The Ginger Man - NYC

11 E 36th St
New York, New York United States 10016
bar  4.85/5.0 256 reviews
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

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Mayor: ben4321 (13) | Taps: 70 | Bottles: 100+
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Beers At The Ginger Man - NYC

NameABVEntered
Grimm Candlepower8%2/16/2017
Ruddles County (Cask)4.3%2/16/2017
Finback Echelon8.3%2/16/2017
Grimm Blackberry Orange Pop!4.8%2/14/2017
Two Roads / Evil Twin Pachamama6.5%2/13/2017
Rare Form Wheat Wine8%2/12/2017
Greenpoint Brightside5.5%2/11/2017
Finback Stellar Wind10%2/11/2017
Night Shift One Hop This Time: Citra5.6%2/11/2017
Zero Gravity Kellerbier4.9%2/9/2017
Crooked Ladder Gypsy Red5%1/20/2017
Empire Sweet Fire8.5%1/20/2017
Singlecut Bon Bon 2x TNT 8%1/20/2017
Grimm In Mid-Air8%1/12/2017
Finback Machine Dream0%1/12/2017
Flying Dog Fever Dream: Mango Habanero IPA7%12/24/2016
Interboro Halftime4%12/20/2016
Equilibrium Photon4.8%12/17/2016
Prairie Christmas Bomb!11.5%12/17/2016
Night Shift Whirlpool5.2%12/17/2016
LIC Beer Project Imperial Porter9.5%11/29/2016
Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 0045.9%11/29/2016
Zero Gravity VT Haze4.2%11/29/2016
Grimm Apricot Rebus5.5%11/20/2016
Free Will Techno IPA7.3%11/7/2016
Plan Bee Bartlett0%11/5/2016
Plan Bee Barn Beer0%11/5/2016
Gun Hill Mosaic Soft Serve3%11/5/2016
Kent Falls Juicemaker - Pineapple5.6%11/1/2016
Transmitter Ginger Man 20th Anniversary Ale6.8%10/29/2016
Gun Hill Haka4.5%10/29/2016
Modern Times City of the Dead7.5%10/27/2016
KCBC Hot Zombie3.5%10/27/2016
Finback Green Star4%10/27/2016
KCBC Short Term Goals9.3%10/27/2016
Oxbow Cross Fade5%10/18/2016
The Bruery Mischief8.5%10/3/2016
Gun Hill Skirmish IPA5.5%9/22/2016
Tired Hands Moon Trip4%9/22/2016
Kuka Ales for ALS 0%9/22/2016
KCBC Sandcastles4.6%9/22/2016
KCBC Janiak Maniac5%9/19/2016
Other Half Small Green Everything5%9/19/2016
Industrial Arts Tools of the Trade4.9%9/19/2016
Interboro La Dee Da Dee4.7%9/19/2016
Other Half / The Veil Topical Depression8%9/19/2016
Prairie Bomb!13%9/16/2016
Grimm Cloudbusting DIPA8%9/16/2016
Half Acre Vallejo IPA6.7%9/16/2016
Grimm Catch Wave6.4%9/15/2016
KCBC Robot Fish #15.4%9/15/2016
Saint James Biere des Chevaliers7.5%9/11/2016
Night Shift Awake6.7%8/31/2016
Transmitter PH1 Dry Hopped Sour5.2%8/31/2016
Bells Porter5.6%8/24/2016
Grimm Frou Frou7.1%8/24/2016
Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout8.1%8/24/2016
Evil Twin Food & Beer 4.5%8/22/2016
ICONYC Cucumber Saison6.5%8/20/2016
KCBC Dangerous Precedent6.6%8/19/2016
Other Half All Citra Everything 8.5%8/18/2016
Westbrook Eureka Session IPA4.4%6/9/2016
Greenpoint Rabbit Island5.5%6/5/2016
Greenport Harbor Black Duck Porter4.7%6/5/2016
Bear Republic Grand-Am6%6/5/2016
Allagash Sixteen Counties Ale (2016 - )7.3%6/3/2016
Bells Two Hearted Ale7%5/30/2016
Winterkoninkske Grand Cru13%5/29/2016
Hill Farmstead Dorothy (2015-)7%5/29/2016
Hill Farmstead Walden4%5/29/2016
Other Half IPA6.9%5/26/2016
Singlecut Billy 18-Watt IPA5%5/24/2016
Birrificio Italiano Vd5.5%5/10/2016
3 Stars Pandemic Breakfast Porter9.6%5/6/2016
Forest & Main The Quark5.6%5/6/2016
Right Proper Astral Weeks4.4%5/6/2016
Monkish Interstellar Hitchhiker5.3%5/6/2016
OEC Exilis3.8%5/6/2016
3 Stars Ghost White IPA5.8%5/6/2016
Right Proper Ornithology3.9%5/6/2016
Prairie / TRVE Prairie & Friends TRVE Edition Sour Red Farmhouse Ale6.66%4/28/2016
J. Wakefield / Evil Twin Eastbound & Down7%4/23/2016
Saint James Krak des Chevaliers7%4/22/2016
Naked Flock Draft Cider6.8%4/22/2016
Catskill XX Pale8%4/22/2016
Hill Farmstead Sumner5%4/22/2016
Harviestoun Ola Dubh (12 Year Old)8%4/10/2016
BFM Cuve du 7me7.5%4/10/2016
Thirsty Dog Old Leghumper5.8%4/9/2016
Wild Beer Somerset Wild5%4/9/2016
Founders Dark Penance Imperial Black IPA8.9%4/9/2016
Left Hand Milk Stout6%4/4/2016
Greenpoint Beer Works Warthog4.7%4/3/2016
Barrier Non-Cents Session IPA5%4/3/2016
Other Half Superfun!4.2%4/3/2016
AleSmith San Diego Pale Ale .3946%4/3/2016
Pipeworks Easter Bunny Vs Unicorn10%3/23/2016
Sloop Confliction5.5%3/23/2016
Brooklyn The Defender (2015) 6.7%3/23/2016
Knee Deep Spring Sipper8%3/23/2016


