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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
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4.36/5
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75 Ratings
Duckworth's Grill & Taphouse - Park RoadDuckworth's Grill & Taphouse - Park Road
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
75
pDev:
9.86%
 
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 43
Reviews by kkipple:
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4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Not sure why I haven't writ this place up before, but the new, improved, moved Duckworth's 2.0 in Charlotte is so fantastic that it is high time to do so.

Where to start? Ok, food. The food portions here are enormous, absurd. Cheap, too, for what you get. The FULL menu is available till 2am and the fare is all above average. My personal favorites include the cheeseburger with jalapeno bacon, the ribeye and pizza. It's all good. I am convinced that the nachos use an entire bag of chips; they feed 4 or more. They always have meal specials of some sort here.

Service: adequate to great, depending on who you get. The GM Mike is as good as they get. It does get slam-packed busy on weekends here, but what do you expect? The word is out.

Beer: Prices and pours are quite reasonable, often times bordering on dirt-cheap. Tuesdays and Thursdays nearly all 60 taps (did I mention they have 60 taps? They have 60 taps) are $2.50. I have drunk $2.50 Allagah Victor / Victoria, 90 Minute, Founders Breakfast Stout and more here. The bottle selection is quite extensive and a little-known secret is that you can take beer to go. Barrel Aged BORIS for $15 a bomber out the door? Yes please.

The bartenders are competent, and everything is served properly in a proper glass. No frosted mugs or short pour crap here. The list is extensive and heavily regional (Highland, Duck Rabbit, Foothills), and boasts a bunch of Oskar Blues and Allagash. The most mainstream beer I've seen is Yuengling. Absolutely no BMC. Did I mention they have 60 taps, and it is all GOOD beer? For Charlotte this is a revelation.

Events: Duckworth's is always doing something or other, from cask fests to the random cask on the bar, to bringing in the Stone CEO and putting 40 Stone beers on tap. I do not know of any other Charlotte beer bar to do so many BA-worthy events.

Downsides: Parking fills up quickly, there are a few TOO many TVs for my taste, and it does get loud. That's about it.

Bottom line: Duckworth's is easily the best beer bar in Charlotte and gets my vote for best beer bar in the Carolinas. (Thirsty Monk being a close second.) So, there ya go. I travel a lot and visit lots of quality beer bars, but Duckworth's is now firing on all cylinders and is only getting better.

If you only visit one craft beer bar in Charlotte, make it Duckworth's.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of qcbrewer
4.14/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of tillmac62
4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of MarkLinton1
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
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 -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of bparker551
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -6.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Jfishe13313
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
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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Photo of Damian74
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.68/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.2/5  rDev -3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of surfcaster
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
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 +8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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2/5  rDev -54.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Duckworth's Grill & Taphouse - Park Road in Charlotte, NC
Place rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 75 ratings
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