The Ginger Man
Taps: 66 / Bottles: 52
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
4.14/5 rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Dog friendly out in the beer garden, which is always a hit with us. Smoking inside, which is a bit of a bummer...although that is more of a Texas law thing than a hit against the establishment. Pretty decent tap list and wicked friendly staff. The beers were reasonably priced and the place has a great atmosphere. Bar stools at the bar, booths and tables all around, an area with leather sofas, dart boards, a piano, and a spacious beer garden. Pretty sure I saw a tasting group while we walked through with the pooch, as they were sitting around a table with a pretty large bucket filled with chilling bottles of many a brew. Also, while we were walking out we passed a guy carrying in a couple cases of many brews, so they are apparently open to all kinds of group meetings. We also met a guy there that runs a homebrew group, and they were having a meeting later that night. Seems like a happening stop for the local beer fans. They had chips and other snacks for sale at the bar, and my wife scored a root beer float (which she had been craving for a while), so there are some snacking options. Not sure about a full menu, as we were just swinging through and didn't want a meal. Definitely worth a stop if you are local, and even if you are passing through. We would absolutely go again.
04-29-2011 21:48:18 | More by GarthDanielson
4.5/5 rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Last visit was on 1-28-11 with a friend, on a Friday night and we took a seat at the bar which was surpisingly not very crowded. The outside patio was more busy than the inside. Not 10 secs. after we sat down the bartender introduced herself and offered us a menu. There were two bartenders that night and they seemed to be very knowledgable about the beers they served, even offering us samples to try before hand.
It was during Stock Show weekend and they had $3.50 pint specials on Rahr Bros, which I took advantage of with an Iron Thistle and I finally had their BBWW(1/2 pint, definately worth the wait). Finished the night with a DFH 90min.
Was only there about an hour and a half, so didn't have time to try out others, but their beer menu had a pretty good selection of domestic and foreign lagers and stouts to choose from. IPA selection, however, was kinda limited.
Definately a place I'd like to try again soon, when I have a little more time to really walk around and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. I was told they had a dartboard, which is something I could get into. Also noticed that they allowed pets(I'm assuming patio only), which is cool.
02-05-2011 21:17:00 | More by raffy313
4.41/5 rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I visited the Metroplex over the weekend and assurbanipaul suggested I visit the Gingerman. We arrived shortly after the place opened and were the fourth and fifth folks to arrive, if you count the beer salesman having a sandwich at the bar. We seated ourselves at the bar, and we drooled over the selection.
The bartender was Molly, a short, dark haired, no-nonsense lady who had a pretty smile and twinkling eyes. I spotted the Franconia Spelt tap and asked for a pint. She gave me the once over, and said, "Let me pour you a sample first."
Butterscotch beer. And I hate butterscotch. Sigh. Maybe another day, Franconia! Thanks, Molly, for giving me a heads up.
We spent an enjoyable three hours there, chatting with Molly and having beers I just can't get at home. By the time we left the place was packed and coming to life. I wish I lived closer. It seems like a great neighborhood place.
09-16-2010 16:57:18 | More by hiikeeba
4.43/5 rDev +5.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
this where i had my first beer the bar tender was patient ask me what kinds of flavors liked in general form fruits to honey to coffee and they let me try a sip before i bought a glass. the atmosphere was very laid back although i admit have only been there on Saturday afternoons its nice to place to relax have a beer and play some darts. the only down side is the price for a barley wine glass of saint st. Barnards is about 12 bucks and that seems a bit high to me. if did not work at night i would be in there more often
02-17-2010 07:34:13 | More by notsobeersmart
2.46/5 rDev -41.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
I've visited the Ginger Man twice recently, once to try the initial release of the 2009 Rahr & Sons Whiskey Warmer, and once to get a Stella Artois glass on glass night.
On the first visit, the place was packed, so we had to sit outside under a light rain next to a table of violently loud college students. Service was okay, but the atmosphere drove us away after one beer.
On the second visit, we got a table inside and proceeded to wait 15 minutes for the waitress (she appeared to be the only one in the whole place) to take our order. It took another 10 minutes to get our beers. The waitress (I referred to her as Haley's Waitress in my Facebook posting that evening) didn't come back for 45 minutes. We had been done with our beer for more than 20 minutes at that point. We finally ordered our second beers, telling her we wanted to be sure we got the glasses. 15 minutes later, a bar back delivered our Stellas in regular pint glasses and told us they were out of the free Stella glasses. We sent the beers back, and had to go find the waitress to ask for our tab.
