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McGonigel's Mucky Duck

2425 Norfolk, Houston, TX 77098 (Greenway/ Upper Kirby)
1-713-528-5999
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Ranked #1 of 241 nightlife in Houston
Type: Performances, Bar/ Clubs
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- May 14, 2014
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Houston, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Amazing venue, eclectic mix of musicians, great beer and wine selection and tasty food! Mucky Duck's is definitely an authentic spot. It can be warm and romantic to teeming with people; either way is a great experience. Definitely arrive early to get a good table, buy tickets online if you can or bring cash so you don't have to use... More

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

Ms. Q- We want to thank you for your kind words about the Duck. We appreciate that you made the time to share your thoughts of the Duck with the Trip Advisor visitors. And thank you for your recommendation that first timers get tickets on line, that makes it possible for us to plan well for our guests. We hope... More

Houston,Tx
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14 reviews 14 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This is one of the very best places in the Houston Texas area or just about anywhere to see live music and eat very good food. It is small and fills up fast for certain shows, I recently saw Marshall Chapman and she was great as was the dinner and service.

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

Thank you Thomas L. It was wonderful to read your kind words about the Duck. We appreciate that you took the time to write of your Duck experience and hope that you will continue to visit the Duck often. We will work very hard to live up to your excellent review of our small business. Again, many thanks! Rusty, Teresa... More

Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I've been a regular at this establishment for 20 years, so perhaps my perspective is slightly skewed, but it truly is a unique experience. It is, first and foremost, a music venue that has no equal in the Houston area. The quality and diversity of the artist's that perform at the Mucky Duck is amazing. Best entertainment value for the... More

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

a duck walked into a bar..... What a treat to read such a nice review from a "regular"! We will do our best to live up to the wonderful things you said about us. Thank you for your kind words.... Rusty, Teresa and Shane More

Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I read about McGonigel's Mucky Duck many times before we finally went several years ago. I can't say enough good about it. If you love live music in an intimate, smoke-free atmosphere - if you love live music and want to be inches from the stage - if you love live music and want to be in the company of... More

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Nashville
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

If in Houston don't miss out on an evening at the "Duck". Great live music nightly and fantastic food. Everyone has favorites and I have enjoyed Slaid Cleaves,Jimmy LaFave,Bruce Robison and Charlie Robison,Kelly Willis....the list goes on and on. The club caters to serious listeners and is not your typical noisy pub when a show is taking place. Rusty and... More

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Houston
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14 reviews 14 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

We love the Mucky Duck and are there about once a month, the venue and proximity to some of our favorite singer-songwriters can't be beat. The staff, while often a bit stretched for the sold-out shows, are unfailingly courteous. As a vegetarian, I do wish there were more healthy options (veg burger is good but seriously spicy), but the nights... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Great atmosphere - plenty of seating inside and out. The beer is excellent - and a good variety on tap. The waitstaff were friendly, but spread a bit thin - or so they said. I look forward to returning.

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Friendswood
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14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

I won't claim to have been at every music venue in Houston, but I have been to enough to know Mucky Duck is the real deal. We always have a great time. Tips...buy your tickets early. When you buy tickets, let them know you will be dining before the show. This ensures that you get premium seats. They only have... More

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

Dear Dean B- Thank you for sharing your kind words about the Duck-it is so gratifying to hear from guests when they have enjoyed the offerings of our venue. We hope that you will continue to enjoy many happy times at the Duck. Many thanks, Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More

houston
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a very small music venue with great beer, wine and food selections. The music isn't so loud that you walk out with the ears ringing! It is great there to be so close to the musicians and most people respect the "don't talk while the music is playing" rule. The food is great! Fish and chips, chicken pot... More

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

So nice to know that you have enjoyed your visits to the Duck and especially gratifying to hear that your server took good care of you. Thank you for your kind words and please know that we look forward to your visits! Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This place is a great spot for live music. It is a very intimate atmosphere. They have a nice patio in the back. A good choice of beer on tap, as well as wines to choose from.

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