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McGonigel's Mucky Duck

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Neighborhood: Greenway/ Upper Kirby
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Address: 2425 Norfolk Street, Houston, TX 77098-4113
Phone Number: 1-713-528-5999
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am

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One of the greatest small music venues in Houston

You gotta love the Duck! This is a small music venue with a big personality! They bring in wonderful new (and old) bands to play here, and have great food, nice servers, and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Sammimarie
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Houston, TX
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Houston, TX
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

You gotta love the Duck! This is a small music venue with a big personality! They bring in wonderful new (and old) bands to play here, and have great food, nice servers, and a fantastic wine/beer list.

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

Sammimarie, Many thanks for sharing your very kind words about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. We love that you appreciate what we do at the Duck-and please know, we appreciate you! We hope that you will return often. Rusty, Teresa, Shane, and all the ducklings More 

Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I have been going to "The Duck" for 20 years, and it is the best live music venue (on a small scale) in Houston! Very intimate, Irish pub with great food! (their Beef Guiness is second to none!) If you're looking for something on a Wednesday night, check out their Irish Sessions (bring an instrument and join in if you... More 

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1 Thank Heathersv1
McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Heather- How great it was to read all the wonderful words you shared with TripAdvisor readers about your Duck experiences. We are delighted to know that you have been with us from almost the beginning! Here's to many more years of authentic Irish music, food and fun. Again, many thanks! Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More 

Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This is a great place to spend an evening and listen to music. Small, casual, good staff, combination of UK pub / sandwich shop menu, long craft beer menu and a surprisingly good wine menu. This is the perfect place to invite another couple and share an evening.

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

Houston Jay- Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. We hope you will continue to invite your friends to shows at the Duck and that every visit will be even better than the last one! Again, many thanks! Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More 

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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

The Duck is a great place to see live music. It is a rather small place with tables crammed in it but, it does allow you to be up close and personal with the bands. It is a venue where you can have dinner and watch the show with a good beer or glass of wine. The staff is friendly... More 

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

Gwen M- Many thanks for sharing your kind words about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoy the Duck and appreciate those things that make us unique. We hope that you will continue to visit the Duck and that all your visits will be happy ones. Again, thank you! Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Great venue to see quality music in an intimate setting. We found this little gem by chance and couldn't believe our luck.

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1 Thank elissa2015
McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Elissa, We were so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at the Duck. We hope that you will visit again soon. Many thanks to you for sharing your kind words about the Duck with the TripAdvisor readers. Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More 

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24 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere, good choice of beers, nice concert and good place to stay with friends. Sono stata bene

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1 Thank Alessia f
McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Allessia, Thank you for sharing your kind words about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. We are so happy that you and your friends had a good time with us. Grazie Mille! Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More 

Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

I had heard of the Mucky Duck even when I lived in Minnesota. Now that I live in Houston, I go whenever there's someone great playing there, which is often! Wonderful, intimate live music venue, good pub food, great beer selection, and the friendliest, most attentive servers you'll find anywhere. Highly recommended.

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

Dear Becky, So happy that you found the Duck when you moved here from Minnesota! Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. We hope that you will come visit often and that you always find everyone at the Duck welcoming and fun! Again, many thanks for your kind words! Rusty,... More 

Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We went to support a friend performing there. I was glad to see people actually were respectful and paid attention to the music. Music was good and We enjoyed the evening along with the food. The trio pie my husband has was okay but not great. I had their famous Mark Portugal sandwich. It was good and humongous. Saw wine... More 

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Thank suepark268
McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Sue- It was great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Duck! We appreciate that you took the time to share your kind words about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. We hope that you will come visit again. Many thanks, Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More 

Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Great music and food. Intimate size and a great variety of music. Something for everyone! Love spending the evening at the Duck.

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Thank Lori3165
McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Lori, Thank you for sharing your kind words with Trip Advisor readers-we are so happy to hear that you enjoy the Duck and hope to always live up to your expectations. Again, many thanks! Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More 

Rocky Mountains, CO
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86 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Duck had decent food and beer on tap, and was a great spot to watch and listen to our favorite - Bob Schneider, play an acoustic set. The staff was friendly and came by often enough that we didn't feel pestered nor forgotten. Prices were a tad high, but acceptable for an evening out. Fun night.

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

Dear V Rod- We are happy to read that you enjoyed the time you spent with us. Bob's show always makes for a fun night-what a talented man! We appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts about the Duck with Trip Advisor readers-thank you. We hope that you will come again. Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the... More 

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