SoMa, a name referring to the downtown district of South Main, is experiencing renewed interest and reinvestment. SoMa promotes the growth and development of an inclusive, independent and individual population that embraces its past, but is excited about its future in supporting new urban and hip sustainable living.

Community Bakery, Boulevard Bread, The Green Corner Store, The Root Cafe, LobLolly, and other businesses, old and new, are turning SoMa into a pedestrian oasis and supporting its surrounding neighborhood. SoMa has become the scene for various events including The Cornbread Festival and a Mardi Gras Parade. The Bernice Garden, a privately-owned sculpture park open to the public, also holds many special events.

On the first Friday of every month, over two dozen local eateries, art galleries and shops lining Main Street and adjacent streets keep their lights on late so everyone from children to retirees can enjoy the creative, eclectic and unique SoMa community. Businesses offer special menus, discounts and entertainment for SoMa After Dark.

Bark Bar

1201 South Spring Street • Little Rock, AR 72202 • Map
501-295-3989Visit Website

Arkansas's first indoor/outdoor, off-leash dog play area and bar, Bark Bar is the pawfect space ...

Community Bakery

1202 Main St. • Little Rock, AR 72202 • Map
501-375-6418Visit Website

Fresh sandwiches, soups, paninis, quiche, breakfast items, coffee, espresso, European-style pastries & desserts, baked goods, ...


Loblolly Creamery

1423 MAIN STREET • Little Rock, AR 72202 • Map
501.503.5164Visit Website

A Little Rock based creamery making handcrafted ice cream, buttercream macarons, marshmallows, and other sweet ...

Raduno Brick Oven and Barroom

1318 Main Street • Little Rock, AR 72202 • Map
501-374-7476Visit Website

Neapolitan-style pizza, sandwiches and salads and weekend bruch in a casual and inviting setting. Featuring ...

Rock Town Distillery

1201 Main Street • Little Rock, AR 72202 • Map
501-907-5244Visit Website

Rock Town Distillery is the first legal distillery in Arkansas since prohibition. Distillers of artisan ...

Root Café, The

1500 South Main Street • Little Rock, AR 72202 • Map
501-414-0423Visit Website

Building Community Through Local Food.