So, I've been to the Ginger Man twice, for a total of about 2 hours, and I've only had 2 beers there. They have a reasonable beer selection, but the service was the worst I have ever received at a bar, and the atmosphere was too loud (although, the music, when you could hear it, was very good classic rock). I think they need to hire more, and better, waitstaff. I recommend The Flying Saucer in downtown Fort Worth, instead - they have a much better beer selection, better prices, far better service, and a nice beer club for repeat offenders.
02-07-2010 17:01:43 | More by FreeVerse
4.38/5 rDev +4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Finally made it to the Ginger Man in Ft. Worth for the first time the other night. I'm a little upset I haven't been here before! I really enjoyed the patio outside, I was even able to bring my dog. This was the first bar in the DFW that I've been able to bring my pup too so I was happy. Everything else was great too. I wish it had a little bit more selection with their beers from Texas but I'm just trying to be picky! Other than that I don't have any complaints, the staff was real nice and it was a nice clean establishment. I will definitely be back soon!
01-21-2010 01:24:45 | More by fjordhook
4.3/5 rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I came here because I saw online they carried some really good beers on tap that we can't buy bottled here in Texas. Personally I had the Double Bastard, the Live Oak hefewiezen and the Rahrs Barrel aged whiskey warmer. Quite a good night, a pretty relaxed atmosphere as well. One of the bartenders ignored me one time which left a sour taste in my mouth, however when I asked the busboy what the abv was on the rahr warmer he replied somewhere between 8-11%. 5 minutes later he was at my table with a printout from this very site-BeerAdvocate. I thought that was good service and felt like he was genuine. Had a blast that night and the beers were fantastic. They were each served in suggested glassware as well. I look forward to going back soon.
12-10-2009 05:22:27 | More by natelocc787
4.16/5 rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
The Ginger Man is tucked away on Camp Bowie (by Montgomery..the Museums, Omni, etc) behind a CVS. Parking usually isn't that great if you get there late when it's usually pretty packed. It's a good environment decorated in empty bottles, has leather couches and TVs, outside seating with umbrellas, and a juke. ~60 beers on tap including a few seasonals (had the Double Bastard myself). All are reasonably priced. Staff is fairly knowledgeable and friendly (few cuties there as well). Never dissapointed when stopping by for a pint or two and watch a game.
11-28-2009 06:04:15 | More by Sinewave
4.5/5 rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Probably the best beer bar that I've ever visited...
I made the trek over here thru rush hour traffic and found the place absolutely packed but I was determined to have a couple of pints so in I went...
What greeted me was an exceptional lineup of taps and bottles the likes of which I've never seen... Tons and tons of local brews including the seasonal Oktoberfests along with several West Coast IPAs and other great brews like Black Butte Porter and Maharaja...
I ordered a local brew, St Arnold's Elissa IPA which was on cask and a Green Flash West Coast IPA among others...this was one terrific bar... The service was a little slow but like I said they were packed...prices were very very reasonable and this particular night they were giving away Summit Oktoberfest pint glasses with a purchase...
Overall a wonderful experience that I will remember..
10-01-2009 00:16:48 | More by Tilley4
4.3/5 rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This has become one of my favorite beer destinations when I go vist my wife's family in FW so it is now time for a proper review.
The layout of this place is really nice. When you walk in the bar is immediately in front of you. The walls are covered with various bottles and cans. There is a chalkboard hanging above the bar with new bottle and tap releases. The beer menus are scattered about the bar, but when this place is busy, finding a menu can be a pain. There is plenty of seating indoors, but I usually sit at their really nice outdoor patio due to the cigarette smoke.
The tap selection is very good. They carry a nice selection of TX beers (Live Oak, Rahr, Real Ale, St. Arnold, etc). They also carry a good selection of beers from the West (Old Rasputin, Hop Rod Rye, Maharaja) to the Midwest (Boulevard) to the East (90 Minute). They also offer a cask option (Sisyphus 08 when I was there). They have a few beers from various other countries on tap, but I was more interested in regional beers that I have never tried. The bottle list is pretty good and had a lot of the Boulevard Smokestack beers available. Darught prices did not seem too bad, but some of the bottles were a little pricey ($7 for a can of Gordon).
I can't speak for the food as I have only come here to drink.
The service is very good. If you sit outside they have table service and they are quick at getting drink orders filled. The bartenders are very knowledgeable and were good at making recommendations.
04-23-2009 19:02:15 | More by mjl21
The Ginger Man in Fort Worth, TX
93 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.