I do not miss the non smoking ban in Texas, nice atmosphere inside with plenty of comfortable couches and chairs, a bit dark, huge outside patio to sit... service was ok, a bit slow and not really knowledgeable... draft list subpar, everything they had except for the TX beers you can get anywhere, and the TX beers were commonly available staples, bottle list was weak... I guess this is good for TX but subpar in most places
Smokey bar in Fort Worth. Good parking lot, a lot of good, and local taps. Some really interesting stuff. Staff was a little harsh at first, but not horrible. Very interesting fort-worth style interior. Prices were on par with other places. Didn’t try the food.
Stopped by in the middle of a Friday afternoon to have one or two. Not very busy at that time. Decent selection, but nothing unusual. Good selection of Texas beers. Bartender was friendly and knew their selections. If I come back to the area, I will stop by.
So very glad to find this so close to museums district. For Texas, a great selection. Compared to Austin Gman, it’s the step cousin.
Server seemed rather bored, but did poor me a number of samples. Then he disappeared when I wanted to order a second pint.
Similar offerings to Dallas Gingerman except with some differences in Texas beers they carry on tap, much newer looking than the Dallas version, food is usual pub food, good service when I went
bleeng (168) Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington | June 28, 2014
I’ve been to this Gingerman 3 or 4 times and never got the feeling of a true "Gingerman" vibe. Not too busy any of the times I visited. Beer selection was decent and bar service was good. Food was typical GMan fare.
Went here on a Sunday afternoon. Not very many people inside and it was kind of cold with all the doors open. Lots of places to sit, and I choose the big comfy couch. Maybe something like 30-50 taps and a decent bottle selection. Bunch of stuff I haven’t had and hard to find taps. The staff is generally concerned with their own stuff rather than you. Not bad decent interior.
Nice looking place, the patio being the highlight though. Selection was good with some ’rarities’ to be found. Bar people seemed to know what they we’re doing and knew what was not on tap.
Cavie (80) Arlington, Texas | February 8, 2009| Updated December 22, 2009
This is a nice cozy spot to relax and try some new brews. They specialize in craft beers, and have a very large selection of this as well. You will not find your standard macros here, save for Coors LIght. The staff knows the styles they have and can easily recommend a craft replacement for any macro you enjoy. The food menu is limited to sandwiches and appetizers. I had the roast beef and it was superb. They have bar seating, table seating and couches for lounging. 2 dart boards and a jukebox. If the jukebox isn’t playing then
there is no music on, which is one of the few things that I do not like. Also, they update the beer selection menus at the beginning of the month, and so the availability isn’t always what’s listed. All
in all, it’s a great hangout.
UPDATE 12/22/09 I’ve become a weekly regular here for several months now. All the staff know me by name and I truly feel at home here. This is by far my favorite Fort Worth bar, much better than the Saucer. It’s smaller with less of the "trendy" crowd. Also it’s not difficult to strike up a conversation with a stranger regarding beer here. My home base.
I love the comfortable feeling I get when I walk into a Gingerman. It is like you are drinking in someone’s home - or your buddy’s decked out basement. But not in Fort Worth.
We step into the front door and are immediately hit with a harsh smokey smell (Toto, we’re not in Dallas or Travis County anymore). Hmmm. Maybe I should order a Rauchbock, so the smell will blend with the beer . . .
The place is warm in one half of it (where the smokers are) and freezing in the other half (away from the bar). Since we choose to enjoy our beer, we literally run back out in the rain to our car and grab both sweatshirts and jackets, so we can attempt to enjoy our beer without freezing to death.
The beers. Wife had a 512 IPA, I had a Green Flash. Both good and fresh. But we just couldn’t get over the atmosphere. It was like we were drinking in a funeral parlor versus a bar. And the way it is set up, there just doesn’t seem to be any "hominess" that you come to expect when you enter a Gingerman.
So while it is far more convenient to park and get here (versus Flying Saucer FW) we won’t be back any time soon.