United States > Texas > Houston
Theydon_Bois (790) Tourist Town (West), England | December 14, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited on Tuesday 21/05/13 around 3.30-4.30pm.
Smallish bar with wooden floors, scattering of tables and chairs, bit of a dive bar feel.
L-shaped bar, breweriana, mirrors, bottles and the like fill the venue.
Patio garden at both the front and rear.
Fairly quiet when we arrived but started to fill up as we departed.
Service wask OK but not overly attentive.
Average tap selection for me, a good dozen or so TX ticks for me but the choices from the rest of the US including the bottled menu were a little lame.
The flights were useless at best. A European flight, a Belgian flight and a TX flight - their choice of beers not yours. For instance on the TX flight 2 of the 4 beers were pils!
Had some bar snacks, pretzel and dips which were adequate.
Overall not massively impressed, not a patch on the Manhattan Ginger Man, Iíd budgeted on 2 to 3 hours here but we left after 75 minutes or so.
Dogbrick (775) Columbus, Ohio | October 2, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
(Visited 07/2013): Ginger Manís Houston location is near Rice University south of the city on Morningside Drive. Street parking is available in the neighborhood and I believe I saw a garage as well.
The place looks like a house from the outside, complete with a fence. After walking up and past the porch, the interior opens to a cozy and dark bar that features wood decor, beer bottles lining shelves near the ceiling and a bar along the back wall. There is a board above the bar listing the available beers.
As for the beers, there are around 50 taps, featuring many Texas craft breweries like Real Ale, Karbach, Rahr & Sons and Franconia. Other craft breweries like New Belgium too. Extensive bottle list as well, again featuring many TX breweries.
Service on a relatively busy weekday evening was good. The bartender was knowledgeable about the beer list and made good recommendations.
I did not try any food on this visit.
Overall this bar is clearly one of those quintessential local spots. Despite technically being a chain they clearly focus on the right things and I would definitely visit again.
Sammy (572) Toronto, Ontario | January 4, 2015
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
A Serviceable beer bar though a shadow of the chainís class in the nyc area. A small number of really craft and the rest were ....
deyholla (339) Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 17, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A nice Houston beer bar with a bit of age. You can tell this place has been around awhile, but it gives a nice charm to the place. A nice combo of taps with some rarer beers coming through. Food is minimal and unremarkable. Staff is friendly and helpful. Value is solid. Worth a stop.
ben4321 (296) Hoboken, New Jersey | August 3, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
I had a nice time at this version of the Ginger Man. It was small and a little warm. It isnít that easy to find hidden in the Rice Village area surrounded by some larger spots. Good stop though. Nice selection of TX beers especially.
illinismitty (279) Nashville, Tennessee | December 9, 2005
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Nice ambiance and local feel. The bar is like an old rustic house with wooden floors, beams, and dimly lit. Beer selection is good, but not as extensive as the Flying Saucer. The bartender I had was a b. Otherwise a great experience and place worth checking out.
fly (224) austin, Tejas, Alabama | January 12, 2004
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
World's best mens room (ahem)
dark pub atmosphere. Decks for and aft for the fair weather and (almost) smoke free pint.
KAggie97 (220) Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas | June 15, 2005| Updated July 12, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Good beer selection, nice bier garten. Menís restroom is teeny tiny.
vipinvelp (216) Velp, Netherlands | March 15, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Nice selection of beers, very interesting to me as foreigner. Visited 1st time in January and will certainly return next time I am in Houston. Only wish they had the proper glasses to poor the beer.
SudsMcDuff (183) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | April 27, 2009| Updated September 9, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
First discovered this gem when they graciously oped up there doors to the Houston BAís for our monthly tastings; awesome place and awesome people! .. . Selection is top notch, only beat out by the saucer, but this place has that cozy friends house kinda feel .. . always have a cask beer, a plus ... . they offer chips,pretzels and a cheese plate they will do in a pinch, or you can order a pizza or bring in a burger, they are cool about it .. . overall: fantastic beer selection for Houston, and they treat their rowdy BAís like kings!!! .. recommended for sure, one of my favourite stops...
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