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The Ginger Man

Not Rated.
The Ginger ManThe Ginger Man
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

217 Reviews
Reviews: 217
Visits: 296
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: n/a
Taps: 72
Bottles: 160
Cask: 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: 217 | Visits: 296
Reviews by drocpsu:
Photo of drocpsu
4/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Having never visited this place when I lived in the city, I decided to check it out during my last visit. I was stopped in for drinks at 7:30pm on a Saturday night and found it to be pretty uncrowded. It wasn't very surprising to me, given that they don't have a large food selection and it was still during dinner time in the city.

It was a fairly large place with a lot of wood. There were tables in the front, and along the side, opposite the bar. There also appeared to be a lounge area in the back with couches and things, although I didn't venture back there.

They had a large selection of both beers on tap as well as bottles, including quite a number of beers that I haven't seen anywhere else or have rarely seen in my local New England establishments. The beers were broken up by style, as well as a selection of locals. They were also divided by specialty beers, which I think were the rarer/more expensive ones.

I first ordered an Ommegang Rouge, which was classified as a specialty beer and was served in a smaller snifter-style glass. Both "non-specialty" beers I had were served in pint (true pint) glasses, not the smaller shaker glasses.

Although expensive compared to most other places, prices seemed pretty comparable for NYC prices ($6.50 - $7.50).

Although the bar started relatively quietly, it was packed by the time we left at 10:30. Luckily we were at a table, but by that time, there was crowded standing room only.

Overall, I liked this place and will definitely go back. (1,505 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of mrebeka
4.89/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of bgold86
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Vivs85
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Kappakoosh
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ksolekjr
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

A very comfortable and relaxing bar. (36 characters)

Photo of dmorgan310
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Dactrius
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of richobrien
4.64/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Brown120
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ShanePB
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Since discovering this place in 2013, every time I am in New York City I stop in. Great atmosphere and layout of the place. Beer list is impressive and prices are reasonable for the city. The food is good; also $3 for a soft pretzel of the size and quality is a very good value if you're looking for something inexpensive to munch on. Absolutely worth your time to stop in. (373 characters)

Photo of KutchMeister
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of SRBush1974
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5

Photo of MarkSansone
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Eman17
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Figoeric710
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of JasonHaviland
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of almostjay
3.74/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of misternebbie
3.65/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of closisinthehouse
4.67/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Ironstutz
4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of srletend
3.85/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Jlabs
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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The Ginger Man in New York, NY
94 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.