Taps: 84 / Bottles: 650
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 58 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by kylehay2004:
4.72/5 rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The crowd is certainly very mixed and variable. The selection is incredible. I usually go and have had a third of the 84 beers that are on tap. Few other compare. Of those on draft the genres and selections are excellent and broad. There is no place else in Jacksonville that comes even close to te number of taps and broad range of breweries covered. The prices are reasonable but some of these beers are pricey to get ahold of therefore that cost makes some expensive. The food is actually a lot better than I expected. They have a nice selection. Overall you won't be disappointed if you are looking fr new beers to try and the food is good enough to go for more than just beer
01-06-2012 04:23:06 | More by kylehay2004
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2.1/5 rDev -52.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 2.5 | $$$
I had been to kickbacks about 4 years ago and had a great experience. Previously the beer selection was vast and my server was knowledgable and helpful.
The second time around my experience was the complete opposite. They place felt dirty. The atmosphere was not good. The beer selection was abysmal. Instead of 60 some odd beers on tap it was more like 10-15 and not even good beers. I chose a Oskar blues Christmas ale my girlfriend had a bells IPA. My Christmas ale was the very bottom of the keg. It was flat and tasteless. Both beers were poured with WAY too much head. We ordered a burger and a panini sandwich to eat. The food came in time and tasted okay but as it cooled quickly the chicken in the panini became very dry. I tried to order a barley wine in a bottle. My waiter went to look, came back to the table and told me they were out. He didn't recommend any other beers or give me an alternative. He just walked off. A few minutes later he came back and I asked if they had ANY barley wines. Once again none. I tried one more time and asked for the Weyerhaeuser fifteen. This time they had the beer BUT it had not been in the cooler. I was told the beer could be ready in 8 min. Really?? How is a beer going to go from room temp to ready to drink in 8 min?
I politely said no thank you and asked for the check.
My impression is that this place is running in the negative and the owner/manager is putting no money into inventory.
I can't imagine this place staying in business. If they do they need to change their identity away from a high end craft beer restaurant and just be the local dive they have become.
01-03-2014 01:48:34 | More by Gvaud
4/5 rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Great Place really liked the atmosphere, The beer selection was fantastic, love how you can try different types, I have gone here a few times already. Still is one of my favorite bar/restaurant places. I would totally recommend it to my friends or family.
I work late and love the hours of this place being open to 3 am is perfect for me
10-04-2013 09:18:30 | More by Dam262a
Kickbacks Gastropub in Jacksonville, FL
97 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.