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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
923 W 7th St
phone: (501) 375-8466
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Vino's is special. It's a brewpub/music venue/sports bar. It is always a brewpub, there are enough T.V.s inside to watch a game and in the back there is live music. The trappings are original art and beer memorabilia. There is an outdoor area with an upstairs deck. To get there you walk through the storage room and past the sacks of grain.
Walk in and order. They had eight of their own brews on tap, five other micros (Boulevard Tank 7, Fat Tire, and more), Guinness and Bass. At least another 12 beers in bottles (micro, domestic, imports), plus an assortment of wines. $3.75 pints, $11.?? pitchers and better prices during happy hours.
For food: pizza, calzones, sandwiches, salads. I never had anything I did not like. Calzones are huge and delicious.
I have never seen another place like this in Little Rock. Back home in Oregon this place would blend right in, but around here it is a welcome oasis of "weirdness." A great place to eat and drink an afternoon away with friends.
10-02-2010 18:33:51 |
More by Fatehunter
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
This is a very interesting and unique place. As you first walk in there is a stand up front that you order at. The tap wall is behind the stand, and all the beers are on a chalkboard. Then you find a seat. There are two sections. Up front is divided in half, then there is a bar area in the back. At first I thought it was great, but there was a horribly loud heavy metal band playing in the back bar area. That really put me off for the feel of the place. Maybe I just came at the wrong time? I am sure if I came back at a different time it would be better.
The food and service was really good. Because you have to go to the front to order it can get slow, but the waitresses know their stuff and do the best they can. I had a callzone, and it hit the spot. Lots of pizzas and other sandwiches to chose from as well.
The quality can't be beat. The beer is as fresh as can be. The selection is really good as well. They have plenty of house beers. When I visited they had a Pale Ale, ESB, Scotch Ale, Porter, Stout, and some others I can't remember. They also have a lot of other high quality craft and imports. New Belgium to Sam Smith and Chimay.
I was surprised at how cheap it was. The house beers where $3.50 a pint. I had the ESB and Porter. Combined with my meal it was only $14.
Overall, this is a nice little local spot with great beer and food. Next time I come through town, I need to make sure there is not a loud band playing. Other than that, highly recommended.
12-28-2009 04:53:15 |
More by champ103
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
I stopped by this place on the way back from a weekend trip to Hot Springs. When I first found out about this place I was so excited because there is a serious shortage of good beer in Hot Springs. I drove around for almost two hours with my wife in tow looking for a store somewhere that sold something more palatable than Fat Tire or Budwiser.
Anyway, we stop here on the way back and I odered their special which was basically a supreme pizza. The customer service was pretty good but the pizza was only average. I tried three of their house brews that were on tap.
The first beer, Lazyboy Stout was a medium bodied stout that wasn't quite as sweet as a cream stout but it wasn't as dry as a classic irish stout, just kinda middle of the road. The flavors weren't very complex and not much of an aroma to the beer, either.
However, I was really in the mood for an IPA or an Imperial IPA so I asked one of the servers how hoppy their IPA was and how did it compare to their Imperial IPA. He kindly brought me a sample of the Pinnacle IPA. It had a strong citrus hop aroma and the taste was quite hoppy and bitter then settled down to a nice balanced aftertaste. However, this was an pretty good overall American style IPA.
Next I decided to go for the gold and I ordered one of their Rock Hopera Imperial IPAs. This beer was delicious, especially if you love big hoppy flavorful IPAs. It had a nice amber color with a soft white fluffy head. The citrus hop aroma was present but not overwhelming, then you feel the comfort of the malt washing over you right before the bittering hops kick in at the end and give your palate a good cleansing, just enough to make you want to try it all again. I had a few of these and when I was ready to leave I asked for a growler of the Rock Hopera IPA. They told me that they didn't sell the Rock Hopera in growlers because it wasn't cost-effective to do so. So I settled for a growler of their regular IPA and when I got home I cracked it open to reaveal that it had not been properly sealed by the barkeep and was completely flat.
So, in conclusion, this place was an oasis in a beer desert, however I was slightly disappointed by the overall experience.
09-08-2009 07:13:28 |
More by jxhowell
vibe: 1 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
We visited Vino's Pizza on our way through Little Rock. We stopped in on a weekday for lunch. The service was quick and good, and the food was inexpensive and tasty. The offered a variety of taps other than house brews, and they had an extensive array of styles to choose from.
The beers were pretty good, we tried the Oktoberfest and the ESB. Kudos for having an Oktoberfest style in summer, what a pleasant surprise.
The atmosphere didn't appeal to me; maybe that's just me. But, I guess I'm tired of the "indie" look, especially when it's cracked and dingy and covered in graffiti. Maybe, to me, it indicates a lack of pride and ownership. It's possible the decor might be intentional, rather than just decay over the years, but man is it ugly.
06-04-2009 02:56:20 |
More by Reneejane
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
I have heard a lot of good things about this place from friends and coworkers. Coming from California and living amidst many pizza places/brew pubs I have somewhat high standards from these type of restaurants and know what they are capable of. Pizza Port, for example, makes incredible food and beer. In fact, their "Old Viscosity" is one of my favorite Imperial Stouts, not to mention one of the best beers in the world, per "Best of BA." My favorite thing about these places is that since the operations are so small and stable, they are capable and willing to really push the limits and put their own spin on food and beer.
I really liked the place itself. It had a real homey, neighborhood, and personable vibe to it. Its important to note that Vino's is anything but upper class so I wouldn't recommend taking your in-laws to this place for a nice dinner. The seating arrangements were a little confusing, as there were several different sitting areas, including a club/venue in the back. We chose to sit on the upper deck and we really enjoyed it, the weather was lovely and no one else was there. Plus it was pretty quiet. Everyone was also polite and patient with me, which was nice because I didn't really know how everything worked there.
