14 Reasons to Love the Little Rock River Market in 2020

Posted on February 14, 2020

The River Market District is the lifeblood of Little Rock's downtown scene. It’s a place to do business, grab a marvelous meal, meet up with friends or catch some great Arkansas live music. No matter who you are, or what you’re after, the River Market District is sure to be a good time. Here’s 14 great ways to enjoy, but feel free to come up with even more!

  1. Events
    From music and art to food and fun, the River Market District hosts some of Little Rock’s best events.

  2. Eat
    The River Market is a culinary paradise.Locally-owned restaurants give the district a taste of Little Rock’s flavorful food scene.

  3. Drink
    Drink Like a Local in the River Market District with choices from comfy coffee shops or casual brew pubs and bars, to upscale cocktail purveyors.

  4. Roam
    The River Market District is a walkable neighborhood with plenty of sights and attractions to explore on your way. If walking isn’t your thing, rent a bike from Rock Town River Outfitters or take a scooter.

  5. Ride
    The Rock Region METRO Streetcar is FREE to ride! Hop on at one of the eight stops in the River Market District.

  6. Shop
    The River Market District in downtown Little Rock offers a distinct shopping experience. Visit one of our many shops, galleries or museum stores for unique and one-of-a-kind finds.

  7. Culture
    Get your culture on at any of the many galleries and museums that call the River Market home.

  8. Arts
    Feeling artsy but not outdoorsy? The Central Arkansas Library System’s home to Ron Robinson Theater featuring films, performances and more throughout the year.

  9. Nationally Known
    The River Market District is the proud home of The William J. Clinton Presidential Center and the Clinton School of Public Service, the first institution in the nation to offer a Master of Public Service (MPS) degree.

  10. The Great Outdoors

    From Riverfront Park, the Arkansas River Trail, the Clinton Presidential Center Park and the Bill “E” Clark Wetlands, to the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center, you’ll find a wealth of outdoor opportunities right here.

  11. Diversity
    The district offers family fun at places like the Museum of Discovery and Historic Arkansas Museum during the day, and a vibrant entertainment district at night with a wide selection of venues from laid back vibes to dancing spots.

  12. Live Music
    You can find live music in the River Market almost any night of the week with Open Mic Nights, touring bands and your favorite local groups,

  13. Stay

    With five hotels just blocks from one another, all central to the River Market District’s core, it’s easy to make a night or weekend of your visit to the neighborhood.

  14. Dog Friendly 
  15. Many of the venues in the River Market have dog friendly patios, so bring your best friend and enjoy the day at Stickyz, Dizzy’s, Dugan’s Pub or Buenos Aries