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The Ginger Man

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95
world-class

106 Ratings
Ratings: 106
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: n/a
Taps: 81
Bottles: 66
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ 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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Ratings: 106 | Reviews: 68
Reviews by champ103:
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4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I love the Gingerman in Houston. I did not get a chance to visit the first Austin location (now the Ghost Room). Lets see how this goes...

A large and open room as you first walk in. A very long stone bar runs almost the length of the right hand side. Several areas with couches and wood tables along the left hand side. There is a smallish beer garden out back. Hm, the tables look familiar, I think I know who made those. The downtown location, and newish look to the place does not do it for me. I like the worn in homey feel of the original in Houston better.

The quality, selection, and service is much the same as in Houston. They have two casks here, one for Saint Arnold one for Real Ale. Lots of local Texas beer, US micros, and Imports. Excellent as always. The bartenders are on top of their game as well.

Overall I do like this place. Though I think it suffers just because it is not the original, and not my local Gman. That is just my bias though. If I lived in Austin I would be here all the time.

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Photo of mchengcit
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of ERMAHGERD
4.64/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Photo of ccapurso
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

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4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Gavage
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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The Ginger Man in Austin, TX
95 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.