“It's not what you do, but how you do it” – Maxine Temple Jones (June 15, 1915-April 15, 1997)
Located in the historic district of downtown Hot Springs and nestled within the Ouachita National Forest, this restaurant and bar celebrates its audacious past. Named after “the madam of the most notorious brothel in one of the most well-known resort towns in the USA,” Maxine’s Live has been a ‘Hot Springs Hot Spot’ for over 60 years.
Known mostly as a music venue appealing to a diverse crowd consisting of all ages of musicians, music lovers, artists, filmmakers, food and beer lovers, sports fanatics, poets, locals and out of towners looking to relax and unwind; featuring music from a variety of genres; indie, rock, pop, experimental, blues, jazz, metal, bluegrass, folk, and old country; Maxine’s Live is a staple of the Hot Springs music scene.
For those just looking for some of Hot Springs' finest 'pub grub,' look no further. With a menu as eclectic as the atmosphere, locals and visitors alike can take advantage of weekly food and drink specials.
Once a month, Maxine’s pays homage to the past by hosting a burlesque review from Hot Springs' own, The Foul Play Cabaret.