Best Bar: Grub’s Bar & Grille
Cheap beer and cheap burgers—these are what Grub’s does best.
This combination is precisely why Grub’s is so popular with college students, said Billy Faulk, manager at Grub’s on Dickson.
“We try to cater to the students… Everybody wants cheap drinks, good food,” he said.
The atmosphere at Grub’s can be a little loud at times, but it’s hard to beat $6 pitchers of beer and 15 variations on a burger.
Despite the list of options, I find the classic All-American to be the best burger choice. You also can’t go wrong with an order of cheese fries: they’re cheesy, starchy and loaded with bacon and green onions—the perfect compliment to cheap beer.
And when it comes to affordable imbibement on Dickson Street, Grub’s is also at the top of the list with a daily Happy Hour from 4 to 10 p.m. and a list of other drink specials throughout the week: Monday night is half-price night from 10 p.m. to close. Tuesday night is all about “You-Call-Its,” any drink for $2 from 10 p.m. to close.
And Thursday night is “Beat the Clock Night,” which features $1 wells and domestic beers from 10 to 11 p.m.; $2 wells and domestic beers from 11 p.m. to midnight; $3 from midnight to 1 a.m.; and back to $1 from 1 a.m. to close.
If you’re on the North side of town, Grub’s has also recently added an “Uptown” location near the NWA Mall.
Faulk expressed gratitude for being named the best bar in town by UA students:
“Tell ‘em we said thanks,” he said from behind the bar.