Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row Breaks Ground for Fourth Location in LoDo
Joint venture brings multi-platinum singer-songwriter’s American gastropub concept to former LoDo’s Bar & Grill location in Downtown Denver
DENVER (Feb. 24, 2021) – Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, an American gastropub known for its award-winning food, drinks and exhilarating nightlife inspired by Bentley himself, recently broke ground at 1942 Market St., the former site of Lodo’s Bar and Grill. The project is part of a joint venture between Monfort Companies, Iconic Investments and Riot Hospitality Group. The new Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row is the fourth of the franchise and the first location outside of his home state of Arizona and his current home state of Tennessee.
“The Ballpark neighborhood has transformed into a vibrant entertainment district over the past few years with developments like McGregor Square and Dairy Block, and we are proud to contribute to its evolution with the opening of Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row,” said Kenneth Monfort, director of Monfort Companies. “We are hopeful that this project will serve as another catalyst for revitalization in this area and contribute to a world-class Ballpark district that attracts residents and visitors 365 days a year.”
“It’s really meaningful to me to open up a Whiskey Row in Denver, a city I’ve come to love from the many concerts and visits to the Rocky Mountains over the years,” said Dierks Bentley. “We’re very selective in the places we choose, and I’m honored to build something that will contribute to what’s happening down here in the Ballpark neighborhood for years to come. Selfishly, this gives me a great excuse to come back to Colorado to visit, and of course, play some live music here when it’s safe.”
The restaurant is scheduled to open in late 2021. The existing buildings will undergo a major renovation, including a 6,000-square-foot addition. Various structural and design improvements will be made to maintain and enhance the historical components of the buildings at 1942 Market St. and 1946 Market St. while conveying the spirit of Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row.
Other updates will include a two-story infill structure and extended patio that will be constructed on an existing surface parking lot to the east of 1946 Market St. A second-story rooftop addition will be constructed from the historic façade at 1946 Market St., and a redesigned streetscape will further improve the Market Street pedestrian experience.
Additional team members collaborating on Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row include Riot Hospitality Group, Alpine Bank, Circle West Architects and Jaco General Contractor, Inc.
About Monfort Companies
Monfort Companies puts the needs of the community first by investing in and developing commercial real estate projects that add long-term value and vitality to the Rocky Mountain region and beyond. Grounded by deep Colorado roots and inspired by the forward thinking of a new generation, Monfort Companies believes in cultivating strong public and private partnerships, focusing on projects that serve as economic drivers and growth engines for Colorado’s urban and rural communities. For more information, visit monfortcompanies.com.
About Iconic Investments
Iconic Investments is a full-service real estate investment and development firm based in Denver, CO. Founded in 2009, it is focused on creating iconic development projects that provide long-lasting, sustainable value to the communities and neighborhoods they serve, while producing strong returns to its investors. For more information, visit: investiconic.com
About Dierks Bentley
Dierks Bentley continues to be a dominant voice in music with over 6.4 billion streams. Reaching a new creative high while “making music designed to challenge” (New York Times), Bentley co-wrote 10 of 13 tracks on his last album THE MOUNTAIN, which earned him the highest debut sales of his career and became his seventh chart-topping release. Bentley has amassed countless nominations from the ACMs, CMAs, Billboard Music Awards and more while also earning 14 GRAMMY nominations. He just recently celebrated his 15-year anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. “He is dedicated to giving fans the best performance possible” (The Tennesseean) as a headliner for national festivals and during his own headlining runs, Bentley has also created professional endeavors outside of the music with his Flag & Anthem lifestyle collection, Desert Son in addition to his Whiskey Row locations. For more information visit www.dierks.com.
About Riot Hospitality Group
Riot Hospitality Group (RHG) is a national, premier hospitality management company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. The company is known for managing and co-creating unique concept brands. It currently oversees 11 locations in Arizona, Tennessee, and Illinois, and in 2021, RHG will be adding a 12th location in Colorado. The company is also considering adding several more locations. With a passion for evolving the typical restaurant and entertainment landscape, RHG is committed to creating unique and meaningful experiences for every guest. The company is comprised of people who believe in leading by example, and their passion is fueled by a dedication to customer engagement, philanthropic ties in the community, and a strong commitment to true hospitality. RHG brands include Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, El Hefe, Farm & Craft, Hand Cut, and Riot House. Additionally, it manages The District, Maya Day and Nightclub, and Clubhouse at Maya. For more information, visit www.riothg.com.