The Ginger Man - NYC

11 E 36th St
New York, New York United States 10016
bar  4.85/5.0 259 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 (24) | Taps: 70 | Bottles: 100+
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Beers At The Ginger Man - NYC

NameABVEntered
Mikkeller San Diego Beer Geek Brunch10.9%7/20/2017
von Trapp Bock Bier6.5%7/19/2017
Sierra Nevada / Tree House Beer Camp East Meets West7%6/28/2017
Sierra Nevada / Ayinger Beer Camp Dunkle Weisse5.7%6/28/2017
Victory CBC Mandarina Pale Ale5.3%6/23/2017
Sloop Doubleplusgood Galaxy + Mosaic8%6/22/2017
Gun Hill Soft Serve - Moteuka3%6/21/2017
Peak Organic High Note0%6/20/2017
Grimm Forcefield - Double Dry Hopped6.4%6/20/2017
Grimm Tesseract - Double Dry Hopped 8%6/16/2017
Hudson Valley Couple Bands7%6/16/2017
Sixpoint Mutoid Ale6.6%6/15/2017
Vakka-Suomen Prykmestar Savu Kataja9%6/3/2017
Rushing Duck Bauli6%5/28/2017
Flagship Oyster Stout5.4%5/28/2017
Gun Hill Void of Light7.9%5/27/2017
Zero Gravity Gose4.6%5/27/2017
Off Color Spots3.8%5/26/2017
Grimm Liquid Crystal6.2%5/23/2017
Jack’s Abby Hoponius Union6.5%5/23/2017
Grimm Super Shine4.7%5/22/2017
Swiftwater BA Barley One: Four Roses10.3%5/19/2017
Transmitter / The Willows Family Ales B0 Black Gose5.2%5/19/2017
Interboro High Octane City Wide5.5%5/18/2017
Brooklyn Naranjito4.5%5/18/2017
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 Jrön Grünhopfen-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 Guard7%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 / SØLE 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 Don’t 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 1/25/17)6.8%3/1/2017
Jack’s 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 Beer5.5%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


78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD  (111) Portland, Oregon | August 5, 2009
Seriously mixed feelings about this place. 1st why is it in midtown, why oh why, if i still lived in NYC I’d cry that I had to schlep here. 2 its too damn load, get some sound padding and allow me to hear my self think. 3rd though tap list is quite nice and prolific, bottles are pretty good too and prices are better if only by a little compared to Rattle N’ Hum. Bottle List meets a clear pet peeve for me though. Why list size of the bottle only next to 750mls as 25ozs and not next to others. Where clearly some are 12oz and some are 22oz. If the price difference between a 12oz and a 22oz is 2 or 3 bucks thats a big difference in the amount of beer your going to get so should know. All told I didn’t get to experience this to the fullest but it passes muster and begs me to come back if only to find something as hard as it is that I have yet to have. Plus hitachino nest on tap is impressive (and alesmith in bottles is fun from my SD perspective).
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
ladnewton  (201) 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. I’d 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 City’s best!
86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
italarican  (115) Indiana, Pennsylvania | 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 they’re 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 I’ll 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
It’s 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  (482) 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 can’t 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, | 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 isn’t 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 isn’t 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 ’flights’ 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 ’beer initiate’ 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 o’clock rush if you want elbow room to contemplate your pint or to order a flight - I stayed away from crowds so can’t comment on others’ 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 Father’s 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 don’t 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 hadn’t 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 can’t 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.

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