Ginger Man

★★★★☆
The Ginger Man features an amazing list of beers, both bottled and on tap, truly a beer lover's palace. Packed for happy hour, it's not exactly a pick-up joint but a nice place to unwind with your favorite brews.
  • 11 E 36th St

    New York, NY 10016

    Cross street: Btwn. Fifth and Madison Aves, Midtown East & Murray Hill

    Map & Directions
  • 212-532-3740

About Ginger Man

Hours
Mon-Thu, 11:30am-2am; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-4am; Sun, 12:30pm-2am

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This is a great place for drinks, specially if you're into draft beers. They have beers from around the world. They group them by type of beer on the menu so its easy to figure out what you would might like. The selection is constantly

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★★★★★

This is a great place for drinks, specially if you're into draft beers. They have beers from around the world. They group them by type of beer on the menu so its easy to figure out what you would might like. The selection is constantly

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I had an extremely disappointing experience at the GingerMan on 10/6/2010. One of our selections had a pungent taste as if the meat was spoiled. The manager arrived at our table as if frustrated, left to consult the kitchen staff, and

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★★★★★

I had an extremely disappointing experience at the GingerMan on 10/6/2010. One of our selections had a pungent taste as if the meat was spoiled. The manager arrived at our table as if frustrated, left to consult the kitchen staff, and

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The Ginger Man is like an oasis in the dead zone of night life. There isn't much around here but Ktown 5 blocks away.

It serves the purpose of providing a chill, spacious, beer-flowing bar in the area nonetheless.

I really like the chill atmosphere and their sliders are amazing! the meat is juicy, tender and flavorful. Definitely have to order those!

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★★★★☆

The Ginger Man is like an oasis in the dead zone of night life. There isn't much around here but Ktown 5 blocks away.

It serves the purpose of providing a chill, spacious, beer-flowing bar in the area nonetheless.

I really like the chill atmosphere and their sliders are amazing! the meat is juicy, tender and flavorful. Definitely have to order those!

Pros: Good Selection of Beer

Cons: Lack of liquor

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The beer is fabulous and the selection very good, but The Blind Tiger is a far superior pub---the food is 100% better, the staff are more friendly and efficient, and the Management knows how to treat regular customers. Melody at The Ginbgerman is a dweeb- a self involved pretentious brainless dweeb who fails to see the connection between her wages and her customer service. I will never visit the pub again as a result. She's an idiot.

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★☆☆☆☆

The beer is fabulous and the selection very good, but The Blind Tiger is a far superior pub---the food is 100% better, the staff are more friendly and efficient, and the Management knows how to treat regular customers. Melody at The Ginbgerman is a dweeb- a self involved pretentious brainless dweeb who fails to see the connection between her wages and her customer service. I will never visit the pub again as a result. She's an idiot.

Pros: Beer

Cons: Melody the Manager from Melrose Place

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great beer selection; always seems to be crowded when I've gone - a great happy hour spot, just really loud. Go early if you want a seat. The bar wraps around into another room with couches and additional table seating.

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★★★★☆

great beer selection; always seems to be crowded when I've gone - a great happy hour spot, just really loud. Go early if you want a seat. The bar wraps around into another room with couches and additional table seating.

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Geez, I really love the Gingerman. The beer selection is out of this world and we always find a neat, rare, or superpowered beer that makes me snobby when when I go to other bars and they have nothing interesting to offer. You wont find the typical watered down stuff here: this bar is for the real beer drinker. The staff is happy to suggest just what we are looking for if you give them a little nudge in the right direction. We want to frequent this place more often but unfortunately it is not for the average consumer any longer. $72 for 3 rounds for 3 people? This place has gotten way too pricey. So special occasions only it is. The Gingerman used to be an institution of sorts: it was unique, raw, exciting and a place to send people to and to write about. Now it comes with a consumer beware sticker: tiny glasses for $10. So you will get a sip or two of just what you are relishing and looking for, and then you will have to go search for a grocery store or that carries it.

