by: Ricci Alexis

I was out for lunch with a friend the other day at the Superior Bathhouse Brewery and we were talking about how much fun Bathhouse Row would be for a girls night out! There is just so much to do and you can get anywhere you need to be on foot so no worrying about driving, or getting a taxi, or's perfect!

First up lets talk about fun places to eat...obviously there is Superior Bathhouse Brewery. The brewery has a fabulous menu with food that has all been locally sourced #ArkansasGrown and an ice cream counter with ice cream from Loblolly Creamery. It's delicious! And of course you can't forget about the beer...YUM!

Superior Bathhouse Hot Springs ArkasnsasAnother fun place to eat Downtown is Rolando’s. Rolando's is a Neuevo Latino Restaurant and has an amazing outdoor patio that seats up to 60 people and would be the perfect place to eat at during the spring and summer months. I haven't been to Rolando's in a long time but I have heard amazing things about their guacamole!

Rolandos Downtown Hot SpringsAfter all that yummy food you will probably need something sweet to eat - luckily Fat Bottomed Girls (FBG) cupcakes is right on the row! FBG was featured on Cupcake Wars and has different cupcake flavors out everyday and they are all amazing...I haven't tried one yet that I haven't loved!

Fat Bottomed Girls Cupcakes Hot Springs ArkansasWhile you are still riding that sugar rush you need to head over to GR8 Escapes AR to burn off some of that energy. GR8 Escapes are live-action games you play with a team where you discover clues, solve puzzles to solve the mystery and escape your room. There is a 60 minute time limit on each game and the faster time, the better. But don't worry, if you don't solve the puzzle in the allotted time the door to your room will open anyway.  The Hot Springs location has two rooms to get your brain working!

gr8escapes Hot Springs ArkansasSolving puzzles not your thing? Maybe a haunted tour is? Every night at 8pm Hot Springs Haunted Tours leaves from 430 Central Ave and takes you for a 60 minute walk down Bathhouse Row where you can hear about murders, death, suicides, hauntings, and all sorts of other interesting things. Hot Springs has an amazing history! 

Haunted Tours Downtown Hot Springs ArkansasWhen you are done solving your puzzle or getting scared a drink will probably be in order! Head on over to the Ohio Club, Arkansas' oldest bar, and grab a drink at their amazing bar. You can drink where celebrities and gangsters used to drink and listen to some great live music. Who doesn’t want to hang out in Al Capone's old stomping grounds?

The Ohio Club Bar in Hot Springs ArkansasWhen the drinking winds down you will either want to grab a cab or Uber or just grab a room! Downtown Hot Springs is home to a few pretty spectacular places to stay. There is always The Arlington Hotel which has been hosting guests since 1875 or if you prefer a more intimate environment you can always stay at the Central Loft. Central Loft is currently the only loft/condo that is available for rent on the row and can be all yours for a night or two!

Arlington Hotel and Arlington Park Hot Springs ArkansasIf you do stay the night then you have to hit up The Pancake Shop for breakfast. The Pancake Shop has been exclusively serving breakfast from 6am-12:45pm 7 days a week since 1940. There is always a line and it's always packed but trust me when I say that it is so worth it! And if you have to wait too long you can always head next door to the Savory Pantry to wait and sip on some hot coffee, listen to some fantastic music, and sample some snacks from around the world.

Pancake Shop Hot Springs ArkansasAfter a filling breakfast you can always head home or wander around Bathhouse Row and do some shopping. There are some fabulous boutiques and great shopping to be done! Or maybe go back to Fat Bottomed Girls and grab some cupcakes for the road? YUM! 

Arkansas Women Blogger, Ricci Alexis, is an Arkansas Lifestyle blogger that blogs at