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The Ginger Man
Taps: 72 / Bottles: 160
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
11 E 36th St
phone: (212) 532-3740
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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Reviews by drocpsu:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Having never visited this place when I lived in the city, I decided to check it out during my last visit. I was stopped in for drinks at 7:30pm on a Saturday night and found it to be pretty uncrowded. It wasn't very surprising to me, given that they don't have a large food selection and it was still during dinner time in the city.
It was a fairly large place with a lot of wood. There were tables in the front, and along the side, opposite the bar. There also appeared to be a lounge area in the back with couches and things, although I didn't venture back there.
They had a large selection of both beers on tap as well as bottles, including quite a number of beers that I haven't seen anywhere else or have rarely seen in my local New England establishments. The beers were broken up by style, as well as a selection of locals. They were also divided by specialty beers, which I think were the rarer/more expensive ones.
I first ordered an Ommegang Rouge, which was classified as a specialty beer and was served in a smaller snifter-style glass. Both "non-specialty" beers I had were served in pint (true pint) glasses, not the smaller shaker glasses.
Although expensive compared to most other places, prices seemed pretty comparable for NYC prices ($6.50 - $7.50).
Although the bar started relatively quietly, it was packed by the time we left at 10:30. Luckily we were at a table, but by that time, there was crowded standing room only.
Overall, I liked this place and will definitely go back.
09-01-2009 19:43:09 |
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12-09-2013 23:25:25 |
More by Westvleteren12
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $$$
Had beers and food on a Saturday afternoon while visiting NYC for a concert.
Good atmosphere - a dark wood pub feed. Our group was able to claim one of the bench tables across from the bar when we arrived. Besides the tables and the bar, there is a room in the front, and a room in the back with upholstered chairs to sit in. Nice music, but not too loud. Easy to have conversations while you drink. It started to get a bit more crowded by the time we left at 6:30 pm.
If you can't find a top-notch beer that you like, then you've got a problem. The 70 beers on tap are arraigned on the beer list by style, along with ABV, serving size, and price. Most lower alcohol beers were served in 20 oz pint glasses, most higher alcohol beers in 12 oz snifters. Draft beers ranged from $7 to $12. Mix of American craft and Imports, and a fair number of limited release offerings. If you stuck with the lower ABV beers in 20oz glasses, the prices weren't too bad considering it's in Manhattan. The bottle list prices were pretty steep though, but there's no reason to order off of it.
Food is limited to "Gastropub" fare - we had fresh pretzels and chips, a charcuterie plate, and sandwiches, which were all very tasty.
Our server was very friendly, attentive, and made recommendations when we asked. Overall, I would definitely recommend!
11-18-2013 15:51:32 |
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More by sfr26
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$$
Imagine a version of Rattle 'N' Hum that is a little more upscale and a little more snobby at times and you have The Ginger Man. This place has a more expansive tap list and a solid bottle list, something on their list is guaranteed to make your taste buds tingle.
I do enjoy visiting this joint only when it isn't packed and you can find a seat at one of the tables, the bar, or one of their many comfortable pieces of furniture that are littered throughout the building. This place is definitely more comfortable for that fact that you can sit on a nice piece of living room furniture.
At times, when this place is packed it can be quite annoying to find service or a spot to sit as well as the possibility of being turned off to the venue due to the type of crowd that has infiltrated this establishment.
Pick a downtime to visit this great beer spot!
10-28-2013 15:59:11 |
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10-22-2013 18:38:30 |
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10-22-2013 00:49:25 |
More by Chris_Coughlin
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
I am glad I found this bar early on in my time in NYC. This has a great central location in Manhattan, very easy to get to by bike or train/bus and a short walk. They have a very solid draft list and hovers around 50 that cover local, regional, European, and regularly get special release sixtels(Bruery, Kuhnhenn, Peekskill, Allagash, Founders, Firestone Walker, etc). They also carry a small but well curated bottle list. It's large and comfortable but equally busy. Best to stop in on am afternoon. Good pizza, pretzels, and other pub fare. If you are visiting, it's a great place to stop for a pint and to get away from the crowds.
10-21-2013 14:35:11 |
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