Vino's Brewpub

Vino's BrewpubVino's Brewpub

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

923 W 7th St
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201-4005
United States

(501) 375-8466 | map

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Photo of russpowell
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

This place is very unpretentious with a slant towards a dive bar with music & beer very much on the agenda

The quality of the house beer was pretty good, not earth stuff shattering here though

Friendly service, you have to step up to order, but it wasn't a huge problem

Most of the ale bases covered about 6 house beers on tap, the IPA & Saison were my favorites. The guest beers from Moody brews & Sixpoint were better choices though

Our pizza was good not great. I would certainly come again if in the area

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Photo of Random_Lizzie
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

I have only bee introduced to Vino's this past year and I I love going. The beers are great, my favorite is the Six Bridges Cream Ale and the Lazyboy Stout. Sometimes the staff can be a bit short and unwelcoming. Overall, great food & great local beer!

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Photo of doowhat
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

One of favorite places to go in Little Rock, I love to just go hang out for a few hours and try their different brews. Very casual atmosphere and the pizza is great. If the imperial stout is available you have to try some. The pizza margherita is awesome.

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Photo of ScottoBlotto
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

What most would call a "dive bar" I guess, but that's a good thing here. When you walk in the front door you have to get in line to place an order, which can be a bit annoying and sometimes take a bit of time, but it's worth it really. The pizzas and calzones are top notch as are their house brews. They do carry other decent craft beers, but go here for the house stuff. They're always making their standards and usually have something special as well, sometimes in a cask. The quality of beer is the best in town in my opinion, although there are only a couple of other choices at this point. The prices on both the food and beer can make it a nice inexpensive visit usually as well.

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Photo of estlinska
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Vino's is a total hole in the wall. If you don't like a hole in the wall, then don't go here. But if you like a low-key place with good pizza and good local brews, then this place is great. The place is in an old building near a tattoo shop and a firehouse (which lends to the name to one or two of their brews). As you walk in, there is a order counter where you can order your food and your beer. The place has great calzones and good pizza and even better prices. I can get out of the place with two beers and two NY slices for like 12 bucks after tip. They have a few beers that seem to be year round offerings (a pale, an IPA, a cream ale, a porter, a stout) that all offer names associated with the local area of little rock. In the years I've lived here, they've also produced several interesting offerings such as a steam ale, a scotch ale, and a oatmeal brown. Most of the beers are solid offerings. They may not win gold at GABF, but they're certainly not watered down mass produced Shock Top either. I definitely think it has better overall beer than Diamond Bear, the big brother of the city. The only qualm I would have is that you have to order at the counter. If it's not busy, the servers will offer to get them, but when it gets round on a Friday, you almost always have to go to the counter which is sometimes super slow when you get the people who stand in line for 30 minutes yapping and texting and then look up at the menu confused when they get to the front. The price and the quality of the brew and the food will keep me coming back till I move away.

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Photo of youradhere
3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.75

The place is as close to any hole-in-the-wall Seattle brewpub as I have found yet in LR. Atmosphere here is perfect- hipster Bohemia (as much as I love to loathe them it is nice to see normal here), urban professional, family type mix all in one existing. Worn hardwood floors stretch from one end of this low slung building to the other, the cashier/place order spot is literally right in front of the door, and a choke point for traffic. Coffee-house bad art, and brew house logos scatter the walls. The brew house is viewable from the adjoining room/hall; it is rather small, about the slightly smaller in size than Big Time Brewing in Seattle. The scent of pizza, patchouli, and designer cologne mingle in the humid air- I love it. Mellow indie music plays in the background of buzzed chatter. The pizza is so-so, and it took 10 minutes to get a slice; not very warm, lacking in inspiration and flavor, ingredients look like they were the cheapest available. Beer is good, quite tasty which is surprising after being let down by Other local offerings. Despite short comings, this place is more than decent.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.88/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

This is what a brewpub should be, to me. Fancy decor is nice and might impress me, sure. Crazy interesting beers; also make me happy. But what makes me most happy is a bunch of people coming together to just do their thing.

A beat the hell up location with creaking floors that have a bounce to them that makes me wonder when one of the employees is going to tear by and fall through. Pizza was good; especially considering where we're at. Beer was good too. Service was a little distant at first, but I left a whopping $4 tip which seemed to impress someone, so they were my new friend. Note to Little Rockers - an extra $1 can go a very long way. A very long way.

