Panoramic photo of the Gear Garden in the evening with string lights.

Photo courtesy of Bella Vista POA

Blowing Springs Park in Bella Vista, Arkansas, has many amenities: hiking/biking trails, a 3-mile paved greenway, a pump track, and camping sites. What you may not know about is a dog-friendly beer garden hidden in the park! Gear Garden is the perfect stop to enjoy an ice cold beverage, shade, or even the cold spring on a hot summer day.

Two photos of a corgi and curly tan dog at the Gear Garden sign.

Photos courtesy of Gear Garden

Gear Garden (located at 948 Blowing Spring Rd, Bella Vista, AR 72714) offers snacks like shell-on roasted peanuts, organic trail mix, and Life and Kind bars. All of their alcoholic beers and ciders are on draft, and there’s also a selection of N/A beers (Athletic Brewing) and canned seltzers. Fun fact: Gear Garden partnered with Bentonville Brewing to make a special beer for their location. It’s called Trailhead Lager, which is now the second leading draft seller throughout the Bella Vista POA! “Gear Garden is the perfect place to shred your gear and drink your beer!” Mark M. said.

People line up at Gear Garden

Photo courtesy of Mike Abb

“We enjoy stopping at the Gear Garden for a cold drink when we’re out on a bike ride,” says guest Chrissy G. “The relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff keep us coming back. It’s the perfect spot for a break in the middle of nature,” she continued.

The Gear Garden is operated seasonally by the Bella Vista Property Owners Association – generally from late March through the end of October Wednesday-Sunday. For the outdoor dining enthusiasts, take advantage of Food Truck Friday (check the Gear Garden Facebook page for the food truck schedule). Needing just a quick drink to get back on the trail? Grab a bottled water, flavored Vitamin Water, Powerade, or a few other offerings. On top of that, enjoy live jazz music every Sunday.

Aerial image of band performing at Gear Garden.

Photo courtesy of Gear Garden

Stop by on your next ride, hike, or camping trip in Blowing Springs! Upcoming at the Gear Garden: Back to School Bash! August 11-13: Gear Garden will be collecting donated mechanical pencils and expo markers with great activities taking place all weekend long!

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Stevie Emmons

After living in Frisco, Texas, for nearly 15 years, Stevie and her husband, Joe, moved to Bentonville in 2021. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Texas and has five years of marketing experience in tourism and economic development. Her personal interests include photography, cooking, and all things dog-related. She and her husband spend their free time riding mountain bike trails, watching movies, and enjoying time on the patio at their favorite restaurants.