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    Whiskey River - open?!

    I heard that Whiskey River in Ames has reopened. Any truth to this? Anyone been there yet? I bartended there around 2005-2006.



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    Re: Whiskey River - open?!

    YUP, it's very nice and was PACKED on the opening weekend... Should be a really good bar for alumni to hang out at after games without heading down to Welch Ave



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    Re: Whiskey River - open?!

    Never seen or heard of it. Is it located behind a large tree? I like the name of it!



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    Re: Whiskey River - open?!

    Is there a new owner or did Dirk get it back?



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    Re: Whiskey River - open?!

    Here is the article from the Tribune. New owners. Ames Tribune > Archives > Ames Tribune > News > Whiskey River to reopen soon



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    Re: Whiskey River - open?!

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    YUP, it's very nice and was PACKED on the opening weekend... Should be a really good bar for alumni to hang out at after games without heading down to Welch Ave
    Ya they made some great changes.



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    Re: Whiskey River - open?!

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    YUP, it's very nice and was PACKED on the opening weekend... Should be a really good bar for alumni to hang out at after games without heading down to Welch Ave
    That's nothing like the Whiskey River I remember...not that there's anything wrong with that.


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    Re: Whiskey River - open?!

    I remember my ex-wife, when we were just dating, puking out front of that place...sometime in the mid-90s! Those are the types of memories I enjoy from my ex...



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    Re: Whiskey River - open?!

    Going to check this place out over the weekend, looks like a nice bar form what I can see driving by it.



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    Re: Whiskey River - open?!

    It looks great. I've been there twice now. They have a few kinks they need to work out still, but overall they really revamped it.
    One main thing I don't like is that when food is done, someone from the kitchen brings it out and sets it on the bar in front of people sitting there. I don't like that patrons can joke about eating it, or if they are coughing onto the plates, etc. They should have put a small warming, food done, window in between the kitchen door and wall corner.



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    Re: Whiskey River - open?!

    It's open, if you drive down Main Street you will not miss it. By the looks on the outside it looks great. Just out of curiosity, do they serve food there?



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    Re: Whiskey River - open?!

    Quote Originally Posted by SCNCY View Post
    It's open, if you drive down Main Street you will not miss it. By the looks on the outside it looks great. Just out of curiosity, do they serve food there?
    Yes, they serve food. I've seen a lot of chips and salsa come out of the kitchen.



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    Re: Whiskey River - open?!

    Went there tonight. Looks great, but...

    Not that many there on a Wednesday night, but the three bartenders couldn't work up the energy to get out from behind the bar to take an order or deliver a drink. I don't know if the burgers are as great as I remembered, since it seemed no one was too interested in serving food to us.

    Yah, I sound like a crab, but I waitressed and bartended my way through ISU so I expect the waitstaff to put out a little bit of energy.



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    Re: Whiskey River - open?!

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    It looks great. I've been there twice now. They have a few kinks they need to work out still, but overall they really revamped it.
    One main thing I don't like is that when food is done, someone from the kitchen brings it out and sets it on the bar in front of people sitting there. I don't like that patrons can joke about eating it, or if they are coughing onto the plates, etc. They should have put a small warming, food done, window in between the kitchen door and wall corner.
    Yeah, that doesn't sound good at all.



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