Nightlife and Theaters in Northwest Arkansas
From live music and theater to first-run feature films, there’s always plenty to choose from. Coffee houses, bars, clubs and large stage theater venues are alive with folk, rock, jazz, opera, musicals, plays…nights in Northwest Arkansas sizzle with entertainment.
Live Performance Venues in NW Arkansas
The Walton Arts Center The area's largest year-round venue for musicals, plays, concerts and events. At Dickson St. and West Ave.
The Arkansas Music Pavillion A longtime favorite outdoor music venue, now owned by the Walton Arts Center. 2536 N. McConnell Ave. 479-443-5600.
Studio Theater at Nadine Baum Studios Intimate 175-seat theatre; home of TheatreSquared. 479-443-5600.
Acoustic musicians jam in Basin Spring Park and along Spring St. Free music often enlivens the stage in Basin Spring Park during the summer, and music spills from clubs and pubs at night. Four theaters offer performances.
Pine Mountain Theater Mike and Dale Bishop and their band serve up country, gospel, comedy, bluegrass, blues and rock every night. Free popcorn, too! A family show. 2075 E. Van Buren. 479-253-9156.
Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down The George Brothers take the stage with music and comedy. 3140 E. Van Buren, 800-468-2133.
City Auditorium Downtown historic theatre offers nights of music, drama, dance and more. Kid friendly performances.
Intrigue Theater Illusionist Sean Paul and medium Juliana Fay present a turn-of-the-century style performance that includes magical demonstrations, feats of astonishing mental capabilities, and other spell-binding and inexplicable mysteries. At the Gavioli Chapel, 80 Mountain St. 479-244-7028
Opera in the Ozarks Presenting performances at its own opera house. Young artists sing up to three different operas each short season, accompanied by a professional orchestra. From the end of June through the end of July at Inspiration Point, on Hwy 62 west of town. Click here for schedule, tickets, and more information.
Arts Center of the Ozarks Theater and music performances, plus a gallery of visual art from regional and national artists. 214 Main St., Springdale. 479-751-5441.
Roger's Little Theater Roger's historic Victory Theater brings high quality community theater to the Corridor. Plays, musicals, and special events, including dinner theater evenings. In historic downtown Rogers at 116 S. Second St. 479-631-8988.
Northwest Arkansas Bars and Lounges
Cherokee Casino -Live stage show Tues-Sat nights and a huge dance floor. 375 craft beers available. Local bands and some nationally known entertainers. In West Siloam Springs.
Bentonville Night Spots
Among the many clubs and bars, these two seem like good places for visitors: the Executive Escape, a pub on the ground floor of a hotel at 1120 S. Walton Blvd. and The Hive Bar and Lounge, in the 21C Museum Hotel. Seasonally rotating cocktails and a deep bourbon and rye selection. 200 NE A St. 479-286-6575
Rogers Night Spots
Bayou of Rogers Southern menu of fried food, wings, ribs,and shellfish in season. You want blues jam with that? Be there Tuesday nights. 115 N. Dixieland Rd. 479-246-9337.
Theo's Bar Small dining room, nice for intimate date nights. Happy hour specials, appetizers. 3300 Market St.
After 5 Bar & Grill Yes, it's inside a gas station/convenience store, but it's quiet, drinks are cheap and good, and you can munch gourmet pizza and hot wings. The outdoor patio is pleasant. Pinnacle Station Market. 2000 Promenade Blvd.
The Iron Horse Coffee House Non-alcoholic fun -- great coffee beverages and open jazz sessions. Call for dates and times. 220 S. 1st St. 479-631-9977.
Springdale Night Spots
Springdale bars and lounges generally tend to be less "yuppified."If you're looking for a time-honored NW AR night of imbibing, plan to hit these places.
Shirley's Described on Yelp as "the last of the great old-time Arkansas bars in the area. A real dive (in a good way) and some real interesting characters in here as well. Cash only." 1311 S. 48th St.
