Whether you’re craving a staycation or just different scenery, grab a seat and find a new favorite sip at one of Little Rock’s luxurious hotel bars, travel not required.
Agasi 7 Rooftop Bar & Kitchen
Hilton Garden Inn | 322 Rock St.
It’s no secret that, when it comes to the stylish Agasi 7, the setting is the star of the show. Sweeping views of the downtown skyline are the calling card of Little Rock’s only rooftop bar, and they pair quite nicely with a martini and lamb sliders.
DON'T MISS: Sunset
AC Hotel | 201 W. Capitol Ave.
Despite the unfortunate timing of opening in early 2020, AC’s sleek, modern space still managed to quickly win over travelers and locals alike. Wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows offer an alluring oasis to enjoy tapas and the bar’s signature gin and tonic away from the River Market crowds.
DON'T MISS: Daily happy hour where you can sip Spanish wines from a porron pitcher
Aloft Little Rock West | 716 Rahling Road
Out west, WXYZ brings a bit of vibrancy to a franchise-filled area. Bright colors and pop art elements dot the lively indoor space, matching flavorful drinks like the Prosecco Punch and local craft beers, while outside offers a fire pit, games and live music. (Follow the neon lights’ advice at your own risk.)
DON'T MISS: Weekly food trucks on the patio, beer specials for Hogs games
Heritage Grille Steak & Fin
Little Rock Marriott | 3 Statehouse Plaza
Bring your appetite to this downtown spot. Known for its Angus beef steaks and fresh fish, Heritage Grille is also a great spot to enjoy fine wines and a rotating cocktail list. The bar’s intimate atmosphere is charming whether you take your time or set off to an event in the adjoining Statehouse Convention Center or down the block at the Robinson Center.
MUST TRY: Heritage Old Fashioned, 8-ounce filet
Capital Bar & Grill
Capital Hotel | 111 W. Markham St.
Stepping through the Capital Hotel front doors is like stepping into another era, and the history follows you into the bar. Both the drink and food menus are known for their elevated takes on Southern comfort food — the pimento cheese is the stuff of legend — making the warm, sophisticated space a popular stop for lunchtime as well as happy hour.
MUST TRY: Fig & Thistle cocktail, The Burger, spiced pecans