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The Ginger Man

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4.17/5
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86 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

2718 Boll St
Dallas, Texas, 75204-1004
United States

(214) 754-8771 | map
gingermanpub.com

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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
86
pDev:
9.11%
 
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Reviews by kindestcut:
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4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Hidden on a side street in the uptown section of Dallas, the Ginger Man is the most wonderful drinking establishment I have ever seen.

The Ginger Man is a converted house, inconspicuous and drab. The exterior camouflages the true essence of this place...an oasis of beerdom in the middle of shiny, trendy Dallas. I walked in with a friend and sat down at the bar, and what a bar it is. Dozens of beers on tap, numbering over 60 I'd guess. The choices were amazing.

The atmosphere was better than i had imagines. I was expecting that being in the presence of so many quality beers on tap would cancel out the cigar-smoking yuppies I was destined to encounter. Instead, I enjoyed a night of drinking and talking without so much as a cigar crossing my path. I'm sure this had as much to do with the Dallas smoking ban as anything else but hey, I give full credit to the power of beer.

The service was great, I had a short conversation with a bartender about some of the beers, and all-female...whch surprised me as well. I guess I was expecting a crusty old man doling out beer wisdom to all who entered. Not a bad thing, just a surprise.

I didn't have any food, although my friend did and said it was mediocre, or terrible, I can't remember. I can't remember much after the first hour.

In conclusion, the Ginger Man is paradise, a bright and shining gem that must be experienced if any BA comes to Dallas. Do not pass up this opportunity, especially if you are visiting from a state with alcohol limits on the beer you can buy. If that's the case, the majority of the beers on draft here will be new to you. You haven't lived until you've ended the night with an Old Foghorn.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of zizouandyuki
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of aufie
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of soupermirl
4.71/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Fantastic place. Great old pub feel. Wood, wood, wood, wood. Taps, copper, beer garden and an upstairs lounge style laid back area. It's a great place. I don't smoke cigars, but they have them. The ladies behind the bar were great. Christine and Whitney... Thanks.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of robertcbeal
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5

Photo of ruzzal
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of memphischas
4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of evan35
3.96/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Great selection of Belgians and TX beers.

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Photo of cfh64
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of hoosier222002
4.57/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.8/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

This place is absolutely a craft beer lover's dream come true. The atmosphere is amazing, dark lighting, dark lacquered wood, warm and lively company downstairs and quieter more relaxed atmosphere upstairs with armchairs and couches. The outside area with the overlooking loft effectively gives you 4 different locations you can sit down and drink at and I find myself moving around from beer to beer. The staff is SO knowledgeable and friendly, they will gladly let you sample any beer you like or help you choose a brew based on what you like. The selection is amazing, I've always been extremely impressed with what they have to offer, both on tap and in bottles. The food I gave a medium rating simply because they only really serve a small numbers of snack / appetizer items, its just not a food kind of bar. HIGHLY recommend this one to anyone in the area!!!!

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.04/5  rDev -3.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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The Ginger Man in Dallas, TX
Place rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 86 ratings
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