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

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
Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout8.1%8/24/2016
Bellís Porter5.6%8/24/2016
Grimm Frou Frou7.1%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
Singlecut Billy 18-Watt IPA5%5/24/2016
Birrificio Italiano Výdý5.5%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 Cuvťe du 7Ťme7.5%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
Evil Twin Fire Water5.5%3/23/2016
Otter Creek Couch Surfer5.4%3/23/2016
Bear Republic Olde Scoutterís Barley Wine10.4%3/22/2016
Singlecut Heavy Boots of Lead11.2%3/22/2016
Other Half Double Mosaic Dream8.5%3/22/2016
Other Half Topaz6.2%3/22/2016
Rochefort Trappistes 1011.3%3/9/2016
Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA8.3%3/9/2016
Allagash St. Klippenstein11%3/2/2016
Pull Sour Outage5.6%3/2/2016
Third Coast Old Ale - Traverse City Cherry11.78%2/27/2016
Bellís 30th Anniversary Ale - Imperial Stout11%2/27/2016
Threes Atomic Swerve5.6%2/27/2016

  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
ben4321  (460) 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
mouse725  (14) Albany, New York | April 4, 2009
Nice old timey feel, beatiful big oak bar with comfy stools. Couch room in the back for lounging. Dimly lit, quiet music, nice old school beer ads decorating the place, and a quote from the poem/book "The Ginger Man" everywhere you look. Saw glasses for "yards of ale" and "half yards" too. Bartender friendly but had to re-try a beer b/c he couldnít remember what "type" it was... Must try: "Pick 4" beer flights. Good value and best way to try beers from around the world. Nice menu layout- beers organized by country of origin. Attempt to rectify fruit fly issue- saw lemons and limes out to attract them away from the booze.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Maltajo  (36) Tucson, Arizona | March 26, 2009
I hit the Ginger man right at happy hour, Not that you will find any beer specials but it was pretty busy. Had good timing in getting a space on one of the drinking tables. Service was good, considering it was packed; I didnít even know there was a couch room until I had to hit the john. Beer selection is great! Food was good. Nice atmosphere would like to go back to hit those couches.

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