Whisky River

About Whisky River

HMSHost has partnered with Dale Earnhardt Jr to open Dale Jr’s Whisky River in Charlotte Douglas International Airport, bringing good times to travelers. This rendition of the original location in uptown Charlotte is a natural fit for Charlotte Douglas, delivering the same vibe of the city into the airport for travelers to get an authentic experience. 


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For years, Whisky River has been a favorite place for North Carolina fun-seekers to hang out and enjoy great food, music, and drinks. It’s a place where you might run into an old friend or maybe meet a new one, and this same vibe and down-to-earth sense of place is now something travelers will have a chance to appreciate. 

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Good Food

In addition to good times, Whisky River has always been known for its simple, yet craveable dishes. Travelers will find the same experience in the airport with options like the house made Whisky River chili; Whisky Wings; ‘dirty’ tots made with pulled pork, chipotle queso, green onion, and Dale’s signature BBQ sauce; the Carolina Q Burger, topped with Carolina slow roasted pork, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, and dill pickles; and the BBQ brisket entrée. 

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Entertainment and Fun

Just like the Uptown location, entertainment and fun are part of the restaurant’s personality. The airport location has built up its own unique Whisky River reputation for its lively bar and rustic décor complete with a model bull named Junebug, a wall completely covered in belt buckles, and a stage where live performances can be enjoyed on a regular basis.


  • USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards Best Airport Bar

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