GRAMMY NOMINEE DIERKS BENTLEY TO EXPAND WHISKEY ROW FRANCHISE WITH THIRD LOCATION IN ARIZONA THIS FEBRUARY



NASHVILLE, TN - Jan. 05, 2017 – Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley alongside Riot Hospitality (RHG) will open its newest Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row location on Feb. 27 in Gilbert, Arizona. The third of the Whiskey Row restaurant concepts is located in the heart of Heritage Marketplace on the southeast corner of Gilbert Road and Vaughn Avenue.

“When we opened our first Whiskey Row three years ago, I never would have guessed we’d be three bars in, in three years,” said Bentley. “The Riot group and I have spent a lot of time making sure each Whiskey Row is our version of the perfect place to listen to music, watch a game or grab some great food and drinks. The vibe is really unique and special, and it's awesome to see so many people enjoying themselves at Whiskey Row.”

The new location will include a 4,600 square-foot outdoor patio with space for cornhole and ping-pong, a large dance floor and stage inside, and large windows facing out to downtown. Guests will enjoy live music on the weekends along with daily happy hour specials. The menu, which is 30 percent larger than the other Whiskey Row locations, boasts modern American fare made from scratch using premium and local ingredients.

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row is a country-themed and entertainment-focused restaurant serving familiar “American Gastropub Fare type cuisine with a modern twist.” Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row is a live-music restaurant and bar with three existing locations in Arizona and plans for a nationwide rollout. Whiskey Row combines interactive entertainment, signature dishes and memorable beverages to create a fun, country-inspired environment. The Gilbert location was designed with families in mind and will include large family tables and areas for friends and family to spend time together while enjoying signature menu items and live country music performances. For more information visit www.dierkswhiskeyrow.com

Since moving from Phoenix to Nashville, the GRAMMY nominee has established his own artistic trail in Country music. Instead of rehashing proven formulas, he’s doggedly reinvented his sound and subsequently developed an uncommon mix of commercial success and critical respect. Known for “traveling his own path...Country music’s most relatable star" (Esquire) recently released his eight studio album BLACK, which ranks as the best selling release of Bentley's career, after debuting at the No. One position on Billboard’s Top Albums Chart and Top Country Albums chart. The critically-acclaimed album has already spawned two No. One hits, the PLATINUM certified chart-topping hit “Somewhere On A Beach” and GOLD “Different For Girls” featuring Elle King. Bentley has now amassed 15 No. one songs, 13 GRAMMY nominations and a recent CMA Award winner for Vocal Event of the Year. "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 will launch his 2017 WHAT THE HELL WORLD TOUR on Jan. 19 in Dayton, OH. For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.

About Riot Hospitality Group
Founded in 2010, Riot Hospitality Group (RHG) is a Scottsdale-based restaurant management company which operates multiple nightclubs and restaurant/bars in Arizona and select U.S. markets. Ryan Hibbert, Mike Troyan, and Jon Wright form the partnership team of RHG. RHG currently owns and operates five successful bar + restaurant concepts: Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row (Tempe and Scottsdale, Ariz.) and El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria (Tempe , Ariz., Scottsdale, Ariz. and Chicago, Ill.) RHG’s newest concept, Farm and Craft, is slated to open February 2016 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Riot Hospitality Group’s plan is to continue its steady growth by setting itself and its unique restaurant + bar concepts apart from the competition.

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