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The Ginger Man

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The Ginger ManThe Ginger Man
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

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 sleazo:
Photo of sleazo
3.18/5  rDev -25%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

I have been to this place more than a few times over the years for two reasons. One I have had a few friends who work in midtown. Two they know I love good beer and the Gingerman has a wide selection. However given these things, I don't really like the place.

The atomosphere is decent enough aesthetically I suppose, high ceilings and a generally nice decor. However there is some sort of dull quality here. Not quite generic but sort of dull despite the decent trappings. On slow days the place is just that, but with no convivial feel. On crowded days it is hell on Earth, filled with midtown banker types who don't really seem to like beer. The types of people who will rave about mediocre beer X from country Z for the sole fact that they think others have not heard of it thereby giving it cachet.

The bartenders are quick enough but have never seemed too friendly which adds to the antiseptic like feel.

Selection wise they have a lot of beers. They even have some beers a BA may have not had and appreciate. This literally saves the place for me. Other than that they have a wide selection of mediocre beers that really won't thrill you other than by sheer volume.

On my last visit a Rogue Hazelnut was $7.50 I believe.

Don't get fooled by the sheer number of beers here, this place really is not that special.

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

Photo of Jlabs
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.