DRINKS & LIBATIONS
Local Brews and other Libations
It should be noted that Mountain View, Arkansas is within a "dry" county, meaning alcohol sales are not permitted. But, there are a few places nearby where you can have a drink, sample local craft beer, and purchase alcohol.
"I planned our visit to Mountain View around this cabin- the photos were so striking and the reviews are consistently wonderful. Honestly, the photos (though stunning) can’t even do the space justice! The home is beautifully decorated and the views are astonishing! It was also immaculately clean. The kitchen amenities were perfect for lots of cooking and the bathtub is a dream! Emily’s guidebook was helpful as we planned ahead and contributed to some of the trip’s highlights! We particularly loved Gravity BrewWorks, the small brewery in Big Flat that she recommended. The beer and those serving it are wonderful, and the outdoor space felt very safe in the time of COVID-19. We are already planning our future trips to the area and certainly hope that we can stay at the Back Porch again! "
~Alena, The Back Porch
WHERE TO FIND DRINKS & LIBATIONS
Truly a restaurant, but considered a private club to allow for a liquor license, Angler’s is the only establishment in Mountain View that serves alcoholic beverages. And, their large deck overlooking the White River is a great place to spend the afternoon.
Blanchard Liquors is just across the county line in Big Flat, AR only a few miles past Blanchard Springs. They are closed on Sunday.
There are several Package Stores open 7 days a week in Norfork, AR, just a 20-25 minute drive from Mountain View. It’s a lovely town to explore. Try Woodman’s Package Store or Lake Norfork Liquor.
This unassuming nanobrewery nestled right smack in the middle of nowhere (Big Flat, AR) makes award-winning beer and opens the tasting room to the public Thursday through Saturday. Try one of their 12 brews on tap, or try a flight! Be sure to grab a growler to go! Kids or furbabies tagging along? No problem...there's a large fenced outdoor area with picnic tables and cornhole games.
Norfork Brewing Company
Made along the banks of the White River from crystal clear water welling deep in the famous limestone aquifers of the Ozark Mountains, Norfork Brewing is serving up craft beer in a cool, casual setting. Located in Norfork, AR, they often partner with food trucks on location and have live music. Check their website for events and specials.
Rapps Barren Brewing Company
A little over an hour from Mountain View Rapp’s Barren, in Mountain HOME, AR, has a lively tap room and a large selection of small batch craft beer. Enjoy a game of darts or sit on the patio with a flight.