The Ginger Man

BA SCORE
93
outstanding

73 Ratings
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
Ratings:
73
Reviews:
39
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
6.65%
 
 
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 39
Reviews by champ103:
Photo of champ103
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A great place to chill and relax with some beers. The Ginger Man is a neat college hangout for Rice University. I think it has a great atmosphere and friendly patrons. Old house turned into a pub. Smallish bar inside, and best patio and outdoor drinking in Houston as far as I am concerned. I can sip on cask and people watch all day.

Service is as good and friendly as any bar I have been to. It can get slow when it is crowded, but that is not their fault. They don't really have food. Just a couple of "snacks." I had the spinach artichoke dip, but that was it besides chips and peanuts, and a cheese/meat plate.

The selection ranges from local Saint Arnold, Southern Star, and Real Ale to English beers like Fuller's and Belhaven. They also have a great selection of Belgian Trappist beers, German, as well as a wide US micro tap and bottle selection. They are always rotation new beers in as well.

There is also a good bit of history to this place. The first Gingerman, and claims to be the first multi tap bar in the Country. They are also extremely gracious to everyone on BA, and let us use the place for our monthly gatherings. On top of everything else, the late great Micheal Jackson the Beer Hunter called this placed one of the best bars in the world. If you like beer and are in the downtown/rice village area in Houston, it is a must.

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More User Reviews:
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%

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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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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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