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The Ginger Man


53 Reviews
The Ginger ManThe Ginger Man

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(214) 754-8771 | map

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Reviews: 53 | Ratings: 85
Reviews by stephens101:
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3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Quaint little building that appears to have been a house at one time. Sits on a nondescript shaded lane in a busy and affluent part of north downtown Dallas. If you're not paying attention you might drive right by it. Has a nice amount of parking, which can pose a problem in this part of town, so you don't have to worry about that.

Out front was a well shaded patio with 6-7 tables which were about half full with some bearded types, some normal types, and some suits and ties as well. Was a beautiful day in the high 80's and everybody really seemed to be enjoying themselves. Stepping inside you notice the bar to the right, with i'd say, from memory, had about 40 or so taps. The menu wasn't real extensive, and I notice a lack of bigger beers, but no biggie, as there were a decent amount of seasonals and a good amount of local brews from the likes of Rahr, St. Arnold, Live Oak and Real. I dug that, as I always like to get to the Texas brews when I'm down there.

The interior was almost completely wooded, and made for a very rustic feel. There were some regular dart boards to have some fun with. Out back was a Biergarten which was pretty spacious. My wife and I sat in the front and noticed all the locals going to the back, which filled up pretty quick, as did the front after 5 o'clock or so.

Service was exceptional. The girl that waited on us was quick to answer any question I had, and I never waited for a beer, even when the place filled up. I tried three beers, all on tap. I had the Live Oak IPA, the Real Fireman's #4 Blonde, and the Harpoon IPA. The St. Arnold Elissa IPA was noted to be on cask, which really excited me, as I love that beer. Unfortunately, the cask was broken, so no luck this go round. Also, none of the beers I had were close to full to the rim, a point that I'm not going to make a big hullabaloo over, but I do have to note. Either way, I'll go back to the Ginger Man the next time I'm in the area, as it was a pleasant experience overall.

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Photo of zizouandyuki
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of aufie
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of soupermirl
4.71/5  rDev +14.3%
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 -2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of robertcbeal
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5

Photo of ruzzal
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of memphischas
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of evan35
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
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 -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of hoosier222002
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.8/5  rDev +16.5%
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 -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.04/5  rDev -1.9%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3/5  rDev -27.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of DallasRaider
4.7/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great selection of beer, both on top and bottled. Love the way the menu is setup, listing draught beers by type and bottled beers by country. Ask the waitress about the seasonal beers they have not listed on the menu and she'll steer you in the right direction. The beer garden atmosphere in the back is hard to be matched in Dallas. The German style pretzels are amazing. Quality place right here.

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The Ginger Man in Dallas, TX
92 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.
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