Northwest Arkansas is fortunate to have many mostly new pubs that also serve food. Some have only pub fare, but others have full service kitchens that turn out delicious full meals. Most have cocktails, wine and beer including a good selection of craft beers.
TVs are typically present for watching sports, and the ambience is that of a friendly neighborhood bar.
Below are the Top 10 Pubs in Northwest Arkansas
Scotch and Soda $$
121 W Central Ave, (479) 319-6874
Scotch and Soda has over 300 different whiskeys including a wide variety of bourbon, scotch and other whiskeys. They also have craft beer with one or two local brews on tap. The eats menu is limited, but you can still find something for everyone. A beautiful new addition to downtown Bentonville.
The Forge $$
407 SW A St, (479) 254-3699
This is an Irish restaurant and pub. Beautiful decor and furnishings are uniquely hand forged owners. Authentic Irish food is beyond delicious, especially White Chocolate Bread, Shepherds Pie and Reuben Rolls. Draft beer is cold, really cold with a good selection on tap. place to gather with family and friends. Service is exceptional, and
there is a kid’s menu.
Pedaler’s Pub $$
410 SW A St, (479) 268-3285
Has screaming good wood-fired oven pizzas, salads and sandwiches,indoor and dog friendly patio seating, cold brews and friendly, helpful service. All around great atmosphere and a good place to enjoy an outing with friends.
Foxhole Public House $$
401 SW “A” Suite 120, (479) 715-6351
A unique Bentonville specializing in tasty drinks of every hue imaginable including coffee, cold drinks, smoothies, cocktails, wine and beer. The cocktails menu is nothing short of awesome, and beyond that, If you can describe it, they can whip it up for you.
They also have small bites, salads, Steam buns and soups. Closing is at 1:00 a.m,, making it a great stop if you are entertaining guests from out of town.
Apple Blossom Brewing Company $$
1550 E Zion Rd, Ste 1, (479) 287-4344
With seating for 250, this is the largest brewpub in Arkansas. Produces 12 different brews including the flagship beer, Armstrong American Pale Ale, Mockingbird Black IPA, Sturdy Hippie IPA and others. Serves soups, salads and sandwiches. Bread is baked fresh every day.
Cork & Keg $$
509 W Spring St, (479) 966-4383
Located next to Walton Arts Center Parking lot. This is a terrific spot for dinner and drinks before a show and happy hour through the week. Wine, cocktails and draft beer are served, and the menu consists of light pub fare. Atmosphere is relaxing and intimate, and the service is excellent. Try the spinach artichoke dip for a taste sensation.
Foster’s Pint & Plate $$
2001 South Bellview Road Suite 2, (479) 621-0093
Foster’s is a lively, modern upscale gastropub sporting 84 taps of craft brew. They pride themselves on flatbreads and handhelds made from only the freshest of ingredients, including organic meats, vegetables and cheeses. Catch the live music on the patio, but get there early to save your spot.
Growler USA $$
4204 S JB Hunt Dr #40, (479) 633-8233
With 100+ taps of local, regional and specialized microbrews, you’ll be sure to find several beers that suite your taste buds at Growler’s. Has a full-service kitchen which turns out exceptional food including a variety of beer bites, salads,handhelds and main dishes. Also has outdoor seating.
Levi’s Gastropub $$
224 S 2nd St, (479) 372-6640
Located in the basement, Levi’s has gourmet bar food including appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, steaks and made-to-order donuts for dessert. It provides a truly different bar experience in a fun atmosphere and has live music on the weekends. Terrific place to enjoy a night out with friends and family.
Saddlebock Brewery $
18244 Habberton Rd, (479) 419-9969
Offers a wide range of beers including ales, lagers, porters, stouts and bocks. Steaks prime rib and burgers are simply out of this world, and are made from the grain fed beef raised right on the owner’s land. Service is friendly and efficient. Housed in a barn, it’s a fun atmosphere.
Big Whiskeys $$
214 SE Walton Blvd, (479) 250-9244
Solid food menu including amazing steaks, chops, chicken, fish tacos, quesadillas, BBQ, appetizers and desserts. The drink menu is seemingly limitless and includes wines, whiskey’s, cocktails and beer. It’s a fun atmosphere for any age group, and they do have a kid’s menu.