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The Ginger Man

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

220 Reviews
Reviews: 220
Visits: 306
Avg: 4.24
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 | map
www.gingerman-ny.com

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Reviews: 220 | Visits: 306
Reviews by liamt07:
Photo of liamt07
2.9/5  rDev -31.6%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Popped by The Ginger Man on the second night of our stay in Manhattan. A Wednesday night and the place was rammed, whole lot of 20-something singles and looked like a few of the 'pick-up' joints I've come across here in Toronto. Massive tap list (70+!!) and some casks. Bottle list adds about 100+ more to that, so the selection is there and representative of most of the United States and the better part of the beer world in most respects. Fantastic. Ambiance was a different story. Loud, drunk and obnoxious young crowd screaming and shouting obscenities at each other around us. Maybe not representative of the place on a regular basis, but was not the best thing to have going on around you when you're on vacation with your mom. Service was just as bad, server visited us twice over the course of an hour and half, first to get our drink/meal orders and then to give us our check. Impossible to flag this lady down for anything, certainly subpar and not worthy of a moderate tip. Stayed for a pint and a quick pint, as I had trouble putting up with this any longer. Dim lighting didn't help either. Food was okay, but nothing to write home about. Overall, something I could revisit midday when certainly less busy just for the selection, if anything. Great beer, marred by poor service and a less than desirable evening crowd.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Antc2382
4.67/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of user785335
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of xungmound98
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of RutgersBeerGuy
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

The Ginger Man is, without a doubt, one of the prime craft beer locations in Midtown Manhattan. My job takes into the city 10-15 days a year and The Ginger Man is almost always my watering hole of choice.

The interior is pretty the platonic ideal of the classic pub. Lots of wood and the expected pub decor. Every time that I've been there it's been packed or near packed, though I will say that I'm nearly always there around 5 PM on weekdays, so that likely accounts for some of it.

The selection is fantastic. 70ish taps, with a good variety of local, regional, and national craft, along with British, Belgian, and German highlights. Best of all, there's always two casks on handpump, which is what I tend to gravitate toward.

I've never actually eaten there, so I can't account for the food, but it looks to be solid, British-inspired pub grub.

Beyond the beer, there's an excellent selection of whiskey.

The service can be a little dicey, especially when it's at its peak business. Not unfriendly, just inattentive. Prices are high, but not exceptionally so for New York.

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Photo of SteveB24
4/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Great place, Vibe is relaxed but still classy, service is decent, although the bartenders are much friendlier then the waitresses, very good selection.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

First time at the Ginger Man on November 14. Very nice space with high ceilings and plenty of seating. Huge tap list, although the offerings were not mind-blowing. Food was solid. My only complaint is that they need more servers - the table service was painfully slow.

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Photo of tribeerguy70_3
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of richj1970
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of StoutBoi
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of mrebeka
4.89/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of bgold86
4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Vivs85
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Kappakoosh
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ksolekjr
4.75/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

A very comfortable and relaxing bar.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.96/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

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

Photo of richobrien
4.64/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Brown120
4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ShanePB
4.41/5  rDev +4%
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.

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

Photo of SRBush1974
4.75/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5

Photo of MarkSansone
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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The Ginger Man in New York, NY
94 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.