Party Earth Review Named after the classic novel by J.P. Donleavy, The Ginger Man is an upscale beer bar with a rustic vibe that’s a welcome addition to Murray Hill’s bustling bar scene. Wood-paneled walls adorned with Chimay and Guinness... ... read full review
11 East 36th Street
New York, NY 10016
4, 6: 33rd Street-Park Avenue South; B, D, F, M: 34th Street-Herald Square-6th Avenue
M–Th 11:30am–2am, F–Sa 12:30pm–4am, Su 12:30pm–2am
Murray Hill, New York –
Named after the classic novel by J.P. Donleavy, The Ginger Man is an upscale beer bar with a rustic vibe that’s a welcome addition to Murray Hill’s bustling bar scene.
Wood-paneled walls adorned with Chimay and Guinness posters let patrons know that beer is the name of the game here, as do the massive menus boasting seventy drafts and 130 bottles of international suds.
A loud buzz of conversation pervades the expansive space, as bearded beer scholars and white-collar professionals mingle at the long wooden bar or chat with their dates at the candlelit tables.
Those looking for a quieter spot can take refuge in the small corner room, where groups squeeze onto leather couches to share samplers and decide which fresh brew to take home in their growler.
More of an after-work spot than a weekend hangout, the bar is at its liveliest on weekdays when local workers descend in droves to unwind over whatever’s on tap or learn more about their pints in the popular Beer School.
Energetic and noisy, but rarely rowdy, The Ginger Man provides a warm and unpretentious atmosphere that will appeal to any serious beer lover.
Young professionals, beer lovers, and ex-frat boys, late 20s to early 30s.
Special events include Meet the Masters to meet microbrewers, Pumpkin Patch for tastings of seasonal beers, and lessons about the week’s featured beers.
Pub grub, sandwiches, and hot dogs that pair well with the available drafts. Weekly featured beers. 15% discount on all to-go beers.
Appetizers $4–$14, sandwiches and salads $5.50+. Beer $6–$12, wine $8+, cocktails $8+. Growlers $6/64oz, amber bottles $25/2L, beer flights $12/4 samples.
Anything goes: work attire or t-shirts, hoodies, jeans.
Wednesdays to Fridays at 5pm for the liveliest crowds that keep the place packed until well after midnight, or weekends for a slightly tamer scene.
Irish pub Galway Hooker (7 East 36th Street) offers both beer and alcohol to a similar after-work crowd.