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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

220 Reviews
The Ginger ManThe Ginger Man
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

11 E 36th St
New York, New York, 10016-3318
United States

(212) 532-3740 | map
gingerman-ny.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
220
Ratings:
319
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
7.78%
 
 
Taps:
72
Bottles/Cans:
160
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by Buebie:
Photo of Buebie
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Just a short walk from Rattle 'N' Hum, walked here after consuming a few with kplynch and my dad.

Sat in the front area in some cozy leather arm chairs. Ordered a few beers that were not available at other locations. Prices were a bit higher here. Location was great though. The wives went out to do some shopping on 5th ave, thank god they didnt buy anything. So we sat and had a few.

The waitress was friendly and quick, keeping an eye on our glasses as we empied them, even filling our waters. The place was slow when we went in on a Monday around 2pm. There were a few other patrons at the long large bar. Many tables throughout the place and a back room with even comfier looking sofas and arm chairs. It was a bit more dimly lit back there providing some seriously awsome atmosphere.
High ceilings and allot of space, this place is huge!

The bathrooms were clean, but seemed a bit small for the size of the place, 2 urinals and a stall.

The front windows were big and allowed you to look up at the buildings as we sat there. But curtains on the windows limited out people watching view on the street. Those curtains need to go.
Prices were a bit steeper then other places visited as well. It was a decent beer bar, but I'd recommend rattle n' hum or blind tiger over this place.

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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

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4.68/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

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4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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4.67/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

The Ginger Man is, without a doubt, one of the prime craft beer locations in Midtown Manhattan. My job takes into the city 10-15 days a year and The Ginger Man is almost always my watering hole of choice.

The interior is pretty the platonic ideal of the classic pub. Lots of wood and the expected pub decor. Every time that I've been there it's been packed or near packed, though I will say that I'm nearly always there around 5 PM on weekdays, so that likely accounts for some of it.

The selection is fantastic. 70ish taps, with a good variety of local, regional, and national craft, along with British, Belgian, and German highlights. Best of all, there's always two casks on handpump, which is what I tend to gravitate toward.

I've never actually eaten there, so I can't account for the food, but it looks to be solid, British-inspired pub grub.

Beyond the beer, there's an excellent selection of whiskey.

The service can be a little dicey, especially when it's at its peak business. Not unfriendly, just inattentive. Prices are high, but not exceptionally so for New York.

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Photo of SteveB24
4/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Great place, Vibe is relaxed but still classy, service is decent, although the bartenders are much friendlier then the waitresses, very good selection.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

First time at the Ginger Man on November 14. Very nice space with high ceilings and plenty of seating. Huge tap list, although the offerings were not mind-blowing. Food was solid. My only complaint is that they need more servers - the table service was painfully slow.

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4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

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4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

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4.89/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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The Ginger Man in New York, NY
4.24 out of 5 based on 319 ratings.
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