The Ginger Man

The Ginger ManThe Ginger Man
The Ginger ManThe Ginger Man
Bar, Eatery

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

(713) 526-2770 | map
gingermanpub.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.21
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
78
pDev:
9.26%
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Reviews by CHADMC3:
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CHADMC3 from Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

This place is very unsuspecting from the outside, just a few picnic tables and umbrellas outside of what look like a queiet little restaurant. Walking in to this place is like stepping back in time or somewhere else. The low ceilings, dark woods, old bottles and cans and dark ambience with subtle jukebox classics playing are really something to experience. We went on a Sunday afternoon, so it was a little subdued, but this place is awesome. By far, some of the best bar ambience I have experienced.

We tried one of their specialty pretzels, a nice compliment to a beer. Service was prompt, and one thing I enjoyed was listening to the ladies behind the bar talk amongst themselves about some the new beers they have tried. We sampled a Lone Star Stout, a Gnarleywine, and a Kwak. Their selection is good, but not nearly as great as other stops. Too many main stream beers here for me, but greatly varied regardless.

The small food menu had some unique offerings, but I didn't sample enough to create too much of an opinion.

If you're near Rice U, you gotta check this place out. Just a cool beer bar you won't soon forget.

May 08, 2009
More User Reviews:
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slasich from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

May 16, 2020
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bromannrn from Texas

3.45/5  rDev -18.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Jun 18, 2018
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bigbeerfan from Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place is fantastic. It’s small and rustic with all worn wood surfaces. The place doesn’t seat many people at all and only has a limited bar-bite style menu but the beer selection is outstanding and the vibe is perfect. Lots of local beers on tap along with a nice variety of high quality crafts from around the world. Definitely a favorite in the Rice University area.

Dec 29, 2017
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hcproff36 from Texas

4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Sep 27, 2017
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maccane from Texas

3.51/5  rDev -16.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2

Aug 20, 2017
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Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

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

Jan 31, 2017
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puck1225 from Texas

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.

Sep 07, 2016
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cultclassic89 from Texas

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

Jul 10, 2016
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jkoogler from Texas

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

May 08, 2016
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Bryan12345 from Texas

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

Mar 26, 2016
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HipCzech from Texas

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

Jan 12, 2016
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Can_has_beer from Texas

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

Jul 14, 2015
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BdM from Netherlands

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

Jun 19, 2015
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

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

Jun 06, 2015
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evan35 from North Carolina

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

Jan 21, 2015
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

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

Jan 06, 2015
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srletend from Texas

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

Dec 24, 2014
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beerdrinker123 from Delaware

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.

Dec 20, 2014
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Dicers from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1%

Nov 08, 2014
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TexasPunkin from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Sep 26, 2014
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Desimoaj from Michigan

5/5  rDev +18.8%

Sep 14, 2014
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cfrobrew from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Aug 19, 2014
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DutchcdnTEXAN from Texas

4/5  rDev -5%

Jul 09, 2014
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jgbiggs from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Jun 14, 2014
The Ginger Man in Houston, TX
Place rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 78 ratings