Whiskey Row

Whiskey Row, Prescott: Address, Phone Number, Whiskey Row Reviews: 4.5/5

Whiskey Row
4.5
Neighborhoods • Historic Walking Areas
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A full block of historic bars and saloons where some of America's famous cowboys and outlaws drank.
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The_Loup_Garou
Phoenix, AZ166,281 contributions
Oct 2020
A Step Back In Time

I had only visited Prescott, AZ once before our October trip, and that had been very brief, and for business meetings. We were back for my wife to meet with representatives of Prescott, and the towns in the area, and I had several days to explore. After breakfast downtown, I spent time walking Whisky Row, a section of older buildings along S Montezuma St, in historic downtown Prescott, and mostly across from the Yavapai County Courthouse and its plaza.

This was right up my alley, as I am a student of architecture, so found the old buildings unique, and very interesting.

Though the businesses now range from bars to art galleries, Whiskey Row once had over 40 saloons, all built and opened after the devastating fire of 1900. Most of the current buildings do belie their historic heritage, though a few have been remodeled to the point that one needs to stand across the street, to admire their historical aspect.

I strolled Whiskey Row from both sides of Montezuma St, and visited many of the businesses - bars to art galleries. I was a fun way to spend a couple of hours, and admire history.
Written November 1, 2020
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913frances
Prescott Valley, AZ41 contributions
Jan 2020
You can't visit Prescott without a stroll along Whiskey Row. Whatever time of year, it is a unique area and you will see interesting people as well as a variety of antiques, souvenirs, eateries, and bars.
If you are sensitive to these things, you may pick up on the vibes of people who frequented this area earlier. Good idea to check out the history before you make the trip. Lots of photo opps, and, of course, when you are on Whiskey Row you are in the heart of downtown, so you'll need to walk around the square, check out Bashford Courts and so on. I recommend allowing at least a couple of hours to get the most out of this experience.
Written January 10, 2020
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Kristen R
Los Angeles, CA75 contributions
Nov 2020
We were here in November and we had a lot of fun! It was shocking to see people crowded in bars and restaurants without regard for COVID, so that is something to keep in mind. But we were able to find places that felt safe for us. Lots of live music in the bars at night.
Written March 17, 2021
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J S
Corona, CA112 contributions
Jan 2020
We looked forward to visiting Whiskey Row as we both love whiskey and the thought of experiencing some older period establishments and the unique environment that can create really appealed to us and thus our desire to visit. Unfortunately, while that side of the street for about one block as some of the architectural features of an old western town, the bars/saloons other than a couple did not which was most disappointing.

Our favorite (as we did want to check each location out) was the Palace Restaurant and Saloon as the environment aided by the employees wearing period attire made it feel like we had envisioned as part of Whiskey Row.

We do wish to add that everyone working at each bar/saloon was warm and welcoming. Also, the entire area in and around Whiskey Row was clean and free trash. As we were staying in a nearby hotel, we were able to walk around into the late evening and felt comfortable walking back to the hotel at night.
Written January 17, 2020
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robertgreninger
Prescott Valley, AZ106 contributions
Feb 2020
This unique stop on Whiskey Row is educational, entertaining and informative. The focus on the rich heritage of the area is well done, the exhibits tastefully presented and the staff helpful and informative. A must see in Prescott.
Written February 11, 2020
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diwa011055
Independence, OR20 contributions
Jun 2020
Beautiful historic area of town that offers a vast variety of shopping stores, bars, and restaurants. Ample safe parking in front of the stores. There is alot of history in this town and we felt safe walking on the road and going through the stores.
Written July 4, 2020
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Karen L
Queen Creek, AZ64 contributions
Jun 2020
We had a wonderful time strolling and bar hopping Whiskey Row. We visited Matt's Saloon, Jersey Lilly's, Bird Cage, The Palace, and the Public House. The bartenders were friendly and made tasty drinks. Be warned, most establishments are CASH ONLY so bring $$ with you.
Written June 12, 2020
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KitKat
Casa Grande, AZ9 contributions
Jul 2019
I've been to Whiskey Row once and it was quite a site to see. Me being the the daughter of a History teacher, I loved hearing about the history of Whiskey Row and the history of Prescott. Prescott, itself, is a beautiful town. Just go when it's warm weather. :)
Written April 13, 2020
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policeofficer
flagstaff1 contribution
I was in there about a year ago and saw two highly decorated veterans booted for talking to loud. It seem the hippie owner dont like veterans. Veterans are welcome at the legion downtown and most other bars. I hope they dont mind me posting the truth. Maybe only cream puff reviews are allowed.
Written February 16, 2009
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Mobile17994
San Francisco, CA3 contributions
If you want the feel of stepping back into time, and love the ambiance of the wild west, then you'll like Whisky Row. While modern enough, (how can we avoid it?), the rugged big bars that remain unchanged for the most part, are a great place to go. I liked the Palace the best for dinner, the largeness of Matts Saloon for great country music acoustics, and a sense of space. Across the street is the square which has beautiful trees and grass and places to roam and sit down. During the day, the antique and western shops are a draw. I bought leather goods, and my favorite, southwestern jewelry. In the early evenings, the bars have cheaper prices til about 6 or 7pm and about 8, the music begins on the wkends. Around the corner are a variety of restaurants, and on the other side of the square as well. If you like small city western life for a casual getaway, leave your suit and tie and high heels at home, as the folks there are very casual and relaxed and the pace is definitely slower than the rat race of the big city life. I recommend it for a comfy cozy change, and if you love the simple pleasures in life the most and don't need the ritz or broadway shows or Vegas. It spoke to me, and Yes I'd return. I also rented a wonderful little car and that made tourin' around alotta fun.
Written August 14, 2003
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