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The Ginger Man

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29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 14.08%
Taps: 52
Bottles: 80
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

99 Washington St
South Norwalk, Connecticut, 06854-3080
United States
phone: (203) 354-0163

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @gingermansono

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(Place added by: cjpala on 05-17-2007)
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Reviews by mltobin:
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4.58/5  rDev +9.3%

I have been going to the Ginger Man in Greenwich for sometime (great spot) and was excited to hear that they would be opening up in South Norwalk.
They are in what was once Amberjacks and then vacant for quite some time.
The atmosphere is nice, but at times is lame when there are too many obnoxious 21 year old brats.
The quality of the beer is high and one of the most impressive elements of the Ginger Man.
The service is very good. Most of the bartenders are well-versed in what they serve and friendly. While I would agree that if you get a table the waitstaff is sub-par.
The always rotating selection is exceptional, go see for yourself.
Food is very tasty, but without a doubt, pricy for a bar.

mltobin, Jan 16, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of sunnytropic
4/5  rDev -4.5%

sunnytropic, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of BeerBro75
5/5  rDev +19.3%

BeerBro75, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of tylergoov
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

tylergoov, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of GCBrewery
4.94/5  rDev +17.9%

This is THE place in Norwalk, the only place that might compete with the beer selection is Coalhouse Pizza on High Ridge in Stamford or the GMans sister company Cask Republic in New Haven/Stamford, but 52 tap lines devoted to world class beer with an impressive food menu and great atmosphere that can't be beat. Not to mention the beer dinners that are held here every so often; I was fortunate enough to attend the Founders dinner offered Feb 2014 and it was one of the best dining experiences of my life. Great beer, great food, the only qualm I had is that the hot ass bartender couldn't answer all of my inquiries, but she did manage to get the manager promptly and he definitely knows his shit. Some of the bottles are WAY overpriced, but stick to the taps and you'll be all set. So glad I moved within walking distance of this place.

GCBrewery, Mar 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

revooner, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of Mersh
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%

Nice to have a bar close to home that is dedicated to supporting the craft beer culture. With a ever changing tap list and bottle selection this is the best place to go for brews in Norwalk.

Their special events are always great as well and the staff is pretty knowledgeable.

Mersh, May 19, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev -11%

A - Lovely atmosphere, my wife and I frequent this joint in the early evening/afternoons. The hours we session the Gingerman really help...if you go during normal bar hours it can be a bit well like a bar.
Q - I don't know what quality means???
Service - Great, the bar tenders are freindly, helpful, and resonably knowledgable. Really friendly is all I look for what more can you ask for?
Selection - Honestly the selection is just ok. If you are a beer dude/lady you will usually find yourself choosing between 2 or 3 good beers at G-man. I just find for a bar with 52 taps there is a whole lot of not so interesting offerings that aren't great. But in there defense G-man does get some fantastic NEBCO and Allagash as well as Dogfish rarities.
Food - Its ok. Don't usually eat here as I'm a bit of a food snob. I must say though out of all the food the Turkey Burger is tops. Always juicy. Also my wife and I are sluts for the house made potato chips, yeah get those!

pmlondrigan, Feb 19, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev -1%

I've been to The Ginger SoNo several times but only have I taken the time to review it. This location is owned by the same dude who owns Ginger Man in Greenwich and Cask Republic in New Haven, and you can expect the same atmosphere and space.

Lots of wood, dim lights, coziness, same cool rock music, ample booths and the rocks. It's all good in this department.

The menu, alas, is just simple bar fare with some good items like flank-steak tacos and seared tuna BLT. Mostly sandwiches, we usually get the roasted-veggie-and-goat-cheese quesadilla. It delivers. Desserts looked good but we had a pretty terrible fake strawberry shortcake (tasted like a stale savory biscuit instead).

As in the other Gingers and the Cask, there is a great selection of bourbons and spirits, but only one cask, which was by the way OUT when I visited (Berkshire Brewing Lost Sailor dry-hopped with Chinoook).

The beer menu here is expectedly good, but the bottles are only alright. Go for the drafts! Dogfish 90 and 120 ($16 a pop for this one!!), Southern Creme Brulee, Old Raspy, Harviestoun Oil, Weyerbacher Pumpkin, Lagunitas Sumpin, Chimay and other Belgians, Stone 15th... you know the drill. These guys have it.

Service was OK, not great. Overwhelmed, understaffed, and yet efficient enough. Still, I felt the need to talk to the manager. Prices are high and you know that. I like SoNo and this bar and will keep coming back, despite the issues.

DoubleSimcoe, Nov 01, 2011
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4.08/5  rDev -2.6%

Visited the SoNo GM for the first time for lunch on 8/15/11. Not surprisingly it was practically empty on a rainy Monday.

Impressions: The SoNo GM is a clean, inviting establishment, with neutral to friendly staff. The food menu features some creative menu items, but could stand a few more pub standards, served in pretty large portions. Prices at what you’d expect this close to NYC. Everyone in our group seemed pretty happy with their meals. Good selection of beer, with heavy emphasis on pale ales, IPAs, Belgains, & wheats. They only offer two preselected flights of four beers & for me it’s a major shortcoming not to be able to build my own flight to sample the beers I want which resulted in my scoring the selection getting a 3.5.

C’mon Ginger Man, give the people control of their own flights!

BrewIAm, Aug 16, 2011
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The Ginger Man in South Norwalk, CT
93 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.