Duckworth's Grill & Taphouse - Ballantyne

BA SCORE
94
outstanding

32 Ratings
Duckworth's Grill & Taphouse - BallantyneDuckworth's Grill & Taphouse - Ballantyne
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

14015 Conlan Cir
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28277-3476
United States

(704) 752-7284 | map
duckworths.com

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Added by thagr81us on 10-31-2011

PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Ratings:
32
Reviews:
10
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
3.01%
 
 
Taps:
80
Bottles/Cans:
40
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of scooper549
4/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

For the area the place is great. This is considering that the other "tap rooms" that are close are Hickory Tavern (better sports bar) and Growler USA. I must say I have not been to Growler's yet. My main reason for coming here is the beer club which rewards you (in insane quantities) for drinking different beers. It is a cool program and I will take advantage since I work and live close to the bar. This is just the second time I have been here. First with a group at a table and second at the bar solo. Service is fine. I never rely on the bartender or waitstaff to have knowledge of beers unless it is a beer exclusive location (take The Thirsty Monk in Asheville, NC for example; downtown location). Their website and tablets have all the beers on tap with discriptions at your fingertips. So, don't be a douche and use technology! Food is good for bar quality. It try's to be sports friendly but I found it dead on a Sunday at 4:30pm. People were not interested in sports. That's fine to me. I just want the beer. Good selection with seasonals included! I will be back many more times. Looking forward to reviewing the uptown location. Says over 400 beers on tap!!

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Photo of cbfrancis
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Gr8Scott
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of NCMatt
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Great location, pretty good beer selection (quality and quantity) and decent appetizers. I love the $3.50 draft specials. Will definitely return!

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Photo of Jfishe13313
4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of mcloud2
4.58/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of EMB1960
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Decent sports bar type atmosphere with lots of Craft Taps. Staff is usually friendly, but standard waitresses and waiters, rarely knowledgeable about many of the brews. Gets crowded after work, calms down around 7, weekends are busy. Great for NFL and college games.

Beer selection runs from good to okay, sometimes you just can't have what everyone wants. They do have bottles as well, fair selection, but for drinking there, I never tried to get anything to go, so not sure on this one.

Food, they have a very large menu, but all standard bar fare for the most part, with a few surprises on occasion. Usually well prepared, decent portion size and quick getting it to the table, unless super crowded.

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Photo of evan35
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of 3ricks
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.56/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Mycltbeer
5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Kirkman
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

The beer selection is nice. I love the amount of dark beer selections that you don't typically see. Duckworth's in general is a bar first and restaurant second. I prefer a 50/50 bar/restaurant. This is the standard by which all other restaurants are judged. I find myself making up reasons to go in order to consume mass quantities of dark beer.

The price/quality ratio on the food is a little off. I don't like $10-15/plates, but this is do-able. The beer prices are reasonable and the pint nights and ability to have flights is awesome.

I would say that the menu could be a little less bar and a little more restaurant, but besides that it is a great craft beer restaurant. The service here is good better than the Park road location and the parking is better, but not great probably because it has great beer ;-)

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Duckworth's Grill & Taphouse - Ballantyne in Charlotte, NC
4.32 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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