Arkansas / March 13, 2012 / by Chris

There are lots of towns and cities that we enter knowing what to expect. Whether it's from other people's recommendations, the web, or just reputation, we tend to have a good sense of whether the city will be hopping, sleepy, bustling, or ghost town.

But somehow Little Rock, AR was not properly on our radar.  I don't think any of us were prepared for how much there is to do and see here.  Every time we go downtown, day or night, there are always a bunch of people around perusing the shops, seeing the sights, or enjoying any number of the local restaurants.  I'm sure Steven will have something to say about the delicious food we've been eating, but at least one restaurant experience falls under my perview:  Stickyz.

Stickyz is a fantastic little restaurant/bar/concert venue with an outdoor patio, an artistically decorated dining area, and a separate room with a small stage.  The performance venue can't hold more than 300 people, but the intimate setting is perfect for smaller bands, local artists, or bigger bands looking for a different kind of concert experience.  This time of year the club is likely to draw bigger names, catching bands passing through Little Rock on their way to SXSW. The concert we went to on Sunday, the Turnpike Troubadours, had a packed house with a lively crowd.

There are shows going on every night, so if you're in Little Rock I definitely recommend stopping by Stickyz for great food, local beer, and superb music of all genres.  Check them out at