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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 (13) | Taps: 70 | Bottles: 100+

The Ginger Man - NYC

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Beer Available At The Ginger Man - NYC (arranged by most recent)
The Bruery Shegöat 87, Kelso Industrial IPA 94, Wild Beer Evolver IPA 93, The Bruery Rum Barrel Aged 5 Golden Rings , The Bruery Sucré (Rye Barrel) 99, Ballast Point Steamboat Black Lager 85, Great South Bay Jetty Cream Ale , Knee Deep Belgo Hoptologist 98, Bells Kal-Haven Ale 94, The Bruery Melange #8 96, The Bruery Mash 97, Hill Farmstead Earl 100, Kuhnhenn Chubbs Peterson , The Bruery Bois (New American Oak) 99, 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
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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 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 ’08 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 haven’t 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 don’t 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 wasn’t all a glorious dream. It wasn’t. 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). It’s unfortunate that dozens of patrons take up space here by drinking Michelob Ultra, but such is life. At least it’s 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 Nöel, 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 place’s 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 20’s to late-30’s. 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 isn’t 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 wasn’t 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. I’ll be back.
Dorqui  (128) Brescia, Italy | August 26, 2007
The greatest place to drink beer in Manhattan. Best in absolute visited. Much wide with optimal furnishing and tidy space. Not far away from Empire and Madison Ave, the Ginger Man introduced rather dark with beautiful glass window and longest counter where they make beautiful extension an impressive series of draught beers. Much width also the bottles beers choice available. Kind and indeed gentle staff whom, before trying, makes me to taste the chosen beers. Indeed excellent with good music and acceptable noise.
haukur  (27) Reykjavik, Iceland | August 24, 2007
yes!!! this place rules! very nice selection, nice selection of belgians. only thing that I did not like were the big glasses for american belgian type beers, otherwise, it was simply awesome!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Grandpa  (12) Verona, New York | August 14, 2007
I look for a bar where it is cool not cold, light enough to read the menu, not dark or glaring, service that is knowledgeable and attentive but not intrusive, where the noise level is low background and doesn’t interfere with quiet conversations. This place filled that bill. the bartender was quick to explain the qualities of the offerings while stating her preferences (she’s a hophead). Samples were offerred. We ate a cheese appetizer at the bar which satisfied the munchie requirement while drinking several pints. I had planned a quick stop but stayed over two hours.

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