Hours: 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat.
Price: $5 cover generally
While a lot of the local bar scene has gone to bumping music, appletinis and flat-screen TV's on every vertical surface, it's still the same as it's been for over 35 years out at Jimmy Doyle's Country Club just off I-40 in North Little Rock: cold beer, a big dance floor and a live band kicking out the '70s outlaw country and bluesy rock. In a world that's running low on authenticity, Jimmy Doyle's might be the area's purest remaining expression of the honky tonk. Run by semi-retired singer/songwriter Jimmy Doyle and his wife Patsy Gale, the 10,000 square foot club features plentiful dive-bar patina, karaoke on Friday nights and live music from the Arkansas River Bottom Band on Saturday nights. The clientele runs toward the same vintage as "Urban Cowboy," but that's not necessarily a bad thing if you're looking for a laid-back scene. The drinks are cheap, the band takes requests and the dance floor is usually full. Just be sure to wear your cowboy boots.
• Various draft discounts and mixed drink specials
Fri, Sat, 7:30pm-8:30pm