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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:
72
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
6.65%
 
 
Taps:
106
Bottles/Cans:
136
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 39 | Ratings: 72
Reviews by azorie:
Photo of azorie
3.09/5  rDev -26.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4

Went early and found a place to park for 2 dollars. Very interesting place, why they choose to leave the door open in the Texas summer is a mystery to me, but what can I say. Your in the heart of Rice village, which is to say your surrounded by allot of Smart folks and money. The bar has nice outside area, again why you want to fry out there, one never knows but I guess if you smoke your going to have to live with the heat and humidity.

We did not at first run into any "problems" with locals as some have complained about, but then again we got here after going to eat lunch, so It was empty except for the bud guys giving a sales pitch, so we could not listen to the junk box, but it was ok.

Decent selection on tap, but after the flying saucer its a big let down, but again this is my kind of bar, small and quiet. Allthough another bar that is Quite expensive IMHO, but I see a trend here, if you want to drink imports from Belgium in a bottle at a bar, get ready for double retail prices and up. I got a 750ml bottle of La chouffe and it was 21.50 geez can you say super rip off, I sure can.

Service was the WORST I EVER SEEN. We was all ALONE and we could not get waited on, until I walked to the bar. ok they only had the manger and 1 bartender. After a while, like an hour late another person came in and THEY GOT WAITED ON!!

Sadly since we were not regulars we could not get the time of day from the bartender, she had others. No table service, so its just like a English bar. One assumes they get waiters later in the day, but we left before it got anymore crowded. Decent local hangout if you drink the cheap stuff, or have a large budget for beer every week.

I can see where if your not a local you get some funny looks, but as a fellow Texan I am used to noisy folks who ask your business out of the blue, just a Texas thing. I can stare back at assholes with the best of them. Still If I lived nearby I would revisit, as the manager on duty seemed very nice.One would hope the service would improve, being like we were IT for at least an hour. Needles to say NO FUCKING TIP!

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More User Reviews:
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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