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Look Inside Gaming Parlour The Painted Duck, Now Open

Duck pin bowling, horseshoes, air hockey, food and cocktails debut in Westside

The Painted Duck
| Ryan Fleisher
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for over 12 years.

The Painted Duck, the Westside sibling to Buckhead’s The Painted Pin, opened on Wednesday, December 27 for duckpin bowling, games, dinner, and drinks.

The 26,000-square-foot, old school gaming parlour from Justin Amick and William Stallworth is located in the Stockyards Atlanta development at Brady Avenue and 10th Street just below its Italian restaurant neighbor, Donetto. A neon duck in the shape of, yep, a duckpin bowling pin, above the green double doors marks the spot.

The Painted Duck offers a variety of games, including 16 lanes of duckpin bowling, two Belgian feather bowling lanes, two indoor horseshoe pits, knuckleball, and two indoor deck shuffleboard courts. A large and opulent crystal chandelier hangs overhead at the entrance to the bowling lanes.

The food menu from chef Thomas Collins focuses on snacks and small plates like loaded tater tots, peel and eat shrimp, and a whiskey glazed turkey leg while entrees include pulled pork sliders, an au poivre burger, and club sandwiches. Family style dishes are also available such as a whole Peking duck accompanied by Hawaiian rolls.

As for cocktails, bar manager Trip Sandifer has put together a cocktail menu full of classics like the daiquiri, the rye-based La Louisiane, and gin and benedictine-based Singapore Sling. Sandifer has also devised a signature drink for the new alley inspired by The Varsity’s famed frosted orange called the frosted duck l’orange with vodka, orange soda, orange flower water, and coconut milk.

Take a look inside The Painted Duck, including a peek at the opening menu.

Upon entering The Painted Duck
The entrance to the duckpin bowling alley at the Painted Duck on Brady Avenue in Atlanta. Ryan Fleisher
Duckpin bowling lane seating area
Duckpin bowling lanes
The 50-foot duck mural created by artist Todd Murphy.
Shuffleboard courts
Horseshoe pit
Toad in the Hole and Knuckleball
The lounge area beyond the bowling lanes.
Au poivre burger
The Painted Duck
Garlic and herb crab claws
The Painted Duck
Pulled pork sliders
The Painted Duck
The opening menu for The Painted Duck

976 Brady Avenue NW, Atlanta. 404-352-0048,

Open Monday - Thursday, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Friday 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.


976 Brady Avenue Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 445-6867 Visit Website

The Painted Pin

737 Miami Circle Northeast, , GA 30324 (404) 814-8736 Visit Website

The Varsity

61 North Avenue Northwest, , GA 30308 (404) 881-1706 Visit Website

The Painted Duck

976 Brady Avenue Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 352-0048 Visit Website
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