When the sun goes down in Hot Springs, the fun is just getting started! One of America’s favorite getaways for more than a century, the Spa City knows how to party. From legendary clubs that have been popping since Prohibition to live music venues and festivals of all kinds, there’s always music in the air and a crowd on the dance floor. Looking for something a little more intimate? Take someone you love on a floating, moonlit dinner date under the stars.
Looking for casual late-night dining while you’re in Hot Springs? Check out the Waters Rooftop for a decadent dessert paired with a specialty cocktail and the best view above downtown Hot Springs. Or get the night started with a fresh, local brew from Superior Bathhouse Brewery, a bathhouse turned brewery in the Spa City’s historic Bathhouse Row. Maybe some great pizza after hours? Stop over at Grateful Head or check out Rocky’s Corner.
When you’re out in Hot Springs, you’ll be walking in the footsteps of legends. Ted Williams and Al Capone were regulars at The Ohio Club, a famous hangout known for great drinks and live music every night. The Copper Penny Pub is another popular watering hole with a steady stream of live music and local brew, or you can catch a show and a bacon Bloody Mary at Maxine’s Live.
Live music is everywhere in Hot Springs, and here you’ll find concerts of all shapes in sizes, from blockbuster stadium shows to small clubs to outdoor amphitheatres. The Bank OZK Arena is a huge space with seating for 6,000 and a lineup to fill it. There’s always something new at Silk’s Bar and Grill inside Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort, and at the Timberwood Amphitheater inside Magic Springs Theme and Water Park.
If you seek a smaller, more intimate venue and some soulful songwriters, you’ll find it at The Big Chill, a non-stop house party for music lovers. Ditto for Low Key Arts, a revolutionary, non-profit music lab that opened in 2004 and keeps the acts coming like clockwork. One of the most interesting places to hear a concert, the lobby of the historic
Arlington Hotel is one you don’t want to miss and don’t have to leave when the show is over.
Sometimes dinner and dancing isn’t enough. Luckily, Hot Springs has lots of interesting experiences to spice up your vacation. Ever taken a Horse and Carriage ride? Add some serious old-school class to your night with a ride from the Hot Springs Carriage Company. Or maybe a gorgeous sunset? You should see it from a Belle of Hot Springs riverboat tour.
Need more drama in your life? Of course you do! Enjoy a show with dinner at the Hot Springs Bathhouse Dinner Theatre, a unique Hot Springs experience you’ll never forget. Get a front-row seat for the best local talent at The Hot Springs Pocket Community Theatre. With new shows every season, each trip is a totally different experience. Check out The Legendary Vapors for an evening of fun with world class musical talent taking the stage all night long! And for art lovers and culture seekers, there’s a Gallery Walk on the first Friday of every month.
A magical evening isn’t hard to pull off if you know where to go. In Hot Springs, your best bet is the Maxwell Blade Theatre of Magic, a mind-blowing experience for the whole family that is exactly as cool as it sounds. Or, if the supernatural is more your thing, you can take a 60-minute walking tour of the most haunted spots in the city at Hot Springs Haunted Tours and make your night a lot more spooky!