Hot Springs Nightlife: 4 Great Spots

If you're spending some time in the tenth most populated city in Arkansas, be sure to enjoy the Hot Springs nightlife. Hot Springs is best known for the hot natural spring water that gives the town its name, but there's plenty more to do here. Most of the tourist trade revolves around the spas inspired by the natural springs, so finish your day at the spa by heading to these night spots recommended by BBonline.

Boogie's Night Club
421 Broadway St.
Hot Springs, AR
(501) 623-5152

Hot Springs National Park is the oldest federal reserve in the states, but that doesn't mean Hot Springs can't be on the forefront of bar entertainment. Featuring a new laser light show, Boogie's is a great place to grab a pint and hang out until last call. Leave your Hot Springs bed and breakfast for a night out on the town and enjoy "The best laser light show in Arkansas."

Big Chill
910 Higdon Ferry Rd
Hot Springs, AR
(501) 624-5185
www.thebigchillhotsprings.com

In the 1990s, Hot Springs was best known as the boyhood home of then-president Bill Clinton. The same year that Clinton was being inaugurated for his second term, a great new nightspot was making its debut in Hot Springs. Established in 1997 at The Park Hotel, the Big Chill is now in a new location on Higdon Ferry Road. Featuring live music Monday through Saturday and an extensive drinks menu, the Big Chill is one of Hot Springs' hot spots. Visit during happy hour to get $2 domestic longnecks, $3.25 well drinks and $1 off everything else on the menu.

Smyly's Crab Shack
4916 Central Ave
Hot Springs, AR
(501) 525-3442

While it may sound like a family restaurant, Smyly's Crab Shack is much more well-known for its bar. Try the takeout if you're looking for a family meal or have small children. If you want to drink until close with locals and fellow tourists, feel free to stop by.

Shooter's Sports Bar & Grill
5431 Central Ave
Hot Springs, AR
(501) 520-4411

Illegal gambling took root in Hot Springs after the Civil War, and Hot Springs was once a hangout spot for famous gangster Al Capone. Your trip is sure to include some fun and games that won't put you on the wrong side of the law. This bar & grill features pool tables, darts, decent food and plenty of draft beer. Motorcycle parking provided. If you want to soak up the classic bar atmosphere of Shooter's, stop by for a pint on your way home to your Hot Springs Inn.

Lucky's Bar & Grill
711 Central Ave
Hot Springs, AR
(501) 622-2570
www.belleartigroup.com

Located in downtown Hot Springs, Lucky's features karaoke contests and live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Come in on Thursday nights for pre-"Thank God It's Friday" specials including a $10 pizza and cheap domestic beer pitchers. In addition to pizza, Lucky's also has a full grill menu including hamburgers and sandwiches. Open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m., and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.