FOOD AND DRINKS

From award-winning chefs to quaint, hole-in-the-wall eateries, the region offers a delicious array of dining options that bring people together and delight the senses.

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FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

Bite NWA

Bite NWA

Bite NWA is a two-night food festival celebrating the region’s best cuisines, ingredients, restaurants, and chefs, giving attendees an unparalleled culinary experience in their own backyard.

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Frost Fest

Frost Fest

Frost Fest celebrates craft beer, community, and winter in the Ozarks. Sample craft beers from across the region while enjoying live music, art, vendors, food trucks, and more.

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COFFEE

Airship Coffee

Airship Coffee (Bentonville)

Headquartered on 5th Street in Bentonville, this farm-direct fresh roasted coffee company offers high-quality coffee sourced directly from farmers. Their second location in the Coler Mountain Bike Preserve is a unique open-air cafe concept only accessible by paved trail.

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Arsagas

Arsaga’s Coffee Roasters (Fayetteville)

A family-owned business producing small-batch artisan coffee roasting and unique culinary experiences in the Ozarks since 1992.

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Onyx Coffee Lab

Onyx Coffee Lab (Bentonville, Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers)

Award-winning coffee in beautiful spaces throughout Northwest Arkansas.

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CASUAL DINING

1907

The 1907 (Rogers)

Originally built in 1907 as a Masonic Temple, this 30,000-square-foot historic landmark building in the heart of downtown Rogers has been beautifully restored and repurposed into a mixed-use facility that now houses 11 loft apartments and restaurants like Yeyo’s Mexican Street Food, Heirloom fine dining, Onyx coffee, and Pinky Swear.

8st Market

8th Street Market (Bentonville)

A community-focused food hub where creativity meets entrepreneurship, 8th Street Market features a diverse selection of local and regional food vendors, artisanal producers, and restaurants such as Yeyo’s Mexican Street Food, Coop Ramen, Markham & Fitz bean to bar chocolate, and Bike Rack Brewing. Designers Hufft Architecture received an Excellence in Architecture Merit Award for adaptive reuse design.

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Hugos

Hugo’s (Fayetteville)

A Fayetteville favorite, Hugo’s has been serving customers in Northwest Arkansas since 1977. The eclectic menu features burgers, appetizers, entrees, and desserts. In addition, the bar features rotating seasonal and craft beer draughts, a tap dedicated to local brews, and an extensive collection of whiskey, scotch, and bourbon.

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Cafe Rue

Cafe Rue Orleans (Fayetteville)

Cafe Rue Orleans offers a relaxed, casual atmosphere for family dining with a New Orleans flair. The owners are committed to using authentic New Orleans products combined with the chef’s personal recipes and locally sourced ingredients.

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Mockingbird Kitchen

Mockingbird Kitchen (Fayetteville)

A contemporary take on American comfort food featuring chef-inspired house specialties made with local and seasonal ingredients. 

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Hammontree Cheese

Hammontree’s (Fayetteville)

Fayetteville’s original grilled cheese joint. Enjoy innovative versions of classic sandwiches & hot dogs on a breezy patio downtown.

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Hermans

Hermans (Fayetteville)

A traditional steakhouse founded in 1964 by a local legend. This Fayetteville staple serves steaks, burgers, ribs, and all the fixin’s.

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Oven & Tap

Oven & Tap (Bentonville)

A contemporary take on American comfort food featuring chef-inspired house specialties made with local and seasonal ingredients. 

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Ropeswing Hospitality

Ropeswing Hospitality (Bentonville)

Committed to hospitality as a means for community transformation, Ropeswing is paving the way for restaurant excellence with several NWA favorites including Pressroom, Preacher’s Son, Undercroft, Record, Louise, Blake Street, and The Co-op.

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Saiwok

Saiwok (Rogers)

A modern eatery offering pho, banh mis, and other casual Vietnamese fares.

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Wrights BBQ

Wright’s BBQ (Johnson)

An award-winning barbeque joint using traditional smoking methods and serving housemade pies and cookies.

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Pizzaria Ruby (springdale)

Pizzeria Ruby (Springdale)

A pizza joint featuring appetizers, salads, pastas, classic and speciality pizzas, as well as desserts, house cocktails, and beer.

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Loma

Loma (Rogers)

A simple and clean representation of the complexity of Mexican Cuisine, its traditions, and flavors, Loma offers an elevated Mexican dining experience.

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La Media Luna

La Media Luna (Fayetteville)

The name La Media Luna comes from a farm owned by the Leonardo family in Amajatlan, Hidalgo. With that same authenticity, La Media Luna provides a unique and rewarding fine Mexican dining experience to guests in and around Northwest Arkansas.

