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The Ginger Man

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94
outstanding

67 Reviews
Reviews: 67
Visits: 111
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: n/a
Taps: 81
Bottles: 66
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

301 Lavaca St
Austin, Texas, 78701-3936
United States
phone: (512) 473-8801

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @austingingerman

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Reviews: 67 | Visits: 111
Reviews by JonathanL7890:
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4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Another beerfly in the category of "I can't believe that I haven't reviewed this place".

The Ginger Man is one of the top beer bars in Austin, no doubt about that. They have a very solid lineup of locals, seasonals, and imports. The bartenders all have been there a long time and are very knowledgeable. They have a beer tasting usually once a month that is well done.

Inside is a little small and cramped but they have a nice patio in the rear and a porch in the front that you can hang out and people watch if you want.

If the weather gets nasty, there is usually a line to get in because the place is so small. This is because of the fire code.

My homebrew club meets here once a month and I have to give them points for that. They are really cool about letting us bring in all our homebrew and taking over the back patio.

The food is above average. Pretty good selection of bar food. I had a roast beef sandwich on swiss with tasty french bread. Sandwich was warmed and it had a tasty horseradish sauce with it.

They are moving just down the street in a week or two but I'm sure they the quality of the place will stay the same. (1,140 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.86/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3

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4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of mjstern70
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of billab914
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of mchengcit
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of ERMAHGERD
4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Personally, I miss the old location. It had a more quiet and relaxing feel to it, like a true pub. The current location still captures a lot of the same feel, but with a more commercial and open feel. The beer and service, however, remains spot-on. (248 characters)

Photo of ccapurso
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of evan35
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Devman171
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Gavage
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This place has a huge L shaped bar with a grey stone top and can easily seat about 20 or more patrons. Very dark interior as the lights are kept very low. Some dart boards line the walls, and there are a bunch of tables off the bar area. There is also an outdoor seating area where a bunch of people were taking their drinks.

They had to have about 80 beers on draft, so you will find something to your liking. I had several pints over two days, and each one was fresh as the beer seems to move here despite the large number of drafts.

The bartender was very friendly and prompt with her service. She also seemed to understand the styles she was serving. Only had an appetizer here which was good. This is a worthwhile stop in the downtown area. (749 characters)

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3.73/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of ColSanders
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Best pre-game place for Downtown area Concerts in Austin, TX. (61 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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The Ginger Man in Austin, TX
94 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.