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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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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
221
Ratings:
325
pDev:
9.39%
 
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Reviews by drocpsu:
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4/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Having never visited this place when I lived in the city, I decided to check it out during my last visit. I was stopped in for drinks at 7:30pm on a Saturday night and found it to be pretty uncrowded. It wasn't very surprising to me, given that they don't have a large food selection and it was still during dinner time in the city.

It was a fairly large place with a lot of wood. There were tables in the front, and along the side, opposite the bar. There also appeared to be a lounge area in the back with couches and things, although I didn't venture back there.

They had a large selection of both beers on tap as well as bottles, including quite a number of beers that I haven't seen anywhere else or have rarely seen in my local New England establishments. The beers were broken up by style, as well as a selection of locals. They were also divided by specialty beers, which I think were the rarer/more expensive ones.

I first ordered an Ommegang Rouge, which was classified as a specialty beer and was served in a smaller snifter-style glass. Both "non-specialty" beers I had were served in pint (true pint) glasses, not the smaller shaker glasses.

Although expensive compared to most other places, prices seemed pretty comparable for NYC prices ($6.50 - $7.50).

Although the bar started relatively quietly, it was packed by the time we left at 10:30. Luckily we were at a table, but by that time, there was crowded standing room only.

Overall, I liked this place and will definitely go back.

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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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