Each city in Northwest Arkansas has an individual personality. You’ll definitely find great patios, unique craft breweries and plenty of happy hour specials wherever you are.


Fayetteville’s entertainment district is the most robust, thanks to the University of Arkansas campus that’s within walking distance of the popular Dickson Street area. The city’s nightlife offers a full range of options. The whole district is walkable and bicycle friendly.

Spots such as Maxine’s Tap RoomApple Blossom BreweryPuritan Brew Co.KingfishFossil Cove Brewing Company and Theo’s keep Fayetteville fun for everyone. There are more recommendations than we can provide here so check out the blog if you’re looking for a last-minute recommendation.


Bentonville has many quality cocktail offerings and the city’s nightlife scene keeps getting better. Pressroom, for example, has recently joined the rounds of Bentonville favorites. The restaurant/bar frequently offers wine and beer tastings, and it certainly serves great food. Within the hip (or should we way “totally groovy?”) 21c Museum Hotel, there’s a restaurant and bar called The Hiveand it’s the place where residents and visitors are most likely to spot famous people in town to do business with Walmart. The Hive is known for its tasty, cleverly named cocktails like “Hey Girl.” Ingredients? Rye n’ goslings.

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.


Springdale is home to Core Brewery, a Northwest Arkansas original that’s widely available throughout the state. The first location, and its original brew pub is in Springdale.

Springdale is also home to the state’s first cider house, called Black Apple Crossing and located in downtown Springdale. The Downtown Springdale Alliance frequently hosts family-friendly community events such as the Moonlight Movie Nights which run from March to October. All of the movie nights are free and open to the public.


You can catch live music in Roger’s hotspots like JJ’s Bar & Grill, Levi’s Gastropub, Lowbar, and The Grove. Ozark Beer Company Taproom, New Province Brewing Co. and Brick Street Brews offer the best of local breweries and frequently have live music, trivia nights and happy hours.


The Ale Trail, a craft beer tour, gives visitors and locals alike a glimpse into the unique craft brewery culture of Northwest Arkansas. Go at your own pace, or get driven around in an old-school Volkswagen van driven by a knowledgeable local who occasionally leads Ale Trail tours.

There is more than can be written in a few paragraphs, but we’re confident it won’t be hard to find a go-to place for after-hours entertainment.