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beer4mencc1701 (15) Irving, Texas | August 5, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
When the relentless N. Texas sun permits, this is a good place to drink outdoors. Sure, itís right by a somewhat busy street, but itís partitioned off nicely and filled with long picnic tables, with water readily available. Itís hard not to compare this place with the Dallas location, and I think it comes out on top based on available seating choices/layout, atmosphere, and how nice the bar is. Did not eat at this location, would assume the menu is equally limited. But this is a place for drinking & we found on a recent visit that the selection here was superior even to the Dallas location (but then we found out that while Maharaja was still on the board, they were in fact out : ( Highly recommended for an evening full of adventurous drinking, but youíd be wise to look their beer menu up online & come with your own game plan.
Rosebud butternuts (36) Denton, Texas | June 2, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
enjoyed the outside patio because inside was colder than a witches tittie in a brass bra. not bad selection and staff was pretty helpful. most likely will not go back however.
blutt59 (140) Dallas, Texas | April 14, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Similar offerings to Dallas Gingerman except with some differences in Texas beers they carry on tap, much newer looking than the Dallas version, food is usual pub food, good service when I went
BMan1113VR (355) Los Angeles, California | March 1, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Smokey bar in Fort Worth. Good parking lot, a lot of good, and local taps. Some really interesting stuff. Staff was a little harsh at first, but not horrible. Very interesting fort-worth style interior. Prices were on par with other places. Didnít try the food.
ilovedarkbeer (71) Dallas, Texas | March 1, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Went here on a Sunday afternoon. Not very many people inside and it was kind of cold with all the doors open. Lots of places to sit, and I choose the big comfy couch. Maybe something like 30-50 taps and a decent bottle selection. Bunch of stuff I havenít had and hard to find taps. The staff is generally concerned with their own stuff rather than you. Not bad decent interior.
Cavie (80) Fort Worth, Texas | February 8, 2009| Updated December 22, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
This is a nice cozy spot to relax and try some new brews. They specialize in craft beers, and have a very large selection of this as well. You will not find your standard macros here, save for Coors LIght. The staff knows the styles they have and can easily recommend a craft replacement for any macro you enjoy. The food menu is limited to sandwiches and appetizers. I had the roast beef and it was superb. They have bar seating, table seating and couches for lounging. 2 dart boards and a jukebox. If the jukebox isnít playing then
there is no music on, which is one of the few things that I do not like. Also, they update the beer selection menus at the beginning of the month, and so the availability isnít always whatís listed. All
in all, itís a great hangout.
UPDATE 12/22/09 Iíve become a weekly regular here for several months now. All the staff know me by name and I truly feel at home here. This is by far my favorite Fort Worth bar, much better than the Saucer. Itís smaller with less of the "trendy" crowd. Also itís not difficult to strike up a conversation with a stranger regarding beer here. My home base.
fly (215) austin, Tejas, Alabama | October 6, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
So very glad to find this so close to museums district. For Texas, a great selection. Compared to Austin Gman, itís the step cousin.
Server seemed rather bored, but did poor me a number of samples. Then he disappeared when I wanted to order a second pint.
TexanIndian (2) Fort Worth, Texas | May 9, 2008
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Good selection, service can be improved.
BungTapper96 (2) Ft. Worth, Texas | February 28, 2007
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
They got a 2 for service because I eventually got my beer. Ambiance got a 4 but they could score a 5 if anyone working there had some enthusiasm. Iíve been to pubs around the world and the best ones are dark and grumpy. A cheerful joint is what makes American pubs unique! Their selection seemed adiquate but just that. They seem to not want to assert themselves with only two handles from most breweries. only had a couple food items, but was impressed to see they serve quality deli meat. Knudge, knudge, wink, wink. Overall it is a great place with great potential.
Assurbanipaul (3) Fort Worth, Texas | January 15, 2007
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
A long-awaited addition to the Ginger Man chain, a cousin to its eastern (Dallas) neighbor. Pretty much everything written about the Dallas location applies also to FTW.
Positioned as a "pub" inside an old-style remodeled house on historic Camp Bowie, this is located spittiní distance from the Museum District and 7th Street scene. Parking is tight sometimes and a major teaching hospital is next door, so tow zones do exist -- just be cautious.
Interior is nice and homey, crowds are handled well and comfortably. Somewhere around 66 taps (at least the same number in bottles), all in great condition, and including some hard-to-get Texas brews. Limited wine list, and a cask offering is soon to be added.
Food menu is limited but quite good for bar food. Service is spotty, but itís really not meant to be table service (more of bar service then sit down). Large patio out front right on Camp Bowie, room inside for darts. Will be great unless they try to cram an unnecessary band into a corner (which Dallas often does).
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