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 -3.7%
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
More User Reviews:
3.6/5 rDev -17.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
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.
08-28-2013 02:32:47 | More by Kirkman
4.2/5 rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
I drove 3 hours specifically for the Founder's Throwdown event. I'm a craft beer newb, but Breakfast Stout was my first favorite, so this was like Christmas. It was the middle of the afternoon on a saturday and a large event was going on, so seating was limited, but wasn't really an issue. My group of 3 found a spot in the two-sided bar island.
Beer event was well organized, lots of rare or hard-to-find Founders beers. It was organized by Curtis, the beer coordinator. He ended up hooking me up with a free DFH Chicory Stout, which was a nice bonus to the day's events.
Selection was great from what I saw. I could have drank all day and had something new every time off of about 60 taps. Didn't see the bottle list.
Food was good, but not outstanding. Some interesting sandwiches, but otherwise standard upscale tap house menu fare. Better than anything I can find in my hometown, though.
08-07-2012 20:01:19 | More by 1point
4.45/5 rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
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.
01-26-2012 01:33:06 | More by TurdFurgison
4.74/5 rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Was refered to this place by the guys at Brawley's, down the road a quarter mile.
First impression, this place looks like more of a sports bar than your typical dark beer bar. But, the 60 taps on the wall quickly help you spot you're in for a treat.
The beer menu of tappers and bottles is both extensive and impressive, I was lucky enough to come across a day when they had Oskar Blues Vanilla Bourbon Barrel Old Chub on tap. How many times have you seen that one?
The night I was there, they had $3 taps (only a handful of exceptions) which apparently occurs every Tuesday and Thursday. The four sample flights are very generous and the staff is incredibly knowledgable.
A great place to drop by if you're in the area and want to visit a beer bar that only carries the god stuff.
12-28-2011 20:40:41 | More by Mscarpen
4.78/5 rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Much like a beer style, opinions of Duckworth's will likely vary depending on what it is a costumer is looking for. If you want dark and cozy, Duckworth's doesn't do that. Duck's is more of a brass and glass type establishment, with lots of flatscreen TVs; it's a great place to watch a game. They could use a bigger bar though, it gets crowded in a hurry.
What do they do well? Well, food for one thing. Their fajitas are fantastic and will easily fill two people. Also good: subs, wings, pizzas, steaks... even their salads are on the money.
What do they do great? Beer. 60 drafts - every one of them a high quality brew & twice a week the vast majority are $3 (which includes tax).
Their events are quickly becoming the stuff of legend. For example... last years Stone tap takevoer featured 40 drafts:
2004 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine
2007 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine
2006 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine aged in Bourbon Barrels
2008 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine aged in Wine Barrels
2010 Stone Old Guardian Belgo Barley Wine
2005 Stone Imperial Russian Stout
2010 Stone Imperial Russian Belgo Stout
2008 Stone Imperial Russian Stout aged in Bourbon barrels
Stone IRS 10th Anniversary Special Blend
Stone IRS 10th Anniversary GK Mad Man Mix
Stone 06.06.06. Vertical Epic Ale
Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale
Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels
Stone 08.08.08. Vertical Epic Ale
Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale
Stone 12th Anniversary Ale
Stone 12th Anniversary in Bourbon Barrels
Stone 13th Anniversary Ale
Stone 14th Anniversary Ale
2006 Double Bastard Ale
2006 Double Bastard Ale Aged in Brandy Barrels
2006 Double Bastard Ale Aged with French Oak Chips
2009 Double Bastard Ale
Saison du BUFF - Stone
21st Amendment Collaboration
San Diego Session Ale Collaboration
Double Dry Hopped Stone 14th Anniversary Ale
Double Dry Hopped Stone Ruination IPA
Double Dry Hopped Stone IPA
Stone Cali Belgique IPA
Stone Smoked Porter w/ Vanilla
Stone Smoked Porter w/ Chipotle
Stone Sublimely Self Righteous
Stone Pale Ale
Stone Levitation Ale
Stone Smoked Porter
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale
Arrogant Bastard Ale
Stone Ruination IPA
A recent Founders food pairing had 12 Founders drafts, including KBS & five others from their Backstage Series. Last weekend: Event Horizon tasting with the 2010, 2011 & a 2011 cask.
The best beer, period.
12-06-2011 21:39:56 | More by Mantooth
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Duckworth's Grill & Taphouse - Park Road in Charlotte, NC
96 out of 100 based on 45 user ratings.