Charlee’s owner Rodge Arnold is no stranger to the food industry in Little Rock and so he knows the struggle to find a good bite after a late shift. It was part of what led him to utilize the 5am license at Charlee’s location that was previously Local Union.

The menu is a solid mix of burgers, sandwiches, salads, and a number of appetizers and small plates. Some highlights include house smoked wings, an Asian Chopped salad, house made pimento cheese both as a dip and a sandwich, and a giant cuban sandwich. Our favorite thing might be the chopped cheese, which is a chopped burger patty mixed with cheese. It is simple, but extremely good. Especially after a few drinks.

Speaking of drinks, Charlee’s is a bar after all. They are keeping things simple by going all cans with a good mix of domestics and regional craft beers. For cocktails they will have a full bar along with two house cocktails on tap. The wine list might be the most intriguing part. They have a surprisingly wide range of wines in all prices. Plus, if you want to bring back your high school nostalgia, they are offering bottles of Boones Farm just for fun.