With a long-standing reverence for Country Music, multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley will open his fourth Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row location, the first outside of his home state of Arizona, in one of the most historic buildings of Lower Broadway. Alongside Riot Hospitality Group (RHG), the multi-level location at 400 Broadway is slated to open later this year.
“There was only one place to go outside of Arizona if we were going to expand, and that is the streets of Lower Broadway,” said Bentley. “When I first moved to town that street was my second home, it’s where I got my start and it’s always been a dream of mine to own a bar down there.”
Formerly the long-time home of Gruhn’s Guitars, the historic building is nestled between the very institutions where Bentley cut his teeth, sharing an alley with the Ryman Auditorium where he often finds himself onstage as a Grand Ole Opry member and across the street from the Bridgestone Arena where Bentley sold out his first headlining show in January and cheered on the Nashville Predators through the Stanley Cup Finals. The new location will include three floors and a rooftop patio that will intertwine Bentley’s love for live music and sports for an authentically Nashville experience.
“It’s been our hope since day one to open Whiskey Row in Dierks’ beloved Nashville where the enthusiasm and energy of the city matches our own,” says Riot Hospitality Group CEO Ryan Hibbert. “Downtown Nashville is a top destination in the country for music and nightlife, and we’re excited to add in our unique twist.”
Sitting on the corner of Broadway and 4th Ave N, Whiskey Row Nashville will feature three floors and a rooftop patio, each with its own unique personality and an emphasis on great music. The first floor will feature live music daily with a stage, full bar and a full dining menu. The second floor will also serve a full dining menu and will progress throughout the evening with a DJ booth, dancefloor and bottle service late into the night. The rooftop patio will be open all night and day, but will be THE destination for brunch, with its view of Lower Broadway and the historic Ryman Auditorium.
Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row serves American gastropub cuisine made-from-scratch using only premium and local ingredients. The selections of starters, sliders, burgers, sandwiches and larger entrees, includes the Chicken & Waffles, Steak Salad and menu favorite Alabama Chicken. For brunch, Country Maple French Toast, a Cheddar Bacon Omelet and a Breakfast Burger are among the fresh and filling dishes that diners can anticipate. In addition to the incredible food, Whiskey Row has a craft cocktail program that include a variety of classics and Whiskey Row originals.
Constructed in ca. 1878, the historic building at 400 Broadway was one of the earliest properties to be preserved and stabilized by the Metro Development & Housing Agency through their redevelopment efforts more than 30 years ago, earning an ABC Excellence in Development Award. Most recognized as the longtime home of Gruhn’s Guitars, the building’s revered musical history will continue when it reopens as Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row later this year.
Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley has a “reputation as one of the hardest-working entertainers in country music” (Music Row), with 17 No. One hits and more than one billion digital streams. He “continues to take risks that pay off” (USA Today) as his eighth studio album BLACK has been hailed the “most fully-formed LP of his career” (TIME). After making its debut at the No. One position on Billboard’s all-genre Top Albums Chart and Top Country Albums chart, BLACK has garnered nominations from the ACM, CMA, GRAMMY and Billboard Music Awards while earning three consecutive No. Ones; the GOLD certified title-track and the PLATINUM certified hits “Somewhere On A Beach” and “Different For Girls.” “The bluegrass picker, the love song singer and the stadium rocker all packaged together” (Associated Press) has been a Grand Ole Opry member for over a decade and has illustrated his depth and diversity as an artist with “ferocious live performances” (Fresno Bee) throughout his 2017 WHAT THE HELL WORLD TOUR, which recently wrapped with over 750,000 tickets sold. For more information visit www.dierks.com.
Riot Hospitality Group
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Riot Hospitality Group is a premier hospitality management company responsible for some of the most successful food and beverage concepts, including: El Hefe, Farm & Craft, Hand Cut Burgers & Chophouse and Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row. Riot Hospitality Group was founded in 2010 by like-minded individuals looking to transform the typical restaurant landscape into memorable cultural experiences by giving local residents an opportunity to feel connected to something special through a superior food and drink experience. Every Riot Hospitality Group concept has its own unique identity, however, each sources only the most sustainable and locally grown products which are elevated through design and experience. Riot Hospitality Group has plans for strategic nationwide restaurant expansion. For more information, visit www.riothg.com.