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The Ginger Man - NYC
World Class based on 216 ratings
Type: Bar

11 E 36th St
New York, New York United States 10016 [ print map ]
212 532 3740 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

Hours: Mon - Thu 11:30 AM - 2:00 AM; Fri 11:30 AM - 4:00 AM; Sat 12:30 PM - 4:00 AM; Sun 12:30 PM - 2:00 AM

Mayor: jredmond (11) | Taps: 70 | Bottles: 100+

The Ginger Man - NYC

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Beer Available At The Ginger Man - NYC (arranged by most recent)
Hill Farmstead Earl 99, Kuhnhenn Chubbs Peterson , The Bruery Bois (New American Oak) 99, The Bruery ShegŲat 87, Bells Kal-Haven Ale 93, Barrier Unimperial IPA 74, The Bruery White Oak 98, The Bruery Bourbon Barrel Aged 5 Golden Rings 78, The Bruery Rueuze 98, The Bruery Melange #3 100, The Bruery Oude Tart 99, The Bruery Mischief 98, Nebraska Black Betty Russian Imperial Stout (Non-Barrel Aged) 92, The Bruery Oude Tart with Cherries 99, The Bruery Melange #1 99, The Bruery Tart of Darkness with Cherries and Vanilla , The Bruery / Smog City Atomic Kangarue 94, The Bruery BeRazzled 98, The Bruery Soroboruo 67, The Bruery Ignis Fatuus
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216 reviews for The Ginger Man - NYC
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  76%
 Selection  86%
 Food  66%
 Value  70%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  96%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1349) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 4, 2013| Updated September 7, 2013
The first time I visited (February 2009) this was the last stop of the evening and we were pretty wiped out. The bartender was really nice and after talking for a while (and a few pints) he asked if weíre into lambic. This was while I was active on BA and he was as well. The big surge in popularity in the style happened on that site about that time so this guy was excited to share something with me, which I was grateful for. He said that only about 10 cases were made and so it was extremely rare. I was surprised to see that it was a Hanssens beer. I guess only a few cases made it to the US on the first round but as weíve all learned they make a lot of beer when they make something. It was pretty good. I just feel bad that I canít remember the guyís name anymore.

The second time I visited was just a quick stop to try some IPAs that were on tap. Service was again good but I didnt stay as long. I didnt eat either time and the prices were reasonable. Very cool place over all and I would definitely go back if in NYC again.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK  (736) Pennsylvania | June 23, 2012
Another NY landmark institution type place. Walking into the place I said to myself. "if my grandmother ran a craft beer bar it would like kind of like this." between the high ceilings and the massive wooden bar they had a. Number of wingback chairs and a room in the back looked a bit like rural Irish pub. They had over 60 taps including a number of seasonal and unusual beers. The prices were NY quality but all in all this is a pretty awesome place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (702) Columbus, Ohio | March 18, 2014
Ginger Man NYC is located on E 36th Street between 5th and Madison. The exterior was covered with scaffolding that had a sign hanging from it.

The interior is dimly lit with wooden floors and a wooden bar. Shaded lamps along the bar and chandeliers. Beige walls with a few large beer-related posters. Behind the bar the tap handles are visible, and there are a couple chalkboards listing the beers. One of them had a hand-drawn polar bear on my visit too.

The draught selections numbers 70, with local and regional selections from Captain Lawrence (a namesake Ginger Man beer), Peekskill, Grimm, Wandering Star, Empire and Barrier. Other domestic craft breweries like Great Divide, Maine Beer and Perennial. Flights of four are available. The bottled selection consists of over 100, with breweries from the USA and all over the world, including Ballast Point, Alesmith, Maine Beer, Bruery and Orval. Some vintage bottles too.

Service on a somewhat busy weeknight at the bar was good. The bartender (who I assume is a Cicerone) was knowledgeable about the beers he was serving and made recommendations for the surrounding area.

My colleague and I did not have any food on our visit.

