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The Ginger Man
Taps: 106 / Bottles: 136
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
5607 Morningside Dr
phone: (713) 526-2770
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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Reviews by woodychandler:
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
The first thing that jumped out was their outdoor patio area, followed by the extensive wooden front porch with the entry in its center. Entering, the 1/2 octagonal-shaped bar was directly to the left with standard tables and chairs to the right. The back bar was a seemingly endless row of tap handles. The top of the overhead held a shelf of spent bottles that snaked around the entire interior. There was a CD jukebox 1/3 of the way aft on the right and an English dartboard all of the way aft on the right. Lots of fantastic colored chalk signage in the overhead. Glassware was also on display. They also had an extensive outdoor patio out back with picnic tables and an Oktoberfest mural to the right.
They had a great educated clientele, both in terms of beer and their collegiate specialties.
Food: The Brewers' Plate was an amalgam of tastes, textures, and colors. It was absolutely wild! I actually got tired of eating.
Beers: 69 taps, 125 bottles, 1 cask. St. Arnold's is always on cask.
12-21-2009 11:10:37 |
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
The Ginger Man is a hidden gem right in the middle of the Rice Village. Its right next to the other douchebag bars that make up the rest of the street. But the great thing about The Ginger Man is that most of the people that go in there for a beer realize how great of a place it is. Of course there are the people that go in there and even with all of the taps on the wall still want a BMC lite but for the most part theres a good mix of people that enjoy great beer and some good ol beer nerds. Good music, great patio out back and live music outside everyonce in a while.
The service is really great and they are always willing to help you select a beer. They have a good selection of the good Texas beers and alot of others from around the country as well. Probably about 100 bottles to select from that are predominantly German and Belgian. Bottom line is that you will definitely be able to find a beer to meet your craving once in side.
I went to college in Houston and lived about a mile away from here. It is/was one of my favorite spots to grab a beer around town.
04-26-2011 16:10:13 |
More by dcloeren
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
I stopped by here twice during a recent visit to Houston. It was pretty loud and reasonably crowded late on a Saturday afternoon. My mom is not a beer drinker, but she had half of a Unibroue Don de Dieu (she was driving and has a low tolerance) and enjoyed it.
We returned on a Monday afternoon. The server was very patient and helped my mom find another beer (Timmerman's Strawberry, I think) she likes (possibly the only two beers she has ever enjoyed). We split the beer snack plate - olives, cheese, bread, mustard, pickles, etc. They have a very limited selection of food, it's not a restaurant. We brought books and spend a few chill hours reading and sipping beer on the patio. The service was great. The beer tasted great. Overall not a place I'd tell someone visiting Houston that they absolutely have to get to but it was a very nice beer experience.
04-10-2011 01:45:30 |
More by mariner22
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Awesome place. We stopped in here the night before a Texan's game. The location is great...Rice University area, about 2 miles from Reliant Stadium.
Exactly what you'd want a pub to look like...a lot of wood, two outdoor patio areas, a small one in front, and a larger one in the back.
Fantastic selection of bottle and draught beers.
Kind of a young crowd, but seeing as the location was in the middle of Rice, that was not shocking.
The place was pretty packed by the time we left (11pm or so), so it made ordering or getting excellent service a bit difficult, but the staff was quite friendly.
01-28-2011 17:28:17 |
More by obrike
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2 | $$
One of the best beer bars I have ever been to. All the staff no beer and they always serve it in the proper glass at the proper temp. They usually gets some elusive brews. The clientele is mostly adults who appreciate good beers and make for good conversation and a relaxed atmosphere. They only serve beer and wine so no waiting or watching people make or drink shots. My only complaint is it gets a bit hot inside during the summer.
They just had their 25th annv party and had some amazing Belgians plus a keg of 120 from Sam's personal stash.
09-20-2010 04:21:06 |
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