Active Beers: 20
Beer Ratings: 66
Beer Avg: 3.86
Taps: 16 / Bottles: 12
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
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3.35/5 rDev -14.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I stopped in this place with some friends during my visit to Little Rock. Dingy and unkempt atmosphere, but kinda in a good way. A small bar in the front room, with several tables, and more tables in the back, with another room for live music. For a small place, it was pretty busy, and our waitress was a little slow, but understandably so, considering the crowd. The beers I sampled were pretty decent, and the pizza was good. It's a nice little corner bar, and I definitely got a good vibe from it. Fun times.
05-08-2011 22:01:38 | More by Rifugium
3.38/5 rDev -14%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
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
3.43/5 rDev -12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
This place definitely had a brewpub vibe... evident when I had to find the bathroom which was called wankers. I did a sampler and all were ok but not great with one exception. I really liked the Oatmeal Brown, a combination I'm unsure I've experienced before. The oatmeal flavors were present, but not with the thicker characteristics of a stout. I didn't try the food, although normally I would have because it smelled very good (intended to stick to southern BBQ the whole trip). Service and selection were both ok, and if you're in the area and looking for something craft it could be worth a stop. However despite that it is in the middle of a region lacking in craft, it would not measure up for me in other areas of the country... but I do see effort and promise here.
01-16-2012 19:33:55 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
3.46/5 rDev -12%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.75 | $$
The place is as close to any hole-in-the-wall Seattle brewpub as I have found yet in LR. Atmosphere here is perfect- hipster Bohemia (as much as I love to loathe them it is nice to see normal here), urban professional, family type mix all in one existing. Worn hardwood floors stretch from one end of this low slung building to the other, the cashier/place order spot is literally right in front of the door, and a choke point for traffic. Coffee-house bad art, and brew house logos scatter the walls. The brew house is viewable from the adjoining room/hall; it is rather small, about the slightly smaller in size than Big Time Brewing in Seattle. The scent of pizza, patchouli, and designer cologne mingle in the humid air- I love it. Mellow indie music plays in the background of buzzed chatter. The pizza is so-so, and it took 10 minutes to get a slice; not very warm, lacking in inspiration and flavor, ingredients look like they were the cheapest available. Beer is good, quite tasty which is surprising after being let down by Other local offerings. Despite short comings, this place is more than decent.
02-02-2013 00:02:50 | More by youradhere
3.5/5 rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $
I love 'hole in the wall' places and this is certainly one of them. I would have given it higher points for atmosphere but want other to know what they are getting into. I like the character here a bit more than the standard brewpubs like Boscos. Some interesting people watching can be had there too...
The beers are fairly good for a small brewpub - a nice range of styles but unfortunately there were only 5 flavors available. The Stout and IPA were excellent and the Cream Ale was very good. The Pale Ale was OK but something was not quite right with the Oktoberfest -- I wonder if it was really a Lager. Great happy hour deal when we were there; very inexpensive.
Service was lacking a bit considering the place was not very crowded during a mid-afternoon.
The food/pizza was darn good - I would go here often for Pizza and Beer if I lived in Little Rock.
09-28-2007 16:37:32 | More by RBorsato
3.63/5 rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
On the friday night we went the place was packed. We arrived after 10 or so and they were still serving food. Mostly a very young crowd, but somewhat mixed. The pizza here was great, must be the sauce. The service wasn't that great at all (the girl pouring seemed annoyed I ordered a sampler) but the food and beer make up for it. They had about 7 beers on tap and the stout and hefe were very drinkable. Nothing was particularly amazing (pizza is close) but it all comes together very well. I will definately stop by if I'm ever in Little Rock again. $3.50 pints $7.75 pitchers.
06-23-2004 02:56:56 | More by BeerZack
3.63/5 rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited 22 Mar 2008.
Doesn't look like much from the outside (or the inside for that matter). Our party tried the pepperoni pizza and several different calzones. All were quite good, the pepperoni pizza was the best I've had in a long while.
Only tried two of the beers, the IPA and the Oktoberfest (!). Both were dark and slightly cloudy with some diacetyl. The IPA was not as hoppy as I would have liked but it was better than the Oktoberfest. If I had known they had a sampler I would have gotten that. We also tried the root beer (we were told they make it there), it was the best of the three, slightly spicy and not too sweet.
Overall the food and prices are better than Bosco's but the beer is not quite as good as Bosco's. I would go back for the pizza alone.
03-26-2008 06:20:47 | More by htomsirveaux
3.63/5 rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $
6/25/2008. This is my 4th or 5th visit here over the years and it hasn't changed. I must have come in on middle aged night as the usual clientele is usually much younger. Great location with old wooden floors, upfront ordering and laid-back service. 5 house beers and about 15 guest beers on tap the night I went. The IPA was the best of the bunch. They did have the new New Belgium Le Fleur Missuer on tap too. The pizza was as good as usual. Scary bathroom. Great spot in LR-wish I had something like this in the wasteland suburbs where I live.
06-26-2008 00:06:57 | More by bleeng
3.73/5 rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in, while in Little Rock on business. It's a quaint building in town which tends to give it some character. First impression was a pizza joint that happens to serve decent beers. There are other choices of pub grub besides the pizza.
Service was friendly and they seemed to know a bit about what they had on tap. They have about 5 taps for their own beer and a number of taps for "guest brews". I stuck with the local offerings and was pleasantly surprised. My favorite of the beers I tried was the Firehouse Pale Ale. If you are ever in town and have some time check it out.
05-08-2012 14:36:05 | More by soju6
3.75/5 rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Stopped by Vino's while on vacation in Arkansas. I read all previous reviews before heading to this place and yes, it is a 'hole'.
I dropped in for lunch and a few brews with my wife and two young children. Vino's seemed like a hangout for the younger crowd.
Atmosphere: definitely "eclectic" with that comfortable feel like you're hanging out with college friends in some dive with great food
and decent beer. Beer bottle and growler collection lines the upper
portions of side room along with brewing equipment.
Quality: our spinach, tomato and garlic pizza was really great. The crust was crispy outside and chewy inside like a good NY pizza.
The brews were all pretty good, nothing fantastic. I had the sampler
along with a pint of the dopplebock, which I thought was their best.
My wife enjoyed an IPA.
Service: a bit different with ordering the beer and food at the counter, but everything was timely and correct.
Selection: as far as food was concerned, I knew by all the raves, that we were ordering pizza before we even got there. I honestly don't remember what the food menu entailed. The beer selection
had six of their beers on tap with a dopplebock and an octoberfest
being the seasonals.
Food: the pizza we ordered was just great from the crust to the fresh toppings. One large pizza fed two adults and two small children.
Value: food and beer were decently priced and very edible. I left full and happy and I would return.
The only minus on this place is that it could use a good cleaning from top to bottom. Dust and dirt are not good interior accents, but in the vast brewpub wasteland called Arkansas, I guess you take what you can get. I also noted almost all reviews here are from people outside of Arkansas.
04-11-2007 17:58:20 | More by Procrastinator
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Vino's Brewpub in Little Rock, AR
89 out of 100 based on 31 user ratings.