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5 Unique Features at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row

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.

Bushwhacker-1Unique 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?

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Updates on the Hottest Spots in Scottsdale

75 Never Looked So Good

OEG-Flowers-610x360Next time it’s your birthday, invite the world famous Dale Chihuly to come. That’s exactly what the Desert Botanical Garden is doing to commemorate its 75th anniversary. Credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art, Chihuly has long held a love affair with the Sonoran Desert. And now he’s putting that love affair on display for the second time at DBG during Chihuly in the Garden. The exhibit blends the distinct shapes and colors of the desert region – think agave plants and the bold and brilliant sun – with Chihuly’s signature touches like brightly adorned glass balls in wooden boats. Behold Chihuly’s brilliant ability to weave his ornate pieces of art into the garden’s 50,000 indigenous plants including the iconic saguaro, cholla cactus and palo verde November 9, 2013 – May 18, 2014. The last exhibit, which ran in late 2008 and early 2009 attracted more than 550,000 over six months.

Wild West Lassoes New Cowboy Joints

Sure Scottsdale is nicknamed “The West’s Most Western Town,” but today the scene is more old west meets new west and a bit more Miranda Lambert than John Wayne. Two new modern-day saloons are adding to the collection of more than 80 hotspots in downtown, dubbed a “desert version of Miami’s South Beach” by The New York Times. The Western swung open its wooden doors with its name written in chalk on April 25, 2013. This honky-tonk is all about local country bands, home-style grub and whiskey cocktails with a cool western meets modern motif as the backdrop – think old church pews, a faux-leather bar, iron bar stools and a well-worn couch.

Just down the street, Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row made its debut on Independence Day as a 1920s-style saloon with a new country vibe and live tunes from national and local acts performing on a stage hanging from the ceiling directly above the bar. The owner, Bentley, who just so happens to be a Grammy-nominated country star and Phoenix native, is bringing a taste of the South to the desert with a comfort-food menu with items such as shrimp and fritters, fried pickles and BBQ grilled chicken chockfull of local ingredients. Self-serve beer and liquor on tap will quench any cowboy’s thirst.

Taste the Flavors of Real Mean Cuisine

foodtruckcaravan Where can you get a satay daging beef skewer for dinner and a s’mores sandwich for dessert? Look no further than the Food Truck Caravan in downtown Scottsdale, which takes place each Saturday from 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. Featuring eight or more gourmet trucks from foodie havens such as Grilled Cheese Truck, Liberty Biscuits, Satay Hut, Spice It Up, Stickaberry, SuperFarm Food Truck and Udder Delights, expect everything from Southern comfort food and organic sliders to curriesand classic diner cuisine. This family and dog-friendly roundup is complete with picnic tables, live music and a caravan concierge, offering discounts at participating nearby local shops and art galleries for those who spend $8 or more on dinner.

Scottsdale – Shaken, Not Stirred

Scottsdale loves to shake things up when it comes to crafting cocktails. And there’s no better place to sip on a martini than jade bar at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, set to debut its new face this October. Named one of the best bars in America by Esquire magazine, this chic lounge is undergoing a major renovation that will nearly double its seating both inside and out but maintain its signature feature, floor-to-ceiling windows that offer incredible views of the surrounding mountains and valley. Cozy up with a friend or loved one at the stand-up drink bar made of authentic jade or on the patio, featuring a retractable shade, heaters and a fireplace.

You love cocktails, and you’re a fan of all things local. Then it’s time to mix it up, literally, at The Mix Up Bar, at Royal Palms Resort and Spa. Opening in September, this fun cocktail haven is the brainchild of Kim Haasarud, founder of nationally acclaimed beverage consulting company Liquid Architecture, and Paul McCabe, the new executive chef at T. Cooks, whose passion for locally sourced items is as much a part of him as his Arizona roots. Expect the unexpected with garden-to-glass cocktails featuring a lineup of ingredients like AZ Bitters Lab’s flavored bitters, La Bella Terre’s botanical sprays and vinegars from Outrageous Olive Oil & Vinegars, plus fresh produce and herbs grown in the new T. Cook’s garden. Pair a cocktail with a meal that’s designed to enhance the flavor of the alcohol.

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One of Scottsdale’s original cowboys, Lon Megargee, founder of the upscale, yet rustic The Hermosa Inn would be proud of the transformation at Last Drop at the Hermosa. This casual dining bar and grill was expanded to include outdoor seating. Daily happy hour features live entertainment and a new menu from Chef Jeremy Pacheco that includes everything from salads and sandwiches to shared bites and pizzas. All handcrafted cocktails are made by Last Drop’s Travis Nass.

On the Edge of Ingenuity

Home to more than 100 galleries, Scottsdale has long been an art mecca that’s inspired some of the greatest creative minds of the 20th and 21st century. On The Edge Gallery, an artist co-op featuring work by more than 40 artists, tells the story of just a few of these great minds through jewelry, ceramic and paintings. Step in the 2,000-square-foot gallery in downtown and encounter artists such as Dave Bigelow, whose starkly beautiful crosses are carved locally in a small woodshop; Wyatt Moody, whose sculptures tell the story of mankind’s journey and connectedness to the Earth; and Sherry Herradence, whose mixed media prints depict her fascination with bold colors, flowers and the four seasons. This one-stop shop harnesses the creative of the Southwest and Scottsdale.

