Duckworth's Grill & Taphouse - Park Road
Taps: 60 / Bottles: 40
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
4.2/5 rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Ah, Duckworth's... Along Park Road within earshot of Total Wine & More and just down the road from Brawley's, it's housed in modest-sized retail center. Limited parking outfront, though I managed to luck out with a front-row spot on both of my visits.
Yes, it's a sports bar, as there are nearly twenty flat-screen televisions scattered around the joint (with two installed in front of the urinals in the men's restroom [I was told a big ZERO for the woman's restroom]). However, it's not painfully sports-focused and there wasn't two inches of discarded peanut shells on the floor. In fact, it's quite clean there for a sports bar, though I'd heard they have only been in this new locations for a few months. Still, let's hope they keep it that way.
The menu features what you'd typically find on a bar menu plus daily specials, though, thankfully not as greasy and detestable as some (sorry Taco Mac). On my two visits over two days, I opted for the large pepperoni pizza and the cheeseburger with home-made chips -- filling and tasty.
For the beer, the bottle selection was delightful and rather sensibly priced and, unlike Georgia, you're welcome to order it to-go. It featured a good range of international and US breweries with a few locals scattered in (Olde Hickory, Mother Earth, Duck-Rabbit, etc). The draught selection, well, I assume it would be just as good, but I was there in attendance of the Stone Total Tap Takeover (STTT). Why, there's even a beer engine on site. Draft beers are available in sampler portions, something you sadly never see here in Georgia.
The one thing that really stood out for me was the overall friendliness of the entire staff - from the servers to the GM to the amiable albeit soft-spoken owner. Usually, you run into at least a couple unhelpful sourpuss staff members at even the best bar joints.
Duckworth's is a pretty nice place for the Charlotte area. That was probably the key piece of information I wanted to convey to you all.
10-10-2010 21:50:58 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Duckworth's Grill & Taphouse - Park Road in Charlotte, NC
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