The Ginger Man

The Ginger ManThe Ginger Man
BA SCORE
4.26/5
325 Ratings
The Ginger ManThe Ginger Man
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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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
221
Ratings:
325
pDev:
9.39%
 
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Reviews by bobsy:
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4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Its Saturday night, which admittedly isn't the best night to experience a quiet drink, but this place is ridiculously crowded. Security at the door ID us, which is fine, but I'm not used to having bouncers stationed outside bars and I think it puts a bit of a downer on things for me. The cavernous interior is jam-packed with people, some drinking good beer, some drinking shit. We find a tiny bit of floor space and peruse the awesome chalkboard menu. I could easily have spent hours drinking my way through it, but its getting later, and I settle for a Hugh Malone from Allagash. Prices are stupidly high, but this is Manhattan. Most beers were in the $7 - $9 range. Service is stretched, but do a good job of getting our drinks to us quickly. This cannot be easy for them. On our way out security are escorting a group of drunk guys to the door - apparently one of them just brought up the contents of his dinner. Nice.

In the day I'm sure this place is great, but if you actually want to enjoy your beer in nice surroundings, for the love of God, avoid Saturday night.

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More User Reviews:
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
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

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

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Antc2382
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of user785335
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of xungmound98
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of RutgersBeerGuy
4.26/5  rDev 0%
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 -6.1%
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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The Ginger Man in New York, NY
Place rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 325 ratings
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