Hours: 8 p.m.-5 a.m. Wed.-Sun. (or close)
Little Rock's Electric Cowboy is part of a regional chain of Electric Cowboys. It's just what the name suggests, and then some. With the exception of the mechanical bull ($5 a whirl), it reminds us of the mega-clubs we frequented in early college — gigantic dance floor, vending machines with snacks and cigarettes, multiple bars in a single room, high-heeled girls playing billiards in smoky corners and none-too-subtle conversations with strangers. But Electric Cowboy might also be the most diverse club in Little Rock. It's a true mash-up of ages and ethnicities, sporting everything from cocktail minis and spiked heels, to slacks and button-downs, to boots, Wranglers, cut-offs and crop-tops. Songs like the "Cupid Shuffle" bring everyone to the floor. Otherwise, about half the folks congregate on the fringes, sipping margaritas and beer and awaiting the return of "their" music. Some unflappable souls brave the dance, no matter what. There's usually a string of club jams followed by a string of country ballads; during the latter on a recent visit, one hip-hop kid led his lady through a bouncy, quick-studied two-step. Weekend cover runs about $5, and for the uninitiated, getting there is a bit mind-boggling, so come with a DD.
• $1 you-call-its
• $6 domestic buckets, $3 you-call-its
• $1.25 longnecks and other specials
• $1.50 longnecks and other specials
• $2 longnecks