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★★★☆☆

Geez, I really love the Gingerman. The beer selection is out of this world and we always find a neat, rare, or superpowered beer that makes me snobby when when I go to other bars and they have nothing interesting to offer. You wont find the typical watered down stuff here: this bar is for the real beer drinker. The staff is happy to suggest just what we are looking for if you give them a little nudge in the right direction. We want to frequent this place more often but unfortunately it is not for the average consumer any longer. $72 for 3 rounds for 3 people? This place has gotten way too pricey. So special occasions only it is. The Gingerman used to be an institution of sorts: it was unique, raw, exciting and a place to send people to and to write about. Now it comes with a consumer beware sticker: tiny glasses for $10. So you will get a sip or two of just what you are relishing and looking for, and then you will have to go search for a grocery store or that carries it.

Pros: Best beer selection in the city,

Cons: Cost, lost its charm

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I haven't been to Ginger Man in many years. But, by fluke, have been invited to group gatherings there twice in the past month. I have to say the service was great. You know when you're part of a large group and the waitress or bartender gets all cranky with everyone? NOT HERE. I was thoroughly impressed with both Nikki the bartender (total sweetheart) and Teresa (bubbly and fun). Not only were they sincerely nice and helpful but went out of their way to make sure I had a full glass most of the night. I know it's difficult to accommodate a large group of people (who eventually drink too much) but the staff was wonderful at Ginger Man. The next time I have a large get-together, I'm going to consider having it there. (by the way: food looked good...but I didn't eat anything there)

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★★★★☆

I haven't been to Ginger Man in many years. But, by fluke, have been invited to group gatherings there twice in the past month. I have to say the service was great. You know when you're part of a large group and the waitress or bartender gets all cranky with everyone? NOT HERE. I was thoroughly impressed with both Nikki the bartender (total sweetheart) and Teresa (bubbly and fun). Not only were they sincerely nice and helpful but went out of their way to make sure I had a full glass most of the night. I know it's difficult to accommodate a large group of people (who eventually drink too much) but the staff was wonderful at Ginger Man. The next time I have a large get-together, I'm going to consider having it there. (by the way: food looked good...but I didn't eat anything there)

Pros: Great service

Cons: none that I've experienced yet

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Rarely do I review anything.

I just happened to fall into this place last night while trying to find something decent in the 30's. (yeah, I know)
Somehow tonight in a gross coincidence, Ginger Man popped up on a related search or "best of" something while on this site.
How serendipitous.

The clientele was old boring professionals, and the occasional recent-grad yucking it up with his identical Steve Madden / Banana Republic clad friends.

There's something to be said about a crowd whose members become visibly upset when you've nudged them on your way to the bar -- or through to the 1.5 square feet of space not occupied by these squares.

Friends, you are in a bar -- (or in this case, some kind of weird idea of what a bar should be, constructed to satisfy the needs of these lonesome old midtowners) -- if you want to pretend to be in a bar, pretend that an occasional bumping-into is OK.

I guess if you're cool with the business-professional scene and made-to-seem-luxurious leather seating, go for it. And if you hate being brushed by other patrons, don't worry - I'm not going back - your cashmere/synthetic blend won't pill on my account.

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★☆☆☆☆

Rarely do I review anything.

I just happened to fall into this place last night while trying to find something decent in the 30's. (yeah, I know)
Somehow tonight in a gross coincidence, Ginger Man popped up on a related search or "best of" something while on this site.
How serendipitous.

The clientele was old boring professionals, and the occasional recent-grad yucking it up with his identical Steve Madden / Banana Republic clad friends.

There's something to be said about a crowd whose members become visibly upset when you've nudged them on your way to the bar -- or through to the 1.5 square feet of space not occupied by these squares.

Friends, you are in a bar -- (or in this case, some kind of weird idea of what a bar should be, constructed to satisfy the needs of these lonesome old midtowners) -- if you want to pretend to be in a bar, pretend that an occasional bumping-into is OK.

