First Look: The Painted Duck

West Midtown’s The Painted Duck refines the boutique bowling concept

With West Midtown on the rise, Justin Amick and William Stallworth—founders of Buckhead’s The Painted Pin and its parent company, Painted Hospitality—wanted to bring an equally dynamic entertainment option to the neighborhood. 

Enter The Painted Duck, The Painted Pin’s offbeat counterpart that includes 16 full-service duckpin bowling lanes and lesser-known pub games such as Belgian feather bowling, snookball, toad in the hole and more. Full food and beverage programs include classic entrées and shareable plates in the style of “backyard bar fare,” as well as a selection of specialty cocktails. An homage to Atlanta, the Painted Duck’s signature drink, the Frosted Duck L’Orange, is an alcoholic take on The Varsity’s classic frosted orange. “We have a proven winning formula combining a bowling element with gaming and quality food and beverage—with great hospitality all under one roof,” says Amick.

Housed in the historic Stockyards Atlanta development, the concept also includes eye-popping design elements, including a 50-foot mural of ducks in flight by Atlanta artist Todd Murphy and a graffiti mural by artist Ben Janik in the entryway. “Our goal is to continue to push the envelope in the entertainment sector,” says Amick.