy, from classical full-orchestra to a contemporary quartet number.
Rent a bike and ride around town! In fact, you could take the River Trail biking path! Details here: http://arkansasrivertrail.org/activities/biking/
Rock Town River Outfitters
400 President Clinton Ave
Rent a bike and ride around town! In fact, you could take the River Trail biking path! Details here: http://arkansasrivertrail.org/activities/biking/