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Kickbacks Gastropub

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Kickbacks GastropubKickbacks Gastropub

62 Reviews
Reviews: 62
Visits: 85
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: n/a
Taps: 84
Bottles: 650
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

910 King St
Jacksonville, Florida, 32204-4206
United States
phone: (904) 388-9551

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Place added by: CampusCrew on 11-26-2008

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Reviews: 62 | Visits: 85
Reviews by Aiptasia:
Photo of Aiptasia
4.85/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I had the pleasure of visiting Kickbacks on King St. for lunch today. On entering, the gastropub is a combination of brewpub and sports bar, with a small belly-up style bar and several low tables for seating of parties of two or more. The ceiling is covered with the inverted pull taps of brews past, and the walls are decorated with the requisite beer-vertising and several flat screen televisions running the gamut of TNT trivia to sports center to local programming.

The crowd at this time of day (lunch hour) was light. There are a few professionals, couples, swarthy-types and die-hards hanging out at one of the best craft beer joints in Jax, but I couldn't help feeing that the crowd would be much thicker and more interesting after dark. There were plenty of tables to pick and choose from at noon.

The bar itself is small and absolutely crammed full of pull taps. So crowded, it does indeed make it difficult to converse with the bartender (or anyone else) over the bar. There might be eight or nine bar stools total. Since this isn't your typical bar, roll with the punches and just strike up a conversation with the nearest staff member, find a seat wherever and you won't be disappointed.

At the back wall of the bar near the front windows, you will find the ON-TAP menu, with over 85 selections of craft beer to choose from. I sampled the current #73: Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout. This was paired with a blue cheese stuffed cheeseburger with crinkle cut sweet potato fries. My Wife, being seven month's pregnant and being a complete saint as our designated driver (I love her so much), enjoyed an unsweet tea with a french dip sandwich.

My second selection was a favorite i've fallen for over superbowl weekend, Delirium Noel. Olga found it in the store-room in a 22 oz bottle. It's a much sweeter, more dessert appropreate beer and went well after our meal.

I didn't get the chance to meet Steve. If the hours of Kickbacks go from 7:00 a.m through 3:00 a.m., i'm quite sure that he puts in his hours during the evening shifts. That's completely cool, because i'll definitely be back. (2,108 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Hans_Olo
4.53/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of eawolff99
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of donnyowens
3.58/5  rDev -18.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Tim_Brack
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of joec1965
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Excellent selection of over 80 beers on tap. Atmosphere was fun, there was plenty of sitting space and the food selection was impressive. (137 characters)

Photo of FedorableDrummr
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of JaxBeerBear
4.81/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great beer, great food, and always a great time. If you are stopping by Jacksonville or are anywhere close, you need to stop by here and give it a try. (151 characters)

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.03/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Big food selection and even bigger beer selection. Even better now that renovation is finished. (95 characters)

Photo of JohnK1366
4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The food was incredible; the beer selection was very good and best of all the staff was very knowledgeable. Our waiter was nothing short of phenomenal in terms of his beer knowledge and desire to make our experience fantastic. I ha to knock down the food and selection categories as they were short on some of the food items we ordered. (338 characters)

Photo of Merizalde
4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Drwpiersonindy
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Cbeury
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of iTunesUpdates
4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of JISurfer
3.03/5  rDev -31.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 1.75

Great atmosphere, cool vibe, lots of old tap handles... everywhere. While the quality of beer available was ok, the selection was not good at all. Being around the corner from some great Jax breweries and being able to pull in some CCB, they had ZERO FL beers on tap. How is that possible? The kicker, it was Jacksonville Craft Week. Maybe they didn't get the memo. I went down to World of Beer and had a Bold City Duke's Cold Nose and Cigar City Homemade Apple Pie. The bartender was a very nice guy though. (508 characters)

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of DMACH
3.25/5  rDev -26.1%

Place has gone down hill since last visit. Major renovation can't fix poor service. Un attentive bar tender. 100 plus beers on tap and you can't even sample one . Doubt I'm gonna buy a 6-7 dollar pint just not to like it. Pilsner served in wrong glass ....poor form for a place that wants to be known for its variety and quality of beers on draft. (351 characters)

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Kickbacks Gastropub in Jacksonville, FL
97 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.