No hard date for the opening of Dierks Bentley’s hard liquor bar in Denver

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, a restaurant and bar, will replace LoDo’s on Market Street.

A rendering of the future Whiskey Row on Market Street. (Courtesy of Circle West Architects)

A rendering of the future Whiskey Row on Market Street. (Courtesy of Circle West Architects)

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While construction on the bar is expected to start next spring, temporarily closing the site, a release from Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row said a grand opening date isn’t set. The location is in a prime spot for one of the cities busiest nightlife districts.

The holding company that owns the buildings at 1942-1946 Market St., MCSV Holdings, said last month the site will be the fifth of its kind in the country. The company said their design received approval from the Lower Downtown Design Review Commission in November. The company is a joint venture between Kenneth Monfort of Monfort Companies and Jason Marcotte and Matt Runyon of Summit Capital Venture Group, according to the release.

The release called Whiskey Row an “American gastropub with award winning food and drinks, exhilarating nightlife and a rock and roll attitude inspired by Dierks himself.”

Last time we heard about Bentley in Colorado, dude was travelin’ light: He was fined for fishing without a license while in the state for a music festival. He’s still a fan of the Centennial State, adding in a release that every Whiskey Row is in city and state that’s special to him. Whiskey Row has three locations in Arizona in Scottsdale, Tempe and Gilbert; and one in Nashville.

“I couldn’t be more excited about Whiskey Row now having a home in Denver as well,” Bentley said in the release. “Colorado has always been a big part of my life and continues to be so as a place where I write and record music, spend time with family and put on our Seven Peaks Festival. Selfishly, opening a Whiskey Row there just gives me more excuses to head to the mountains!”

The construction will include updates to the existing building, including extending a patio by building it into an existing surface parking lot east of 1946 Market St., and a second-story rooftop addition and setback from the facade on the same building. The building at 1942 Market St. will include a rooftop addition, while pedestrian improvements will be made along Market Street.

Denver-based Circle West Architects worked on the design for the new site, according to the release. The 4.4-acre LoDo’s site was acquired by MCSV Holdings in Dec. 2018.

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