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The Ginger Man - NYC
World Class based on 221 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 (15) | Taps: 70 | Bottles: 100+

The Ginger Man - NYC

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Beer Available At The Ginger Man - NYC (arranged by most recent)
Brew Bus Double Decker Porter 75, Other Half Smokescreens & Oil Slicks , The Peekskill Breweryís Simple Sour 94, Ithaca Dark Vine 95, Hill Farmstead Anna 100, Other Half Green Diamonds Imperial IPA 95, J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados) 99, Allagash Farm to Face 99, Captain Lawrence Freshchester Pale Ale 91, Carton Boat Beer 97, Barrier Cairn Scottish Ale 53, Grimm Still Life 85, Prairie Artisan Ales Standard 98, Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout 98, Bells Christmas Ale 59, Other Half / Evil Twin Beat It Nerd! 82, Singlecut Rum Barrel Aged Eric Milk Stout , Carton Gilded Lily , St. Bernardus Christmas Ale 99, Kuka American IPA 44
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221 reviews for The Ginger Man - NYC
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  76%
 Selection  86%
 Food  66%
 Value  70%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  96%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
john_henry  (14) , | July 3, 2014
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 15/20
flyingrabbit  (21) , France | May 11, 2014
Went here a thursday night, it was very noisy. We manage to have a table and the waitress were very friendly and efficient.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs  (321) Toronto, Ontario | April 29, 2014
2014-04-18. We arrived around 8 or 9 on a Friday night and it was understandably busy. We found a couch in the "lounge" area which was notable quieter than the main bar at first and pretty comfortable. The lounge didnít have as much charm/character as the main room but we appreciated the lower volume - at least until the quiet group beside us was replaced by a larger louder group. Server was friendly and helpful, we didnít particularly test her beer knowledge. We shared a charcuterie and cheese plate that was delicious, and seemed reasonably priced for the size/quality. Tap list was pretty solid with a good representation of styles and breweries. There were not a whole lot of crazy rarities, though there was good representation of smaller NY area breweries which were rarities for us. (Having said that almost everything we had had fewer than 30 ratings on Ratebeer!) The noise was a downside for me, but if I were bringing a group for a night out the "bustling" nature of the evening might become a plus. Iíd definitely come back but and afternoon visit would likely suit my crusty old fart tendencies more :)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (775) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
migajos  (82) Warsaw, Poland | March 5, 2014
Another great classic beer place in Manhattan New York. Just a stone throw from Empire State Building. Due to location itís quite expensive and crowded. However, the selection is fantastic. Paper menus and flights available. The decoration is classic - old stylish elegant.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
pepsican  (53) @ $13.99, Iowa | February 20, 2014
Lunch rate. Lots of different taps offered, plenty of bottles, growlers to go as well. Sample trays offered if you need to get your tick on. Pricing was lower than other bars in the area. Had pretzels, charcuterie, and kettle chips. All were very serviceable bar snacks, nothing terribly interesting but again, not that pricey. Staff was friendly, nice layout and plenty of space, at least during lunch time.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
fluffheady  (100) Chicago, Illinois | January 4, 2014
I will definitely be returning to Ginger Man. The vaulted ceilings and large amount of space between the bar and any other table behind it make this bar feel enormous and very spacious. They have a very extensive draft list, and they are serious about their casks (two at all times). Their bottle list is also really impressive, and you can take it to go (Iím not from NY...this is probably normal). I will be returning to the Ginger Man before and after evenings at MSG. Itís worth a visit, but I wouldnít necessarily say itís an absolutely must visit.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
cratez  (256) Toronto, Ontario | December 29, 2013
When I visited: Late September 2013. What I had: Victory Festbier, Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA, and Peak Organic Fresh Cut Pilsner on tap, a few glasses of Coopers Creek Sauvignon Blanc for my partner. What I liked: Beautiful, spacious bar with ample seating, well laid out beer menu, very impressive draught and cask list, fast service, extensive wine options, growlers to go, bartender (perhaps the owner?) was not only chatty and welcoming but also allowed us to eat take-out inside the bar since the kitchen was closed. What I disliked: Aside from not being able to order any food, nothing. Would I go back? Yes. The Ginger Man is a wonderfully cozy pub with excellent service and a top-notch beer menu. A mandatory stop for any beer geek visiting NYC. Overall Rating: 94
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
stoutpark  (58) , Italy | December 7, 2013
Nice and cozy atmosphere, knowledgeable staff about the beers. It was a friday night so it was obviously really crowded, very good beer selection.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
boxofrane  (53) Spring City, Pennsylvania | November 18, 2013
Nicely lit place that was comfortable and not overcrowded. Very good service with knowledgeable staff. Selection was outstanding. The only tick off a full score is that they have a lot of agreement with certain brewers to not sell growlers of take out beer. I found it unusual that I can buy take our Maine beer in PA but not in NY. Have a nice sandwich (Reuben) that was a nice size for the price. It was a bit pricey but we did buy a growler to take home and had a good number of drinks. Very fun spot that I will definitely go back to if we visit NYC again.

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