Discoteca Musica Latina The last of the last calls. 400 S 8th St, Rogers 479-636-9692.
Fayetteville Night Spots
Downtown Fayetteville is the entertainment district for the city, and for most of Northwest Arkansas. Here you'll find block after block with little bars, coffee houses and other venues where you can grab a bite and a beverage and enjoy live music.
Here's a few of the best places when you're looking for a nightspot:
George's Majestic Lounge Best live music in Fayetteville. Free live music 6-9 pm Fridays, and many ticketed performances the rest of the time. Kick back, knock elbows with the locals. 519 W. Dickson. 479-527-6618.
The Electric Cowboy Drink, dance, get a little silly. 2127 W. Martin Luther King Blvd. 479-571-8100
Speakeasy Nightclub For the martini and cigar set. 509 W. Spring St. 479-443-3279.
Eureka Springs Night Spots
The Rockin' Pig Saloon rocks food and drink from lunchtime on; Summer Tues. nights are Bike Nights, with live music, bike shows and more. 3029C E. Van Buren. 479-363-6248
Voulez Vous Lounge Classic burlesque and cool jazz, along with French cuisine and sophisticated adult beverages. 63A Spring St. 479-363-6595
Eureka Paradise Bar and Grill Have some food and drink in paradise... . 75 S. Main St. 479-363-6574
Eureka Live Underground Live music, drinks and bar food, with an outdoor beer garden in warm weather.35-1/2 N. Main. 479-253-7020
Chasers Bar and Grill: They say they're trying out new, cool, fun stuff all the time. 169 E. Van Buren. 479-253-5522.
New Delhi Cafe Live music on the outside patio, live music at the piano bar. Indian cuisine and American cuisine. A local favorite. 2 N. Main St. 479-253-2525
Jack's Place Weekend karaoke and maybe live entertainment. Full bar and food. 37 Spring St. 479-253-2219
The Eureka Stone House Wines, beers, and tapas in a rustic, yet upscale ambiance. 82 S. Main. 479-363-6411
Chelsea's An area favorite with full bar, extensive beer selection and their very popular pizza. 30 Mountain St. 479-253-6723
Smokey's Firehouse Pub Beer, wine, full bar, good food. 55 1/2 S. Main St. 479-253-6821
The Lumberyard Bar and Grill Dancing, pool tables, food, karaoke, occasional live music, full bar. 105 E. VanBuren. 479-253-0400
Henri's Just One More Known for their martini bar. Serves other beverages and food. Karaoke deck. 19-1/2 Spring St. 479-253-5795
Pied Piper Pub Tasty food and drink, indoors or on the patio. Family friendly. The attached Cathouse Lounge is where the nightlife takes over. Full bar, pub menu, sometimes live music. 82 Armstrong St. 479-363-9976
The Squid and Whale Live music and good menu make this a popular night spot. 37 Spring St/10 Center St. 479-253-7147
Lucky 7 Billiards Pool tables, cocktails, TV sports events. 6th floor of the Basin Park Hotel. 12 Spring St. 479-253-7837
Movie Theaters in Bella Vista, Arkansas
Carmike Sugar Creek 10 First run Hollywood movies. 10 Sugar Creek. 479-855-7878
Movie Theaters in Rogers/Springdale/Lowell, Arkansas
There are several Malco Theaters in the area, showings first run movies. 621 N 46th St. and 2200 Bellview, both in Rogers. Info at 479-631-5927. Also Malco Sunset Cinema, 9 2940-G W. Sunset, Springdale.
Movie Theaters in Fayetteville, Arkansas
Malco's Razorback Cinema, 3956 N Steele Blvd. 479-521-4080
AMC Fiesta Square 16, 3033 College Ave. 888-262-4386
The 112 Drive-In closes for winter, but screens films the rest of the year. 3353 Hwy 112, 479-442-4542.
Movie Theaters in Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Center Cinemas New Hollywood films. 1102 S. Carl St. 479-238-1507.