“The Painted Duck” Redefines Entertainment on Atlanta’s Westside
Experience unique group gaming options, eye popping design and top notch food and beverage from The Painted Pin team
Atlanta, GA (Thursday, January 4th, 2017)—Justin Amick and William Stallworth, Founders and Principals of Painted Hospitality, an Atlanta-based company that creates and operates entertainment driven concepts, are pleased to announce The Painted Duck. The Painted Duck is a distinguished drinkery, duckpin bowling and gaming parlour located in the new Stockyards Atlanta development on the Westside at 976 Brady Avenue. The Painted Duck follows The Painted Pin, an upscale boutique bar, bowling and entertainment venue in Buckhead that opened in June 2014 to much acclaim, including “One of the 50 Coolest New Businesses in America” by Business Insider.
Like its predecessor, The Painted Duck is poised to once again reinvent the entertainment sector with unique competitive group gaming options, eye popping design and top notch food and beverage from a seasoned hospitality team.
The Painted Duck includes 16 full service duckpin bowling lanes, 2 Belgian feather bowling lanes, 2 indoor horseshoe pits, knuckleball, toad in the hole, 2 indoor deck shuffleboard courts, 22 ft. table shuffleboard, a basketball 3 point and free throw shoot out, air hockey, snookball (a hybrid sport that blends pool with soccer) and other unique competitive group gaming options.
Chef Thomas Collins (ONE. midtown kitchen, TROIS, Parish Foods & Goods, The Painted Pin) is serving up cuisine he is dubbing “backyard barfare”. The menu offers shareable small plates, dips, sliders, sandwiches, salads, and skewered wood fired meats and proteins called “quills” prepared on a custom show-stopper grill. Items such as the House Cracker Jack, Westside Beef Jerky, Duck Phat Fries and Duck Nuggets will provide plenty of small bite options. For those with larger appetites, there are salads and sandwiches such as the Smoked Beef Brisket Sandwich with Pickled Red Onions, Chili Mayo, Cilantro on a Brioche Bun, the Shaved Vegetable Salad with Yellow Beets, Kohlrabi, Carrots, Radish, Apples, Bitter Greens, Blue Cheese and Apple Cider Vin and the Sausage & Peppers made with Pine Street Market Spicy Italian Sausage, Sauteed Onions & Peppers served on Hoagie Roll. The aforementioned “quills”, or skewers, can be ordered by 3, 5, or 7 and include Hawaiian Pork & Pineapple, Spicy Chicken Thighs, Thai Ahi Tuna, Sesame Shrimp, Seasonal Garlic & Herb Vegetables, Peruvian Filet Mignon and King Crab Scampi. The menu’s piece de resistance is the Whole roasted Peking Duck that must be ordered one hour in advance and is served family style with peppered bacon, lettuce, tomato, grilled onions and King’s Hawaiian Rolls.
Acclaimed bartender Trip Sandifer (Atlanta’s The Spence, Restaurant Eugene, The Painted Pin), is one of the best in the country at his craft. At The Painted Duck, his beverage program focuses on signature and classic cocktails, artisanal wines by the glass and local and craft beer. Sandifer’s signature cocktails are true showstoppers and include the Frosted Duck L’Orange (Vodka, Orange, Coconut) which was inspired by an Atlanta classic, The Varsity’s Frosted Orange. Trip’s version is for grown-ups and is a frozen orange creamsicle drink with coconut milk, orange soda, vodka, orange flower water. TheKentucky Nitro (Bourbon, Cold-Brew Coffee, Vanilla, Pineapple, Bitters) is served on tap and offers bourbon, coffee, vanilla, nutmeg syrup, bitters, pineapple juice and it is charged with nitro. The result? A beautiful cascading foamy head on top a drink that Sandifer describes as a “stepped up whiskey cola.” His Glam Pop (Vodka, Apry, Montanaro Aperitivo, Glitter Soda) is also served on tap and is described by Sandifer as a “bitter sweet Italian soda”. It boasts sparkling gold soda with edible glitter throughout and is topped with an edible gold spray painted orchid. Sandider also offers two Tiki drinks, The Ornithology (Gin, Bruto Americano, Orgeat, Lime, Pineapple) and The Anthropology (Tequila, Rum, Ginger, Lime, Bitters, Grapefruit Soda). Aside from the signatures, Sandifer offers 26 classic cocktails ranging from obscure to more modern classics. An all-star wine list boasting benchmark producers is curated by owner and Advanced Sommelier Justin Amick.
The Painted Duck is located in the Stockyards Atlanta development, an adaptive re-use of historic buildings dating back to the early 1900s. A neon duck hanging over a green door marks the entrance where guests walk through a graffiti filled hallway that leads to the stairwell down. The basement space which can be described as a “cavernous ruin space meets hunting lodge” pays homage to the historical building with original stone granite and brick throughout. Rustic components such as fieldstone walls around the lanes, pin lit concrete columns washed in white, and a live edge bar with a stone face and a steel overbar set the tone. To counteract the raw materials, modern lighting in black steel, rose gold, copper and brass finishes hang above seating with brightly colored leathers, mohair and canvas. A hyper suggestive wallpaper marks the entrance to the floor to ceiling mirrored restroom. A stage for live music with a large theatrical chandelier separates the bar and dance floor from the indoor courtyard gaming area where sunken horseshoe pits framed with steel cages and two Belgian feather bowling lanes reside.
The largest design component is the Todd Murphy art that serves as the backdrop behind the 16 duckpin bowling lanes. Todd Murphy, the nationally acclaimed artist, has created a 50 foot mural that is a digital composite of hundreds of different images including migrating ducks, wildlife and nature that converge in the middle of the space. The fabric has multiple layers and canvases for a sculptural and sometimes three dimensional effect. Murphy merged “old renaissance paintings and landscapes to create a high/low effect that feels modern, old world, high-brow, yet comfortable.” The graffiti mural on the entrance hallway was done by Ben Janik, a local scenic and graffiti artist who has done work for the San Francisco Arts Commission, the city of Chicago, the Atlanta BeltLine, Nike, Warner Bros, Harley Davidson, Cartoon Network and more. For the mural, Janik created a bold display of traditional style graffiti art, combined with black light effects, to give the viewer a sense of excitement and anticipation as they enter the building. He incorporated hidden imagery and phrases throughout.
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