The Ginger Man - NYC

11 E 36th St
New York, New York United States 10016
bar  4.85/5.0 258 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: trapped (18) | Taps: 70 | Bottles: 100+
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Beers At The Ginger Man - NYC

NameABVEntered
Carton Unjunct8.5%4/25/2017
Other Half / Cloudwater Imaginary Greenscapes8%4/25/2017
Evil Twin I Speak the Language of Television7%4/25/2017
Uerige / Kehrwieder JrŲn GrŁnhopfen-Sticke6.2%4/20/2017
Kent Falls Maybe Both7%4/20/2017
Old Nation / Dark Horse The German Hobo11.9%4/13/2017
Gun Hill Color Guard - Nelson7%4/13/2017
Mikkeller San Diego / Threes Seeking Panacea5.4%4/13/2017
Grimm BFF9%4/12/2017
Gun Hill / Strong Rope State Fair5.3%4/3/2017
Finback / SōLE Artisan Ales Hip Hop Airhorn7.9%4/3/2017
Other Half Suparillo - Double Dry Hopped 8.5%4/3/2017
Interboro Saisonnier5.4%3/28/2017
Catskill Porter5.5%3/8/2017
Rare Form Karass Robust Porter6.6%3/8/2017
Braven Las Tumblas7.5%3/8/2017
Barrier StateSide Trees6.5%3/8/2017
Grimm Blackberry Orange Pop!4.8%3/4/2017
Night Shift One Hop This Time: Citra5.6%3/4/2017
Barrier Bourbon Barrel Morticia0%3/4/2017
Barrier Peated Bourbon Barrel Morticia10.5%3/4/2017
Barrier / Other Half Half and Half8.8%3/4/2017
Barrier / Other Half Donít Sweat the Technique7.2%3/4/2017
Transmitter NY5 Oak Barrel Saison5.4%3/4/2017
Yazoo Hopry IPA8%3/4/2017
Chelsea Sunset Red Ale5%3/4/2017
Lost Nation Mosaic Single Hop IPA5.5%3/4/2017
Stone / Ginger Man Mongrel Blend #16%3/4/2017
Allagash Hibernal Fluxus 20168%3/1/2017
Equilibrium Photon4.8%3/1/2017
Night Shift Morph (Batch 1/26/17)6.8%3/1/2017
Jackís Abby Saxony Lager5%3/1/2017
Grimm Candlepower8%2/16/2017
Ruddles County (Cask)4.3%2/16/2017
Finback Echelon8.3%2/16/2017
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
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
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 Mischief (2009-2016)8.5%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
Grimm Frou Frou7.1%8/24/2016
Bellís Porter5.6%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
Bellís 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


