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The Ginger Man

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

93 Ratings
Ratings: 93
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.98%
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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jdense

Oregon

3.91/5  rDev -8.2%

Went into The Ginger Man on a visit to Austin. Being a frequent visitor or Beervana, I was looking for a big selection at reasonable prices. After reviewing the website, I was looking forward to trying the Left Hand Twin Sister DIPA. Voila, $7.50 for an 8 oz. glass, which seemed a bit unreasonable after seeing a bomber at Grapevine Market for $8.99. Settled on tasting several of the local brews (St. Arnold, etc). Pretty good selection, but as evidenced above, some of the prices were a bit unreasonable.

The service was hit and miss. My first visit the barkeep was more interested in sharing career plans with the female musician wannabe sitting at the bar, reveling her in tails how he wanted to score movies. Good luck to you buddy. The second visit the bartender was extremely accommodating, allowing me to try a full rank of local brews before ordering.

Be leery of visiting during the daytime, finding any free parking within shouting distance is a longshot at best. Probably worth a visit for BAers on a beer sojourn to Austin is search of local brews, especially during a hot summer night out on the back patio, though my advice would be to go to Grapevine Market and grab a few brews and find a big old oak down by the river.

01-04-2009 03:36:29 | More by jdense
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.91/5  rDev -8.2%

Atmosphere is pretty good. There's plenty of restaurant-like seating, a long bar, a lounge type sitting area, and plenty of outside sitting...which is pretty cool. It's one of those dimly lit pubs though, which makes it difficult to view your beer well...and if your mighty tired, the low light makes fighting sleepiness a bit of a challenge lol Selection is monstrous though, and most is good quality stuff, with some more run of the mill stuff in the mix as well...but fantastic over all. Service was good, though with how crowded it gets, it can make for some slow beer purchases though. Small price to pay in the end for one of the most exceptional tap lists in the city.

06-13-2011 13:55:36 | More by EgadBananas
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beerdiablo

Texas

3.95/5  rDev -7.3%

One of the best beer bars in Austin featuring 70 taps and as many bottled beers. There’s a great selection of Texas brewed beers, especially on tap, which are well maintained by an accommodating staff, featuring cute college women.

Depending on your mood, you can sit on the front patio, a front shop dart area, a private booth, at the bar or the beer garden in the back.

The food is simple bar fare – no real cooking going on. It’s all about the beer.

Free Wi-Fi, darts and an eclectic jukebox will help make your stay more relaxed.

07-02-2006 19:21:53 | More by beerdiablo
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BeerAngel

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

This place's strong suit is the draught selection. Taps upon taps upon taps. That part is really nice. It seems to attract the younger crowd which is okay and to be expected from such a college town. The atmosphere is kinda loud on the inside on this particular Saturday night anways, so we got a beer at the bar and moved out to the patio. The patio was pretty nice, with picnic benches and tables. The service was lacking as out of at least 100 people on the patio, there was only 1 waitress. It was simply not enough. It was a fun place though for our BA-Austin gathering. I had a blast all in all. Cheers!

04-06-2003 18:17:19 | More by BeerAngel
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Jame515

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-29-2014 00:01:52 | More by Jame515
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mgr78704

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-08-2014 20:12:21 | More by mgr78704
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n00blar

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.1%

10-20-2013 20:13:10 | More by n00blar
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Getalegup

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

03-18-2014 17:39:30 | More by Getalegup
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-02-2013 14:16:04 | More by GRG1313
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Choch

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

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.

08-30-2013 00:41:03 | More by Choch
The Ginger Man in Austin, TX
94 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.