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Undercroft, Bentonville, AR

Undercroft

4.3
4.3
175 Reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Through a side archway simply marked “bar” or the basement door marked “coatroom,” one discovers a seductive, hidden cocktail bar beneath a historic church. Enjoy beautifully crafted cocktails and select plates from The Preacher's Son menu during your time spent here.

--- 21 & UP Only ---

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (479) 445-6065
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Bentonville
  • Cross street
    NW 2nd St.
  • Parking details
    Public lot in front of The Preacher's Son and around the downtown Bentonville square area.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 175 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fayetteville / Northwest Arkansas

    Best Ambiance

  • Fayetteville / Northwest Arkansas

    Innovative

  • Fayetteville / Northwest Arkansas

    Good for groups

  • Fayetteville / Northwest Arkansas

    Hot spot

  • Fayetteville / Northwest Arkansas

    Neighborhood gem

  • Fayetteville / Northwest Arkansas

    Romantic

  • Fayetteville / Northwest Arkansas

    Lively

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Best Ambiance

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Innovative

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Good for groups

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Hot spot

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Neighborhood gem

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Romantic

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Lively

175 Reviews
  1. AnitaE

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Gin & tonics were very poor drinks. Upon investigation it was determined that the tonic dispenser was not working correctly. We were offered additional tonic to add to our drinks (when we were close to being done with them). A rather inappropriate response to the problem? We were given a small plate of mixed nuts (which we were charged for). I felt we should have been at least comped the nuts and perhaps offered correctly made drinks! Pretty expensive for mediocre gin & tonics!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Customer service was great! But when I may the reservation with open table it didn’t tell me I was only able to stay one hour.

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  3. Shelverstein

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The only reason to go is to see the cute Christmas decorations, drinks are below average for quality and well above average for price. The house music playing wasn’t good.

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  4. GordonV

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Despite the fact the website advertised a food menu we were told after we arrived they are too busy this time of year to serve food. An easy thing to have added to the website. Runined our evening plans.

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  5. AlexandraH

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We went for the miracle bar, and the drinks were terrible. We tried almost every drink, and none of us (a group of 8) weren’t impressed. There were two that were decent but we left most drinks unfinished which wasn’t ideal when they are $15+. Service was amazing. I did expect the decor to be a little better and it seems as if they did way less this year compared to previous years. It wasn’t worth the hype.

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  6. janetr

    Fayetteville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was fabulous! The decorations were incredible! Service was great!!!

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  7. KathyW

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The holiday pop-up bar was great and so festive! Would definitely go back. The glassware the drinks are served in were eclectic and cool! Food was ok, only limited apps. The croquettes were good. Surprised the reservations were so hard to get and sold out as it was not full the whole time we were there. Excellent service!

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  8. SheenaM

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the atmosphere and festive drinks! Would highly recommend it!

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  9. KyleA

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for the Christmas pop-up experience and it was cool I suppose, but it felt touristy and the drinks and food seemed overpriced for what you got.

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  10. spemoni

    Miami

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time visiting Undercroft in it's holiday alter ego: Miracle Bar. Last visited in Dec 2019 and were blown away by the decor. This visit proved to be as impressive as our first. Service and energy were both on par for the holiday crowd. Hope to visit again when we're in town.

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  11. ShawnH

    Fayetteville

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We were literally the first people in the door on a Saturday night. There was some delay in ordering our drinks. Our waitress seemed intent on helping other tables. It was over :30 minutes after ordering our drinks that we had to ask the manager about them because we hadn't seen our waitress since she took the order. He said he would rush them. Keeping in mind you are only allowed the hour time slot before they ask you to leave or move to the bar, if there is room. About :10 minutes later he came with our rushed drinks. They were meh. Not $17 worth in our opinion. We thought it was fun last year if a bit expensive for the quality, but obviously they didn't deem it necessary to change up the decor at all or the drinks. If you are going to have a pop up bar at least have trained wait staff and be sure you have enough bartenders to handle all of your reservations.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time! It’s a tradition we do every year at the holidays. We love it!!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved all the Christmas decor! Excellent service and drinks!

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  14. ErinM

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Christmas themed drinks were great, but expensive. The decor was fun. There was a DJ that made it almost impossible to hear one another talk. It took about 20 minutes past our reservation time to actually get a table, during which the bartender pointedly ignored us standing at the bar, but after being seated our server was attentive.

