Sure, Arizona is probably one of the top five states in the U.S. for good ol’ country bars. We still have our cowboys, Prescott, Wickenburg, Williams…the list could continue. But while we adore jukeboxes, cheap beer and Kentucky bourbon, patrons can have just a little more if they pause after a day of Old Towne Scottsdale shopping and head to new joint Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row. With an already rockin’ reputation and the name of one of the hottest country stars above its door to boot (pun intended), Whiskey Row boasts some other unique features you won’t find anywhere else.
State of the art technology: Whiskey Row offers an HDMI video system that controls video and sound from anywhere in the venue, all with help from an iPad, several iPhone and USB charging stations available around the bar and a massive 24 ft. TV on the back wall. As the most technologically advanced bar in the state, it also offers a concert quality 52,000 watt sound system and a 16 ft. by 20 ft. stage suspended from the ceiling located directly above the bar.
Beer and liquor taps: Each booth at Whiskey Row features three different beer taps and a liquor tap, a first for Arizona. Guests will have their choice of Coors Light, Blue Moon and New Castle and liquors including Yukon Jack Whiskey, Grey Goose Vodka flavors, American Honey Whiskey and more.
Unique drinks: The drinks are like nothing you’ve ever had before. The unique mix of liquor and specialty ingredients make for mouthwatering flavor and great country cocktails:
• The Bushwhacker, a rich, chocolaty, milkshake-type cocktail, a Nashville classic, now has a new spin to it thanks to a few new special ingredients: Yukon Jack Wicked Hot Cinnamon Whiskey, Kahlua, cream coconut and milk blended with ice and served to order.
• The ever so popular boilermaker is a shot of whiskey dropped into a beer: The Working Class Hero Boilermaker is made with Bushmills Irish Whiskey, and Coors Banquet.
• Another signature drink is the Coffin Nail, with Grey Goose Cherry Noir, Black Cherry Soda, Red Bull with Fresh Blueberries.
• The Cow Tipper is a beer infused cocktail made with Dock 57 Blackberry Whiskey, lemon juice, agave nectar and muddled blackberries and is topped off with PBR.
The best dining, hospitality and live music: Riot Hospitality Group (RHG), a restaurant management with multiple nightclubs and restaurant/bars in Arizona and select U.S. markets is run by Ryan Hibbert, Mike Troyan and Jon Wright. With ownership in three successful bar/restaurants in Arizona and Chicago, RHG has set themselves apart with its trendy, “edgy” feel, excellent service and quality of product. They only use local produce and meats and the food at their venues is made to order to fit the customer’s needs. RHG promises to bring in different live talent each week making it once again stand out from other country bars around the valley. Musicians Jon Pardi and A Boy Named Sioux set the tone when they performed at the July 4th grand opening.
A Great American Gastro-pub Fare cuisine at bar prices: With quality organic food made from scratch, who could pass up the southern food offered at bar prices? Alabama BBQ Grilled Chicken is half grilled chicken basted in Alabama own white sauce with grilled broccolini and deviled egg potato salad all for $14. Or how about the Badass Bloody, a house-made bloody mary mix, with cucumber vodka served over ice, topped with a bacon bleu cheese slider and homemade pickled vegetables?