88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
ladnewton  (195) London, England | July 29, 2009
Modern, spacious alehouse in downtown Manhattan. Very friendly knowledgeable staff with a professional attitude. Although large, the building is made all the more intimate by use of cream paint and plentiful wood plus 100% tungsten illumination. Beer range was second to none. I enjoyed five draught beers out of a choice of SEVENTY and in at least one of those choices staff expertise proved essential. I visited on 25th July. It was a Saturday night and the pub attracted a fairly boisterous crowd after around 10pm. From the food menu I enjoyed the bratwurst platter with sauerkraut, salads and baguette. Iíd give my delicious meal 8/10 - a perfect accompaniment to beer. I recommend a visit and, in addition, that you arrive early enough to get yourself a seat at the bar if visiting alone. Another of New York Cityís best!
86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
italarican  (109) Winston-Salem, North Carolina | July 23, 2009
I went on a Tuesday at 5:30 pm and got the last two seats at the bar. The place crowded up behind me, but no one crowded me too much or was overly obnoxious. The beer list is huge, of high quality, and ever changing. The bartenders are very knowledgeable and are willing to help, although at more crowded times theyíre of course too busy to give one person too much attention. I told the bartender we were looking for sours in the Ommegang Rouge family, and she went straight to the tap and gave us 3 samples free of charge. Very good stuff, and Iíll definitely be going back at opportune times.
94
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 20/20
edp70  (2) New York | July 22, 2009
Itís way too crowded after work, but very nice for lunch. The food is minimal (they have one or two decent sandwiches) but the beer is fantastic!
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
JerseyDevil980  (1) New York, New York | July 16, 2009
This is one of my favorite beer bars in the city. Its great early on a Sunday when its quiet and you can sit a the bar and talk to the bartenders or wait staff. They have a superb selection served in proper glassware and the staff is very knowledgeable allowing them to make great suggestions that always surprise me. The one downside is the food choices are minimal but this is a place you go for the beer not for the food.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
ben4321  (465) Hoboken, New Jersey | June 30, 2009
Just made my first trip to the Ginger Man, and I enjoyed it. Its a really solid beer bar, not great prices, but these are decent prices (considering the location). It was a Saturday afternoon/early evening, so I canít comment on the night time or weekday happy hour scenes, but I had a good time. A really nice place to grab a tap brew, and some relatively unusual choices.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 3/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
NYbeer  (11) | June 6, 2009
I have been going to the Gingerman for many years. They have about 70 different taps and usually have a very diverse selection. Prices are a little expensive but to be expected given the location. They do offer Flights of beer for $11... you get four 4.5 ounce samples of any of their draught beers. This is a great deal since some of their draught offerings are $9 per 12 oz serving. Service is usually efficient with an occasional bad attitude depending who is behind the bar. Best time to come is the afternoon. Bar gets extremely crowded after work.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
pushkinwow  (131) Ottawa, Ontario | May 18, 2009
Spent a Thursday afternoon and early evening with my wife at the ginger man and we were really impressed. The service was top notch, got to chat about beer with the server and then the manager for a long time when it was quiet, but then when it got crowded still got quick service whenever we wanted. Our server mentioned to us that its more of a winter bar and I agree - the colours and space work great but when its nice outside it would be better if you could open the windows and sit outside. As for the selection the number of taps were great and their was a huge variety in bottles. I thought some of the stuff was over priced (even taking into account that its NYC) but the really rare bottles were almost sold at cost ($25 for a Dark Horizon 2nd). Be warned, there isnít a lot of meal "foods" but enough to snack on if you go there early and then somewhere else after. Also it gets crowded with the after work crowd and quite noisy so if that isnít your thing then go early or maybe
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
DerWeg  (45) Toronto, Ontario | May 15, 2009
Exceedingly good. On my NYC stay I may have had over a dozen beers on 4-5 visits, many from íflightsí of four 4-oz samples. Condition and presentation of the wide selection of draft and a few beers is delectable fresh and subtle. Some taps selections were not only on the rare side generally AND for me as a Toronto-dweller, but also revelatory of what the USA Craft Bee scene is all about. I was the íbeer initiateí who arrived truly prepared to appreciate such a place!! Bottle selection mirrors the excellent local bottle shops for the most part and is good, & priced moderate to expensive. Draught beer cost is average to slightly high in local terms, and generally worth it. Great ambiance, not too much attitude. Avoid the six-to-ten oíclock rush if you want elbow room to contemplate your pint or to order a flight - I stayed away from crowds so canít comment on othersí misadventures. BEER MECCA.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
nbutler11  (356) Cambridge, England | April 30, 2009| Updated August 17, 2011
Went here on a Saturday night and it was OBNOXIOUS. Makes Fatherís Office in Santa Monica look tame. Awesome tap and bottle list, but be prepared to stand and constantly be bumped into by hipsters. The service was decent, but I highly recommend you go in the afternoon, if possible. Oh, and their growlers are medieval. RE-RATE: Went on an afternoon, like I anticipated would happen, and this place was amazing. Awesome atmosphere and tap list. Best in the city, really.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
coharahawk  (77) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | April 19, 2009
This ended up being the favorite out of my trip to NYC. Ginger man is huge by Manhattan standards with lots of taps. The inside is very nice and new. One of the neat things is that they print out their updated tap list daily and have them at every table, so that you donít have to walk up to see the chalkboard each time you want to choose another beer. Their selection was very good with several beers I hadnít seen on tap before. Beers were fairly expensive, especially for their "Specialty Beers" list, whcih is where most of the beers I wanted were. I think most were around $8-9 for a 12 oz tulip. They have a small menu and the only thing we ordered were chips, so I canít really comment on their food per se. It got really busy around happy hour with standing room only. I really enjoyed this place; so much so that we came back a second time during our trip. Definitely go if you are in NYC.
90
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
nramsburg  (15) New York, New York | April 12, 2009
The Gingerman is a reason to visit Murray Hill. Actually, itís the Only reason to ever visit it. But itís truly an excellent reason. The Ginger Man has, from what Iíve seen, the most impressive tap selection in New York. The Blind Tiger may have history, and a few Bklyn (Spuyten Duvil, Bar Great Harry, etc.) have truly well chosen if not extensive selections. But theyíre not the Ginger Man. Itís actually a bit overwhelming. Iíve never seen anything like it in this country. Seasonals, real ales, hard-to-find -- theyíre all here. Tons of bottle as well. And growlers to go. The staff is into beer and will discuss it with you at length. Itís midtown so itís not a great value but thatís to be expected. As I mentioned, the location is horrid -- post-collegiate iWankers -- so be sure to go on an off-peak period. You wonít be disappointed.

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