The Alley at Sterling Market. Sterling Market

East Village restaurant Sterling Market is making use of its indoor/outdoor dining space, known as The Alley, to host a party for the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8.

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The food hall-style eatery across the street from its sister coffee shop Fidel & Co isn’t typically open on Mondays, but we’re talking about total totality here; is calling it “the finest total eclipse of the sun for the United States between the years 1806 and 2045.” The restaurant will be serving its full menu with happy hour specials from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. All ages are welcome and each $10 ticket includes a pair of eclipse glasses and a Moon Pie.


Sterling Market opened The Alley, a rain-or-shine temperature controlled space with a retractable roof and turf flooring, in November. Since then, it’s been the venue for movie nights, trivia, karaoke and live bands. Arkansas Times reporter Mary Hennigan had a great time at a recent trivia night, with her team placing fifth out of 12.

The moon will pass between the sun and the earth on April 8 between 1:45 and 2 p.m. Don’t miss it. The next total solar eclipse visible from Little Rock will be on August 12, 2045.


 You can purchase tickets to Sterling Market’s eclipse party here.

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