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The Ginger Man

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BA SCORE
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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4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Made a quick stop downtown on my way to Rainey Street to check out the Ginger Man. Atmosphere was pretty solid, only a few people inside at the bar while the rest were out back enjoying the nice weather. Quality was pretty high, nice building inside and out and the beers were all served in correct glasses. Service was good, had to wait a bit for my bill but they were just starting an event and it was becoming a bit hectic. Selection was pretty good, beers from all over the world as well as plenty from TX. Prices were on par with all of the other bars I visited in the area. Overall an awesome beer bar in the heart of the city, I would definitely return if I am ever in the area again.

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Its a great place, even though its always crowded. The atmosphere is great and the staff knows about beer and are always willing to help.
They have an amazing beer selection.
Food is not that good, but its all about the beer anyway, right?
The only thing i didnt like is that sometimes they are out of some beers.
Its a must if you are in Austin.

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4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

I have been here twice now while on business. A great place to belly up, many passionate beer drinkers. Awesome outside area as well. Very interesting and eclectic layout. Has the ole modernized 18th century style English pub look. Two hearted, sculpin, liefmans Flanders, 60min/ 90min, Hoptimum etc... A handful of locals. A must go if staying in downtown or south Austin.

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4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

There’s over 40 beers on tap here by my estimation, including two on hand-pump. Located near the heart of downtown Austin, it has that vibe somewhere between a downtown afterwork hangout (at least, on the day I visited there were waves of happy hour haunters coming in) and hip beer geek hangout (until it got crowded I enjoyed sitting next to some fellow craft beer enthusiasts and musing poetically about hoppy brew).
The physical space is dark, quiet during the daytime but quickly turns lively. Lots of local options and a staff that was busy but didn’t ignore me when I was ready for another.

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4.14/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Was in Austin a couple of weeks ago for a wedding. Needless to say we would be partaking in a few beverages. The groom had lived in Austin before and highly suggested The Ginger Man.

As described it is a very low lit, intimate setting with a plethora of choices to choose from. Also has a fair menu if you are going to dining while having a drink. There is a room in the back with tables to sit and have conversation away from all of the bar noise. We chose to sit on the cozy couches and watch the Longhorns.

I am a pils guy so I had a couple of Czech Pils. However the draught selection is superb. We ended up going to The Ginger Man twice over the weekend. Whether it is to just chill, watch the game, or throw darts this place was very deserving of its high rating.

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4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Was visiting Austin and as always have to find my way to one of the local beer spots. BA pointed me towards The Ginger Man.

Very cool dark feel inside. Once you walk in there is a rectangular bar that is narrow and extends for a way towards the back of the building. Near the entrance there is a nice living room like area with some couches a couple of TVs and some books plus some cool bear-themed decorations.

The selection and quality were good as far as I could tell. A decent amount of locals with some of the more readily available crafts like Blvd, Chimay, etc.

The atmosphere was chill, warm and inviting. I would definitely frequent this place if I lived here.

They have a bear garden and more wide seating areas at the back of the building but I stayed near the front for the most part.

The Ginger Man in Austin, TX
95 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.