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Kickbacks Gastropub

Not Rated.
Kickbacks GastropubKickbacks Gastropub
BA SCORE
97
world-class

71 Ratings
Ratings: 71
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 13.8%
Taps: 84
Bottles: 650
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ 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 by DrinkSlurm:
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.09/5  rDev -7.5%

Had dinner here while in town for work. They were under construction at the time of my visit, so their normally extensive tap list was down to about 21 or so...still very good. Terrapin WNB and Hopzilla, Hoppin Frog Boris Oatmeal, McChouffe, Bells Two Hearted, Souther Tier Oaked Backburner and Pumking?...Sixpoint Apollo, Orkney Skull Splitter, Schneider Sommer, Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat, Hoegaarden, and some others I don't remember. The bottle list was quite huge...they had a page of wilds and sours that looked god - and all reasonably priced. But on the 2 bottles I asked for, they were out of stock on both...so maybe its not that big...
Also, you can download their App for a tap list.
The atmosphere is weird - a hodgepodge of random décor and furniture, tons of glassware and tap handles on the ceiling, all dusty and grimy, crumbs on the stained cushioned bar stools, and weird peeps loitering at the front door. It was fairly empty at 5:00 on a Monday.
Quality is a hard one - while the selection was very good, I did notice a the bartender taking a lot of shortcuts...like simply rinsing dusty and dirty glasses from the bar top to quickly serve in instead of just cleaning all the glasses... (actually served a dirty glass to the person sitting next to me)...also , I hate when they use a second cup to collect the foam, then pour it into the beer you order to top off...it just seems wrong - and there is likely some beer science on how that affects the flavor also.
The service was great - super nice bartender and food runners, chatty but not annoying and very attentive.
The food was pretty tasty. I had a tempeh burger; while it would probably not be many peoples first choice, it was pretty good for what it is - and I think it was "local" to Gainesville.
Prices were pretty good overall...about $5 on average for a draft during happy hour - while some others were closer to $9 like the BORIS Destroyer Oatmeal and the McChouffe.
Overall, while grimy and somewhat gross...id go back if im ever back in JAX...especially after their "expansion" is complete.

05-15-2013 16:55:56 | More by DrinkSlurm
More User Reviews:
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Bradkb70

Florida

4/5  rDev -9.5%

07-29-2014 14:22:50 | More by Bradkb70
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tviz33

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-14-2014 20:51:24 | More by tviz33
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -9.5%

06-25-2014 22:20:02 | More by dailyminefield
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JISurfer

South Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -31.4%

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.

05-31-2014 02:08:52 | More by JISurfer
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BierBliss

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +13.1%

04-03-2014 23:38:52 | More by BierBliss
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BoilerUpNavy

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

03-24-2014 20:24:50 | More by BoilerUpNavy
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904Will

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-18-2014 17:03:36 | More by 904Will
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SDean82

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-07-2014 01:08:58 | More by SDean82
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

01-22-2014 01:29:50 | More by nickfl
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Kickbacks Gastropub in Jacksonville, FL
97 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.