The Ginger Man

The Ginger ManThe Ginger Man
The Ginger ManThe Ginger Man
Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

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Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.27
Reviews:
227
Ratings:
337
pDev:
9.37%
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Reviews by Kappakoosh:
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Kappakoosh from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Jun 13, 2015
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leprechaunandfatman from Ohio

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Jan 27, 2021
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cratez from Canada (ON)

4.66/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

What I had: Victory Festbier, Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA, and Peak Organic Fresh Cut Pilsner on tap, a few glasses of Coopers Creek Sauvignon Blanc for my partner.
What I liked: Beautiful, spacious bar with ample seating, well laid out beer menu, very impressive draught and cask list, fast service, extensive wine options, growlers to go, bartender (perhaps the owner?) was not only chatty and welcoming but also allowed us to eat take-out inside the bar since the kitchen was closed.
What I disliked: Aside from not being able to order any food, nothing.
Would I go back? Yes. The Ginger Man is a wonderfully cozy pub with excellent service and a top-notch beer menu. A mandatory stop for any beer geek visiting NYC.
Overall Rating: 94

Jan 29, 2020
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Lobina from Arizona

4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

I was fortunate enough to have my daughter pick this place for a meeting spot as she knows I like good beer and this place had it covered. informative server excellent choices with two cask offerings

Oct 22, 2019
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Beer21 from Florida

4.79/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Sep 22, 2019
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VoxRationis from New York

4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

I stopped in at the Ginger Man for lunch. We had hoped to have the Guinness Beef Stew (they were out), but settled on an Alsatian Sausage platter, which was also quite delicious. Beerwise, I was particularly interested in partaking of the cask ale (there were two). Ginger Man is large with an old fashioned varnished wood bar that is easily 50' and quite a bit of seating.

It has well over 70 functional taps offering a huge selection of high quality craft and import brews, as well as a fully stocked bar. It was relatively subdued on a Summer Tuesday at noon, but I have no doubt it gets very lively come happy hour. Would definitely go back (and maybe they'll have the stew next time).

Jul 26, 2019
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QuakeAttack from California

4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

When I visit NYC (once a year), we also visit Ginger Man. Nice wood bar with a sitting room in back. Servers and bartenders are always friendly (yes, this is NY). Beer selection is great in that you can local and East Coast beers. I had Hill Farmstead and Finback. Both beers were amazing! Food is always good (Ruben). From my perspective, this is a must visit when in mid-town Manhattan.

May 03, 2019
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CreightonSM from New York

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jan 04, 2019
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Jacobier10 from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Jan 01, 2019
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jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Aug 12, 2018
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mattmarka1 from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Aug 12, 2018
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Drinkalot from Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Aug 01, 2018
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CervezaNY from New York

4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Jul 11, 2018
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Brob245 from Missouri

4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Jul 30, 2017
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Nrod from Argentina

3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Jun 03, 2017
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Mikexw from New York

4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Mar 21, 2017
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NonicPanic from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Mar 01, 2017
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SebastianMandeville from New Jersey

4.44/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Feb 20, 2017
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PhillyBoy23 from New Jersey

4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Jan 23, 2017
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T-34-85 from New York

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Oct 22, 2016
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22Blue from Kansas

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Oct 16, 2016
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Brian29 from Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Sep 28, 2016
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Zekenyce from New Jersey

4.14/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Sep 22, 2016
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Spreetaper from New York

4.07/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Sep 05, 2016
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dbthom123 from Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Jul 14, 2016
The Ginger Man in New York, NY
Place rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 337 ratings