I guess if you're cool with the business-professional scene and made-to-seem-luxurious leather seating, go for it. And if you hate being brushed by other patrons, don't worry - I'm not going back - your cashmere/synthetic blend won't pill on my account.

Pros: See above

Cons: See above

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I have been here for drinks and also for lunch. For lunch is really your basic bar food, nothing special decently priced, and not too noisy. At night the place is jammed pack, and they have an outstanding bottled beer selection and guinness on tap.

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★★★★☆

I have been here for drinks and also for lunch. For lunch is really your basic bar food, nothing special decently priced, and not too noisy. At night the place is jammed pack, and they have an outstanding bottled beer selection and guinness on tap.

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My wife and I had been to ginger man with guys and gals for quite a few times. The reason it kept us there are,
1. Not so noisy - one of the few bars in the City that we could talk without shouting.
2. Comfortable sofa and chairs inside.
3. A large selection of Belgium brews, with great taste.
4. Best cheese I ever had.

Recommend - Kwak, Chimay, cheese plate.

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★★★★☆

My wife and I had been to ginger man with guys and gals for quite a few times. The reason it kept us there are,
1. Not so noisy - one of the few bars in the City that we could talk without shouting.
2. Comfortable sofa and chairs inside.
3. A large selection of Belgium brews, with great taste.
4. Best cheese I ever had.

Recommend - Kwak, Chimay, cheese plate.

Pros: Large selection

Cons: Sometimes it is a bit chilly

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If your looking for a GREAT place in mid-town to try some new draft beers with an awesome selection then the Gingerman is your place. My friends and I (Brotherhood) had MANY a great night there, and it was also (before the ban) a great cigar bar. Regardless, nice couches in the back to relax and the I encourage you to try the pretzel with honey or the choices of soup. Also, close to GCS being that it is on 36th street. I enjoy European beers after grwing up drinking buds and coor's lights and this place satifies. Try it out, and always had a GREAT happy hour crowd.

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★★★★★

If your looking for a GREAT place in mid-town to try some new draft beers with an awesome selection then the Gingerman is your place. My friends and I (Brotherhood) had MANY a great night there, and it was also (before the ban) a great cigar bar. Regardless, nice couches in the back to relax and the I encourage you to try the pretzel with honey or the choices of soup. Also, close to GCS being that it is on 36th street. I enjoy European beers after grwing up drinking buds and coor's lights and this place satifies. Try it out, and always had a GREAT happy hour crowd.

Pros: Great beer selection, atmosphere

Cons: Bit pricey

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Maybe it's the floor staff from Macy's. Maybe local bankers working late. Whatever it is, this place is packed from 8-Midnight, then it suddenly thins out like a 30 year old's hair. Yeah, there are lots of suits, but also business casual, and some jeans and t-shirts. It looks like the LATE after-work crowd, getting in that last pint before hitting the trains for Long Island or New Jersey. The beer selection is good, especially the taps. Prices are not cheap. A glass of domestic craft beer can be $7.50. The best food values are the sandwiches at around $8. Everything else is high for what you get (half a dozen ship for $12???) The crowd and staff are friendly. The music is a bit loud, but not a complete conversation stopper.
--Drink Club NYC is a roving group of NYC drinkers

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★★★☆☆

Maybe it's the floor staff from Macy's. Maybe local bankers working late. Whatever it is, this place is packed from 8-Midnight, then it suddenly thins out like a 30 year old's hair. Yeah, there are lots of suits, but also business casual, and some jeans and t-shirts. It looks like the LATE after-work crowd, getting in that last pint before hitting the trains for Long Island or New Jersey. The beer selection is good, especially the taps. Prices are not cheap. A glass of domestic craft beer can be $7.50. The best food values are the sandwiches at around $8. Everything else is high for what you get (half a dozen ship for $12???) The crowd and staff are friendly. The music is a bit loud, but not a complete conversation stopper.
--Drink Club NYC is a roving group of NYC drinkers

