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McGonigel's Mucky Duck

Neighborhood: Greenway/ Upper Kirby
Bar/ Clubs, Performances, Nightlife, Theater & Concerts
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Address: 2425 Norfolk, Houston, TX 77098
Phone Number: 1-713-528-5999
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laid back place

Came here because it was right down the street from our hotel. There was live music, and the place was packed. Good place to go if you want to sit back, relax while having a beer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
Aunjelle B
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Livingston, Louisiana, United States
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Livingston, Louisiana, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Came here because it was right down the street from our hotel. There was live music, and the place was packed. Good place to go if you want to sit back, relax while having a beer and enjoy some great music.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
8 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

While we were in Houston to visit the cancer center, that does not mean you cannot explore. Other folks had told us about how we could not miss going to 'The Duck'. We have looked for other Irish pubs during our journeys, but most just end up being a disappointment. McGonigel's Mucky Duck was NOT such a place. Now, we... More 

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Old Navy- Thank you for taking time to share your very kind words about the Duck with the TripAdvisor readers. We were delighted that you enjoyed the Duck and do hope that you will be able to come for a show one evening. We truly hope that all of your visits to Houston will be filled with only the... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

On this occasion, Chris Smither, an amazing blues guitarist, whose foot is the beat. Seen him 3 times now. The Mucky Duck is an ideal location, just the right size to get intimate with the music and artist as they always stay around afterwards to sign albums and chat with you. Beer choice is excellent, food is English pubby but... More 

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Adrian F, We want to thank you for taking time to share your thoughts about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. We do so agree about Chris Smither-one of the finest musicians we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. We always look forward to his visits-we are so lucky that he plays the Duck! We hope that you will... More 

houston
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Offers quality pub food and draft beer in an intimate music venue with reserved seating Repeat...................................................................................................

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Jane, Thank you for sharing your kind thoughts about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. We hope that you will return often and enjoy many fine experiences at the Duck. Again, many thanks, Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Accessible, friendly and truly enjoyable. My preferred venue to sit and watch live music when I travel to Houston from New Mexico. It is intimate, the performers are always relaxed and casual and the food quite good! Recommend you buy a ticket in advance and indicate you are eating - that's the best way to guarantee yourself assigned seating. Staff... More 

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Patrick N- Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about the Duck with the TripAdvisor readers. We appreciate your kind words and were very happy to hear that you recommend the Duck even if you don't know who is playing-that was nice! We hope that you will continue to make the Duck your special place whenever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've been a patron for years of the Mucky Duck and I have never been disappointed. The food is aways wonderful, beer cold, and I can't say enough about the music. They bring in some amazing artist everyone from my most favorite Kelly Willis and of course Bruce Robison to Hal Ketchum and Leroy Parnell!!

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Adrianne, Thank you for your kind words about the Duck! We are so happy to know that you love the food, the beer and of course, the music. Many thanks to you for taking the time to share your thoughts about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More 

Missouri City, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We always enjoy going to the Mucky Duck. We have seen many different acts and have our favorites that we see on a regular basis. A great beer and wine selection and very good food. We usually attend once a month or more.

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear PAC, Thank you for your kind word about the Duck. It is nice to hear that you appreciate our wine and beer selections-it's a challenge to keeping up with all the new local breweries! We appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts with the TripAdvisor readers. Many thanks from all of us, Rusty, Teresa, Shane and... More 

Coldspring, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's a different and fun way to spend an evening. Look to spend about $100/couple but that includes the meal. We had hamburgers that were exceptionally good. You have to make reservations because the place is usually full. Use your GPS to find it because it's on a side road

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theduckess, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Squiggy~ We are happy to know that you like the Duck and our hamburgers! We hope that your GPS continues to lead you straight to the Duck whenever you are looking for some fun! Many thanks to you for taking the time to share your thoughts about the Duck with the TripAdvisor readers, Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the... More 

Houston, Texas, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We love the Duck - have been going there for years! Rusty does a fabulous job of securing great and varied entertainment. The food is good and the staff always pleasant. Many fine musicians have gotten a start at the Mucky Duck! Enjoy!

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theduckess, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Linda- Thank you for your kind words about the Duck. As we begin the celebration of our 25th year at the Duck we have been reflecting on all of the many good things that have happened over the years - and without a doubt, the very first thought that comes to mind is always of our wonderful "regulars" who... More 

Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Mucky Duck is the best live music venue in Houston. In the evenings, it presents a wonderful, eclectic mix of truly talented musicians (along with the occasional dud) in an atmosphere geared for listening. At the same time, the food is excellent, the wine and beer choices are reasonably priced and outstanding, and the chocolate mousse is to die... More 

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theduckess, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Paul C. We are grateful to you for your kind words and want you to know that we will work hard to live up to all of the nice things that you have said about the Duck! Thank you for taking the time from your day to share your thoughts about the Duck with the TripAdvisor readers. Rusty, Teresa,... More 

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