There’s a reason that the Arkansas state motto is “The Natural State”. If you want to get an Arkansas biker’s heart beating a little quicker, just mention the Pig Trail, The Arkansas Grand Canyon, or Scenic Highway 7. The Northwest part of this southern gem of a state is packed with roads begging to be ridden on two wheels. With twisty curves, ear-popping elevation changes, and mountain views as far as the eye can see, the Ozarks are bound to give you the thrills you’re seeking. The beauty of the Ozark Mountains extends through Missouri and Arkansas, into Oklahoma, to the tip of Kansas. When you’re riding through the Ozarks, you’re in for breathtaking sights. From the mountains to the rivers, lush forests, to expansive plateaus, the Ozarks cover almost 47,000 square miles, making it the most extensive highland region that runs between the Appalachians and the Rockies. There is no better place to lose yourself in the ride than here, and if you’re ready for an experience like no other, open up your Thirsty Biker apps and let’s get rollin’. In episode 17 of the Thirsty Biker Chronicles, we’re taking a ride through nature into Northwest Arkansas from Rogers to Eureka Springs.
We begin our journey at Good Vibrations in Rogers, which is where you’ll find everything from complimentary dance lessons to foosball. This hometown bar is serving things upright, and when you’re in the mood for good company, you’ve come to the right place. Hit up happy hour with Cookie or catch a college football game on one of the big screens. No matter why you stopped by, you’ll be feelin’ the good vibrations all day long. Next up is T&A Saloon in Eureka Springs, where their motto is simple: have fun, enjoy delicious food and catch some live music. You can even get up and sing if you want to because, at T&A, anything goes. The perfect place to gear up for the ride ahead, if you’re in the Eureka Springs area, you’ve got to stop by T&A Saloon.
Another must in Eureka Springs is Chelsea’s Corner Café, firing up the Ozarks for over 30 years with live music, cold drinks, and not to mention, the best pizza in town. If you’re ready to party, Chelsea’s Corner Cafe is always a good time. There’s a lot to do in Eureka Springs, and if you’re looking for the hottest biker bar in the area, The Cathouse Lounge is it. With a jam-packed event calendar, full menu, and even a merch store, The Cathouse Lounge is a can’t-miss stop during your ride. Finally, when you want food that’s to-die-for, Rockin’ Pig Saloon has it. From 35+ day aged steaks to Wagyu beef burgers, this place takes food seriously. Plus, with craft beers on tap, wood-fired pizzas, and an atmosphere that can’t be beat, no trip could be complete without a stop at the Rockin’ Pig.
You’ll want to start your journey in Rogers at Good Vibrations, and once you’re ready to hit the highway, you’ll be greeted by some of the best scenery around. From conservation areas to vast open expanses, you’re in for a ride to remember here. Once you reach Eureka Springs, it’s time to go wild and explore all that this fun area has to offer, from good food to happy hour, live music, and so much more. Make sure to end your trip with some of the best food around at Rockin’ Pig so that you can fuel up for the ride home. When you’re cruising through the Ozarks, you’re in for incomparable sights, blending nature with the spirit of excitement in a way you never thought possible. So, Thirsty Bikers, let’s get ready to ride through the Ozarks and come back with some stories to tell.