I was happy to be able to hit this place up when I did. I would return in the future, and it'd be cool if I could bring a bunch of friends instead of the huge truck I was driving.

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Photo of BrewAskew
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Update to a review I did almost a decade ago:
There are "brewpubs" and then there's Vino's. It is the exact opposite of the too-fancy-yuppity suburban brewpub. It is in an obscure part of downtown Little Rock, far away from the River Market district. Bohemian, casual, almost divey but It's a cool looking old building with a pressed tin ceiling. Be warned, this is not a fancy impress-your-date place at all. You order at the counter just like in a little NY pizza shop. Back room is a popular place for live alternative/rock/folk music, poetry and theater. Patio and deck in the rear overlooks the KTHV parking lot and weather garden where TV star Joey the Garden Cat stays. Vino's best offerings are the food: unbelievable NY style pizza and calzones. The brewhouse is viewable and looks like serious business. Very good house brews come from the professional brewing system. I recommend Lazy Boy Stout, even to those who don't drink stouts. Pinnacle IPA is another well made beer.

Anyway, Vino's is a must-do in Little Rock if you like good beer and great pizza. For out-of-towners, one trip to Vinos will shatter your preconceptions about the 'Rock.

One tiny complaint: Fer pete's sake, re-pave the parking lot!
(But due to the superb quality of the food and drink, all is forgiven.)

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Photo of soju6
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped in, while in Little Rock on business. It's a quaint building in town which tends to give it some character. First impression was a pizza joint that happens to serve decent beers. There are other choices of pub grub besides the pizza.

Service was friendly and they seemed to know a bit about what they had on tap. They have about 5 taps for their own beer and a number of taps for "guest brews". I stuck with the local offerings and was pleasantly surprised. My favorite of the beers I tried was the Firehouse Pale Ale. If you are ever in town and have some time check it out.

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Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

This place definitely had a brewpub vibe... evident when I had to find the bathroom which was called wankers. I did a sampler and all were ok but not great with one exception. I really liked the Oatmeal Brown, a combination I'm unsure I've experienced before. The oatmeal flavors were present, but not with the thicker characteristics of a stout. I didn't try the food, although normally I would have because it smelled very good (intended to stick to southern BBQ the whole trip). Service and selection were both ok, and if you're in the area and looking for something craft it could be worth a stop. However despite that it is in the middle of a region lacking in craft, it would not measure up for me in other areas of the country... but I do see effort and promise here.

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Photo of slander
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Drove in from Memphis looking over the flood devastation along the way. I’m dumbfounded, I’ve never seen anything like this before. Mostly lakes that aren’t lakes but rather fields under water with partially submerged houses dotting the landscape as far as the eye can see, and roads running alongside the highway that just disappear to nowhere into the water. Shocking disbelief. Made for a crappy ride down to Little Rock, but it’s done and we’re here. Lunch at Vino’s, a quick drop at the hotel, and then we’ll deal out this not-a-wedding thing...

Funny little building on the corner that’s been a bunch of things since Muswick 1909. Clearly, some of the vintage accents still exist. Brewing equipment in the front window, and you enter the other side. So we did. Good open space with large front windows done in house signage & neons, and ornate windows above. Gray walls with black trim, ancient floorings and an old pressed tin ceiling painted black, exposed ductwork, drop spinny fans & glass suction cup lamps alternating. Wood placards of house beer label logos or whatever, plus local art for sale, and 3 shelves of brewerania cans, growlers & pint glasses. TV’s in the corners for the looking at.

And of course, pizza counter action front row center. You belly up, tell ‘em what you want for eat and drinks, and they deliver to you tableside. Pretty straight forward. Hightop pizza counters in alternating gray & black, behind which where the pizza oven & kitchen prep be. Bundles of taps affixed in 2, 2, 4, 2, 2, 3, 2 (How many is that? A little help please) of let’s punch a few more through this wall off the cold room alongside the counter. Pitchers above the taps, pint glasses just below and growlers tucked down underneath.

