When you look at the number of liquor stores available from Monday through Saturday in the Natural State, these towns top the list! Many towns in Arkansas remain in dry counties, so they don’t have the distinction these places get…but if you’re looking to stock up before Sunday or have fun on a Saturday night, these places are your best bet!
Despite Pulaski County not being a "dry" county, as it allows the sales of beer and liquor, the municipal limits of Jacksonville are "moist". This means that while they don't allow the sales of alcohol in stores, they do allow it to be served in some restaurants with special permits.
While it's the largest town in Mississippi County, Blytheville doesn't fit the bill of "big town" standards. However, the amount of liquor stores in the city limits is large in proportion to the size of Blytheville itself.
8. Pine Bluff
Pine Bluff has its own party atmosphere with the University of Pine Bluff campus, but the Golden Lions aren't doing the lion's share of drinking in PB. With only parts of Jefferson County having alcohol available throughout the week and on Saturdays, Pine Bluff (being the more populous town of the area) has a good amount of liquor stores available for residents to stock up on beer, wine, and liquor.
7. West Memphis
Being both a border town and a popular town with the sporting set who enjoy the games at Southland Park, West Memphis is officially a party spot. Crittenden County is more than accommodating to the demand as well, being one of Arkansas's wet counties.
It almost doesn't seem right to not indulge in your favorite vice when on the border of Arkansas and Texas, and that's probably the reasoning behind all of the liquor store options in Texarkana. Seriously, there's a lot to choose from when you want to imbibe anything alcoholic here.
5. Hot Springs
The Spa City is a party city, no doubt about it. Of course there are a lot of bars in this tourist town, but Hot Springs has a sizeable number of liquor stores for local residents to purchase their own libations outside of the great restaurants and clubs in town.
4. Fort Smith
You'll find a good selection of wines and craft beers in the bars and liquor stores of this border town. The availability of alcohol in Fort Smith, much like in fellow border towns West Memphis and Texarkana, allows many businesses to build a customer base in two states.
You can say "college town" to justify it, but as long as Washington County remains wet as opposed to Faulkner County (with college students and locals from Conway still having to travel to Morgan or Morrilton for a drink), Fayetteville will remain one of Arkansas's drunkest towns with the amount of alcohol available from Monday to Saturday.
2. Little Rock
It pretty much stands to reason that the capital city would have a large amount of liquor stores available. Even though Saline County has legalized alcohol sales this year, Pulaski County remains as wet as the morning dew and Little Rock residents don't have to go far at all to stock up on beer, wine, or liquor.
1. North Little Rock
For its relatively small size as a city, North Little Rock has a vast amount of alcohol available in various bars and liquor stores. This is a double whammy for the citizens on the north side of the river, as alcohol is readily available on both sides of the river.
It’s rather interesting to take a look at how much alcohol is available in Arkansas towns. Whether or not you indulge in a drink every now and again, please be responsible and safe out there across the Natural State – even if you’re not partying!