I really enjoyed the lived-in ambience of the old house. Multiple visits over the years uncovered an uninspired selection of drafts, with only occasional brilliance.
zmanzorro (10) Dallas, Texas | August 26, 2012| Updated August 30, 2012
Great ambiance especially if youíre looking for a nice place to kick back that isnít the typical Uptown/West Village scene. If the weather is nice, the front and back patios are always a great choice. Good selection of beers and they always have some special and seasonal taps rotating through. Could use some more variety of the rotating taps. The food is definitely a step above most bar food but I wouldnít go there just for the food. Easily my favorite place in Dallas to go grab a beer.
Stopped in on a slow Sunday night. We were really the only one there. Cool bar and awesome patio. Nice tap selection made up of local and region beers. Didnít try the food but menu good. Liked the tap selection better at Common Table and Meddlesome Moth, but there is plenty of quality choices available. Cool place to have a beer.
Visited on a very hot afternoon. I visited quite early in the day, and had the run of the place pretty much to myself. My bartender was quite nice, and happy to offer samples. I canít comment on how it is when itís actually busy, but I found the ambiance laid back and pleasant. The jukebox has some nice options, and there seemed to be a pretty nice beer garden out back. The tap selection was pretty solid, though I heard some grumblings that it doesnít turn over as much as it used to. On my visit I enjoyed some nice locals from 512. They also offer some macro stuff in addition to all the craft offerings, something the other craft places in Dallas didnít seem to do. Overall, The Ginger Man feels a little more scruffy than some of the other places I visited in Dallas, but itís definitely worth a look in.
Love this location compared to the new one in the Shops @ Legacy since this is much larger and that one nearly seems like a clique hangout. Just my experience. Great beer selection, best atmosphere in a beer pub that Iíve seen and just a downright good time. Located inside a large wooden house with a cool biergarten out back. Not counting how far I would have to drive to go here, this is my third favorite place to go for a beer.
Part of the appear of this place is the great outdoor biergarten as well as the interior. Itís an old house, and just feels homey.
Service is my biggest complaint. The bartenders tend to ignore you unless youíre a regular, but occasionally good service is to be had. Itís just not the rule.
Selection is one of the better bars in Dallas. Generally at least a handful of unique selections that you wonít find many other places. The Moth and Common Table tend to out do them now though.
Food is typical pub fare. Decent, but nothing special.
Pricing is generally very fair. Overall, worth a stop if youíre visiting Dallas and only have time to visit a handful of places, but not if youíre only going to 1 or 2.
Classic pub-style bar with the dim lights and smell of beer all over the place. The servers are always nice and exceptionally knowledgeable about beer and are always willing to make suggestions if you donít know what you want. They have many special beers and seasonal, rotating beers, and all beers are fairly priced. I think Iíve had just about every beer on the tap list in all the styles I like.
Really cool scene with a nice chill environment. The old English style pub feel is great along with the great knowledge and personality of the servers. Always has real nice, smart, and pretty servers. Great selection although a lot of the time they have stuff still on their menu even though they are out. overall my favorite pub.