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Arkansas Business - Bark Bar To Bring Hair of the Dog to SoMa

ARKANSAS BUSINESS On Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 12:00 am - Bark Bar, the dream of a couple of dog-loving Little Rock women, is several steps closer to reality, says Elizabeth Michael.

She and business partner Cara Fowler have raised all the money they need to open what Michael describes as “Arkansas’ first off-leash dog park and restaurant/bar,” in a former church that once housed Dreamweavers Inc. at 1201 Spring St. in the SoMa neighborhood.

In addition, Michael said, the Little Rock Planning Commission has approved Bark Bar’s request for a variance and Bark Bar has received preliminary approval...


Arkansas Times - Bark Bar making pawprints toward spring opening

Posted By Leslie Newell Peacock on Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 1:15 PM

Arkansas Times - Plans to open a dog-friendly bar in a vacant church in downtown Little Rock are padding forward, co-founder Elizabeth Michael tells us. Bark Bar, to be located at 1201 Spring St., has been approved by the Department of Health for plumbing, and landlord/architect Adam Day has created drawings for the hound-lover hangout. Michael said she and co-owner Cara Fowler are hoping for an April opening.

Adam Day digital drawing of the Bark Bar interior.

Michael and Fowler, whose idea it was...


THV11 - Dog friendly bar hopes to open in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - It may seem like an odd idea, bringing along your dogs to the local bar, but with a hopeful bar startup, you could be enjoying a beer alongside man’s best friend.

“People could come bring their dogs, have a drink, watch a game, and there’s nothing like it,” said Bark Bar Founder, Cara Fowler.

‘Bark Bar’ is an idea from a couple dog owners who wanted to enjoy a drink with their dogs. So, they're working on a project to open up a dog-friendly bar in Little Rock. It would be the first...