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The Ginger Man - NYC
Excellent based on 219 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: trapped (14) | Taps: 70 | Bottles: 100+

The Ginger Man - NYC

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Beer Available At The Ginger Man - NYC (arranged by most recent)
St. Bernardus Christmas Ale 99, Prairie Artisan Ales Standard 98, Kuka American IPA 43, Cigar City Cider and Mead Fight the Power Sour Apple Cider 91, Knee Deep Hoptologist DIPA 98, Hanssens Scarenbecca Kriek 98, Hanssens Oudbeitje 94, Bells Planet Series: Venus - The Bringer of Peace 45, AleSmith Decadence 2014 97, Two Roads Route of All Evil 86, Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar IIPA 99, Sly Fox OReillys Stout 87, Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye Ale 99, Kuhnhenn Fluffer 95, Midnight Sun T.R.E.A.T. Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter 99, La Guillotine 78, Other Half Nice Life , Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA 74, Bells Best Brown Ale 93, Smuttynose Summer Weizen Ale 44
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219 reviews for The Ginger Man - NYC
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  76%
 Selection  86%
 Food  66%
 Value  70%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
TBone  (215) Pori, Finland | March 13, 2008
Huge tap selection with lots of really good beers. Place is big enough, but lighting is a bit dim. Service was good, female bartender seemed to know about beers. A bit upscale, yuppie kind of customers, which is tolerable. Decent food. I liked a lot of this place. Good location too!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
cellardoor  (17) St. Louis, Missouri | February 27, 2008| Updated March 4, 2008
I stopped in by myself on a Wednesday evening and was blown away at the crowd. I was faced with a bunch of yuppies who were being adventurous by ordering a Harp. I was tempted to leave but the wall of drafts and the vast selection of english, german, belgian, american and even italian beers was too much to pass up. I wormed my way on to a table in between some office happy hour and enjoyed a Rodenbach and an Alesmithís Old Numskull with a Ploughmanís Lunch entree. The service did their best given the circumstances. I would love to go with some friends during a quieter time. It is a must for the serious beer drinker when in NYC.
hogfodder  (34) Seattle, Washington | February 19, 2008
I liked this place a lot more than I thought I would. They really had a great draft beer line up. So many times places with over 50 taps get lazy and end up with a bunch of filler crap. Not so here. A number of pretty obscure offerings as well. One knock: better bring your drinking shoes...they only serve large glasses (imperial pints). So if you want to try a bunch of different stuff, itís kind of hard when youíre throwing back 20 ozís a pop. Would be nice to see 10oz/12oz schooners. I would have stayed longer & spent more.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Gorbalev  (57) Ontario | February 12, 2008
I visited the first weekend of February í08 with my wife. We stopped in on a very rainy Friday afternoon. The bar had a good vibe - a small but chatty lunch crowd provided a good back drop to dry off and try some fantastic pints, including a wonderful cask brown ale. Great tap line up, all fresh that we tried. Food was very good to, some excellent soup, sandwiches, and stew. Solid attentive service. Bottle selection is not really worth noting from what I could tell, not that it mattered with all of these quality taps anyway. Neat looking yards and growlers behind the impressive long bar. It really is all about when you hit these busy downtown places - i could see how it might get packed, but for when we hit there, our first stop on our NYC trip, it was heaven.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog  (94) Woodridge NY, New York | February 5, 2008
I havenít been here for a few months but I always enjoy going. I love the imperial pint pours and just looking at the amazing taps on the wall behind the bar. Your always bound to find something you will enjoy. I mwan they always have great beer but not so much very rare stuff. They usually donít get brand new releases as far as I know but they were trying tovhange that. A few always stay the same but a lot changes. The bar staff is usually very friendly and the food has been ok. I have only had snacks so not sure about other stuff. Tends to get crazy packed on weekend nights so I go during the day or after work hours.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
hijeffinition  (1) | January 23, 2008
My first visit was this past summer after the debacle that was the 2007 NY Brewfest. (Needless to say, I should have just spent the $50 here!) I made another visit during Christmas week to make sure it wasnít all a glorious dream. It wasnít. I arrived on a Friday afternoon at ~3:30, which is probably a good time to arrive to ensure a spot at the bar (though there are also many tables and a cozy back room adorned with couches). Itís unfortunate that dozens of patrons take up space here by drinking Michelob Ultra, but such is life. At least itís usually an attractive youngish crowd. They have an astonishing number of quality beers on tap (45+) lined up along a sheet of copper behind the dark wood bar, and an impressive slate of bottles to choose from. They also have two rotating cask selections. For my latest visit I had an Affligem NŲel, Rochefort 8, and the cask Blue Point Oatmeal Stout, which was delicious. The food menu is minimal but tasty (the soft pretzel, Guinness beef stew and turkey and brie sandwich were all very good). The staff seems a bit aloof and not overtly friendly (it is a NYC bar, after all) but overall they were helpful and knowledgeable, providing the appropriate glassware when necessary. Overall, Ginger Man is an oasis in midtown Manhattan and a must visit destination for the beer lover.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
bonbright7  (39) Jacksonville, Florida | December 12, 2007
Upon walking into The Ginger Man last night, I was immediately impressed with the placeís scene of cathedral ceilings, the dark wood paneling, and the abundant deep leather couches. The apparent tap selections also caught me by surprise and the cask options were good too. I settled down with a friend for a couple of easy rounds off the menu of taps, which is must to review because the tap selection runs the length of the bar. Well, a couple rounds went longer to four and a generous cheese plate too as we were enjoying the place very much. When we finished, I noted the crowd was mostly late 20ís to late-30ís. I hope to return to this venerable oasis another time in the future.
MikeF  (204) Cleveland, Ohio | October 6, 2007
Great English pub style ambiance. prompt service. Great draft selection. Only suiting that I enjoyed a Hitachinao Ginger beer while there.... A great place to stop in middle of Manhattan. Certainly worth a trip.
RblWthACoz  (23) Brooklyn, New York | September 6, 2007
After exploring much of the NYC beer scene, I finally got over to The Ginger Man. If you are anywhere in the near vicinity, it is definitely worth checking out. Just keep in mind that this is 36th street. I live in Brooklyn, and it isnít exactly my "scene".
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
crizay  (128) Brook Park , Ohio | September 4, 2007
Another highlight of the trip. Awesome selection draught and bottle and for once the bottles were reasonably priced. Had Southampton IPA on cask which was amazing. Draught selection had lots of local stuff which I liked. Food wasnít a huge selection, small stuff that was good like a hot dog with bacon and cheese on it. Went both days and really enjoyed it. Really nice look with wood and gold plating, a lounge area in the back, a long bar and plenty of booths. Iíll be back.

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