Pros: friendly staff, patrons, good beer selection

Cons: loud, over-crowded, expensive

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I'm part of a weekly Wednesday drinking group of 30 or so regulars who love to drink, geek out, talk and eat after work. We check out a different bar each week. We've been kicking around the city for 12 years. In that time we've visited several hundred bars (with repeats of faves). Ginger Man has an absolutely amazing beer selection. The food wan't half bad, however, the menu is limited. I had a decent sandwich. I would return in a heartbeat with a friend or two. For large groups, it's too crowded. It's a very popular after-work spot, perhaps great if you're looking to meet someone and hook up for a one-night stand. The back lounge room is cozy , especially when you sink into the couch and are instantly sitting thigh-to-thigh with the object of your attention.

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★★★★☆

I'm part of a weekly Wednesday drinking group of 30 or so regulars who love to drink, geek out, talk and eat after work. We check out a different bar each week. We've been kicking around the city for 12 years. In that time we've visited several hundred bars (with repeats of faves). Ginger Man has an absolutely amazing beer selection. The food wan't half bad, however, the menu is limited. I had a decent sandwich. I would return in a heartbeat with a friend or two. For large groups, it's too crowded. It's a very popular after-work spot, perhaps great if you're looking to meet someone and hook up for a one-night stand. The back lounge room is cozy , especially when you sink into the couch and are instantly sitting thigh-to-thigh with the object of your attention.

Pros: Beer Selection

Cons: Too Many Suits

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I was glad I got to try Ginger Man last night for a drink with an old friend. It was exactly what we were looking for... it wasn't crowded at 8:30 on a Wednesday, and there was a really great selection of beers, both domestic and international. I went with a domestic IPA, which I enjoyed. The waitress was happy to provide advice when we asked her questions, and she was quite knowledgable and helpful. Ginger Man is really large also... this is a huge plus to me because I just can't stand when after-work bars are packed with people. We had no problem getting a table, and we even ended up having a conversation with some people at the table next to us -- this bar draws a pretty friendly, laid-back crowd. I will likely return to Ginger Man, and next time I will have to try some of their food to see what that is like.

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★★★★☆

I was glad I got to try Ginger Man last night for a drink with an old friend. It was exactly what we were looking for... it wasn't crowded at 8:30 on a Wednesday, and there was a really great selection of beers, both domestic and international. I went with a domestic IPA, which I enjoyed. The waitress was happy to provide advice when we asked her questions, and she was quite knowledgable and helpful. Ginger Man is really large also... this is a huge plus to me because I just can't stand when after-work bars are packed with people. We had no problem getting a table, and we even ended up having a conversation with some people at the table next to us -- this bar draws a pretty friendly, laid-back crowd. I will likely return to Ginger Man, and next time I will have to try some of their food to see what that is like.

Pros: Great Beer Selection, Large Space, Not Crowded, Lots of Tables, Good Waitresses, Relaxed Atmosphere

Cons: Skimpy Food Menu

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This just isn't my idea of a Bar.. You may enjoy it though, but i stopped in for a drink and was like WHOA?!? do i belong here? Everyone looked the same, and they were all either dressed up and looking like they just got off of work and they left there suit jackets in the car (some brought them in) And everyone was old, I seen alot of bald heads, pale bald heads.. The beer selection was cool.. The place looked nice, but i just felt wild out of place, there is no diversity in there and the place felt really stiff.. Ehh maybe it was the night i went though...

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★★☆☆☆

This just isn't my idea of a Bar.. You may enjoy it though, but i stopped in for a drink and was like WHOA?!? do i belong here? Everyone looked the same, and they were all either dressed up and looking like they just got off of work and they left there suit jackets in the car (some brought them in) And everyone was old, I seen alot of bald heads, pale bald heads.. The beer selection was cool.. The place looked nice, but i just felt wild out of place, there is no diversity in there and the place felt really stiff.. Ehh maybe it was the night i went though...