The food was good but there definitely some discrepancies here. I ordered a half sausage, half supreme, and was given something that was more like half sausage, half olive pizza. The person who helped me clearly wrote "half sausage half supreme" so I am left to wonder if someone made it wrong or if the recipe just sucks. Either way, I was given a pizza that [half] was almost entirely olives. The pizza was still good and it paired nicely with my oatmeal stout but I was really craving some onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers and they failed to deliver what I was craving. If the other vegetables were present, I couldn't tell at all; I could only taste and see olives. People make mistakes; no grudges here.
Now for the beer...I ordered a pitcher of Oatmeal Stout and Firehouse Pale Ale, split between myself and two friends. Short story, the brews fell short of the "California quality" I am use to. The Oatmeal Stout, although good, was pretty tame and boring. They made a "stay-safe" recipe that doesn't do much for the imagination.
The Firehouse Pale Ale was also pretty boring. It lacked a rich bite that is pale ale and the flavor seemed to just slide off my palate, if that makes any sense. I wouldn't go as far as to say that it was terrible but it was probably the most bland and flavorless pale ale I have tried in recent history. It definitely needs some work with the recipe.
I would highly recommend this place if you are looking for a good date with a cool chick or just hanging out with friends. Its probably one of the coolest places I have discovered in central Arkansas -to date- and the atmosphere made me really feel at home. I have grown weary of the well-planned, well-designed restaurants that try so hard to impress but fail to deliver good food. Vino's is very much a "here's-your-shit-and-enjoy" kind of place so I will reiterate not to take your folks or a classy girl here, as they might be offended by the grungy atmosphere. Then again, if a girl can't hang why are you with her?
My review might seem a little harsh but if you are a brew pub in this day-and-age you really need to make a superior product, and although Vino's makes good food and beer they really failed to deliver an outstanding product and service. If this place were located in Orange County, CA, competing with Pizza Port, Oggi's, and BJ's Brewhouse, it would have been destroyed long ago by the competition.
Medium Pizza + Two Pitchers of house brews = $37
04-06-2009 00:23:41 |
More by dotsonjamesg
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $
6/25/2008. This is my 4th or 5th visit here over the years and it hasn't changed. I must have come in on middle aged night as the usual clientele is usually much younger. Great location with old wooden floors, upfront ordering and laid-back service. 5 house beers and about 15 guest beers on tap the night I went. The IPA was the best of the bunch. They did have the new New Belgium Le Fleur Missuer on tap too. The pizza was as good as usual. Scary bathroom. Great spot in LR-wish I had something like this in the wasteland suburbs where I live.
06-26-2008 00:06:57 |
More by bleeng
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I stopped in en route to Cincinnati It's right off the loop and darned easy to find. It reminds me of places in Austin. Very laid back and casual. The walls are covered with art for sale. My favorite was a painting of Hitler dressed as a clown and doing a puppet show in a suburban backyard.
I had a pepperoni and mushroom calzone that was as big as my head. It was served with a piping hot dipping sauce. My travelling partner had a Deluxe Sandwich. The beers were good, too. I had a wonderful wheat hefeweiss.
What a great place. If I had been staying the night in Little Rock, I would have spent all evening at Vino's!
06-17-2008 02:17:55 |
More by hiikeeba
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
A friend and I just hit this place while passing through Little Rock on a Saturday evening. The pizza was fantastic. The IPA and Pale Ales were great. The atmosphere was a mix of the best qualities of my favorite dives back home and great pizza and micro brewed beer.
I got a large sausage pizza and a pint of IPA for about $16 (+$3 each for later pints). Seemed like a great deal for the quality of everything and the laid back atmosphere.
I wish I didn't have to travel 350 miles to get to the place! I'll be happy to make up excuses to visit Little Rock in the future just to run by Vino's.
06-15-2008 04:03:33 |
More by CrazedLemming
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
This was stop number 240 on my quest to visit all brewpubs in North America.
Vino's is located off the beaten path in a under commercialized area of downtown Little Rock. I was expecting something a bit more homestyle based on the name but was pleased with what I found. My trip also included stops at Bosco's and Flying Saucer. Vino's is the polar oppisite of both those places. It felt more like a grimy college bar. It was a Thursday evening and it appeared a band was tuning up to play as I finised up. Lots of younger punky kids were hanging out.
I had the scotch ale, IPA, and stout. All were good beers. Nothing exceptional but very nice for a local neighborhood joint that aspires to make its own beer. The two slices of pizza I got were good as well.
Overall a cozy locals joint that should be included in your limited selection of places in Little Rock. I used the bathroom at the very end and it was in very bad shape.
04-18-2008 20:32:13 |
More by Yetiman420
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited 22 Mar 2008.
Doesn't look like much from the outside (or the inside for that matter). Our party tried the pepperoni pizza and several different calzones. All were quite good, the pepperoni pizza was the best I've had in a long while.
Only tried two of the beers, the IPA and the Oktoberfest (!). Both were dark and slightly cloudy with some diacetyl. The IPA was not as hoppy as I would have liked but it was better than the Oktoberfest. If I had known they had a sampler I would have gotten that. We also tried the root beer (we were told they make it there), it was the best of the three, slightly spicy and not too sweet.
Overall the food and prices are better than Bosco's but the beer is not quite as good as Bosco's. I would go back for the pizza alone.
03-26-2008 06:20:47 |
More by htomsirveaux
Vino's Brewpub in Little Rock, AR
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