IT’S BEEN A bit of a trend lately. Urban beer gardens (or biergartens, if you want to use the original German) have been popping up all across the region. Dallas has the Texas Truck Yard, Oklahoma City has the Bleu Garten, and now, Little Rock’s East Village has The Rail Yard. The family-friendly gathering place-slash-food truck corral-slash-barbecue joint actually opened up back in November, but we’ve been waiting for warmer weather to enjoy The Rail Yard at its full potential. Now that spring is finally here and summer’s right around the corner, we’ll likely be spending every weekend, holiday and happy hour on that spacious patio. See you at the Baggo boards!

For more information about The Rail Yard and its rotating lineup of food trucks, head over to

If you wanna know more about our favorite Arkansas watering holes, revisit our feature on The Natural State’s best bars when we first featured Little Rock’s newest beer garden at