The Ginger Man

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

217 Reviews
Reviews: 217
Visits: 294
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: 294
Reviews by sleazo:
Photo of sleazo
3.18/5  rDev -24.8%
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. (1,326 characters)

More User Reviews:
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%

Photo of jkinny
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Matt_Felix
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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