The Ginger Man

BA SCORE
93
outstanding

39 Reviews
The Ginger ManThe Ginger Man
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

5607 Morningside Dr
Houston, Texas, 77005-3218
United States

(713) 526-2770 | map
gingermanpub.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
73
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
6.65%
 
 
Taps:
106
Bottles/Cans:
136
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 39 | Ratings: 73
Reviews by 4thoseabout2bock:
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4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Quite nice selection of 40ish beers on tap.
For local micros, they had a number of St Arnolds on including the Christmas both on cask and tap. Draft was actually sweeter and less hoppy!

Some west coast things we can't get in Chicago: Old Foghorn, New Belgium 1554, New Belgium Saison, Arrogant.

They also still had Spaten Oktoberfest, and it was malty and wonderful and good to still find on tap this late into November! (still had quite the selection of oktoberfests actually -- you could do your own tasting)

Also on draft, Mardesous 10 was AMAZING.

Strange that they list their beers by color -- we somehow did not notice the Mardesous 10 until late in the night. Probably for the best though, because if I were drinking that all night, I would not have made it to 10pm...

Great ambiance, small house with bar along one side, and dart boards and a few tables along the other, lovely back deck with picnic tables and heaters.

Both the selection and ambience had Flying Saucer beat.
No question. This is the #1 beer destination in Houston.

Accessible by train/light rail from downtown (but it only runs til 10).
A cab back to downtown was around $16.
Money well spent.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of puck1225
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

This is nice place. Comfortable, homey, a bit rustic, right in the middle of the Rice University area. The service was a bit grudging but reasonable. Beer selection was good, even though my fist two choices on their list was not available. The food was pedestrian. Granted I got the beer companion which was mostly cheese (which I would bet came from the local Kroger). The hummus was good, needed a few more pita chips. Overall, enjoyed the draft Tank 7 and Chimay Dorsee.

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Photo of cultclassic89
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jkoogler
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4.25/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of HipCzech
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.71/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2.75

Photo of BdM
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of evan35
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.6/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of srletend
3.65/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.5

Photo of bens0n
3.64/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.5

Was really looking forward to checking this place out...

Atmosphere is alright, patio out back with some space heaters with wooden tables and benches. Its alot like little woodrows, but less cozy.

For having 100+ taps I was really disappointed at the selection, there are very few *really* good beers on tap and in bottles. They have a diverse selection of mediocre stuff that you can find everywhere. No limited releases or rare stuff.

I got a chicken and spinach flatbread pizza that was pretty good, the spinach and artichoke dip was good too, no complaints in the food department.

Ginger man is like a little woodrows with a few more taps, I really expected a better beer selection.

Its a nice place to hit up in the rice village area but if you want the best selection, check elsewhere.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of TexasPunkin
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Desimoaj
5/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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The Ginger Man in Houston, TX
4.21 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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