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The Ginger Man

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The Ginger ManThe 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 Sixpoint:
Photo of Sixpoint
5/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Wow! By far, one of the best beer bars in New York. May be even the best beer bar, all things considered. Here's why:

1) it is spacious! A lot of beer bars are crammed with low ceilings. This bar is very expansive with 20 ft ceilings with sweeping murals. It's a cathedral to beer.

2) Clean! The first thing I noticed is how impeccably clean this place is. They take immense pride in keeping this place antiseptic despite the heavy volume.

3) Friendly service! Everytime I've been here the bartenders and staff have been very cordial. Always seem to meet friendly patrons as well.

4) Selection! Very comprehensive and very organized. Never had a bad tap; everything seems clean and well-maintained.

A pretty good value, considering it's in Midtown and only blocks from Penn Station, Madison Square Garden, and close to Times Square too.

I've heard the food is good, but I have yet to try. I love this place though, and I will frequent it often.

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

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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!

Photo of sunnytropic
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Highbury09
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of JoeMans
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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