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The Ginger Man

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The Ginger ManThe Ginger Man

58 Ratings
Ratings: 58
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.9%
Taps: 106
Bottles: 136
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

5607 Morningside Dr
Houston, Texas, 77005-3218
United States
phone: (713) 526-2770

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @gman_houston

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Reviews by champ103:
Photo of champ103
4.4/5  rDev +3%

A great place to chill and relax with some beers. The Ginger Man is a neat college hangout for Rice University. I think it has a great atmosphere and friendly patrons. Old house turned into a pub. Smallish bar inside, and best patio and outdoor drinking in Houston as far as I am concerned. I can sip on cask and people watch all day.

Service is as good and friendly as any bar I have been to. It can get slow when it is crowded, but that is not their fault. They don't really have food. Just a couple of "snacks." I had the spinach artichoke dip, but that was it besides chips and peanuts, and a cheese/meat plate.

The selection ranges from local Saint Arnold, Southern Star, and Real Ale to English beers like Fuller's and Belhaven. They also have a great selection of Belgian Trappist beers, German, as well as a wide US micro tap and bottle selection. They are always rotation new beers in as well.

There is also a good bit of history to this place. The first Gingerman, and claims to be the first multi tap bar in the Country. They are also extremely gracious to everyone on BA, and let us use the place for our monthly gatherings. On top of everything else, the late great Micheal Jackson the Beer Hunter called this placed one of the best bars in the world. If you like beer and are in the downtown/rice village area in Houston, it is a must.

champ103, Nov 22, 2007
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4.28/5  rDev +0.2%

The Ginger Man is a hidden gem right in the middle of the Rice Village. Its right next to the other douchebag bars that make up the rest of the street. But the great thing about The Ginger Man is that most of the people that go in there for a beer realize how great of a place it is. Of course there are the people that go in there and even with all of the taps on the wall still want a BMC lite but for the most part theres a good mix of people that enjoy great beer and some good ol beer nerds. Good music, great patio out back and live music outside everyonce in a while.

The service is really great and they are always willing to help you select a beer. They have a good selection of the good Texas beers and alot of others from around the country as well. Probably about 100 bottles to select from that are predominantly German and Belgian. Bottom line is that you will definitely be able to find a beer to meet your craving once in side.

I went to college in Houston and lived about a mile away from here. It is/was one of my favorite spots to grab a beer around town.

dcloeren, Apr 26, 2011
Photo of mariner22
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%

I stopped by here twice during a recent visit to Houston. It was pretty loud and reasonably crowded late on a Saturday afternoon. My mom is not a beer drinker, but she had half of a Unibroue Don de Dieu (she was driving and has a low tolerance) and enjoyed it.

We returned on a Monday afternoon. The server was very patient and helped my mom find another beer (Timmerman's Strawberry, I think) she likes (possibly the only two beers she has ever enjoyed). We split the beer snack plate - olives, cheese, bread, mustard, pickles, etc. They have a very limited selection of food, it's not a restaurant. We brought books and spend a few chill hours reading and sipping beer on the patio. The service was great. The beer tasted great. Overall not a place I'd tell someone visiting Houston that they absolutely have to get to but it was a very nice beer experience.

mariner22, Apr 10, 2011
Photo of obrike
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%

Awesome place. We stopped in here the night before a Texan's game. The location is great...Rice University area, about 2 miles from Reliant Stadium.

Exactly what you'd want a pub to look like...a lot of wood, two outdoor patio areas, a small one in front, and a larger one in the back.

Fantastic selection of bottle and draught beers.

Kind of a young crowd, but seeing as the location was in the middle of Rice, that was not shocking.

The place was pretty packed by the time we left (11pm or so), so it made ordering or getting excellent service a bit difficult, but the staff was quite friendly.

obrike, Jan 28, 2011
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The Ginger Man in Houston, TX
94 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.