"Perfect Every Time"

The Porterhouse Club is a beautiful event venue with nostalgic decor inspired by the history of beautiful downtown Hot Springs. The Porterhouse Club is perfect for a wide variety of event needs: corporate meetings, receptions, banquets, and more!

We do food

With the resources of Belle Arti and The Porterhouse at your disposal, we can craft and cater the perfect menu for your event!

Downtown Ambience

Situated between historic bridge street, and the Hot Springs Visitor's Center, The Porterhouse Club offers a romantic, speakeasy atmosphere that is sure to make an impression on your guests.

Exceptional Hospitality

We love what we do, and it shows. Our passion permeates every facet of our events. From the decor, to the service, you can rest assured that your every need will be catered to, with love.













Meet the owners

Joseph and Penny Gargano
Penny Gargano

Penny Gargano


With 25+ years of hosting experience in New York and Hot Springs, and having coordinated countless rehearsal dinners, weddings, corporate events, birthday/anniversary celebrations, family & school reunions, bridal/baby showers, Penny’s attention to detail and understanding of your expectations, is a guarantee for a successful event.

Her Motto: “My forte is building great relationships with clients.”

Joseph Gargano

Joseph Gargano


Executive Chef Jo has over 40 years of experience in various types of cuisine. His culinary training began in Palmero, Italy, continued in London, England, and eventually brought him to the United States.

Chef Jo only works with natural herbs and spices, and only uses the finest quality ingredients. He truly enjoys creating custom menus for clients. His motto “Food is art, and is only limited by your imagination.”

What our clients say

Real TripAdvisor reviews, by real clients.
Perfect Wedding!

Perfect Wedding!


"We recently had my son's wedding in Hot Springs, AR! We had the rehearsal dinner at the Porterhouse Club! Excellent, there was a dining area, bar area, billiards area and parlor for the guys to entertain us with their guitar playing and music! The Reception was held at The Regency across Central Street! It was lovely decorated and a fabulous time was had by all! Penny was a delight to work with! Any decorating we did was just for fun and not needed at all! Fun Times!"

Celebration at The Porterhouse Club

Celebration at The Porterhouse Club


"We had a rehearsal dinner and welcome party at The Porterhouse Club, an upstairs venue that is part of The Porterhouse, on April 28, 2017. The venue was perfect as there were multiple rooms that allowed us to have dinner in one portion, party in another, and a baby sitter in yet another. The food was outstanding, but the filet mignon was amazing. It absolutely melted in your mouth. The owner patiently worked with us in planning the event and provided excellent guidance."

Wedding reception at the upstairs Porterhouse Club

Wedding reception at the upstairs Porterhouse Club


"Penny has the best staff. She has everyone well trained. The food is exceptional. She handled our wedding reception perfectly and we were very satisfied with everything including the competitive pricing. We planned this wedding from New Orleans but all the vendors in Hot Springs know Penny and everything came together nicely. Would definitely recommended."

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