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The Ginger Man

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95
world-class

104 Ratings
Ratings: 104
Reviews: 67
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

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Reviews by stephens101:
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4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

The Austin Gingerman has the same dimly lit, dark wood and brass decor atmosphere as its northern sibling in Dallas, including a nice outside area that my friends and I made great use of on a temperate Saturday evening. The keep Austin weird contingent was full-on represented, replete with superman caped mullet-man who was ruling the dart boards.

Placed throughout are beer signs from the usual suspects, and of course you have a few dart boards for when you're feeling lucky. The bar is exceptionally long, with a somewhat impressive tap lineup. To my buzzed and vociferous excitement I noticed the Live Oak Old Treehugger and a few other seasonal/limiteds were flowing from the taps. A nice array of bottles from the corners of the good beer world are to be had.

When we arrived it was fairly empty, but by ten or so it was filled to the rim. A few people had to stand, and toward the end some unapologetic vultures were circling our table. Service was good, waitress was nice, but when it started hopping things got a bit slow. This annoyed the couple I was with, but didn't hinder my experience in the least, as I was sipping on the Old Treehugger, which kept me warm as the night began to cool.

I dug the Gingerman in Dallas, but after my visit to the Austin location I've got to say this one has got Big D beat. If you're downtown and want to enjoy a decent lineup of good brews and experience a laid back time with a bunch of mellow hippies, yuppies, punks, emos, suits and norms, then I highly recommend stopping by.

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

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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 104 ratings.