It may be that the New Belgium tap handle pieces lining it are just a distraction, but to me, the tap board up front is kind of vague. It’s kind of hard to tell what’s on (and it would be nice to have pint & pitcher pricing).I also find the bottle side of the board to be a bit of a marvel; crap domestics for $2.90 (Bud & Bud Light, Miller Lite, Rolling Rock, Shiner Bock, Killian’s Red), premium domestics for $4.25 (Anchor Steam, Boulevard Pilsner, Sam Adams Noble Pils, + these ciders three; Hornsby’s, Woodchuck & Hardcore), imports for $4.50 (Becks, Corona, Heineken, Amstel Light, Red Stripe), and super premium imports for $5.25 (Chimay x3, Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout, Nut Brown & Pale Ale).

On tap, 5 house beers served sampler in small plastic cups. Firehouse Pale Ale, deep amber color, finishes with a lingering hoppiness; Six Bridges Cream Ale, a light hop presence, but not too much of that; Pinnacle IPA, the nose knows, piney, with a big hop bitterness; Scotch Ale, dark, malty, and thankfully not band-aidy; Lazy Boy Stout, roasty, oaty, silky, a bit think but still pretty tasty. None of them were mind blowing amazing but the Scotch Ale was solid (or I wouldn’t have moved to a pint of it), and the Pinnacle IPA was pretty good, too.

And currently 10 guest taps, a mix of American craft (Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat, New Belgium Fat Tire, Blue Paddle & Mighty Arrow Spring Ale, Goose Island Summer Ale), a few meh imports (Warsteiner Pils, Bass, Guinness), and fan favorite macros (PBR & Miller Lite) Marin opted for the New Belgium Mighty Arrow of doesn’t suck, after sampling from my sampler.

And now, there will be pizza. I mean, their calzones are all the talk, but they boast NY style pizza, so I figged’ I’d quality control their asses (representing, yes). Marin had a slice of vegetarian, sans olives, as they are a known ‘disgustagin’ (that which is disgusting and makes anything it touches disgusting, too). She liked that the vegetables, specifically the onions & peppers, were sliced thin for the ease of eating. I had 2 slices; one plain & the other margherita (thick cut tomatoes, a whole lot of garlic, mozzarella & parmesan, crushed basil, olive oil and no sauce). The plain was solid but the margherita was total WIN.

14 tables running from up front in the windows down adjacent to the pizza counters to the rear. Through to the side room, 7 tables and some bar counter seating ‘L’ing the brew room. And to the rear, a music venue area, long and narrow. Small L bar up front with a few raised roundies, and 2 rows of table lows running back to a stage area that has seen some action, to be sure. Yes, they have the essential pinball & Galaga for play.

Good crowd here this Saturday afternoon. A comfortable, indie, off divey, chill place, and they’ve been playing Stones tunes the whole time we’ve been here, so that doesn’t suck. I’ve gotten some good stuff but I’m holding out for ‘Time Waits For No One’. And I witnessed the filling of an 8.5 litre party pig, which is like a growler on crackle, so that’s something. Pizza jammed, and the beer was pretty good, some better than others but no total shite. We were hoping to get back here but I don’t think it’s going to happen.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

I stopped in this place with some friends during my visit to Little Rock. Dingy and unkempt atmosphere, but kinda in a good way. A small bar in the front room, with several tables, and more tables in the back, with another room for live music. For a small place, it was pretty busy, and our waitress was a little slow, but understandably so, considering the crowd. The beers I sampled were pretty decent, and the pizza was good. It's a nice little corner bar, and I definitely got a good vibe from it. Fun times.

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Photo of Fatehunter
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Vino's is special. It's a brewpub/music venue/sports bar. It is always a brewpub, there are enough T.V.s inside to watch a game and in the back there is live music. 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. $3.75 pints, $11.?? pitchers and better prices during happy hours.

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.

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Photo of champ103
4.15/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This is a very interesting and unique place. As you first walk in there is a stand up front that you order at. The tap wall is behind the stand, and all the beers are on a chalkboard. Then you find a seat. There are two sections. Up front is divided in half, then there is a bar area in the back. At first I thought it was great, but there was a horribly loud heavy metal band playing in the back bar area. That really put me off for the feel of the place. Maybe I just came at the wrong time? I am sure if I came back at a different time it would be better.

