The Ginger Man
Taps: 72 / Bottles: 160
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 255 | Reviews: 212 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by bobsy:
4.04/5 rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$$
Its Saturday night, which admittedly isn't the best night to experience a quiet drink, but this place is ridiculously crowded. Security at the door ID us, which is fine, but I'm not used to having bouncers stationed outside bars and I think it puts a bit of a downer on things for me. The cavernous interior is jam-packed with people, some drinking good beer, some drinking shit. We find a tiny bit of floor space and peruse the awesome chalkboard menu. I could easily have spent hours drinking my way through it, but its getting later, and I settle for a Hugh Malone from Allagash. Prices are stupidly high, but this is Manhattan. Most beers were in the $7 - $9 range. Service is stretched, but do a good job of getting our drinks to us quickly. This cannot be easy for them. On our way out security are escorting a group of drunk guys to the door - apparently one of them just brought up the contents of his dinner. Nice.
In the day I'm sure this place is great, but if you actually want to enjoy your beer in nice surroundings, for the love of God, avoid Saturday night.
08-06-2009 18:41:03 | More by bobsy
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The Ginger Man in New York, NY
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