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Duckworth's Grill & Taphouse - Park Road

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Duckworth's Grill & Taphouse - Park RoadDuckworth's Grill & Taphouse - Park Road
BA SCORE
96
world-class

61 Ratings
Ratings: 61
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 10.78%
Taps: 60
Bottles: 40
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

4435 Park Rd
Ste 300
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28209-3866
United States
phone: (704) 527-5783

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @duckworthspark

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Reviews by GJ40:
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4.1/5  rDev -6%

I stopped by while visiting Charlotte with the family. I wasn't sure I'd have time but they had Old Hickory's Death by Hops on the tap list so I made time.

It's in a strip mall in a very commercial area with lots of stores around it. The building seems new and seems to have been built as a strip mall so it doesn't provide much atmosphere. The space is very wide and not very deep so there's lots of light coming in from the front windows. The large bar has lots of TVs within clear site. I was there on a Sunday and they were showing several NFL games. There was a football crowd enjoying both the games and the craft beer.

The taps were extensive and well organized behind the bar. They carry lots of NC beers and plenty of US favorites.

I'd need more time at Duckworth's to decide what I really think but they certainly deserve a very high rating from the selection alone.

GJ40, Nov 23, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.24/5  rDev -2.8%

Great beer selection--some rarities and sometimes they bust out a keg of some really tough to find stuff from time to time--even sneak it out with no fanfare (Foothills Sexual Chocolate was a surprise). They offer samplers and bartenders are knowledgeable.

Atmosphere a little thin. Kind of sports bar like and in a mini-mall. Food is not the reason to go--average pub fare with some winners here and there (Cuban sandwich was a winner).

This is a beer site--not the family joint with great beer. More like the great beer joint to hang out with a couple of friends.

Few specialty events like Founders night, etc are well attended.

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ChuckS, Oct 22, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev -17.4%

I love Duckworth's. They have dark beer on tap, pint nights, flights, and food. The atmosphere is definitely a bar first restaurant second. I prefer to have a 50/50 mix. Duckworths in general has upscale bar food. They do serve some non-standard bar foods like salads, BBQ, and pizza. I do feel that the food prices are a little high $10-15/plates, but I am very cheap and have very high standards. Beer prices are on par with what I expect everywhere else. I am willing to pay in order for Duckworth's to maintain the beer selection they have. They are the standard by which everyone else is rated.

This location does have some issues to resolve. This includes parking, service quality and speed. I have had amazing service including beer knowledge at an amazing level, but I have also had servers that were very green.

Kirkman, Aug 28, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev -3.7%

I drove 3 hours specifically for the Founder's Throwdown event. I'm a craft beer newb, but Breakfast Stout was my first favorite, so this was like Christmas. It was the middle of the afternoon on a saturday and a large event was going on, so seating was limited, but wasn't really an issue. My group of 3 found a spot in the two-sided bar island.

Beer event was well organized, lots of rare or hard-to-find Founders beers. It was organized by Curtis, the beer coordinator. He ended up hooking me up with a free DFH Chicory Stout, which was a nice bonus to the day's events.

Selection was great from what I saw. I could have drank all day and had something new every time off of about 60 taps. Didn't see the bottle list.

Food was good, but not outstanding. Some interesting sandwiches, but otherwise standard upscale tap house menu fare. Better than anything I can find in my hometown, though.

1point, Aug 07, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +2.1%

Very close to Brawley's, a natural one-two stop for a traveller in the area. Although the layout reminds me a little of some Taco Mac locations (big central bar, loads of TVs, etc) there was a surprising number of families with kids when I visited. All the adults seemed to enjoy good beer selection, at least based on my casual glance.

Craploads of taps, 50-60 I'd estimate, and all were serving good craft beer. Major breweries represented included NC (Big Boss, Duck Rabbit, Foothills, Olde Hickory), other USA craft (Allagash, Brooklyn, Ommegang, Oskar Blues, Terrapin), and a few internationals (Gouden, DuPont, Van Honsebrouck). Twice as many bottles, again all were solid.

Decent prices on most drafts, a little high priced for bottles.

TurdFurgison, Jan 26, 2012
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4.74/5  rDev +8.7%

Was refered to this place by the guys at Brawley's, down the road a quarter mile.

First impression, this place looks like more of a sports bar than your typical dark beer bar. But, the 60 taps on the wall quickly help you spot you're in for a treat.

The beer menu of tappers and bottles is both extensive and impressive, I was lucky enough to come across a day when they had Oskar Blues Vanilla Bourbon Barrel Old Chub on tap. How many times have you seen that one?

The night I was there, they had $3 taps (only a handful of exceptions) which apparently occurs every Tuesday and Thursday. The four sample flights are very generous and the staff is incredibly knowledgable.

A great place to drop by if you're in the area and want to visit a beer bar that only carries the god stuff.

Scott

Mscarpen, Dec 28, 2011
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Duckworth's Grill & Taphouse - Park Road in Charlotte, NC
96 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.