1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

The Ginger Man

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

73 Ratings
Ratings: 73
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

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 73 | Reviews: 51 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by sleazo:
Photo of sleazo
4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I had half a day to kill after a conference in Dallas and was looking for a place to grab some brews. As Dallas is not really a manageable pedestrian city, my choices were limited without a car. With the help of some Texas BAs I was directed to the Ginger Man. It was close enough to the Hyatt Regency where I could take the hotel shuttle or walk it. Being such a nice day I figured it would be a good way to see the city. With a slight detour to the Book Depository and Grassy Knoll, I was at the bar in about 40 minutes.

After that walk I was a bit parched and sat down for a Real Ale Full Moon, my first ever and it did not disappoint. Over the course of the next couple of hours I enjoyed beers by Live Oak(another winner), Real Ale and a St Arnold's Cask IPA which was put on near the end of my stay. Texas brews were well represented as were harder to find imports and the normal range of US micros. A steady stream of happy hour and regulars strolled through and were good to talk with. The young ladies who were serving me were very nice and the one doing the training was very knowledgable about beer. The rest of the crowd was a mix of hipsters and suits which skewed younger as the night wore on. Not quite as douchey as their NYC location.

The cool part about the place is the amount of outdoor space . There is a full back with plenty of benches and a nice front porch area with tables to overlook the sleepy little street. The insiode had full AC which was a nice respite to the hot Tejas sun. Prices were reasonable but definitely on the expensive side for the city.

I would definitely recommend this to tourists and locals alike. Had I not been traveling this might have gotten a lower selection score. The range of TX brews unavailable to me were the only ones I drank but other than those there wasn't anything earth shattering. Still that was enough for me to enjoy myself.

More User Reviews:
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Eddiehop
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of twincano
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Abbbp
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of LAWILCZEWSKI2
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Jdotswizz
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Westyn
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of Yeti1979
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of charrel
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Nathan_Short
3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of DallasRaider
4.7/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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.

Photo of PawPawPepperoni
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of UtisTheLaw
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of spham
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of CraigTravor
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Capitals82
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of street1891
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Heretic42
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of shivtim
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5

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.

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
The Ginger Man in Dallas, TX
93 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.