The Ginger Man - Austin

4.7/5.0 56 reviews
301 Lavaca St
Austin, Texas United States 78701

512 473 8801
bar
gingermanpub.com beer menu
Mon - Fri 2:00 PM - 2:00 AM; Sat - Sun 1:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Affiliated user(s) here yanaguana1 | Taps: 75 | Bottles: 100
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Beer entered at The Ginger Man - Austin

NameABV
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
stevoj  (209) Boise, Idaho | February 9, 2016
Neighborhood vibe, but then presented with wall of taps. Too many seasonals for even the website to keep track of. Nice selection of locals and sought after East Coast brews. Keep trying to focus on Texas....
98
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Mrdthompson  (3) Texas | December 27, 2015
Loooove this place. Bring your lawn chairs and hang in the parking lot. Legit!
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
theisti  (700) Kansas | December 11, 2015
Visited after dinner on a Monday. Long narrow bar, against an alley in Central Austin. Parking looks like it would be a pain, though I was on foot. Place is little run down looking, and there was a bit of an off odor. 60 or so taps, with a nice selection of national, local and import craft. The beer menu was annoying, as many of the breweries were listed as ďvariesĒ or ďseasonalĒ. When I asked the bartender what seasonals were on, he basically said itís December, so winter warmer kind of things. Not real helpful. Maybe they have a chalkboard or something, that would have been nice. I sat at the long and had a flat bread. Overall, felt like a place that used to be great but really isnít at the top of the game anymore.

76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Art  (128) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | September 15, 2015
Aye here after watching "the bats." Ambiance is like an old English pub but with a bunch of beers on tap. I sat at the end of the bar and couldnít see the list. I asked the bartender for local recommendations and he killed it. I got the French dip, it was a bit small but delicious. Prices seem a tad on the high side but still a worthile stop if in Austin.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
yanaguana1  (3) Texas | April 17, 2015
80
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
williamstome  (57) Somerville, Massachusetts | February 1, 2015
Great rustic sort of ambience, Tons of options of decently priced beer, friendly staff.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (678) Denver, Colorado | December 16, 2014
Ginger Man reminds me something of the Brick Store in Georgia, in that perhaps it pioneered the craft beer bar scene a few years ago but has perhaps been surpassed in focus by newer competition. I donít mean to say anything negative about the Ginger Man, the beer selection is fantastic. There are more than enough options, but there are a few taps of things like Stella or Miller LIght that beer snobs just wouldnít drink. The ambiance is cozy and warm. The bartenders were great, helpful and knowledgeable. If I lived here, Iíd be back whenever I was on this end of town.
72
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR  (422) Los Angeles, California | April 5, 2014
Downtown Austin. A very big gingerman with outdoor patio. What seems usual for TX gingermanís: an out of date beer list. Plenty of taps, bored service. Even for someone who lives in CA: not many ticks. Decent, but there are other stops downtown Iíd rather revisit.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
orangesol  (159) Pennsylvania | March 11, 2014
Made a quick stop downtown on my way to Rainey Street to check out the Ginger Man. Atmosphere was pretty solid, only a few people inside at the bar while the rest were out back enjoying the nice weather. Quality was pretty high, nice building inside and out and the beers were all served in correct glasses. Service was good, had to wait a bit for my bill but they were just starting an event and it was becoming a bit hectic. Selection was pretty good, beers from all over the world as well as plenty from TX. Prices were on par with all of the other bars I visited in the area. Overall an awesome beer bar in the heart of the city, I would definitely return if I am ever in the area again.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
erickok  (207) Leuven, Belgium | January 5, 2014
Apparently this is a chain of beer places, but it doesnít feel like it. What it does feel like is a night bar, where you go to at the end of the night to combine friend, strangers and good beer. Loads of taps here, including lots of locals and a great amount of styles. The local stuff was tasty too and the bartenders knew their stuff. It gets busy though, and together with the atmosphere it is more of a beer geek midnight sinkhole than a nippy picky tasting room. Prices are reasonable and the food is very decent too, albeit not being a food place by itself (and you can take your own if you want; I recommend then Surf & Turf place around the corner). Mostly young crowd here. Great selection, good bar.

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