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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 peterjk:
Photo of peterjk
3.38/5  rDev -20.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Sorry to harp on what may be a common theme, but the Gingerman was a lot nicer in it previous location. I find the new spot to be cramped, especially when it gets busy on the weekends. It can be almost impossible to squeeze through the very thin space along the bar to get to the back patio. The selection of beer is still top notch, but I've been unimpressed with the service here even before they moved. I think that the demographic changes down town are to blame, too many condo ducebags tipping low and ... well being duce bags. I've waited along time to be served on relatively slow week nights. The prices are also some of the highest in town, understandable b/c I am sure that their rent is ridiculous. This used to be my go to bar in Austin and if I am down town it is one of the few places that I still like to go. But it no longer has enough draw to get me to deal with the parking and the crowds on the weekend. (922 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)

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)

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%

Photo of mbw314
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%

Photo of Nightwish1094
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.