Boot-scooting, sports and gastropub bites will be a major attraction at The Park, when MGM Resorts unveils their eight-acre retail and dining district next year. Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row is announcing it will debut in July of 2016 and the first renderings indicate this substantial project will be no wallflower at the dance.
Named for the country superstar, this will be Bentley's fourth restaurant after Chicago, Tempe and Scottdsale, Ariz. Original plans called for Whiskey Row to be slotted into the southern exterior of the Monte Carlo, in the location now set to be demolished to make way for the new $100 million Monte Carlo theater and concert hall. It sits around the corner from the resort's Southern-tinged venue, the Double Barrel Roadhouse.
Whether Whiskey Row becomes the theater's sole showcase restaurant has yet to be revealed. The earlier plans also called for another newcomer, Japanese restaurant Sake Rok, to be be built in the area currently occupied by the resort's sports book.
Serving a self-described "gastropub" menu, the country-style dishes include the Whiskey Burger with honey roasted jalapeños, bacon and melted cheddar, Dierk's Fried Chicken served with bacon smashed potatoes, plus desserts like the banana bread pudding topped with vanilla bourbon ice cream.
Also promised for Vegas, "a specialty menu of "Boilermakers" — a shot of whiskey (from a menu featuring more than 40 options) dropped into a glass of beer." The dining and drinking will be accompanied by deejays and live music.