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11 E. 36th St., nr. Fifth Ave. (Midtown East)
New York, NY
(1) 212-532-3740 | www.gingerman-ny.com
HOURSMon.-Thurs.: 11:30am-2:00am; Fri.: 11:30am-4:00am; Sat.: 12:30pm-4:00am; Sun.: 12:30pm-2:00am
DOOR POLICYFairly relaxed despite heavy crowds
PRICE (BEER; PLATES)USD 7+; USD 9.50-15.50
SIGNATURE DRINKAnything from the huge beer selection
BARYes - full bar stocking nearly 70 draughts, 160 bottles, and 20 malt scotches
FOOD SERVED?Yes - sandwiches, salads, and bar bites including "Beer Platters" of sausages, cheeses, sliders, and ribs
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?Yes
SUBWAY33rd St. (6)
The space is dotted with iron chandeliers and vintage posters tacked over rustic wood walls, but don’t expect a musty scene at this low-lit pub. With about 70 draughts and well over 100 bottled brews, The Ginger Man is the kind of pint-sloshing beer lover’s paradise where you would struggle to find a taste that doesn’t suit your palette. Businessy bachelors, sports fanatics, and happy hour spillovers pack in beside the bar, sink into booths, or kick back with table service in the grownup lounge in the rear, where filling plates of pub favorites complement the brews.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
Guys, keep it upscale casual in suits and loosened ties; girls, come in your office wear or go a little flirty and opt for a flattering blouse and chic designer jeans with fun flats.
GO HERE WITH
A group of friends; colleagues or coworkers
A male-dominated crowd in for happy hour or an after-work pint, sprinkled with a handful of beer connoisseurs.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Few other places in Manhattan can match the sheer quantity and variety of beers sold here. If you (or your companion) is a true beer lover, this is a must-hit.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
There isn’t much else in the surrounding neighborhood fit to entertain. Also, especially on weekends, the crowds can get fratboy-esque. If you’re not a fan of rowdy crowds, happy hour is best avoided.
GOOD TO KNOW
The Houston location of this bar is believed to be America’s first multi-tap bar. Beers aside, this place also offers over 20 excellent varieties of single malt scotches. Those who want to take the party elsewhere can take advantage of the “Beer to Go” option, which includes amber-crafted bottles and six-packs that you construct yourself, mixing and matching your favorites from their full selection. Overwhelmed by the sheer variety of brews? Experts on site are happy to help you make the perfect choice. One for the literature buffs: the pub is named after a novel by J.P. Donleavy.
Houston (Texas); Dallas (Texas); Austin (Texas)
Spitzer’s Corner (New York)
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