The Thirsty Duck is a great place to pop in for a few reasonably priced drinks, maybe have an appy and play a bit of Keno.
You can tell that most of the patrons are regulars. This Dingy little pub seems to be the watering hole for the middle-aged singles that like to chat it up with the surrounding tables and maybe have a little too much to drink. But don't get me wrong, the many times I have been in, the age group has ranged from 19-65. The friendly atmosphere, although filled with cigarette smoke, creates a very relaxed environment.
There is a pool table and juke box perfect to hang around by with some friends if you can get a few games in, everyone is drawn to this!
The food is all very reasonably priced but nothing to call home about. That being said, the burger and beer special for $4.99 is hard to beat!
And for my favorite part of the thirsty duck...all the staff look genuinely happy to be there! How refreshing. I have never been there with an empty glass and the servers are always checking up to see how you are. And if there is no table to serve at that moment, they are striking up conversations with the patrons who are there to have a beer rather than hanging around the bar talking to each other. How great is that!
I definitely recommend the Duck for a comfortable environment and cheap drinks. If you are looking for something a little cleaner & classier with good food and tons of TV's for sports lovers, try River's Reach a few blocks up....but don't expect good service like you get at the Thirsty Duck.