The food and service was really good. Because you have to go to the front to order it can get slow, but the waitresses know their stuff and do the best they can. I had a callzone, and it hit the spot. Lots of pizzas and other sandwiches to chose from as well.

The quality can't be beat. The beer is as fresh as can be. The selection is really good as well. They have plenty of house beers. When I visited they had a Pale Ale, ESB, Scotch Ale, Porter, Stout, and some others I can't remember. They also have a lot of other high quality craft and imports. New Belgium to Sam Smith and Chimay.

I was surprised at how cheap it was. The house beers where $3.50 a pint. I had the ESB and Porter. Combined with my meal it was only $14.

Overall, this is a nice little local spot with great beer and food. Next time I come through town, I need to make sure there is not a loud band playing. Other than that, highly recommended.

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Photo of jxhowell
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

I stopped by this place on the way back from a weekend trip to Hot Springs. When I first found out about this place I was so excited because there is a serious shortage of good beer in Hot Springs. I drove around for almost two hours with my wife in tow looking for a store somewhere that sold something more palatable than Fat Tire or Budwiser.

Anyway, we stop here on the way back and I odered their special which was basically a supreme pizza. The customer service was pretty good but the pizza was only average. I tried three of their house brews that were on tap.

The first beer, Lazyboy Stout was a medium bodied stout that wasn't quite as sweet as a cream stout but it wasn't as dry as a classic irish stout, just kinda middle of the road. The flavors weren't very complex and not much of an aroma to the beer, either.

However, I was really in the mood for an IPA or an Imperial IPA so I asked one of the servers how hoppy their IPA was and how did it compare to their Imperial IPA. He kindly brought me a sample of the Pinnacle IPA. It had a strong citrus hop aroma and the taste was quite hoppy and bitter then settled down to a nice balanced aftertaste. However, this was an pretty good overall American style IPA.

Next I decided to go for the gold and I ordered one of their Rock Hopera Imperial IPAs. This beer was delicious, especially if you love big hoppy flavorful IPAs. It had a nice amber color with a soft white fluffy head. The citrus hop aroma was present but not overwhelming, then you feel the comfort of the malt washing over you right before the bittering hops kick in at the end and give your palate a good cleansing, just enough to make you want to try it all again. I had a few of these and when I was ready to leave I asked for a growler of the Rock Hopera IPA. They told me that they didn't sell the Rock Hopera in growlers because it wasn't cost-effective to do so. So I settled for a growler of their regular IPA and when I got home I cracked it open to reaveal that it had not been properly sealed by the barkeep and was completely flat.

So, in conclusion, this place was an oasis in a beer desert, however I was slightly disappointed by the overall experience.

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Photo of Reneejane
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3

We visited Vino's Pizza on our way through Little Rock. We stopped in on a weekday for lunch. The service was quick and good, and the food was inexpensive and tasty. The offered a variety of taps other than house brews, and they had an extensive array of styles to choose from.

The beers were pretty good, we tried the Oktoberfest and the ESB. Kudos for having an Oktoberfest style in summer, what a pleasant surprise.

The atmosphere didn't appeal to me; maybe that's just me. But, I guess I'm tired of the "indie" look, especially when it's cracked and dingy and covered in graffiti. Maybe, to me, it indicates a lack of pride and ownership. It's possible the decor might be intentional, rather than just decay over the years, but man is it ugly.

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Photo of dotsonjamesg
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I have heard a lot of good things about this place from friends and coworkers. Coming from California and living amidst many pizza places/brew pubs I have somewhat high standards from these type of restaurants and know what they are capable of. Pizza Port, for example, makes incredible food and beer. In fact, their "Old Viscosity" is one of my favorite Imperial Stouts, not to mention one of the best beers in the world, per "Best of BA." My favorite thing about these places is that since the operations are so small and stable, they are capable and willing to really push the limits and put their own spin on food and beer.

I really liked the place itself. It had a real homey, neighborhood, and personable vibe to it. Its important to note that Vino's is anything but upper class so I wouldn't recommend taking your in-laws to this place for a nice dinner. The seating arrangements were a little confusing, as there were several different sitting areas, including a club/venue in the back. We chose to sit on the upper deck and we really enjoyed it, the weather was lovely and no one else was there. Plus it was pretty quiet. Everyone was also polite and patient with me, which was nice because I didn't really know how everything worked there.

