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Taps: 52 / Bottles: 80
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
99 Washington St
phone: (203) 354-0163
(Place added by: cjpala on 05-17-2007)
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| Reviews: 24
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I have been going to the Ginger Man in Greenwich for sometime (great spot) and was excited to hear that they would be opening up in South Norwalk.
They are in what was once Amberjacks and then vacant for quite some time.
The atmosphere is nice, but at times is lame when there are too many obnoxious 21 year old brats.
The quality of the beer is high and one of the most impressive elements of the Ginger Man.
The service is very good. Most of the bartenders are well-versed in what they serve and friendly. While I would agree that if you get a table the waitstaff is sub-par.
The always rotating selection is exceptional, go see for yourself.
Food is very tasty, but without a doubt, pricy for a bar.
01-16-2008 23:53:19 |
More by mltobin
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
The Gingerman in NYC is an awesome place to drink beer. I often go for lunch, to have a sandwich and a pint, and I've never been disappointed.
The latest Gingerman in SoNo is good... but it's not the one in NYC. The service is a bit lacking, but they're still a bit new, maybe that will improve. It already has some, when I first got there, I asked for a dunkel and got a witbier, and then they didn't know how to pronounce Weihenstephaner, nor what it was.
The beer selection is just great, in a town that caters far more to upscale wines and mixed drinks. South Norwalk desperately needed a real beer bar, and that is certainly what we got. I do like the place overall :)
It probably doesn't help that I can walk home from The Gingerman in 10 minutes though...
08-20-2007 17:02:54 |
More by michael573114
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5 | $$$$
We visited this place after spending some time at Black Bear Saloon across the street.
Walking in there is lots of local breweriana in some shelves in the foyer/lobby. Everything is constructed of wood and the bar is too the left with about 20-25 stools and ample standing room as well. There are approx 40 tap lines evidenced by the tap handles scattered on a wall behind the bar. Ther bottle list is impressive with about 55-70 choices, including some cantillon, DFH, Allagash, Thomas Hooker, and Smuttynose, amongst several others. Prices were a little high for the bottles and started at $6 for drafts, except for $5 coors lite.
There are several table chair set ups throughout the open room and dim light fixtures hang from the ceiling. I suspect these are brighter during the day. To the right is a small patio with about 15 table chair setups and also a second bar.
The food is mostly pub grub and is a little pricey $15 for a burger and fries. I had a pulled pork BBQ sandwich and it tasted okay but was not very hot when it arrived. It also took over 30 minutes to get the food to our table, methinks it was waiting and got a little cool before arrival. Our server never asked for a second round of drinks until they were taking away our plates, and my glass had been empty. We didnt get a second round and we simply left the place feelinga little disappointed.
They also gave us a pencil to sign the tab, while probably not trying to rip us off, seemed a little irresponsible.
I do have to give them props for the waterless urinals. I like to see wise environmental decisions.
Overall this bar is an example of how selection alone cannot make a great beer bar. 100+ beers to chose from and if the service is weak folks that care wont stick around.
06-10-2007 16:42:47 |
More by sulldaddy
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Another incarnation of the Gingerman, this time in upscale south Norwalk, down by the Maritime center. As soon as you enter you are reminded of the NYC location, the wood, lighting, beer paraphernalia in glass cases, and the familiar looking bar and tap area. This location also has a nice looking out door eating and imbibing area. As you enter the bar is along the left side with the outdoor area to the right. Long bar, plenty of tables to enjoy the varied and good beer accompaniment type food. Cant complain about 60 tap lines and an impressive bottle list. Ah, sure I can, doesnt look many much out the ordinary and usual suspects both on tap and bottles. Not many/any chances being taken here. Howabout Captain Lawrence, Defiant? I dont know something beyond, Harpoon, Chimay, Victory, etc etc etc. Dont get me wrong PLENTY of quality suds to be had, but this is no Barcade, Blind Tiger or Spuytn D, or even My Place, beer list wise. What can I say I'm just a spoiled tri-state beer snob...Prices also kinda steep, cheapest pint was $6 .
05-20-2007 12:38:51 |
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