The Ginger Man

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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

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

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Reviews:
223
Ratings:
331
pDev:
9.39%
 
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Reviews by DrinkSlurm:
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3.38/5  rDev -20.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5

So I have ben to the Gengerman in Greenwich, CT and SONO and decided to try this place out a few weekends ago...
boy what a difference!!! This place was full of city yuppies looking to do something crazy and get a Hoegaarden. We could barely get into the bar because of the bouncer?? I have a bigger beard than Al Borlin...and im 30yrs old.
Anyway, I guess he is just doing his job, but nice first impression...it just seems like less of a beer bar if they need a bouncer to keep the rif raf out...
We got out beers and went off to the side of the bar, where we were yelled at by the waitress for standing to close to her station, eventhough there was a large group of other people who were actually closer, but they were 10people and we were 2...
I couldnt stand the vibe at all...bunch of a-holes. We finished our $10 beers and left.
They did have a nice selection though. If you are in the area of this place...just walk by and go to Rattle n Hum instead.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of CreightonSM
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Jacobier10
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

I can't believe I'm just getting around to reviewing this place now, as I have been frequenting The Ginger Man for almost 15 years. I had my 23rd birthday party in the back room (library), been to friends' parties here, among multiple other meetups over the years.

Expect a crowd almost any time you go. The bar is long with plenty of seats, but they are almost always taken when I have been there. Plenty of other tables scattered throughout the place to sit at though. It's dimly lit inside but it makes for a nice vibe.

You'll be hard pressed to find a much better selection anywhere else. There is something here for everyone, including two offerings on cask. On my last visit, I had Fabián 13%, a dry hopped lager from a little know Czech brewery, and Singlecut Keith on cask.

Quality of all the beer is great. The bartenders aren't overly chatty but they are busy so it's understandable. I love this place and it was always have a sentimental place in my heart. If you're visiting NYC and you're in the area, this place is a must stop for at least one beer.

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Photo of jcoleMA66
4.43/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of mattmarka1
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Drinkalot
4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of CervezaNY
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Brob245
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Nrod
3.96/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of NonicPanic
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Photo of SebastianMandeville
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of PhillyBoy23
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

So many brews on tap. It's a beer lovers dream come true. Huge bottle list as well. The bartenders are pros as well. Each beer in the proper glassware.

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Photo of T-34-85
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of 22Blue
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Brian29
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Spreetaper
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of dbthom123
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of DrStiffington
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of JamesLeung
4.76/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of JamFuel
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

The Ginger Man, a NYC classic.

Dimly lit, but still airy and not stuffy, with a long bar and plenty of tables all across the space. Vibe is casual and laid back, and it's been quiet both times I've been here, early afternoon both times. Apparently gets quite crowded later on and on weekends.

Beer selection is second only to very few. About 70 taps and a pretty long bottle list means you're going to have to pick and choose carefully. Not really a problem since everything is of high quality and the bartenders do a great job with recommendations if you need them. Service overall is great, especially in the off hours, when they'll gladly chat with you.

Food was very good, had the pastrami Reuben. Very tasty, but HUGE.

Overall, one of the best beer bars in New York, easily. So much to choose from and a great vibe.

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Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of thepenguin
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

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The Ginger Man in New York, NY
Place rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 331 ratings