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Bauhaus Biergarten (springdale)

Bauhaus Biergarten (Springdale)

Merging elements of the small cafés and biergartens that dot the landscape of Germany, the Bauhaus menu includes German style braised bratwurst with kraut & onions, pickled vegetables, giant Bavarian pretzels, coarse brown mustard and charcuterie boards, as well as German style beers in draft, bottle, and cans.

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FINE DINING

Atlas

Atlas (Fayetteville)

Inspired by Chef Elliot’s culinary journeys across six continents, Atlas incorporates striking dishes, modern techniques, and a spirit of adventure to create a restaurant that tells the story of our world through the language of food and hospitality.

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Bordinos

Bordinos (Fayetteville)

Bordinos offers Italian-influenced New American cuisine in a warm and sophisticated atmosphere. They are dedicated to supporting local farms and sustainable methods, and their menu is designed and made in-house. The restaurant also boasts a 15-time Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list.

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Heirloom Arkansas

Heirloom (Rogers)

Tucked away in historic downtown Rogers’ 1097 building, this speakeasy style restaurant offers a multi-course tasting menu. With only 20 seats and dinner service limited to 3-4 nights a week, a reservation is required to enjoy this unique and intimate dining experience.

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Bar Cleeta

Bar Cleeta (Bentonville)

With well over a decade of NYC, New Orleans and Los Angeles restaurant experience, husband-and-wife hospitality veterans Trae + Weisi Basore endeavor to bring a little taste of New York to Northwest Arkansas. Evoking metropolitan dining, the menu transports and encourages customization, allowing the diner to curate their own dining experience.

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The Preachers Son

Preacher’s Son (Bentonville)

A farm-to-table experience featuring sustainably sourced ingredients from farmers in Northwest Arkansas, located in a beautifully restored historic church in downtown Bentonville. An immense art glass window by acclaimed artist George Dombeck fills the space with grandeur and calming natural light.

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Conifer Bentonville

CONIFER (Bentonville)

CONIFER has a 100% gluten free menu that changes seasonally. Their main dining room is uniquely designed to cater to groups from two to four as they focus on creating an intimate dining experience for all their guests.

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NIGHTLIFE

FAYETTEVILLE’S ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

The entertainment district boasts unparalleled vitality, enriched by the proximity of the University of Arkansas campus, a mere stone’s throw away from the bustling Dickson Street area. Moreover, the entire district is conveniently designed for pedestrians and cyclists, making it easy to explore and enjoy to the fullest.

DOWNTOWN BENTONVILLE NIGHTLIFE

Bentonville has many quality cocktail offerings, and the city’s nightlife scene keeps getting better. The Bentonville community also hosts events such as First Friday, transforming the Bentonville Square into a themed community block party with live music, outstanding food, and family friendly activities.

The Hive

The Hive (Bentonville)

Elevated Southern cuisine with a focus on seasonal ingredients from local farmers by chef Matt McClure, a six-time James Beard Foundation Best Chef Semi-Finalist.

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Maxine's

Maxine’s (Fayetteville)

A historic cocktail bar in the heart of downtown Fayetteville. Started in 1950 by Maxine Miller, this small town staple was named one of the 27 best bars in America by Esquire magazine.

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Scotch and Soda

Scotch & Soda (Bentonville)

Located just off the Bentonville square, this contemporary tavern boasts an impressive selection of whisky, cocktails, charcuterie, and bar bites.

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Undercroft bar

Undercroft (Bentonville)

Tucked away beneath a historic church, through a secret basement door marked ‘Coatroom,’ you’ll find this intimate lounge with an excellent atmosphere and five-star cocktails.

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Vault

Vault (Fayetteville)

A high-end bourbon and progressive cocktail bar within the confines of an old bank vault in downtown Fayetteville.

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Tower Bar

Tower Bar at the Momentary (Bentonville)

The place in Bentonville to savor a drink with friends while enjoying stunning views of the city. The Tower Bar offers a rotating seasonal menu of craft cocktails, spirits, wines, and whiskeys you can’t find anywhere else in Arkansas.

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Lady Slipper

Lady Slipper (Bentonville)

A speakeasy lounge and restaurant in the basement of Bentonville’s historic Massey building, the menu at Lady Slipper showcases Spanish, French, Italian, and Latin American influences, invoking the camaraderie of tapas bars, bistros, and neighborhood haunts.

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FOOD TRUCKS

BREWERIES, DISTILLERIES, & TASTING ROOMS

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