A welcomingly grungy place that seemed to be a hit with local diners. We visited just after 11am and found a line out the door of people waiting to order pizza. Solid music selection. Itís certainly a ballsy decision to be blasting early period New Order before noon, but I appreciated it. Luckily the crowd died down and we were able to grab a flight and a table with a view of the brewing equipment. Unfortunately the house beers were middling at best. The pizza was a bit better than average, but well-priced. Decent spot.
This place is sort of a dive pizzeria, with a tiny brewery in the room next door. The line was out the door when we arrived, since you order everything at the bar. We ordered a flight and a pzza, which tied up the line for a bit, but nobody seemed to mind. There are a few tables in the main pizzeria part, more tables in the brwery part, and a deck out back. Six beers of their own plus a bunch of macros, and one Prairie. The beers were mediocre but inoffensive, and the pizza was pretty good. Worth a stop.
A dive bar, that is fun with a great friendly staff. Selection was their own and some guest taps which was nice. I didnít eat but the food looked good. Prices were reasonable. Beer was served in plastic cups, which is just stupid. Their brew wasnít that great and I would be hard pressed to find one I liked enough to order again.
Iíll call it a dive bar affectionately, because thatís what it is. The building is old and has itís share of problems, all jammed in too small of a space. But... love the pizzas and calzones, always good service and despite not having many taps, thereís always good craft on. Plus the house brews are my favorite local brews. Always something new.
Vinoís is located in what I would term "an emerging part of town". Hence itís charm. If a building could grow a beard, wear large black ear studs, display body piercings, and tattoos, this wold be Vinos. I only had one beer but it was vy tasty anda enjoyable. The food ,while I didnít sample any, also looked and smelled inviting. Time didnít permit me to sample more or explore the facility, ibut when in Little Rock, Vinos is a must!
House brews and pizza. Caters to the "weird" of Little Rock. Absolutely worth checking out for those from out of town. Itís about a 10 minute walk from Downtown Music Hall so I always make it a point to have a few pints here the night of a good show. The Ginger Wheat they brewed was outstanding. Lazy Boy stout is always a good choice - maybe not in conjunction with pizza... Managed by a couple dudes in a local band called Peckerwolf. You get the idea. Itís a must stop.
Vinoís is special. Itís a brewpub/music venue/sports bar. It is always a brewpub. 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.
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.
I visited Vinoís quite a bit while I worked in Little Rock over a six month span and I can say with certainty that my initial rating of this place would be much lower than it is now. The new brewer has really been dialing in on the system lately and producing some pretty quality beers. Initially, the beers were a bit thin and they repeatedly had carbonation issues, but it seems like theyíve moved past that. Aside from the beer, the pizza is delicious and they always have a few guest taps on as well. Not the most impressive of buildings, but it has some character and the service was always solid (I kinda like the walk-up concept, but it can get inconvenient when it gets busy). I wouldnít have recommended this place to people a few months ago, but now Iíd consider it a must stop in Little Rock.