The Ginger Man - Houston | Houston, Texas
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The Ginger Man - Houston
Excellent based on 45 ratings
Type: Bar

5607 1/2 Morningside Dr
Houston, Texas United States 77005 [ print map ]
713 526 2770

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Mayor: ben4321 (4) | Taps: 50-60 | Bottles: 100


The Ginger Man - Houston

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Beer Available At The Ginger Man - Houston (arranged by most recent)
Boulevard Pop-Up Session IPA 94, Rogue Chocolate Stout 99, Harpoon The Long Thaw White IPA 91, New Belgium Accumulation 83, Real Ale Phoenixx Double ESB 94, Saint Arnold Spring Bock 55, (512) Cascabel Cream Stout 98, Avery The Czar Imperial Stout 99, Rahr & Sons Snowmageddon 96, Real Ale Coffee Porter 93, Saint Arnold Elissa IPA 89, Karbach Weekend Warrior Pale Ale 77, Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout 100, Real Ale Oktoberfest 79, Boulevard 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat Beer 96
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45 reviews for The Ginger Man - Houston
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  77%
 Selection  81%
 Food  44%
 Value  69%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  88%
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84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick  (733) Columbus, Ohio | October 2, 2013
(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.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla  (306) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | May 17, 2012
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.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty  (279) Nashville, Tennessee | December 9, 2005
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.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321  (268) Hoboken, New Jersey | August 3, 2013
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.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
fly  (224) austin, Tejas, Alabama | January 12, 2004
World's best mens room (ahem) dark pub atmosphere. Decks for and aft for the fair weather and (almost) smoke free pint.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97  (220) Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas | June 15, 2005| Updated July 12, 2011
Good beer selection, nice bier garten. Menís restroom is teeny tiny.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp  (204) Velp, Netherlands | March 15, 2012
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.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff  (183) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | April 27, 2009| Updated September 9, 2012
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...
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius  (124) Tallahassee, Florida | March 18, 2005
I was disappointed in the selection. Much more limited than the Flying Saucer. The absolute best thing here was a plate they called the "Beer Companion" - itís a cheese, salami, table water crackers and olives plate. Itís an ideal match for sampling beer - enough to kill your hunger, with a mix of flavors which blend with good beer, but not too heavy. The bar itself is kinda crusty. Service was decent. The surrounding environs are cool - lots of hanging Spanish Moss. Right across the street from Two Rows, so itís worth the stop.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
KUEric  (119) Washington, Washington DC | July 13, 2007
This place was great. Had a definite feel to it. Reminded me a little of a smaller Brickskeller (in DC). A diverse set of people, drinking from thier diverse set of taps. They had some locals and some hard finds in Texas (Belgian in particular). Especially when considering how busy it was, the service was good to great.

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