The Ginger Man

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

220 Reviews
The Ginger ManThe Ginger Man
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

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

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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
94
Reviews:
220
Ratings:
314
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
8.02%
 
 
Taps:
72
Bottles/Cans:
160
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 220 | Ratings: 314
Reviews by slander:
Photo of slander
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Cellarman hit it on the nose when he said this place had 2 distinct personalities. Starting with weekdays, during which this place is most unpleasant and maddening, packed with pretentious cigar chomping suits, that are drinking Scotch and should go somewhere else anyway so I can just enjoy my beer (please). I've actually stood on a long line outside, waitin' for you to leave so I can get in. It's just criminal. And the cigar smoke (they sell cigars there and encourage you to smoke them there) seriously impedes upon one's ability to taste your beer... and then they're weekends, when Yupfest '03 is out of session and you can actually enjoy this place...
66 beers on tap and a pair of hand drawns plus an impressive selection of bottled beers. A very nice tap collection here. Victory Strom King Stout, Weyerbacher Quad, a pair of Lindeman's (sure, you always see the Framboise but you never see the Peche on tap) and on and on.
A real comfortable bar (except the afforementioned weekday thing) with high ceilings and and dark wood throughout. Nice vintage beer posters and a room off the back with some comfy couches and chairs. Great damn jukebox, too.
I am counting the days on my fingers and toes 'til they put the "NYC smoking in bars" ban in effect and hopefully, the weekdays will become more like the weekends there.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dbthom123
3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of DrStiffington
3.9/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of JamesLeung
4.76/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of JamFuel
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
4.68/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of thepenguin
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Antc2382
4.67/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of user785335
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of xungmound98
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of RutgersBeerGuy
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -5.7%
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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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

First time at the Ginger Man on November 14. Very nice space with high ceilings and plenty of seating. Huge tap list, although the offerings were not mind-blowing. Food was solid. My only complaint is that they need more servers - the table service was painfully slow.

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Photo of tribeerguy70_3
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of richj1970
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of StoutBoi
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of mrebeka
4.89/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of bgold86
4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Vivs85
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Kappakoosh
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ksolekjr
4.75/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

A very comfortable and relaxing bar.

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The Ginger Man in New York, NY
94 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.
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