The recently closed Macaroni Grill at 2265 W. Ina Road will reopen as Whiskey Roads, a country bar, by the owners of Putney's, an Irish-themed sports pub. April 16, 2019.

The folks behind the popular Putney's Sports Bar on North Oracle Road are going country.

In July, they will open Whiskey Roads in the now-closed Romano's Macaroni Grill at 2265 W. Ina Road, across from the beleaguered Foothills Mall.

It's the first time the northwest side and Marana will have a new country night club since the New West/Gotham closed in summer 2002, a year after it was besieged by controversy surrounding a deadly shooting in the club in 2001. 

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The folks behind Putney’s Pit Stop Sports Bar & Grill on North Oracle Road are going country with their new venture, Whiskey Roads country bar across from the Foothills Mall. 

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