Overall I give the nod to Rattle N Hum as far as favorite bar in downtown NYC, and favor the Houston location but I would still definitely make it a point to stop here on future visits.
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | September 9, 2005| Updated April 21, 2010
Large selection though mostly stuff everyone with 1000+ ratings will have had or not be very interested in, particularly in the bottles, I assume the lines will see the casual odd gun pop up. Very spacey, dim-lighted bar. Moderately expensive prices, but the service is of immense quality, sharply good-looking smiling staff. Friendly atmosphere, relaxing, not noisy. Good spot. / Iíve changed my mind about the Gingerman since. The last few times Iíve been in NYC, they always had the best selection in the city and frankly, the selection was sometimes breath-taking. I desired way more than I could drink. Iím bumping my score from 76 to 88. Also, while a bit upscale, once you manage to get a seat, it is enormously comfortable.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Theydon_Bois  (620) The íSham, England | September 1, 2012
First bar I drank in on my first visit to NYC in í05 and have been back a dozen or more times since, most recently inlate May í12. Average sized bar that gets crowded after office hours but you can usually pick up a bar stool or table before 4.30/5 and after 8/9. 70 or so taps and a solid bottle list. Pints are Imperial UK 20oz pours (unless otherwise stated) so bear this in mind if you think things are a little pricier compared to other establsishments! Service has always been decent and the serving waitresses always tend to know there beers (Iíve seen them tasting new beers when coming on shift) and if they donít they wonít blag and will ask for you! Food menu tends to be more pub style, sandwiches/salads etc. I love the Ginger Man hot dog - a good beer soaker for around $5! Great place and always a great atmosphere in the evening.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton  (618) London, England | April 11, 2010
Certainly one of the top beer bars in the greater NYC area. Selection is unparalleled - 56 (?) tap lines and numerous bottles as well. Prices are a little steep on some items, but for the most part par for the course.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
GT2  (598) San Diego County , California | January 30, 2012
Impressive tap list with a decent number of casks and even a gravity pull. Decent bottle selection. Well laid out menu is strictly organized by lager or ale and even divided into more specific styles. British pub tavern feel. Very homely. Much more subtle than rattle n hum in terms of craft beer. If you were here just for fun, you may not realize this is a 4-star craft beer bar. Tap beers were all off for some reason the day I was there- lots of paper character. Not sure if there was a tap line problem or if the Kuhnhenn kegs came from the distributer late and were already old or expired. Or the keg rotation here could be very slow and these gained some oxidation and stale character. Staff was very friendly and hospitable. Calm place at 4-5 pm. Gets pretty crowded but never the insanity of Rattle N Hum. Love the atmosphere. More formal feel than most beer bars. Good selection of local stuff like Six Point, Capt Lawrence, Chelsea. Good variety incl Founders Double Trouble all the way to Evil Twin. Food looked good. Similar to Rattle N Hum- bistro sandwiches, sliders, homemade crisps. Best deal is probably 2.50-3 bucks for homemade chips with dipping sauce. Sliders looked delicious. Full meal sandwiches were available so not just bar food here.
Sammy  (552) Toronto, Ontario | April 29, 2007
large conservative bar, you can still hear yourself spek. Itís c lose to the insane Times Square, you can still connect, have a great beer. Loud music but some leather sofas away, only before the meat market thursday through saturday. David will pour you without even looking the great beer, 50 or so taps, even more vbottles,m and cask, and turnover. Please, be polite, get his attention and order the great beer. Loud music and yet you can talk, near new york city downtown. Local and far away and Europe and itís hre and it ,moves fast.
theisti  (523) Leawood, Kansas | April 1, 2011| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited right before dinner on a Tuesday. The place was the largest I visited during my walking tour of Manhattan beer spots, huge bar with tables and booths surrounding on all sides. The draft list was impressive, and they have a big bottle list as well. Two cask on, if thatís your thing. Prices seemed a touch higher then other spots I hit, but not too outrageous. I had the charcuterie plate and a Cigar City Jai Alai IPA and was happy. Server was young and energetic, knowledgeable in a very trained-up" sort of way. This would be a good choice for a bigger group.

82 = ★★★Ĺ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | November 7, 2006| Updated November 13, 2006
Now this is a selection which will please most beer lovers. Lots of regional taps featuring lots of rare and seasonal brews. The bottle menu was more standard since you could get any of those at New Yorkís or Brooklynís best beer stores. The sofa room at the back is particularly cozy and relaxing, but you have to get lucky or work hard to get a few sofas for your party as the place is jampacked in the evening. Prices are very steep (6-7$ a pint!), but this is to be expected in this neighborhood. A friend had trouble with a waitress who served him the same beer twice even though he had ordered something else, and all she said to him was, defiantly, "How do YOU know itís the same beer?". Needless to say, this attitude is more than offputting when you pay premium prices to get special beers. Another waitress (in the sofa room) was very nice though, so the rudeness plague hadnít hit the staff. Anyway, if you want a crazy selection in a very classy atmosphere (this is the antithesis of the neighborhood dive), and you donít mind paying a few extra dollars, you will have a lot of fun at The Ginger Man.

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