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The Ginger Man

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280 Ratings
Ratings: 280
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: n/a
Taps: 72
Bottles: 160
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

11 E 36th St
New York, New York, 10016-3318
United States
phone: (212) 532-3740

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Reviews by Jwale73:
Photo of Jwale73
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Visited the Ginger Man on April 9, 2010. Definitely has a great beer bar vibe - As you enter there is a small sitting area to the right - nice leather upholstered chairs as well as a few small tables adjacent to the window - great for people watching as patrons enter the bar. The right half of the room is occupied by a long, expansive, wooden bar with 70 draughts and two casks (I decided to partake of the Harviestoun Haggis Hunter on cask as this was my 3rd stop of the day). The opposite side of the room consisted of long tables with benches. Lots of wood and chandeliers with a very Victorian feel. Extremely extensive bottle and draught menu unlike any I have experienced, nicely broken out by style and country. Prices were on par with what I would expect for NYC, but still a little higher than I'm accustomed to. Several vintage offerings, as well as large format bottles - I would love to hit this place with a few friends to share a Chimay magnum. Definitely get here earlier as it seems to fill up quickly. We arrived around 4:15, just before the rush and then it was packed. Our server was prompt, attentive and appeared knowledgeable of the selections as I heard her describing some of the selections to some of the customers next to us. I didn't try the food, but the menu seemed to have enough options to satisfy in terms of appetizers and sandwich fare. Beer menu seems to be updated daily, so you have the opportunity to see what tickles your fancy before heading over. Well, worth your time if you are visiting the city.

More User Reviews:
Photo of JasonHaviland
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of almostjay
3.74/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of misternebbie
3.65/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of closisinthehouse
4.67/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Ironstutz
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of srletend
3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Jlabs
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of jkinny
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Matt_Felix
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Phigg1102
4.8/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Matagal
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of excalibur
4.75/5  rDev +12%

I must concur, the Ginger Man is definitely worth your time and enjoyment. We visited twice and got a seat at the bar both times. It wasn't very crowded but we were there in the early afternoon, once being on a Saturday. I thought the interior was cozy and comfortable, especially the bar area, in spite of the fairly large seating area. The bartenders were very knowledgeable and friendly. They were attentive to all the patrons and yet were also able to converse with us. An interesting and extensive beer list, plus a wide variety of Bourbons, Scotches, etc. We has a delicious soup and the pretzel with beer cheese which was great. This pub is a treasure and a great place to warm up on a cold day.

Photo of Gajo74
4.75/5  rDev +12%

This place is awesome! A beautiful midtown pub with a classic looking wood bar decor and cool retro pictures. The real deal for NY ambience and not a cheesy tourist trap unlike some of its midtown neighbors.
The selection is overwhelmingly huge! There is a printed menu, updated daily, as well as a chalk board that lists beers from all styles imaginable. I had a Belgian style Tripel and an IPA, both excellent. They also have food. One of my companions was having a hot dog with sauerkraut. Later, we ordered a hot pretzel that was to die for!
This is a big and crowded bar. Normally I shy away from these types of places, but the crowd was mature, (no frat boys or meat heads), the noise level was reasonable and luckily I was able to get a seat. I have to hand it to the barmaids! As I said, the place was packed and they were slammed with orders. Yet they were able to stay attentive and I had no trouble getting my orders.

Photo of StephRai
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of JStewart00
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of rojapa
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of AlexM
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of HoppyBeerSista
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of jalfa88
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Best Mid-Town bar. Casket-treated beers are awesome. Excellent whiskey menu also!

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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The Ginger Man in New York, NY
94 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.