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Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row Supports Bentley's "Country Cares Concert"

Dierks Bentley made a special surprise appearance at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Scottsdale on Sunday, July 21. He surprised fans with a live performance before traveling to Prescott Valley where he was scheduled to host the sold-out “Country Cares Concert” to raise money for the families of the 19 Granite Mountain HotShot fire crew members who died earlier this month while battling the Yarnell Hill Wildfire.

Bentley, who organized the concert, was one of four artists including The Band Perry, David Nail and Randy Houser who performed at Tim’s Toyota Center. The “Country Cares Concert” raised over $400,000 for families of the Yarnell Hill HotShot crew. All proceeds will go to the United Phoenix Firefighters Association, which will distribute the funds directly to the families of the fallen firefighters. Approximately 6,000 people attended the sold-out Monday night show.

Whiskey Row showed its support by taking its entire staff to the benefit concert and making a $25,000 donation by purchasing a guitar auctioned at the event. The guitar will be put on display at Whiskey Row as a memorial.

“It was great to have Dierks make an appearance at Whiskey Row and draw more attention to the benefit concert,” said Ryan Hibbert, owner of Riot Hospitality Group (RHG), the management company that operates Whiskey Row. “Everyone at Whiskey Row felt it was important that we take part in what Dierks was doing for the families of the 19 brave men killed battling the Yarnell Hill Wildfire. Having the guitar displayed in Whiskey Row will be a permanent tribute to them.”

Sunday marked the first time Bentley has had an opportunity to visit the bar to experience the finished product since it opened on July 4. While there, Dierks mingled with guests and enjoyed items from the delicious one-of-a-kind menu as well as some refreshing samples from Whiskey Row’s selection of adult beverages.

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Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row is a first of its kind 5200 square foot new country live music venue located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale’s entertainment district. Developed by successful restaurant management company Riot Hospitality Group (RHG) and Grammy nominated country music superstar Dierks Bentley, the 1920s saloon-inspired venue offers amazing American Gastropub Fare cuisine, great hospitality and live music. Whiskey Row also features state-of-the-art technology including 32 60-inch LED TV’s, a 24 x 14 foo. jumbotron, IPhone and USB charging stations and a 52,000 watt live concert quality sound system with a 360-degree view of the stage suspended from the ceiling.

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Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row Supports Bentley's "Country Cares Concert"

Dierks Bentley made a special surprise appearance at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Scottsdale on Sunday, July 21. He surprised fans with a live performance before traveling to Prescott Valley where he was scheduled to host the sold-out “Country Cares Concert” to raise money for the families of the 19 Granite Mountain HotShot fire crew members who died earlier this month while battling the Yarnell Hill Wildfire.

Bentley, who organized the concert, was one of four artists including The Band Perry, David Nail and Randy Houser who performed at Tim’s Toyota Center. The “Country Cares Concert” raised over $400,000 for families of the Yarnell Hill HotShot crew. All proceeds will go to the United Phoenix Firefighters Association, which will distribute the funds directly to the families of the fallen firefighters. Approximately 6,000 people attended the sold-out Monday night show.

Whiskey Row showed its support by taking its entire staff to the benefit concert and making a $25,000 donation by purchasing a guitar auctioned at the event. The guitar will be put on display at Whiskey Row as a memorial.

“It was great to have Dierks make an appearance at Whiskey Row and draw more attention to the benefit concert,” said Ryan Hibbert, owner of Riot Hospitality Group (RHG), the management company that operates Whiskey Row. “Everyone at Whiskey Row felt it was important that we take part in what Dierks was doing for the families of the 19 brave men killed battling the Yarnell Hill Wildfire. Having the guitar displayed in Whiskey Row will be a permanent tribute to them.”

Sunday marked the first time Bentley has had an opportunity to visit the bar to experience the finished product since it opened on July 4. While there, Dierks mingled with guests and enjoyed items from the delicious one-of-a-kind menu as well as some refreshing samples from Whiskey Row’s selection of adult beverages.

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row is a first of its kind 5200 square foot new country live music venue located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale’s entertainment district. Developed by successful restaurant management company Riot Hospitality Group (RHG) and Grammy nominated country music superstar Dierks Bentley, the 1920s saloon-inspired venue offers amazing American Gastropub Fare cuisine, great hospitality and live music. Whiskey Row also features state-of-the-art technology including 32 60-inch LED TV’s, a 24 x 14 foo. jumbotron, IPhone and USB charging stations and a 52,000 watt live concert quality sound system with a 360-degree view of the stage suspended from the ceiling.

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Jon Pardi And A Boy Named Sioux To Perform at Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row

Diercks Bentley’s Whiskey Row will celebrate its official grand opening this Fourth of July with live performances from Jon Pardi and A Boy Named Sioux.

Jon Pardi is a country singer signed by Capitol Records Nashville who peaked in the Billboard Country Airplay Charts top 40 in 2012 with his widely popular single, “Missin’ You Crazy.”  He has also shared the stage with the likes of Eric Church and Luke Bryan.

Arizona natives A Boy Named Sioux will join the rising county star.

The group, which consists of R.E. Toney, Greg Ahmann, Austin Goff and Steve Danielak, has won numerous awards, including “Country Group of the Year” in the Phoenix/L.A. Music Awards.  They, like Pardi, have graced the stage with country royalty, including Lee Brice and Keith Urban.

The event will begin at 11 a.m. at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Old Town Scottsdale.