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The Ginger Man

Not Rated.
The Ginger ManThe Ginger Man
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

72 Ratings
Ratings: 72
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.35%
Taps: 70
Bottles: 97
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

2718 Boll St
Dallas, Texas, 75204-1004
United States
phone: (214) 754-8771

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @gingermandallas

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Reviews by kindestcut:
Photo of kindestcut
4.66/5  rDev +11.8%

Hidden on a side street in the uptown section of Dallas, the Ginger Man is the most wonderful drinking establishment I have ever seen.

The Ginger Man is a converted house, inconspicuous and drab. The exterior camouflages the true essence of this place...an oasis of beerdom in the middle of shiny, trendy Dallas. I walked in with a friend and sat down at the bar, and what a bar it is. Dozens of beers on tap, numbering over 60 I'd guess. The choices were amazing.

The atmosphere was better than i had imagines. I was expecting that being in the presence of so many quality beers on tap would cancel out the cigar-smoking yuppies I was destined to encounter. Instead, I enjoyed a night of drinking and talking without so much as a cigar crossing my path. I'm sure this had as much to do with the Dallas smoking ban as anything else but hey, I give full credit to the power of beer.

The service was great, I had a short conversation with a bartender about some of the beers, and all-female...whch surprised me as well. I guess I was expecting a crusty old man doling out beer wisdom to all who entered. Not a bad thing, just a surprise.

I didn't have any food, although my friend did and said it was mediocre, or terrible, I can't remember. I can't remember much after the first hour.

In conclusion, the Ginger Man is paradise, a bright and shining gem that must be experienced if any BA comes to Dallas. Do not pass up this opportunity, especially if you are visiting from a state with alcohol limits on the beer you can buy. If that's the case, the majority of the beers on draft here will be new to you. You haven't lived until you've ended the night with an Old Foghorn.

kindestcut, May 19, 2003
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Great selection of beer, both on top and bottled. Love the way the menu is setup, listing draught beers by type and bottled beers by country. Ask the waitress about the seasonal beers they have not listed on the menu and she'll steer you in the right direction. The beer garden atmosphere in the back is hard to be matched in Dallas. The German style pretzels are amazing. Quality place right here.

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Stopped in on a Sunday afternoon while visiting a friend in Dallas. Found easy street parking, then saw that they had a parking lot. Either way, plenty of parking (at least in the afternoon).

The weather was nice so we sat on the front porch, where there are a few tables. It's a neat spot. It's a converted house. We didn't hang around inside, but the bar looked good and there were more tables out back. Definitely a fun, cozy atmosphere. Saw multiple people wearing Deep Ellum Brewery T-shirts, and random friends meeting up. The bartender knew some people by name. Dogs are welcomed.

It was unclear weather we would have table service or not, because there were menus on the table and we saw a few employees walking around. After waiting for a while we figured out we needed to order at the bar. There was one bartender, so it was a bit of a wait even though the place wasn't crowded.

Selection was very good. Wide variety of styles, and some Texas beers. I actually was surprised there weren't more Texas beers, based on the reviews that said they had a lot of locals. One from Deep Ellum, two from (512), and multiple from St.Arnold's. Still a solid list overall.

I would definitely stop here again next time I'm in Dallas.

shivtim, Feb 21, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev -3.1%

stopped in three times during a trip to Dallas. This is the place to go, though I didn't make it to the meddlesome moth.

very solid, large tap selection with a great focus on solid local brews. very friendly, attentive staff that is always willing to pour a sample of something you haven't tried before. prices were $5 a pint for about 80% of offerings. ask for beers that might not bee on the menu, as they seem to go through kegs faster than they reprint menus.

great beer garden in the back, except everyone smokes back there, which kinda ruins it for me. good laid back vibe

gueuzer, Jan 29, 2013
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The Ginger Man in Dallas, TX
93 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.