We’re delighted to welcome The Recreation Parlor, a hidden gem and little-known brewery located in Gravette, AR, to the Fayetteville Ale Trail! The quaint taproom with a hometown feel is the sole bar and brewery in town, acting as a sanctuary for beer enthusiasts.
Since opening in the summer of 2021, The Recreation Parlor has captured hearts in Northwest Arkansas, thanks to the infectious enthusiasm and dedication of two former home brewers from Nebraska! Upon entering, you’ll be transported back in time as you’re surrounded by exposed bricks dating back to the original construction in 1889. The walls are adorned with an eclectic collection of beer memorabilia and signage, with a healthy dose of college football knick-knacks for good measure! The result is an inviting atmosphere that effortlessly combines the essence of a sports bar with your favorite cozy hometown brewery.
As a relatively young brewery, The Recreation Parlor has put much of its brewing effort into their flagship beer, the Loophole Lager. Crafted with care, this Mexican lager was thoughtfully designed to cater to craft beer novices, offering a delicious and approachable drinking experience for all! Incredibly, the trailer kitchen on the back patio offers up equally approachable and delicious food, far from an afterthought.
You might be surprised to learn that The Recreation Parlor is not only a destination for beer lovers, but also a hub for culture and community. When you step up to the front door of Gravette’s only bar, you’ll encounter a commissioned mural portraying the legendary Ozark figure, Ed Stilley, right outside. The captivating piece is the perfect testament to the vibrant and artistic vibe that the brewery itself embodies, bringing new life to downtown Gravette, AR.
Whether you’re seeking a casual gathering spot or an escape from the ordinary, this newest Fayetteville Ale Trail brewery is an absolute must-visit! Stay updated on the latest from The Recreation Parlor by visiting their website, connecting on Facebook, and following along on Instagram.