BEST DIVE: Pizza D'Action. Brian Chilson

In the service of sobriety, the Arkansas Times passed on the Toast of the Town in 2018. After a year’s break, and with a fresh palate, our readers once more held forth on their favorite watering holes, booze, beers, bartenders and other libation-related activities. Four Quarter Bar, in North Little Rock’s Argenta neighborhood, held on to the Best Bar ranking it received in 2017, and grabbed other firsts as well. Atlas Bar made it on the map as well, winning Best New Bar, and a Hot Springs entry, the Starlite Club, was its runner-up. Raise a glass and say sláinte to the following:

Best Bar

Four Quarter Bar

Runner-up: White Water Tavern

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Best Bartender

Kevis Smith (Atlas)

Runner-up: Jimmy Tolan (Four Quarter)

 Best New Bar

Atlas Bar

Runner-up: Starlite Club (Hot Springs)

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Best Bar for Live Music

Four Quarter Bar

Runner-up: White Water Tavern

Best Neighborhood Bar

Four Quarter Bar

Runner-up: The Pantry Crest

Best Wine Bar

Crush Wine Bar

Runner-up: By the Glass

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Best Sports Bar

Prospect Sports Bar & Grill

Runner-up: Brewski’s Pub & Grub

 Best Pickup Bar

Midtown Billiards

Runner-up: Four Quarter Bar

Best Gay Bar

Discovery

Runner-up: Triniti

Best Dive Bar

Pizza D’Action

Runner-up: Four Quarter Bar

Best Hotel Bar

Capital Bar and Grill

Runner-up: Agasi 7 Rooftop 

Bar + Kitchen

Best Bar for Pool, Darts, Shuffleboard, etc.

Pizza D’Action

Runner-up: Four Quarter Bar

Best Bar for Food

Four Quarter Bar

Runner-up: Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom

Best Happy Hour

The Pantry

Runner-up: Big Orange Midtown

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COLONIAL: Tristan Cripps pours a wine sample.

 Best Drinking Brunch

Petit and Keet

Runner-up: The Fold Botanas & Bar

Best Patio or Deck for Drinking

Ciao Baci

Runner-up: The Fold Botanas & Bar

 Coldest Beer

Twin Peaks

Runner-up: Hideaway Pizza

Best Cocktail List

Petit and Keet

Runner-up: Atlas Bar

Best Bloody Mary

Four Quarter Bar

Runner-up: The Fold Botanas & Bar

Best Margarita

The Fold Botanas & Bar

Runner-up: Local Lime

Best Martini

Petit and Keet

Runner-up: Capital Bar and Grill

Best Local Brewery

Lost Forty Brewing

Runner-up: Flyway Brewing 

Best National Brewery

Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Runner-up: Founders Brewing Co.

Best Local Pale Ale

Lost Forty Pale Ale

Runner-up: Diamond Bear Pale Ale

Best Local IPA

Lost Forty Rockhound IPA

Runner-up: Flyway Early Bird IPA

Best Liquor Store

Colonial Wine & Spirits

Runner-up: 107 Liquor

Best Brewpub

Flyway Brewing

Runner-up: Lost Forty Brewing

Best Beer Selection 

(Bar or Restaurant)

Flying Saucer

Runner-up: Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom

Best Beer Selection

(Liquor Store)

Colonial Wine & Spirits

Runner-up: 107 Liquor

Best Wine List

Petit and Keet

Runner-up: The Pantry

Best Wine Selection

Colonial Wine & Spirits

Runner-up: Legacy Wine and Spirits