Pros: Beer selection

Cons: Real stiff and boring...

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If you go here beware! We gave the bartender a credit card to run a tab, and we noticed that each time she added drinks to our check the last name on the credit card came up on the computer screen in letters easily big enough for patrons at the bar to read; the name stayed up on screen for about a minute after she had walked away. We noticed this early in the night and my friend joked about how easy it would be to simply pick a name off the computer screen and charge drinks to it. Well later in the evening it almost happened to us! A guy down the bar from us ordered 7 beers. When the bartender asked him which tab he was on he looked right at the computer screen and gave my buddy's last name!! Fortunately we overheard him and spoke up. Worse yet, the brainless bar staff didnt even catch on to this, they just let him name a different name and walked off to charge that person's tab. I will NEVER go back there in spite of the great beer selection.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you go here beware! We gave the bartender a credit card to run a tab, and we noticed that each time she added drinks to our check the last name on the credit card came up on the computer screen in letters easily big enough for patrons at the bar to read; the name stayed up on screen for about a minute after she had walked away. We noticed this early in the night and my friend joked about how easy it would be to simply pick a name off the computer screen and charge drinks to it. Well later in the evening it almost happened to us! A guy down the bar from us ordered 7 beers. When the bartender asked him which tab he was on he looked right at the computer screen and gave my buddy's last name!! Fortunately we overheard him and spoke up. Worse yet, the brainless bar staff didnt even catch on to this, they just let him name a different name and walked off to charge that person's tab. I will NEVER go back there in spite of the great beer selection.

Pros: Great beer selection

Cons: Bar Tab Fraud!

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Whenever I go here after work, I always find myself staying until last call. Whether you're with friends, family, or a date (the leather couches in the back are totally suitable for a date if the place isn't too crowded, despite the "Romantic - No" rating), you're going to have a fantastic time. Although the beer list is totally overwhelming, you can't go wrong; the wait staff is very friendly and always willing to help. The bar food is *perfectly* matched with beers and great for sharing. The vibe is totally comfortable during the week and on weekends; no dirty looks, just good times. My favorite beer bar in the city, by far.

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★★★★★

Whenever I go here after work, I always find myself staying until last call. Whether you're with friends, family, or a date (the leather couches in the back are totally suitable for a date if the place isn't too crowded, despite the "Romantic - No" rating), you're going to have a fantastic time. Although the beer list is totally overwhelming, you can't go wrong; the wait staff is very friendly and always willing to help. The bar food is *perfectly* matched with beers and great for sharing. The vibe is totally comfortable during the week and on weekends; no dirty looks, just good times. My favorite beer bar in the city, by far.

Pros: Selection, service, atmosphere, couches

Cons: Gets crazily crowded (but people are still nice)

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I had a great time with out of town friends here on saturday. Tried as many different beers as possible. My family and friends had a great time and will be back for July 4th.

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★★★★★

I had a great time with out of town friends here on saturday. Tried as many different beers as possible. My family and friends had a great time and will be back for July 4th.

Pros: Selection

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This place is wall to wall beer and it was great. The service is okay, but the beer selection is unbelievable. Check it out if your in the midtown area.

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★★★★☆

This place is wall to wall beer and it was great. The service is okay, but the beer selection is unbelievable. Check it out if your in the midtown area.

Pros: beer selection, decor

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Its really crowded after work so go during an off hour to enjoy this place. The beer selection is excellent and the space is really nice.

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★★★★★

Its really crowded after work so go during an off hour to enjoy this place. The beer selection is excellent and the space is really nice.

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Fantastic selection of beers here. They have EVERYTHING! You want Bud, Heiniken, Miller, they got it. Or if you want some exotic trappist beer from egypt that nobody's ever heard of, well, they got that too.

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★★★★☆

Fantastic selection of beers here. They have EVERYTHING! You want Bud, Heiniken, Miller, they got it. Or if you want some exotic trappist beer from egypt that nobody's ever heard of, well, they got that too.

