Duckworth's Grill & Taphouse - Park Road

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95
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43 Reviews
Duckworth's Grill & Taphouse - Park RoadDuckworth's Grill & Taphouse - Park Road
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

4435 Park Rd
Ste 300
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28209-3866
United States

(704) 527-5783 | map
duckworths.com

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-06-2009

PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
74
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
6.9%
 
 
Taps:
60
Bottles/Cans:
40
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tillmac62
4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of MarkLinton1
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Excellent food and extremely good beer selection. Draft beer selection is diverse and second to none.

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Photo of bostonbeans
4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of bparker551
4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Great tap list, sampler is a heck of a deal with 4 5.5 oz pours for $6. Nice little bottle list but you are paying a premium to purchase at a bar. Food looked good but I didn't have anything.

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Photo of evan35
4.09/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Jfishe13313
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great beer selection all the time and great food too! Perfect craft beer business model.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.68/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.2/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of surfcaster
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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2/5  rDev -54%

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Duckworth's Grill & Taphouse - Park Road in Charlotte, NC
95 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.
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