The culturally-rich town of Springdale is conveniently located between Bentonville and Fayetteville–deep in the Ozark Mountains–and is one of Northwest Arkansas’ largest cities. Small enough for everyone to feel like family, yet large enough to fulfill all your entertainment needs. While attractions like the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History and the Minor League NWA Naturals tend to be the talk of the town, the unique eateries and drinkeries in Springdale are also reasons to come and stay a while.
There is no shortage of variety when it comes to Springdale’s restaurants, ranging from down-home southern cuisine like AQ Chicken (serving families since 1947) to amazing homemade pies at Neal’s Café. There’s something for everyone: Italian, American, BBQ, sushi and of course, Mexican. (With the largest Hispanic population in Arkansas, you can be sure Springdale’s Mexican restaurants are as authentic as they come!)
When you get thirsty, there’s no shortage of options. If you need a little pick-me-up, stop into the Red Kite Coffee Company for that caffeine buzz. If you’re looking to chill out, visit a brewery, winery, or cidery. Your options are many.
With high-quality and unparalleled hospitality as its pillars, Core Brewing & Distilling Co. has become a must-see destination in Northwest Arkansas. As the Official Craft Brewery of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks, charm meets prestige at this brewery taproom. Boasting rich flavored beers, Core has now expanded with its own line of 25th State canned cocktails and Scarlet Letter hard seltzers. Feel at home even away from home in a welcoming environment where everyone is family, including your dog. In fact, the owner’s wiener dog, Barney, is memorialized on the wall, featured alongside other mementos commemorating the brewery’s humble beginnings. Being the Core of Arkansas, Core Brewery takes pride in being a community that has something for everyone.
Springdale is also home to the pristine and award-winning Sassafras Springs Vineyard & Winery that enchants visitors with delightful scenery and delectable wines. Think extravagant tasting room with luscious drinks, a beautifully architected chapel and dreamy wedding venue space. Treat yourself to an exquisite wine tasting while snacking on charcuterie or freshly-baked pizza. Frequent live music and “Wine & Yoga” events elevate the already tranquil experience at Sassafras Springs Vineyard & Winery. Luxuriate in the magic of the surrounding vineyards when you take a private tour or book the on-site lodge for an overnight stay you won’t easily forget.
Get excited for vibrant drinks made with love from fruits grown on local farms. Established in 2014, Black Apple Cidery champions farm-fresh, preservative-free, natural ingredients and is the only hard cidery in the entire state of Arkansas. Unique and bold flavors like hibiscus, honey, blueberry, tart cherry, and pumpkin spice for fall keep the tap selection exciting at this Springdale taproom. Found also in bars and various retailers, Black Apple lets you indulge in each new season’s flavors as their menu constantly evolves with exciting new twists on hard cider. Experience a pet-friendly, casual atmosphere made lively with fun events from game nights to live music to comedy shows. Best of all, the fun doesn’t have to stop when you leave the brewery – order online to enjoy Black Apple in the comfort of your own home.
Core Brewery, Sassafras Springs Vineyard & Winery and Black Apple Cidery all put Springdale on the map when it comes to exceptional breweries, wineries and cideries. Enrich your trip to Northwest Arkansas when you stop by each location.
For more information on Springdale, visit explorespringdale.com.