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While this place can be the most ideal bar to be at for great beer, it's environment can be easy to settle in and socialize with your drinks and food. The music is great and fitting for the most part for a pub (if that's not to your likings then there's always the jukebox). The atmosphere sets up the mood for just good times of drinking great beers which offer such a variety that almost anyone can find something they like. Just by asking the one of the well knowledged bartenders, they'll recommend something to your likings and/or let you sample anything on tap to your intrigue. It maybe crowded on weekends, but that just means it's good stuff. I'd say if you want a place to chill n kick it with your group and great beer, this is the place to be.

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★★★★★

While this place can be the most ideal bar to be at for great beer, it's environment can be easy to settle in and socialize with your drinks and food. The music is great and fitting for the most part for a pub (if that's not to your likings then there's always the jukebox). The atmosphere sets up the mood for just good times of drinking great beers which offer such a variety that almost anyone can find something they like. Just by asking the one of the well knowledged bartenders, they'll recommend something to your likings and/or let you sample anything on tap to your intrigue. It maybe crowded on weekends, but that just means it's good stuff. I'd say if you want a place to chill n kick it with your group and great beer, this is the place to be.

Pros: Lots of great beer to choose from, social environment

Cons: can be crowded at times

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Place was so crowded, we never got our drinks, the staff is nasty, one guy tossed his guts up right inside the bar, it was grose.

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★☆☆☆☆

Place was so crowded, we never got our drinks, the staff is nasty, one guy tossed his guts up right inside the bar, it was grose.

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My first visit to Ginger Man echoed the last reviewer's sentiments of "go for the beer, not for the service." My experience reflected this entirely, in that the service ignored my group and I for the better part of the night and the only thing that rescued what could've been a really bad time was the interesting variety of beer. This is literally a place where all people who enjoy beer may be able to find different kinds of beer one wouldn't find in your average bar and its one of the few places where I've seen tables, booths, and an actual lounge with comfy furtniture all in one bar. What was also impressive was the beer specials chalked out in different, yet creative colors. Recommended for a relaxing time with friends and beer lovers alike.

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★★★★☆

My first visit to Ginger Man echoed the last reviewer's sentiments of "go for the beer, not for the service." My experience reflected this entirely, in that the service ignored my group and I for the better part of the night and the only thing that rescued what could've been a really bad time was the interesting variety of beer. This is literally a place where all people who enjoy beer may be able to find different kinds of beer one wouldn't find in your average bar and its one of the few places where I've seen tables, booths, and an actual lounge with comfy furtniture all in one bar. What was also impressive was the beer specials chalked out in different, yet creative colors. Recommended for a relaxing time with friends and beer lovers alike.

Pros: Beer Variety, Ambiance

Cons: Service, Prices

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I went to the bar on a monday night for a friend's birthday party. It wasn't even that crowded, but for some reason the bartender took forever to get to you. There were times I wanted to leave just because of the bad service. However, once I tasted the beer I stayed!

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★★★★☆

I went to the bar on a monday night for a friend's birthday party. It wasn't even that crowded, but for some reason the bartender took forever to get to you. There were times I wanted to leave just because of the bad service. However, once I tasted the beer I stayed!

Pros: beer

Cons: service

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a great bar for their top quality beer selection that's changed often enough...but a rude, snotty and inattentive waitress nearly ruined our evening. and unlike most nights it wasn't even busy that night. a real downer.

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★★★★☆

a great bar for their top quality beer selection that's changed often enough...but a rude, snotty and inattentive waitress nearly ruined our evening. and unlike most nights it wasn't even busy that night. a real downer.

Pros: beer selection

Cons: snotty waitress

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I've been to the Ginger Man a few times, and I've had nothing but pleasant experiences every time. They have about 80 beers on tap - including two hand-pumped cask ales. They also serve basic food - nothing fancy, just some sandwiches, some bratwurst and simple appys. The food's not that great but it's good enough filler to let you keep your head while sampling many of their 80 beers.