The food was good but there definitely some discrepancies here. I ordered a half sausage, half supreme, and was given something that was more like half sausage, half olive pizza. The person who helped me clearly wrote "half sausage half supreme" so I am left to wonder if someone made it wrong or if the recipe just sucks. Either way, I was given a pizza that [half] was almost entirely olives. The pizza was still good and it paired nicely with my oatmeal stout but I was really craving some onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers and they failed to deliver what I was craving. If the other vegetables were present, I couldn't tell at all; I could only taste and see olives. People make mistakes; no grudges here.

Now for the beer...I ordered a pitcher of Oatmeal Stout and Firehouse Pale Ale, split between myself and two friends. Short story, the brews fell short of the "California quality" I am use to. The Oatmeal Stout, although good, was pretty tame and boring. They made a "stay-safe" recipe that doesn't do much for the imagination.

The Firehouse Pale Ale was also pretty boring. It lacked a rich bite that is pale ale and the flavor seemed to just slide off my palate, if that makes any sense. I wouldn't go as far as to say that it was terrible but it was probably the most bland and flavorless pale ale I have tried in recent history. It definitely needs some work with the recipe.

I would highly recommend this place if you are looking for a good date with a cool chick or just hanging out with friends. Its probably one of the coolest places I have discovered in central Arkansas -to date- and the atmosphere made me really feel at home. I have grown weary of the well-planned, well-designed restaurants that try so hard to impress but fail to deliver good food. Vino's is very much a "here's-your-shit-and-enjoy" kind of place so I will reiterate not to take your folks or a classy girl here, as they might be offended by the grungy atmosphere. Then again, if a girl can't hang why are you with her?

My review might seem a little harsh but if you are a brew pub in this day-and-age you really need to make a superior product, and although Vino's makes good food and beer they really failed to deliver an outstanding product and service. If this place were located in Orange County, CA, competing with Pizza Port, Oggi's, and BJ's Brewhouse, it would have been destroyed long ago by the competition.

Medium Pizza + Two Pitchers of house brews = $37



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Photo of bleeng
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

6/25/2008. This is my 4th or 5th visit here over the years and it hasn't changed. I must have come in on middle aged night as the usual clientele is usually much younger. Great location with old wooden floors, upfront ordering and laid-back service. 5 house beers and about 15 guest beers on tap the night I went. The IPA was the best of the bunch. They did have the new New Belgium Le Fleur Missuer on tap too. The pizza was as good as usual. Scary bathroom. Great spot in LR-wish I had something like this in the wasteland suburbs where I live.

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Photo of hiikeeba
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

I stopped in en route to Cincinnati It's right off the loop and darned easy to find. It reminds me of places in Austin. Very laid back and casual. The walls are covered with art for sale. My favorite was a painting of Hitler dressed as a clown and doing a puppet show in a suburban backyard.

I had a pepperoni and mushroom calzone that was as big as my head. It was served with a piping hot dipping sauce. My travelling partner had a Deluxe Sandwich. The beers were good, too. I had a wonderful wheat hefeweiss.

What a great place. If I had been staying the night in Little Rock, I would have spent all evening at Vino's!

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Photo of CrazedLemming
5/5  rDev +28.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

A friend and I just hit this place while passing through Little Rock on a Saturday evening. The pizza was fantastic. The IPA and Pale Ales were great. The atmosphere was a mix of the best qualities of my favorite dives back home and great pizza and micro brewed beer.

I got a large sausage pizza and a pint of IPA for about $16 (+$3 each for later pints). Seemed like a great deal for the quality of everything and the laid back atmosphere.

I wish I didn't have to travel 350 miles to get to the place! I'll be happy to make up excuses to visit Little Rock in the future just to run by Vino's.

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Photo of Yetiman420
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This was stop number 240 on my quest to visit all brewpubs in North America.

Vino's is located off the beaten path in a under commercialized area of downtown Little Rock. I was expecting something a bit more homestyle based on the name but was pleased with what I found. My trip also included stops at Bosco's and Flying Saucer. Vino's is the polar oppisite of both those places. It felt more like a grimy college bar. It was a Thursday evening and it appeared a band was tuning up to play as I finised up. Lots of younger punky kids were hanging out.

