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The Ginger Man

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Taps: 81 / Bottles: 66
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
95
world-class

89 Ratings
Ratings: 89
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 7.73%
$$ - reasonable
[ 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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beerdiablo

Texas

3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 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 -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5

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 -6.3%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Texas

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.

08-30-2013 00:41:03 | More by Choch
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charleslueg

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-01-2014 06:50:43 | More by charleslueg
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champ103

Texas

4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I love the Gingerman in Houston. I did not get a chance to visit the first Austin location (now the Ghost Room). Lets see how this goes...

A large and open room as you first walk in. A very long stone bar runs almost the length of the right hand side. Several areas with couches and wood tables along the left hand side. There is a smallish beer garden out back. Hm, the tables look familiar, I think I know who made those. The downtown location, and newish look to the place does not do it for me. I like the worn in homey feel of the original in Houston better.

The quality, selection, and service is much the same as in Houston. They have two casks here, one for Saint Arnold one for Real Ale. Lots of local Texas beer, US micros, and Imports. Excellent as always. The bartenders are on top of their game as well.

Overall I do like this place. Though I think it suffers just because it is not the original, and not my local Gman. That is just my bias though. If I lived in Austin I would be here all the time.

01-29-2011 03:09:46 | More by champ103
The Ginger Man in Austin, TX
95 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.