It's got a real cozy atmostphere - dark & woody, huge bar, and there's a nice little lounge area complete with sofas and armchairs.

All in all, it's a real good place to go and spend some time with a few friends while trying good beer from all over the world.

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★★★★☆

I've been to the Ginger Man a few times, and I've had nothing but pleasant experiences every time. They have about 80 beers on tap - including two hand-pumped cask ales. They also serve basic food - nothing fancy, just some sandwiches, some bratwurst and simple appys. The food's not that great but it's good enough filler to let you keep your head while sampling many of their 80 beers.

It's got a real cozy atmostphere - dark & woody, huge bar, and there's a nice little lounge area complete with sofas and armchairs.

All in all, it's a real good place to go and spend some time with a few friends while trying good beer from all over the world.

Pros: Great beer selection, Great beer selection, Nice cozy atmosphere

Cons: Food is mediocre

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The selection of beer and scotch at the Ginger Man is impressive. A good after work hangout, the scene here tends to get crowded early on weekdays. The food, while standard fare for a pub, is actually pretty good. The Ginger Man is a good place to meet friends on a Sunday for a late lunch.

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★★★★☆

The selection of beer and scotch at the Ginger Man is impressive. A good after work hangout, the scene here tends to get crowded early on weekdays. The food, while standard fare for a pub, is actually pretty good. The Ginger Man is a good place to meet friends on a Sunday for a late lunch.

Pros: Beer selection, social scene, decent pub food

Cons: Can get very crowded

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Enough though I can't stand 99% of the bars in MH, this place always seem to have a new interesting beer on tap. I stop in every couple of months to see what's new.

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★★★★☆

Enough though I can't stand 99% of the bars in MH, this place always seem to have a new interesting beer on tap. I stop in every couple of months to see what's new.

Pros: Good Selection

Cons: AmEx pencil necks

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Despite how crowded the Ginger Man gets from Wednesday on, it is definately worth going to for drinks. If you get there before 515pm, you'll even be able to secure a seat.. And don't forget the weekly special beers!! By far one of the best taps around, and the Ginger Man also offers a convenient location, good music, friendly service and a spectacular view of the Empire State building if you get a window seat.

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★★★★☆

Despite how crowded the Ginger Man gets from Wednesday on, it is definately worth going to for drinks. If you get there before 515pm, you'll even be able to secure a seat.. And don't forget the weekly special beers!! By far one of the best taps around, and the Ginger Man also offers a convenient location, good music, friendly service and a spectacular view of the Empire State building if you get a window seat.

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The Ginger Man is always my first stop when I visit NY. Do not expect a flashy touristy spot, but rather, expect to walk into a local, home-town bar with rich wood paneling, smoked glass mirrors, and more Guinness signs than you can count. The number of available draft and bottle beers is incredible. If beer is not your thing, have some cognac, a cigar, or one of their incredible (not to mention creative) sandwiches. In the back, they have darts and a backroom perfect for card playing or just BS-ing with the guys. I list this place in my top 20 bars in the US.

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★★★★★

The Ginger Man is always my first stop when I visit NY. Do not expect a flashy touristy spot, but rather, expect to walk into a local, home-town bar with rich wood paneling, smoked glass mirrors, and more Guinness signs than you can count. The number of available draft and bottle beers is incredible. If beer is not your thing, have some cognac, a cigar, or one of their incredible (not to mention creative) sandwiches. In the back, they have darts and a backroom perfect for card playing or just BS-ing with the guys. I list this place in my top 20 bars in the US.

Pros: Beer Selection, Cigar-Bar Feel, Awsome Bar Food

Cons: Can Get Crowded

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Amazing tap selection- seeing the bar with all the handles behind it for the first time is amazing. Sure it's busy, but, given the draw to beer lovers, anyone thinking it shouldn't be is kidding themselves. And we're not talking about pounding Bud lites with your pals. Slow down, enjoy, and emerge a better, more worldly beer drinker. Your love handles will thank you.