86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (2701) Charlotte , North Carolina | September 20, 2015
Met MaxxDaddy, jredmond and jtclockwork here, pleasure drinking with you gentlemen! This is a large place with huge storefront style windows, giving the place a bright, open and airy feel. The bar is a huge wood L shaped affair, with restaurant style table up front and along the sides. Solid beer list with flights of four available for $14. Plenty of NY choices but also some stuff from near and far. Interesting bottles as well. Good service. Didnt try the food. Great place.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 4, 2013| Updated September 7, 2013
The first time I visited (February 2009) this was the last stop of the evening and we were pretty wiped out. The bartender was really nice and after talking for a while (and a few pints) he asked if were into lambic. This was while I was active on BA and he was as well. The big surge in popularity in the style happened on that site about that time so this guy was excited to share something with me, which I was grateful for. He said that only about 10 cases were made and so it was extremely rare. I was surprised to see that it was a Hanssens beer. I guess only a few cases made it to the US on the first round but as weve all learned they make a lot of beer when they make something. It was pretty good. I just feel bad that I cant remember the guys name anymore.

The second time I visited was just a quick stop to try some IPAs that were on tap. Service was again good but I didnt stay as long. I didnt eat either time and the prices were reasonable. Very cool place over all and I would definitely go back if in NYC again.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Ferris  (1261) Burnaby, British Columbia | February 13, 2015
Stunning old school speakeasy vibe with a lounge area and a huge bar. Tons of taps and a few casks, one of the better lists in the city. Service was nice but not particularly helpful. Seems to be the norm for NYC. Prices were high but also the norm for the area. A great place to visit in. Manhattan.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
nate2g  (1178) Boomtown!, Australia | April 21, 2015
Sweet bar with an impressive tap line-up, on my recent visit anyway. A great spot to find NY breweries and a good selection too. Of course, theres also breweries from further afield and Ginger Man seems to get the balance right. The bartender was extremely knowledgeable and we had a great chat during my time there. A comfortable setting and warrants a few beers here.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Theydon_Bois  (1029) Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, England | September 1, 2012
First bar I drank in on my first visit to NYC in 05 and have been back a dozen or more times since, most recently inlate May 12. Average sized bar that gets crowded after office hours but you can usually pick up a bar stool or table before 4.30/5 and after 8/9. 70 or so taps and a solid bottle list. Pints are Imperial UK 20oz pours (unless otherwise stated) so bear this in mind if you think things are a little pricier compared to other establsishments! Service has always been decent and the serving waitresses always tend to know there beers (Ive seen them tasting new beers when coming on shift) and if they dont they wont blag and will ask for you! Food menu tends to be more pub style, sandwiches/salads etc. I love the Ginger Man hot dog - a good beer soaker for around $5! Great place and always a great atmosphere in the evening.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Leighton  (1014) London, England | April 11, 2010
Certainly one of the top beer bars in the greater NYC area. Selection is unparalleled - 56 (?) tap lines and numerous bottles as well. Prices are a little steep on some items, but for the most part par for the course.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
mcberko  (896) Vancouver, British Columbia | October 11, 2016
Visited in the mid-afternoon on a Saturday, and the place was maybe half-full. Extremely impressive setup, with plenty of seating and an impeccable taplist. With this many taps, youd expect some garbage, but almost everything looked great. You can do flights of 4 x 5 oz. pours for $14 -- steep, but not too ridiculous for Manhattan. Service was a bit snooty, but quick and helpful. An essential stop when in the big city.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (857) 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.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Beershine  (850) The Sunshine State, Florida | May 27, 2015
Of all the beer joints in Manhattan, this is probably my favorite. I thought the tap list was very thoughtful, and when I was there, included about 5 different Berliners, which is extraordinary. There is decent representation of NY breweries on the menu. Generally, this is a "something for everyone" type of place, you can bring your besties or your parents or just yourself, and all will be well in your world. Its a classic old bar, too, spacious, has been around a while and smart enough to distinguish itself from the competition in the area by offering good beer. Opens early in the day too, which is nice.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
theisti  (826) Kansas | April 1, 2011| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited right before dinner on a Tuesday. The place was the largest I visited during my walking tour of Manhattan beer spots, huge bar with tables and booths surrounding on all sides. The draft list was impressive, and they have a big bottle list as well. Two cask on, if thats your thing. Prices seemed a touch higher then other spots I hit, but not too outrageous. I had the charcuterie plate and a Cigar City Jai Alai IPA and was happy. Server was young and energetic, knowledgeable in a very trained-up" sort of way. This would be a good choice for a bigger group.

82 = ★★★ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)

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