September 12, 2015

Experience AZ

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row Tempe opens Sept. 16

Riot Hospitality Group (RHG) alongside Grammy Award-winning country music superstar Dierks Bentley will debut the new Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Tempe on September 16, 2015.  The second of the Whiskey Row restaurant concepts is located in the heart of Tempe’s Mill Avenue District at 6th Street and Mill Avenue, neighboring RHG’s El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria.

RHG will celebrate the debut of Whiskey Row Tempe with a grand opening event on Thurs., Sept. 24 featuring a live concert performance by Nashville-based country rockers, Parmalee.  The event will kick off at 5:00 p.m. and is open to the public.

“We’ve experienced tremendous success with the original Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Scottsdale and we’re looking forward to expanding our concept to an entirely new entertainment destination like Mill Avenue,” said Ryan Hibbert, CEO of Riot Hospitality Group. “Not unlike our Scottsdale restaurant, Whiskey Row Tempe will be a place for the local community to connect and celebrate the cornerstones of our restaurant culture – unparalleled food and drinks, design, service and entertainment.”

Featuring American gastropub fare with a modern twist, Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row’s Tempe menu will showcase some of the restaurant’s original favorites with daring new additions from Chef Samantha Roberts.  Standout menu items include the Kale & Quinoa Salad, Mac & Cheese Burger, Southern Fries, Salmon BLT, Turkey Pretzel Melt and brunch offerings like the Fall Harvest Pancakes, Breakfast Burger and homemade fried French Toast, among others.

Taking a modern approach to the traditional country music restaurant bar, Whiskey Row Tempe will serve up more than 50 beers on tap and a unique selection of signature “cocktails on tap,” craft cocktails from the tap that are then customized with a mixer of the guest’s choice. The restaurant bar will feature Happy Hour from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Whiskey Row Tempe will embody what RHG has coined a “first-of-its-kind” culture and experience in which guests come for the incredible food, custom cocktails and more than 50 beer taps, but stay for the interactive entertainment complete with live music, country DJs and a back-porch style playground featuring corn hole, ping pong, foosball, shuffleboard, 55 televisions and more.