Arlington Hotel Bar in Hot Springs Earns Kudos

The Lobby Bar at The Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs was recently listed by Refinery29 as one of their 15 favorite hotel bars in the world.


According to their write up: “While neighborhood and restaurant bars are ruled by the masses they attract, the beauty of the hotel bar is that the crowd changes every night depending on who is in town (or who isn’t), so the decor and drink menu remain the sole dictators of the scene. On any given night, you’re just as likely to be lounging on a crushed-velvet chaise next to a campaigning politician or bellying up to an oversized, reclaimed-wood bar near a struggling musician.”

Among those that made the list were hotel bars in Singapore, Switzerland, Morocco, Thailand, England, and France. The Lobby Bar can be found at 239 Central Avenue. Refinery29 is the largest independent fashion and style website in the U.S.  As to what they had to say about the bar: “Although it may seem like a random location for a killer bar scene, the town of Hot Springs was once the favorite neutral zone for Chicago mobsters like Al Capone. And, the space hasn’t changed too much since those days. In fact, it’s this bar’s sense of random that put it on our list. You’ll see everything here: college guys drinking beers at the pub tables, ladies dressed in derby dresses and hats sipping craft cocktails in the center pavilion, or couples struggling to jitterbug to the live big-band music played amidst walls of jungle murals and dulled, yellow paint.”