The Ginger Man

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The Ginger ManThe Ginger Man
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

274 Ratings
Ratings: 274
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thegingermannyc

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Reviews by PGHeppJr:
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3.89/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

To begin with, I went at 4:45 on a friday afternoon, so shame on me. Filled with joe cools and midtown phonies. Not the bars fault, but dammit is it hard to order bourbon co. stout over the shoulder of some brahsef trying to troll fer trim.

Fantastic selection of diverse styles and not-what-you-see-everyday brew. Served in proper glassware and temp.

On a whole unimpressed with th staff, however the cat who helped me was nice, but too busy to talk. He knew his shit, and appreciated me having mine together, in contrast to the gentleman ordering before me, "Ok bro so I don't really give a shit about fancy beer, but am looking to get all over the place." That pretty much surmises the scene to me.

They do have some pretty growlers. They have the stock 3 dollar jugs, or collectors ask for the hand crafted german joints they have tucked away. It is in my top 3 favorites.

As far as midtown goes, it is very much a midtown scene. A damn shame all that tasty beer is getting swilled by cats who could give a shit less.

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

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.8/5  rDev +13.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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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.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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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%

Photo of ArmOnFire
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Had some time to kill waiting for my train from Penn Station, so I picked this place over the other pubs on the same street based on their advertisement for Sierra Nevada Beer Camp. Silly but I guess advertisement works.

Atmosphere - Nice and comfortable, booths, tables, or bar. I chose table by an outlet to recharge phone.

Quality - Club sandwich was tasty, perfect to compliment my flight of four beers

Service - Waitress was knowledgable and friendly.

Beer selection was great, had beers not available in NH.

Overall I would recommend and go back if in the area again.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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The Ginger Man in New York, NY
94 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.