A popular River Market hangout thanks to its almost 200 beers (including 75 on tap) and more than decent bar food. It's nonsmoking, so families are welcome.
For those who dote on that milk of life, love and longing that's better known as beer, heaven must look a lot like the Flying Saucer, Little Rock's temple to the gods who visited the magic of hops, grain and yeast on mere mortals like us. Part of a chain with outlets in six states, the Saucer features a truly mind-boggling array of beers; 130 in bottles and over 75 on tap at last count, ranging in color from angel's tears to dark chocolate brown. For $18, you can join the Saucer's U.F.O. Club. Once you drink 300 beers (keeping track of them via a magnetic card), you get a party and a special plate with your name on it on the wall. In addition to all that sweet, sweet brewski, the Saucer has a full menu of pub grub, plus some of the best no-nonsense pub decor in town, heavy on wood and simple seating (we particularly like the dark, windowless man-lair downstairs, where the pool tables are), with big roll up doors at the front to let the wind in on spring evenings. Who could ask for anything more?
• $1 off most pints
Tues, Weds, Thurs, 4pm-7pm
• Most drafts $3 for pint nite
• $1 off most pints and discounted wine
A popular River Market hangout thanks to its 75 beers on tap, where you can watch sports, play group trivia competition at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tue. and listen to local musicians, usually 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat, with around a $3 cover.