Pretzels & Beer at The Ginger Man

It just so happened a bunch of Twitter friends from the
Adirondacks, including me, were all separately in New York City last
weekend. Using the power of social media, we all met up in Manhattan
Saturday afternoon for lunch.

We ended up at a place called The Ginger Man, where beautiful, almost floor-to-ceiling windows greet customers before they even walk in.

If you like beer, you must go here — they have 70 taps and 160 bottles available. It’s like going on a craft beer tour without ever leaving your bar stool.

Large groups can gather around weathered, picnic-like tables, or sit in their back lounge for a more sophisticated feel. If people watching is your thing, grab a seat at one of the tables when you walk in — you will not be disappointed.

With a slight hesitation, I tried their ginger beer. My fear was that the ginger taste would be a little too strong. Not at all! It had just the right amount.

Pair it with one of the hand-made soft pretzels, which when eaten together, brings out a little more of the ginger flavor. Oh, and the pretzels are an attraction themselves. Soft on the inside with a crispy outside, they are the perfect bar food.

They have your traditional soft pretzel, cinnamon-sugar or Parmesan garlic. And, if you want to be a little non-traditional try one of the dips they offer as an alternative to mustard. I picked their pesto and wasn’t disappointed.

This place quickly landed on my list of places to go back to!

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