FAQ

WHERE ARE YOU 
Our address is:
2425 Norfolk – two blocks North of 59 (Southwest Freeway) one block East of Kirby Drive
Houston, Texas 77098
(713) 528-5999

WHEN ARE YOU OPEN?
Monday thru Friday: 11:00 am – 7:30pm
We close for New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so that our staff may enjoy time with their families.

IS IT YOUR TURN TO BE AN OPEN MIC STAR?
Open Mic is every Monday night (except for the rare occasion that we have a private party or are closed for a holiday.) We are not currently hosting open mic.  Watch for a restart announcement
Sign up starts at 6pm.
Each performer gets three songs or 10 minutes.
Yes, comedians are welcome.
Yes, we have a sound system.
Yes, we have DI’s.
Yes, we have microphones.
No, we do not have amps, drums or pianos.
Yes, we welcome newcomers!
It’s Your Turn To Shine!

WHAT HAPPENS ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS?
Wednesdays we play games and listen to Irish tunes.  We are not currently hosting Irish Session or Game Night – Watch for a restart announcement.
We provide board games…you only need to bring your skills and your friends.
Of course, you are welcome to bring your favorite board games if you prefer.
Irish Session begins around 8pm.
The session players share instrumental tunes in the Irish tradition with an occasional song or Irish dance. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the session and while the weekly session players will welcome those with experience playing Irish music, they request that those who have no experience spend time watching and learning before joining in.

HOW DOES TICKETING WORK?
Tickets are available on-line only at mcgonigels.com.
Online ticket purchases end at 5pm on the day of the concert.
Tickets are not available at the Duck.
After 5pm on the day of the show, any remaining concert tickets may be purchased at the door – cash only.
All sales are FINAL.
Tickets may NOT BE REFUNDED or EXCHANGED for another show.
All tickets are will-call, which is to say that there are no physical tickets.
You will receive an email confirmation of your ticket purchase and your name will be on a list at the door.
Reserved seats are held until showtime.  Our shows start on time so please don’t be late.
There is a 15 minute grace period before seats are released.
Food and drink is purchased separately from concert ticket-with the exception of specially priced holiday dinner shows.

WHAT ARE THE AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR SHOWS AT THE MUCKY DUCK?
McGonigel’s Mucky Duck welcomes children and we offer children’s programming throughout the year.
Children’s parents are also welcome (and required) to attend these shows with their children.
Our shows are 21+ unless the underage guest is accompanied by their parent(s). We do check i.d.’s.
Children over the age of one require a ticket for admittance – if they are taking a seat, they will need a ticket.

WHERE WILL MY SEAT BE?
Seating is arranged in the order of ticket purchase.

WHAT DOES STANDING-ROOM-ONLY MEAN?
We currently are not offering Standing-Room tickets.
There is no waiting list.
We cannot re-sell tickets.
If a show is SOLD OUT, it means that there is no room left.

MAY I TAKE PICTURES DURING THE PERFORMANCE?
No video or audio recording is permitted without the express permission of the artist or artist management.
No flash photography is permitted during performances.
Silence is Golden and the rule during performance time.
Our patio is available for our guests who wish to visit and talk or use their cellphones.
Please respect the artist and your fellow concert goers and go outside to talk when the performer is on stage.

MCGONIGEL’S MUCKY DUCK IS A FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT WITH A LARGE SELECTION OF SPECIALTY BEERS AND AN EXTENSIVE SELECTION OF WINE AND LIQUORS.
We offer full dinner service before and during the show.
We encourage you to arrive an hour before show time for a more relaxed and enjoyable dining experience.
If you are planning to dine during the late show you may plan on being seated approximately 15 minutes before showtime, or if you prefer and the weather is nice enough, you may enjoy dinner on the patio.
We have an excellent selection of boutique beers, an extensive wine and liquor list, please refer to the Menu Pages.
Our food is locally sourced whenever possible and we choose sustainable producers.
No outside food or beverages are allowed with the exception of birthday cakes.

DOES THE MUCKY DUCK HAVE AN ARRANGEMENT WITH A LOCAL HOTEL?
We have a special rates with our neighbor hotel. You must ask to book “in house” at the “Mucky Duck rate.”

Courtyard Houston-West University
2929 Westpark Dr · Houston, Texas 77005

Book Direct (713) 487-4190 to take advantage of this special offer!
Receive your Special $89 Mucky Duck Rate and free parking pass at the Courtyard Houston West University!

*Only 0.6 Miles from Mucky Duck
*On-Site Bistro and Starbucks
*Pool & 24/hr Fitness center
*Complimentary Shuttle (runs anywhere within 3 miles of the hotel)
*King & Double rooms