"George’s was opened in 1927 by George Pappas who ran not only a restaurant and bar from the location, but also a general store. In 1947, George sold the business to Mary & Joe Hinton. Mary ran the business until she sold it to Dr. & Mrs. Bill & Betty Harrison in 1987. For the Harrison’s, George’s perhaps was a special place- the place where they had their first date while in college in the late 1950′s. They maintained ownership until January 2004 when they sold the business and property to George’s current co-owners, Brian Crowne and Suzie Stephens.
George’s Majestic Lounge is the oldest and longest-running club and live music venue in Arkansas. Although live shows on a regular basis began in the early 70′s, many loyal locals recall social events, dances, and music out on the old patio as far back as the 1930′s. George’s was the first bar to integrate in the late 50′s, the first bar in Northwest Arkansas to offer color television, and the first pizza delivery service in Northwest Arkansas. We house an extensive library of University of Arkansas Yearbooks dating back to 1911, and often asking patrons to sign our yearbooks."
Tips and Tricks
"George's is a small very intimate venue in downtown Fayetteville. For big shows, the best idea is to call early and reserve a table ($25 per night must purchase 4 tickets). Tables are elevated and give you a great view plus cocktail service. Security check is little to non existent. The bouncers are all very cool people, be respectful upon entry and they'll be nice to you. I know for some shows they started implementing a "no backpack or large purse" rule, but that was mainly EDM music. Bathroom lines long? Go out back to the porta potties!" - Ashley A