United States > Texas > Houston
LinusStick (52) Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | August 9, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
A nice small craft beer bar. Went to Houston on business and hit this place up hungry for good beer and a light dinner. The menu consisted of 5 or 6 appetizers. Thatís it. No big deal I was just hoping for something more substantial. The beer list was typical of a good beer bar. Lots of taps and lots of stuff I canít get at home in PA. Service was great as well.
tapthis (101) Baytown, Texas | June 22, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Nice pub atmosphere and decoration. Wait staff is very attentive. Good fraught and bottle selection. Had appetizers that were good
Sammy (593) 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 ....
Theydon_Bois (853) 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.
50belair (211) Florida | November 5, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite spot in H-Town. Been hitting this place up since the 90ís. Nice selection of beers with a friendly staff. In a hip section of the village.
mansquito (99) Nueva York, New York | January 15, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 2/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Having been to the very different Ginger Man in New York, we were surprised to find that this one was completely different. First of all, the food here is utterly and completely terrible. It seems that they try to make the food as mediocre as possible. Second, the beer selection, while good and not lacking beers for some who has never drank in Texas, was not great. That said, the ambiance and the service at the bar were both pretty nice. I think that we were there during happy hour, so the value was pretty good.
RaginCajun (28) Houston, Texas | October 14, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Quaint pub atmosphere with patios in front and back. Service is spotty as is with the Gingerman in Dallas and you will have to be proactive during most times to keep your pitcher full. Selection is usually pretty good, although they use up a lot of space on inferior beers. They do a decent job of rotating 3-5 taps outside of seasonal rotations, so typically something fresh is in play. Food is pretty much terrible as their preztel is the only thing worth eating. Value is okay as they charge slightly less than other locations and the bills are small due to a lack of food. I would label this as a decent neighborhood pub or worth a visit if you are okay with the widely distributed craft brews, but nothing worth getting too excited about if you are looking for anything more.
Dogbrick (796) 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.
ben4321 (334) 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.
tripel_trouble (7) Houston, Texas | May 24, 2012
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
The Ginger Man is a fantastic place to spend a few hours drinking some great beer. A large selection of micro brews and a great patio equals an amazing time. You definitely arenít coming here to eat as they have about 6 items on their food menu, but you stay for their wide variety of beers from all over the world.
deyholla (385) 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.
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