Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row opens in Denver on NYE 2021

Whiskey Row, country musician Dierks Bentley’s restaurant and bar franchise, is set to debut in Denver on New Year’s Eve, more than two years after the initial announcement that it would be headed to Lower Downtown.

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Denver’s Whiskey Row is the fifth location to open nationwide, despite one in Arizona that closed during the pandemic.

The company took over the 22,000-square-foot space at 1946 Market St., which was formerly home to Lodo’s Bar and Grill and a neighboring pop-up bar called Neon Baby for short. According to a statement, the buildings have undergone major renovations to add a stage for live music, upgrade the venue’s sound system, and add a 65-foot LED wall designed to enhance the concert experience.

Construction delays due to COVID-19 played into the extended renovation and opening periods, according to a spokesman.

Denver’s Whiskey Row is the fifth location nationwide after Nashville, Scottsdale, Arizona, and Gilbert, Arizona. Another restaurant in Tempe, Arizona recently closed due to the pandemic. Bentley has played at Whiskey Row locations in other cities, though there’s no information on whether he plans to quit Denver anytime soon.

On New Years Eve, Whiskey Row will host a grand opening show with tunes from country musician Stephen Paul and DJ Christopher Gray, aka Deejay Diesel. Entry to the party is $ 20 and requires a mask. VIP tables with bottle service can also be reserved.

(Despite Dr. Anthony Fauci’s advice to skip big New Years Eve celebrations as the COVID-19 omicron variant is spreading like wildfire, parties in Denver are still booked for 2022.)

Whiskey Row describes itself as an American gastropub and nightlife destination with “a Dierks self-inspired rock and roll attitude,” according to the website. Think of it as a place where you may see pretty girls drinking big boys, although cocktails are also on the menu.

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The 10-Hour Brisket Sandwich on Whiskey Row features slow-cooked brisket, whiskey-infused barbecue sauce, pepper jack cheese, and pickled red onions on a brioche bun. Country musician Dierks Bentley owns the restaurant. (Provided by Whiskey Row)

Dining options include nachos and other bar appetizers, burgers and sandwiches, and appetizers such as beer can chicken. In addition, on New Years Day, the restaurant will offer a brunch with items such as chicken and waffles, burritos and avocado toast from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“I spend a lot of time in Colorado so it was definitely the most appropriate next spot for Whiskey Row,” said Bentley, who moved to Telluride with his family in 2020, in a statement. “The neighborhood is a great vibe to experience Denver whether you’re a local or a tourist, and I can’t wait to be back out there enjoying a cold at my home in Mile High City. ”

After New Year’s Eve, the venue promises local live music five days a week as well as DJs Thursday through Sunday.

Whiskey Range, 1946 Market St., Denver. Open Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Closed on Mondays. 303-515-7082. dierkswhiskeyrow.com/denver.

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