I had the scotch ale, IPA, and stout. All were good beers. Nothing exceptional but very nice for a local neighborhood joint that aspires to make its own beer. The two slices of pizza I got were good as well.

Overall a cozy locals joint that should be included in your limited selection of places in Little Rock. I used the bathroom at the very end and it was in very bad shape.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Visited 22 Mar 2008.

Doesn't look like much from the outside (or the inside for that matter). Our party tried the pepperoni pizza and several different calzones. All were quite good, the pepperoni pizza was the best I've had in a long while.

Only tried two of the beers, the IPA and the Oktoberfest (!). Both were dark and slightly cloudy with some diacetyl. The IPA was not as hoppy as I would have liked but it was better than the Oktoberfest. If I had known they had a sampler I would have gotten that. We also tried the root beer (we were told they make it there), it was the best of the three, slightly spicy and not too sweet.

Overall the food and prices are better than Bosco's but the beer is not quite as good as Bosco's. I would go back for the pizza alone.

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Photo of RBorsato
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Visited 04/17/07.

I love 'hole in the wall' places and this is certainly one of them. I would have given it higher points for atmosphere but want other to know what they are getting into. I like the character here a bit more than the standard brewpubs like Boscos. Some interesting people watching can be had there too...

The beers are fairly good for a small brewpub - a nice range of styles but unfortunately there were only 5 flavors available. The Stout and IPA were excellent and the Cream Ale was very good. The Pale Ale was OK but something was not quite right with the Oktoberfest -- I wonder if it was really a Lager. Great happy hour deal when we were there; very inexpensive.

Service was lacking a bit considering the place was not very crowded during a mid-afternoon.

The food/pizza was darn good - I would go here often for Pizza and Beer if I lived in Little Rock.

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Photo of Procrastinator
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Stopped by Vino's while on vacation in Arkansas. I read all previous reviews before heading to this place and yes, it is a 'hole'.
I dropped in for lunch and a few brews with my wife and two young children. Vino's seemed like a hangout for the younger crowd.

Atmosphere: definitely "eclectic" with that comfortable feel like you're hanging out with college friends in some dive with great food
and decent beer. Beer bottle and growler collection lines the upper
portions of side room along with brewing equipment.

Quality: our spinach, tomato and garlic pizza was really great. The crust was crispy outside and chewy inside like a good NY pizza.
The brews were all pretty good, nothing fantastic. I had the sampler
along with a pint of the dopplebock, which I thought was their best.
My wife enjoyed an IPA.

Service: a bit different with ordering the beer and food at the counter, but everything was timely and correct.

Selection: as far as food was concerned, I knew by all the raves, that we were ordering pizza before we even got there. I honestly don't remember what the food menu entailed. The beer selection
had six of their beers on tap with a dopplebock and an octoberfest
being the seasonals.

Food: the pizza we ordered was just great from the crust to the fresh toppings. One large pizza fed two adults and two small children.

Value: food and beer were decently priced and very edible. I left full and happy and I would return.

The only minus on this place is that it could use a good cleaning from top to bottom. Dust and dirt are not good interior accents, but in the vast brewpub wasteland called Arkansas, I guess you take what you can get. I also noted almost all reviews here are from people outside of Arkansas.

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4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I've been to Vino's 3 times, and it is already my favorite restaurant and brewpub in Arkansas. While it may be a hole-in-the-wall, it is a great one. There is enough seating inside unless it is really busy, and there is an outside patio with 3 tables. It's usually pretty loud due to the inebriated patrons and usual live music, but this just adds to the kitsch factor. You make your order (including beer) at the counter, and then they give you your beer and a table marker for your food. Food takes a while, but is worth it. They have the best pizza in Arkansas, in my opinion; they might even have the best pizza I have ever had.

I have tried the Firehouse APA, the Rainbow Weizen, and the Six Bridges Cream Ale, all of which are brewed well by an actual brewer. The only problem I have ever had with the beer is the serving of it, especially in pitchers. When they are busy they might give you too much head or pour it in an inefficient manner; these are minor offenses.

As I said before, the pizza is excellent; their appetizers are great as well.

Overall, I recommend Vino's highly. Delicious beer & pizza, simply wonderful.

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Vino's Brewpub in Little Rock, AR
3.75 out of 5 based on 91 ratings.
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