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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 mltobin:
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4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

When on a trip to Austin last month, I made a point of stopping into the original Ginger Man. I was a little surprised that at 1:30pm on a Thursday that they were closed...had to grab some tacos from one those food trucks and come back after 2pm. When I made it back, it was very quiet, only a few other patrons. Their beer selection was in a similar format to the locations in CT/NY, but tailored of course to the distribution in Texas. So, it was nice that I was able to order something from Deschutes and the local, Jester King. The food menu also looked similar if not identical to CT/NY locations...upscale pub grub. You will spend more money here than some other watering holes, especially for Texas, but its worth checking out and hopefully ordering something that you have not had before. (796 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

Photo of therealJAYZ
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)

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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)

Photo of srletend
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)

Photo of BKotch
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of cfrobrew
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of reebtaerG
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.