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  15. SavvyTraveler

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We went there for dinner and to listen to Holiday. Jazz music. website had a menu that we were ready to pick from. when we arrived. They satisfied a little booth that didn't accommodate our group. then they never told us that there was no food being served. no. Food meant we had to leave and go get dinner somewhere else. I told the waitress that they should change their website to not show a food menu if they don't serve food. noise level was a little bit loud for our taste, but was decked out for the holidays. Very nicely and the jazz band sounded great.

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  16. creykdal

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Booked reservations here excited to do something festive, upon arrival was told to go to the bar while our table was being made up - we sat at the bar for 10-15 min without anyone helping us, there was plenty of staff behind the bar. Needed to ask the hostess to seat us once we noticed our table was ready that took several attempts. Menu only had 7 different small bites to choose from and no real food items which was disappointing. Wish we could say better things but unfortunately just was not what we expected it to be.

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  17. QuasiFoodie

    Fayetteville

    29 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The past two pop-ups, both Halloween and holiday have been nothing less than disappointing. It lacks the fun festive, curated look and feel. When we asked a bartender why it felt so sloppy, he said they no longer wanted to pay a designer and instead paid the servers to decorate. We waited 45 minutes for our table. They told us we could have a drink at the bar and we stood there for 10 to 12 minutes before anyone would even acknowledge us, or even give us a simple “I will be right with you“ Then once we were seated, it was another 15 minutes before anybody bothered to stop to acknowledge us and that was only after I had to flag someone down to ask.

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  18. KathleenP

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We were a party of 2 and seated close to the stairs and not in the main section which appeared to be mostly four tops for parties of four. I understand they need to maximize seating but disappointing location as a twosome. Drinks were fine and charcuterie board was good but overpriced. Would only try again as a party of four.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Christmas decorations were nice and the drinks were good. My reservation stated it was from 5:15-7:15 however at 6:45 our server and another person stopped at my table multiple times to tell us that our table was needed because the next reservation was there. Really felt pushed out 30 min before the reservation was set to end

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Been attending every year since inception. Unlike previous years,, decorations were lesser along with reservation time. Super expensive, albeit good cocktails, but you get told to vacate after 1hr 15min. Feels rushed which takes away from the experience. Easily spending excess of $100, one would expect more from a place where you want to relax and enjoy rather than have to watch the clock and gulp down your $17 cocktails.

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  21. BintaF

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibes and awesome staff! Super cozy spot and the drinks were awesome. Would recommend!

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  22. CarrieB

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best environment for Christmas time. We loved every moment. Pure magic.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Experience was amazing. Drinks good not the strongest. Food was yummy! Our service was poor. Waitress didn’t come back for new rounds in a timely manner and then prompted to tell us at 705 that a new table was coming at 7 and we had to leave the table with hot food on it.

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  24. LorraineR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a fun evening, great kick off to the Christmas season. Decorations the menu the drinks so well themed. It was so much fun. It was almost like being wrong at Rolf’s in New York. Keep it up more restaurants need to do this. We have great bars in this area and they all need to get on this bandwagon. It’s totally worth it for the Christmas season.

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  25. RebekahG

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Made reservations. Upon arrival we were placed in a tight corner of the restaurant by the door, unable to see most of the Christmas themed decorations. They had stopped serving food before our reservation so unable to give a rating for their menu. We were told their seasonal drinks are premade so unable to omit unwanted parts. The drinks did come with nice presentation that we enjoyed. Unfortunately, the taste was hardly enjoyable. We still drank them, and ordered others to try. All in all, it has potential to be a great spot for the holiday and if we were in a better area of the bar and found some drinks we liked I think we would have made plans to attend again. Would still recommend this to friends and family wanting a Christmas-spirited night out.

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  26. MarieB

    Fayetteville

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Just a terrible night. Had reservations, was sat, then told we had to move (this almost happened twice) until I questioned being asked to move again. Drinks were awful, way too much alcohol. We had made this a Christmas tradition, which will no longer be. Drinks were un drinkable and expensive. Felt like everyone there had an attitude

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  27. JenniferM

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Undercroft really lowered the bar on this year's Miracle Popup bar. The experience was generic and underwhelming compared to previous years with overpriced poor quality cocktails and lackluster atmosphere on a Saturday night. We were seated near the entrance, away from the atmosphere of the bar. We asked to be seated elsewhere, but staff said nothing else was available despite other 2-seat tables being available. Music wasn't holiday themed, nor festive. Lots of chill/house music in the rotation. Took 20 minutes to receive our drinks. Worst part? The Hot Buttered Rum was served ice cold. When I inquired with the server, I was told it would take 20 minutes to heat up the next batch, so I could either drink it cold or order something else. Avoid this place until Christmas is over. Not worth making a reservation. Go to the holiday popup bar at Pinpoint in Fayetteville instead. It's worth the drive.

