United States > Connecticut > Norwalk
runtime (1) Connecticut | September 30, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Located right in the heart of SoNo is The Ginger Man. Some may know this is part of a chain, which originated in Austin Texas.
Similar to that original spot, they have a lot of taps, just over 50 and over 100 bottles. They do a nice job of carrying both US craft beers as well as beers from abroad. And its not just Belgian and German beers, a nice mix of Italian, Norwegian, and other countries as well have a spot on the beer list.
Food is upscale pub grub and is very good. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Some have been here for some time, which is a testament to the restaurant and management. A nice place to get some good beer in SW CT.
MaBeer1972 (84) Taunton, Massachusetts | September 9, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped by on our way to NYC. Beautiful location in South Norwalk. Lovely inside with lots of wood and character. Great service. Lots of great beer selections. Food was phenominal. A bit pricy, but very well made and tasty. I highly recommend.
deyholla (261) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | May 17, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A nice clean feel to the place with a nice bar that gets crowded during busy hours. Selection is quite nice and seems to rotate quickly. Food has been good and service is good but can be a touch slow at times. Staff is fairly knowledgable. Worth a stop if in the area.
RCL (7) Waltham, Massachusetts | November 9, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Went in for lunch just as they were opening - must have just run the dishwashers or something as there was a pronounced hot-stale-beer-and-soap aroma that detracted from the otherwise great ambiance (pretty sure this is not typical). Service was good and the bartender pretty knowledgeable. Food is solid. Great tap list. The bottle list contained a few real rarities (some retired) but you would pay dearly for the privilege.
r94uconn (3) Norwalk, Connecticut | May 2, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great place with a great selection. Beer manger Andrew is always helpful in making difficult choices. Always something new with constant roatation of taps. A bit pricey, yet understandable considering the location.
CTbeerlover (4) Connecticut | April 21, 2010
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
My favorite beer bar. The selection is the best in this area by far. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. I attend there monthly beer dinners which are great. What a great way to learn new beerís and have a great meal. The meal is above average but sometimes inconsistent. The beer is always great.
blklab2007 (16) Connecticut | March 4, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
finally southern connecticut gets a beer bar worth visiting. I have been several times now and they have been consistent. tap selection generally has a few real nice ones and overall the draft list is not shabby. bottle selection has a few gems and aged bottles. food is better than average but nothing has been stunning for me yet. the regular pour glasses are big so they are a good value. It took some time to get things settled in and a good number of the servers are still lacking in knowledge. overall this is the best in the state I have found and they continue to get better.
antnee1515 (2) Connecticut | July 30, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
One of the better -- if not best -- beer pubs in all of Southern Connecticut. It boasts a wide (and I mean, "wide") selection of beers on tap along with a great menu. The beer dinners sponsored by breweries are highly recommended and sell-out quickly. Also, the staff knows their stuff!
BellsFan (2) Michigan | July 14, 2009
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited friends in CT. One of the best places I have had beers at. Outstanding selection. 58 on tap and 100+ bottles. We went there just for the beer, so I canít rate the place on food. I will make my way back there!
joebudzjoe (45) Connecticut | July 7, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Much better than the Greenwich location. Funny note, Bungalo22ís rating is spot on how despite the wide selection of beers, most of the crowd nurses Bud bottles or mixed drinks. Oh well, their loss. This place has 40 beers on draft and couched nooks are available to patrons who arrive early.
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