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★★★★★

Amazing tap selection- seeing the bar with all the handles behind it for the first time is amazing. Sure it's busy, but, given the draw to beer lovers, anyone thinking it shouldn't be is kidding themselves. And we're not talking about pounding Bud lites with your pals. Slow down, enjoy, and emerge a better, more worldly beer drinker. Your love handles will thank you.

Pros: Selection, Selection, Selection

Cons: can get busy

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Having been to one other Ginger Man location this place is not what I expected. First it has more than beer which is just sad. The Ginger Man has built a reputation on serving good cold beers. The best thing about a Ginger Man is the variety of beers. It is a beer lovers hangout. It is sad to see the NYC location has not been true to that. It also is lacking the converted unique space of the one I love so much. This space is actually rather dull and lacking the charm of its brothern located in the converted two story house.

If you like beer I can suggest better places in NYC.

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★★★☆☆

Having been to one other Ginger Man location this place is not what I expected. First it has more than beer which is just sad. The Ginger Man has built a reputation on serving good cold beers. The best thing about a Ginger Man is the variety of beers. It is a beer lovers hangout. It is sad to see the NYC location has not been true to that. It also is lacking the converted unique space of the one I love so much. This space is actually rather dull and lacking the charm of its brothern located in the converted two story house.

If you like beer I can suggest better places in NYC.

Pros: Beer, Beer

Cons: Not enough beer, More than beer

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This place has the most beers on tap, at 60, that I've ever seen. They even have Abita Purple Haze; the best beer ever.

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★★★★☆

This place has the most beers on tap, at 60, that I've ever seen. They even have Abita Purple Haze; the best beer ever.

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It can get a little crowded and the crowd can be a little to class conscience but If you love beer then GO. This is a beer drinker's Cathedral.

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★★★★★

It can get a little crowded and the crowd can be a little to class conscience but If you love beer then GO. This is a beer drinker's Cathedral.

Pros: Great beer selection

Cons: Can be crowded on Fri

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This place is great to meet up with your friends to start your night out. Tons of beer selections and the atmosphere is fun.

2
★★★★★

This place is great to meet up with your friends to start your night out. Tons of beer selections and the atmosphere is fun.

Pros: big, good beer selection, good food

Cons: crowded, not so great service

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The Ginger Man is a great place to get an excellent selection of beer and men as well - The ratio must be two to one.

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★★★★☆

The Ginger Man is a great place to get an excellent selection of beer and men as well - The ratio must be two to one.

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The best 'beer bar' in midtown, if not the entire city. They will even have "competitive brews" (ie: Pyramid Apricot and Magic Hat #9 when both were rare) and a good bar staff. Downside is it gets VERY crowded, loud, and is impossible to find a seat. Service degrades as well...

2
★★★★☆

The best 'beer bar' in midtown, if not the entire city. They will even have "competitive brews" (ie: Pyramid Apricot and Magic Hat #9 when both were rare) and a good bar staff. Downside is it gets VERY crowded, loud, and is impossible to find a seat. Service degrades as well...

Pros: selection, beer quality, private room in rear

Cons: service, crowds, cigar smoke

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This place has lots of beers. More than 60 beers. Lots of European brews, so don't expect many American micros or old favorites. It's a fun place to try new beers and meet attractive young professionals. I didn't have the food, but it looked good. So this is NYC's largest taphouse and it's not as good as some in Boston and the West Coast, but it's a fun place to go to meet people and it's fairly relaxed.

2
★★★★☆

This place has lots of beers. More than 60 beers. Lots of European brews, so don't expect many American micros or old favorites. It's a fun place to try new beers and meet attractive young professionals. I didn't have the food, but it looked good. So this is NYC's largest taphouse and it's not as good as some in Boston and the West Coast, but it's a fun place to go to meet people and it's fairly relaxed.

Pros: Great selection

Cons: Expensive

 

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