Over Memorial Day weekend, many of us spent time with friends and family enjoying the holiday. However, it is important for us to remember the reason for Memorial Day and to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. That is just what Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Tempe did on Friday by hosting Heal the Hero Foundation and donating $10,000 to the non-profit organization. Heal the Hero is a public charity that advocates and funds advanced, proven health technology solutions, making them available free-of-charge to qualifying veterans, law enforcement officers, firefighters and their families. In addition to this donation, Dierks Whiskey Row’s Gilbert location also donated $10,000 in March of this year and their Scottsdale location plans to donate $10,000 as well, to reach their goal of a $30,000 donation. Keep an eye on the Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row Scottsdale Facebook page for information about the upcoming event in the next month! – Shelly Thomas
With numerous successful locations under their belt already, Riot Hospitality Group expanded their Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row concept into the town of Gilbert in March. There are many exciting parts of opening a new location, from getting to know a new team of staff to indulging in delicious food tastings.
However, as Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row opened their newest location in Gilbert, RHG found themselves most thankful for the Gilbert community and its outstretched arms. Gilbert Chamber of Commerce has shown Dierks Whiskey Row Gilbert such generosity and hospitality that the concept chose to partner with Gilbert Chamber of Commerce as the charity for their Grand Opening on March 16, 2017. Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row Gilbert has presented the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce Foundation with a check for $8,500 as part of their Grand Opening Fundraiser.
Gilbert Chamber of Commerce President/CEO, Kathy Tilque, stated, ““We are so grateful for the generosity of the Whiskey Row team. The Chamber’s Foundation is brand new and this donation provides the seed money to run our collaborative workforce readiness programs bringing students, teachers and businesses together; developing community leadership; and assisting non-profits throughout the community.”
As far as the partnership goes, Whiskey Row is overjoyed with the mutual friendship they have found in the community. “This is a new venture for the Heritage District and I’ve been very impressed with the Whiskey Row team’s dedication to being a good neighbor, good citizen, and providing excellent service and entertainment to our downtown. It is exciting to have live country music in the Heritage District. We look forward to working together for years to come,” stated Kathy.
Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row will open their next location in Nashville later this year and looks forward to joining another gracious community.
Restaurant-rich downtown Gilbert gets yet another notable destination today with the opening of Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row on the southeast corner of Gilbert and Vaughn.
It’s the third Arizona location for the country singer and Arizona native, who’s partnered with Scottsdale-based Riot Hospital Group.
At 8,700 square feet, it’s also the biggest of the three locations with an indoor stage, a large dance floor, and a patio with cornhole, ping-pong, and other games.
And its Southern-tinged comfort food menu is 30 percent larger than the other Whiskey Row locations. More than 50 beers are on tap.
Hours are 11 a.m.-midnight Monday-Tuesday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday-Sunday.
The wait is finally over, Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row opened its doors on Tuesday in Gilbert’s Heritage District.
The new location is celebrating its opening with a free live concert on Thursday, March 16. Grammy-nominated artist Kelsea Ballerini will be playing a show for fans and patrons as part of the Budweiser Spring Fever Pitch annual event for Spring Training.
The location was initially slated to open in late February, but was pushed back to this month.
“When we opened our first Whiskey Row three years ago, I never would have guessed we’d be three bars in, in three years,” Bentley said. “The Riot group and I have spent a lot of time making sure each Whiskey Row is our version of the perfect place to listen to music, watch a game or grab some great food and drinks. The vibe is really unique and special, and it’s awesome to see so many people enjoying themselves at Whiskey Row.”
The 8,700-square-foot restaurant includes a large outdoor patio with space for outdoor games like cornhole and ping-pong, an outside dance floor with a stage inside and large windows facing downtown.
At the new location, live music will be played on the weekends and there are be over 50 beers on tap and TVs throughout the venue. The restaurant includes a menu that is 30 percent larger than other Whiskey Row locations.
“This Class A restaurant was developed using best-in-class construction featuring reclaimed woods and steel, with an emphasis on high ceilings and natural light, giving the restaurant the feeling of an old barn or trading post,” said Ryan Hibbert, CEO of Riot Hospitality Group, the management company behind Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row..
A fourth Whiskey Row is planned to open in Nashville this summer.