Imagine a menu that never ended. Choices for days. And before you even see this you’re dazzled with rows of beer taps and whimsical decor with twinkling lights and a spiral staircase –this is Kickbacks.
An Outside Fireplace and Taps for Miles
Outside is a lovely raised patio area with a cozy fireplace (for the 4 nights in Jacksonville where it’s cold). Amidst the wonder and inviting aura of beer and people chatting, is a host stand with an eager quasi-hipsterish host (probably with a fantastic barrette or earrings and dark lipstick) waiting to seat you.
As you get settled at one of the many tables – inside, outside or by the bar – you can begin making your first major decision – which tasty beverage to choose. Now, you won’t find a ton of local brewery beers on tap or gluten-free options, but they pretty much have EVERYTHING else. If you wanna really enjoy this place, come during the week so you can get a sampler. The weekends are too busy for divying up the trays, so you will be forced to drink whole beers.
Weekday Treat: Beer Samplers
I’m talking stouts. I’m talking amber ales. I’m talking IPAs. I’m talking golden ales. There’s wheat beer and a full bar too. Basically, it’s a good time. Your server will even kickback and recommend some good drink choices if you get stuck.
But don’t rest yet. It’s time to eat all the kinds of bar food you could dream of. There’s sandwiches, apps galore, vegetarian tacos, spaghetti-oh’s, poutine, full breakfasts all day, indian food and more. I got the poutine, because it’s one of my fave dishes I don’t usually see too often. (Though I just tried a tastier one at Black Sheep!). The Kickbacks poutine had a tasty sauce and a plate piled high with fries and cheese. There was an option to get meat on top and next time I’ll go the extra mile.
Give Ramen a Try!
My friend didn’t love her breakfast dish, but she was fairly pleased with her grapefruit cider. So my two cents: I’ve got a ton more to try there. They even had ramen on the menu! All in all, I had some good food, slightly sour Infusion beer, and overall a great time.