11 Crossings Court
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: (501) 954-9300
Fax: (501) 353-0646
Bars & Cafes
Conveniently located in west Little Rock's Embassy Suites Hotel, this is a great place for a quiet, working lunch, or a rowdy night with newfound friends. The giant, 10-foot video screens make it easy to catch the game. A popular spot for local 30-something socialites, get there early on weekends if you want a table. The martinis are great and the food is tasty; try a club sandwich or a bowl of fajita soup.
Comedians travel far and wide to entertain Little Rock at Loony Bin's Comedy House. 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.
The brainchild of father and son duo, Guillermo's Gourmet Grounds is more than just your average coffee shop. Coffee shop by day and bar by night, this establishment draws in locals and visitors from far and wide for its amazing selection of gourmet coffee hand picked by owner, Hans Oliver himself. From frou frou beverages like lattes to strong and peppery Guatemalan black coffee, Guillermo's Gourmet Grounds is sure to give you that caffeine fix you crave. Comfy couches, cozy fireplace, tables strewn about and an exposed brick wall make for a homey and welcoming atmosphere. A small menu of sandwiches and pastries keep patrons hunger pangs at bay and the occasional live music session entertains the denizens of Little Rock.
In true European style, dining at The Pantry is about the experience you have with friends and family. There's no rush, so take your time and chat over a glass of wine. For starters, try the truffled deviled eggs, which are topped with Parmesan crisps. You'll find fantastic beers on tap to complement your food. Don't leave without trying the cheesecake, which is topped with a layer of creme brulee; it's as indulgent as it sounds!
A year after the establishment of the Pavilion in the Park shopping center in Little Rock, Trio's opened as an informal eatery. Back then, it was known for the wonderfully delicious eclectic cuisine as it is today. If you do visit here, ensure you check out the daily specials before browsing through the menu. Fresh fruits served with yogurt and poppy seeds, or homemade soups are the lightest appetizers you will find. Their signature Chicken Salad comprises tarragon and walnuts and comes with banana bread and 'Mattie's bing cherry jello'! The menu, however, changes very often and seasonal offerings are the best. Trio's own Orange Crush, Watermelon Crawl or Cuban infusion are excellent thirst quenchers.
While this place does not exactly qualify as a cafe (it is located in a Presbyterian church), it does serve coffee and snacks. But the main attraction here is the music. From mellow folk music, to upbeat pop tunes, to modern Christian songs, variety is a sure thing. Each Friday night, the social room of this church is transformed into a pseudo-coffee house. The crowd is primarily young, but not limited to the Christian faith. The church does everything they can to create an open, family-friendly environment.
The flashiest (and most popular) two-stepping bar in town, you can enjoy both country and mainstream music at the Electric Cowboy. This place has character, with a crashed semi truck hanging rom the dj's booth and a neon-red-eyed bull's head watching dancers from the wall. The dance floor is spacious and inviting, with plenty of surrounding booths to rest in after two stepping and line dancing. The banquet room can be rented out for events. Thursday and Saturday nights are usually the most popular.
So Restaurant Bar is one of the neighborhood favorites. Their ambiance is upscale, elegant and great for romantic dinners. The outdoor seating proves a great experience with a great view. Some of the dishes you may try here are mushroom risotto, steaks, primo louis fillet, born in pork chops, and lots more. The desserts here are unique; do try the chocolate box. The cocktails and wine selections are extensive and a must with your meals. The lounge is well equipped with television screens and wi-fi internet access for the patrons. They also offer their space for private events, functions and celebrations. For more information and reservations, call ahead.
Come to Zaza and experience amazing salad, pizza, and gelato. The salad ingredients are fresh, and you can build it with your favorite veggies and dressings. The pizza here has a crunchy, thin crust, and comes in varieties such as four cheese and feta, potato, and rosemary. Gelato flavors include pistachio and dulce de leche. The atmosphere is casual, and it's a popular spot for lunch on weekdays.
With live nightly music and a mouth-watering menu of delectable American cuisine, its easy to see how Afterthought Bistro & Bar is a local favorite. This popular establishment serves hearty bistro cuisine with brunch offered on the weekends. The bar portion of Afterthought offers simple bar bites, beer, wine and specialty cocktails. Visit the website to find out more about the live music and see when your favorite local band will be playing next.
River City has just the gift you need for a birthday, wedding or anniversary. Its beautiful gift baskets are filled with delicious shortbread cookies, flavorful coffee, imported jams and rich fudge. Or, create your own personalized basket with the shop's wonderful selection of aromatic specialty coffees, delectable hand-dipped chocolates and soothing teas in a variety of flavors. They offer shipping world-wide.
Cajun cooking does not get any better than in this "deliberately dingy" restaurant with splintering walls and a melange of odd items along the walls. Famous for their oysters, the rest of the spicy food is noteworthy too. Enjoy Zydeco music as you peel and eat large juicy shrimp, or try a huge po' boy sandwich filled with shrimp, fish or chicken. The crowd is diverse and thick on weekends. Happy hour is daily from 3p-6:30p.