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  28. ClairP

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nicely decorated for Christmas but service was a bit slow, drinks were small and expensive. No cocktail napkins with the drinks.

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  29. RoseJ

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I made a reservation for two people well in advance. When I walked in the door, the greeter/hostess just looked blankly at me. Not a "welcome in" or "how can I help you" she just stared at me until I spoke and said I have a reservation. We were then taken to our spot (which at first I thought was a waiting area until our actual table was ready) I was informed that the waiting area was in fact my reserve table. So, we tried to make the best of our visit but it was hard! We had people crowding our area, butts in our faces while they poured in and waited to be seated. Loud, breezy, non intimate. Unempathetic server. Expensive drinks!! My "hot" drink was served room temp at best. Sure, its cool with all the lights and decorations but lacking in customer service and value for sure. Will not return, will not recommend.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Extremely slow service. Took 20 minutes after arriving to get a waitress and every drink Took quite a long time.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So fun! Nice people working there and a fun menu.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It was alright but not a true speakeasy. It was definitely more of a bar scene. I will say I'm bias in that fact, as I've only been to speakeasies in bigger cities. We were seated right away, however we waited 20-25 minutes and saw multiple wait staff walk past until we were acknowledged. I understand they were busy, however it was blatantly obvious we were overlooked quite a few times. Once we got our drink and food orders in everything was smooth sailing after that. Drinks are what you would expect them to be as far as taste. I would say they are overpriced for the size and amount of alcohol actually in them, but tasty and match the description. The one saving grace of this place (in my eyes) is the food. We ordered a few things from the limited menu, and not only did it come out fairly fast it was delicious. Those fries are amazing. We will definitely be visiting the restaurant above the bar soon. Overall, it was a nice bar, drinks were good but overpriced, food delicious, Christmas theme was cute, and once acknowledged, wait staff was nice. I probably won't be back but will definitely go to the restaurant.

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  33. PamelaH

    Fayetteville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Miracle Christmas Bar (Undercroft) is a holiday tradition for our group of friends. Always a festive evening.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    great date night!! would def go back - want to go one more time this holiday season!

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  35. StephanieS

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great. Service was good and the cocktails a really good we will definitely be back again.

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  36. MiraAR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing! I didn’t think I can be wow-ed by grilled broccoli! The drinks were just okay for us. I think we had high expectations and were just not met. Not terrible but not as hoped. The service can be improved. Both the host and server were friendly but lacked the ability to delight.

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  37. PatrickW

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Took a while getting waited on after being seated ( I had to ask hostess to send over a server) but once service started, it was excellent. We had champagne oysters and croquettes. Oysters were good, croquettes very good and ambience was excellent. Drinks are high priced but that’s pretty much any place with that kind of ambience. Definitely worth going to while visiting Bentonville!

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  38. kathyd

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful little speakeasy. Great service. Good music.

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  39. Christie

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I LOVE this bar. I don't live in Arkansas, but I visit Undercroft a few times a year. Yes, it's a bit pricey (plus Arkansas' ridiculous liquor tax--boo), but the cocktails are consistently good and the ambiance and energy of this speakeasy always make me happy. (I especially love their Christmas and Halloween pop-ups.) The bartenders are professional and kind, and I love watching them create drinks. If you're looking for a chill place to go on a date or with a small group of friends and enjoy craft cocktails and conversation, this bar is perfect!

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  40. LauraW

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a treat to visit the pop-up bars at the Undercroft! The food choices are too pricey and limited ($10 for a few tortilla chips with cheese sauce and three jalapeños), but the drinks are fun and tasty. The ambiance is why we come, and it’s so worth it!! We’ve been to the Christmas, Beach, and now Halloween pop-ups and they are fun!!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Undercroft is rated 4.3 stars by 175 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Undercroft

201 NW a St, Bentonville, AR 72712-5269

Additional information

  • Cross street
    NW 2nd St.
  • Neighborhood
    Bentonville
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public lot in front of The Preacher's Son and around the downtown Bentonville square area.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
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