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 liamt07:
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2.9/5  rDev -31.9%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Popped by The Ginger Man on the second night of our stay in Manhattan. A Wednesday night and the place was rammed, whole lot of 20-something singles and looked like a few of the 'pick-up' joints I've come across here in Toronto. Massive tap list (70+!!) and some casks. Bottle list adds about 100+ more to that, so the selection is there and representative of most of the United States and the better part of the beer world in most respects. Fantastic. Ambiance was a different story. Loud, drunk and obnoxious young crowd screaming and shouting obscenities at each other around us. Maybe not representative of the place on a regular basis, but was not the best thing to have going on around you when you're on vacation with your mom. Service was just as bad, server visited us twice over the course of an hour and half, first to get our drink/meal orders and then to give us our check. Impossible to flag this lady down for anything, certainly subpar and not worthy of a moderate tip. Stayed for a pint and a quick pint, as I had trouble putting up with this any longer. Dim lighting didn't help either. Food was okay, but nothing to write home about. Overall, something I could revisit midday when certainly less busy just for the selection, if anything. Great beer, marred by poor service and a less than desirable evening crowd.

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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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