Like wall-mounted talking fish and apple-pie-flavored hot dogs, the hamburger is a steadfastly entrenched piece of Americana. Partake of this patriotic plate-garnish with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of burgers, drinks, and more at Duke’s Bar & Grill.
Duke’s Bar & Grill assists diners in proper revelry with a menu teeming with appetizing ensandwiched eats and a stunning array of refreshing beers and cocktails. Celebrating the hamburger’s reputation as the most democratic of all sandwiches, patrons elect their choice of 30 different types of burger and nine different patties—such as stockyards Angus, ostrich (add $2), or portobello mushroom—to argue its meaty case before a ravenous congress of white-robed teeth. Chew through a fresh baja burger ($10) piled with monterey jack, avocado, and applewood bacon, or indulge latent impulses for meal-hybridization with a Mac Attack, a burger dressed with lettuce and tomato, and cherry-topped with a mound of mac ‘n’ cheese ($10). Solitary meals can find companionship with a respectable beer, such as a Three Floyds Gumball Head ($5), or match wits with a sharp-tongued signature cocktail such as the Jack Daniels, cola, and Kahlua-infused Black Cow ($10).
With its rough-hewn knotty pine walls, low ambient light, and stylishly understated white-leather seating, Duke’s décor combines the cozy feel of a rustic cabin with the lack of Sasquatch sightings of a nightclub. The attentive staff lavishes attention on diners relishing burger-munching bliss, who are serenaded with a soundtrack of rock, hip-hop, and electronica at noise levels suitable for lively dinner conversation and proper digestion.