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Ginger's Bar

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363 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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(718) 788-0924
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Ginger's Bar - Brooklyn, NY
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Ginger's Bar - Brooklyn, NY
Ginger's Bar - Brooklyn, NY

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Best

I go here often with my friends and we have an amazing time each and every time we go. The staff are very friendly and the people here are great. Their back yard is very invitin...

Worst

Whether your bartender is the dirty washed up queen with the chip on his shoulder or one of attitude-for-no-reason (your a bartender girl, get over it) toting lesbians, Ginger's i...

totally ghetto (and not in a GOOD way) 1/11/2012

Never Again. My girlfriend and I went here to play pool after having a nice dinner across the street at Bellville. After we bought a drink, we went straight back to put our names on the list, only to find that the players in the back were very cold and hostile, and I had to talk to the bartender to complain that the current player at the table would not answer me. At one point I was actually threatened with physical violence by a woman who threatened to beat me up, and began banging her pool cue on the table. I began yelling at the woman because she threatened to beat me up, and the bartender instead asked ME to leave, explaining that the potty mouthed trash were ""regulars."" Just to put this in perspective, I am a college graduate with a Master's Degree and have never been kicked out of anyplace in my LIFE. I find it very funny that someone should be able to threaten me with assault and that the bartender would think to throw out ME instead of the person pounding their pool cue on the table and threatening physical violence. more

I love this place! 3/13/2010

I go here often with my friends and we have an amazing time each and every time we go. The staff are very friendly and the people here are great. Their back yard is very inviting. You will always run into really cool people here. See you at the G spot :) Pros: karaoke night rocks! great staff and a fun crowd Cons: I can't go more often more

nice place for everyone! 8/8/2007

I go here with my boyfriend occasionally and we always have a great time. The bartenders are very friendly and serve a good drink at a fair price. great music and atmosphere and location. Nice and spacious too. No discrimination which is refreshing!!I recommend this place for anyone who would like to just relax and be in a safe, comfortable place. Pros: friendly environment more

Fun Bar In Great Neighborhood 7/27/2007

Ginger's is one of the most fun bars to hang out in along the 5th Avenue bar row in Park Slope. They have karaoke that gets everyone going on Thursday nights. They seem to be equally gay and hetero friendly, meaning they don't discriminate here and everyone is welcome regardless of race or sexual orientation. Service was great. The only problem I have with this place is their drink prices are little high. $4 for a domestic bottle is a little expensive for this neighborhood. I agree with the other reviewer that they really should have more drink specials. The patrons are very friendly here and I made new friends as soon as I walked in the door. No attitude here! Pros: All are treated equally, karaoke on Thursdays, Fun Atmosphere, friendly patrons Cons: HIgher than Average Drink prices more

Great Local Bar 3/9/2007

Great neighborhood place. I've been going to Ginger's since it opened. I love the atmosphere because it is local. I've never had any problem with the bartenders. In fact, in my experience, they have been very nice and generous. The bar owner is a wonderful woman and friendly and caring with her patrons. Pros: nice neighboorhood bar, friendly bar owner, good mix of people-racially diverse, relaxed atmosphere Cons: could have better beer specials, better lighting in the room with the pool table more

Indoor and Outdoor fun 9/9/2006

Ginger's bar is a fabulous place to be. Happy hour specials every single day (from 5-8); FREE barbeque on Sunday's; a ""constantly growing"" jukebox; the outdoor garden; specially brewed ginger-rum and ginger-vodka, not to mention a myriad of other specialties; kareoke on thursdays;even a pool table! The bartenders are each different and unique, much like the eclectic decor of antique chatchkas. My favorite bartender is the weekend Latina, Yvette who pumps the whole bar up with energy. If you've never been, definitely check out ginger's. more

please get rid of the attitude! 7/1/2004

i completely agree with previous posts! i understand if bartenders are rude when the place is packed but when there are ten people (or fewer) in the place and you get attitude, it sucks! i used to go here all the time only because it had a good jukebox and i could comfortably hang out there with my girlfriend. as other bars opened in the neighborhood, i left! there are NEVER specials, unless you liked infused vodka and the prices are too high! this place could be so great but the attitude is too much! Pros: atmosphere, juke box Cons: , never a beer special more

bklyn_lindz 5/2/2004

I GOTTA GIVE IT UP TO GINGERS.......I LOVE IT HERE!! THE BAR STAFF ARE GREAT, I'M NOT PICKING FAVOURITES....I LOVE 'EM ALL EQUALLY. I LOOK FORWARD TO HANGING OUT ON SATURDAY NIGHTS WITH MY MATES AND THE FABULOUS MISS LAUREN, WHO ALWAYS SERVES YOU WITH A SMILE. THERE'S LITTLE ATTITUDE, UNLESS YOU BRING IT. THE JUKEBOX IS SLAMMIN'. THE DRINKS ARE AVERAGELY PRICED...WE ARE IN 'THE SLOPE' AFTER ALL! THE GARDEN IN THE BACK OFFERS BBQ'S 'N' SUCH IN THE SUMMER.......NICE!! COME DOWN & CHECK IT OUT FOR YOURSELF. FUN, FUN, FUN. Pros: LOCAL, GOOD ATMOSPHERE, GREAT JUKEBOX Cons: , NOT OPEN LATE ENOUGH more

comfy bar 5/1/2004

This bar has been in bklyn for a long time. it's one of the milestones of park slope. The prices are reasonable and typically cheaper than the other bars in the slope. The crowd is mixed with different ages, styles, and attitudes. I've never had a problem with the service there. The weekend bartender is really cool and has been known to make sure the girls are 'safe' from the morons who yell into the bar as they walk by. I've been to Ginger's on various nights during the week and all the bartenders are great and different. Pros: backyard, good prices, atmosphere more

Bad Impression 3/10/2004

I went to Gingers on Valentine's Day with a few friends and I had a really good time, so I thought I'd try it again. I figured since we had a good time when the place was really busy, we'd have a better time on a regular night. Next time I went with more friends and oddly enough, the bartender there was rude from the beginning. She seemed to be bothered that a few of us paid separately and did not get the drinks right even though we repeated our order twice. She proceeded to stare one of my friends down from across the bar. After our drink we left and went to another bar in the neighborhood, where apparently it was common to hear about bad experiences at Gingers. I for one will never go there again and would not recommend it to anyone I know. Pros: neighborhood spot Cons: , High Prices more

HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!! 3/4/2004

If you like being disrespected then I suggest going to Gingers. I'm from Brooklyn and I went there this weekend with some friends from out of town to show them a good time. Within the first 2 minutes at the bar, the bartender gave us major attitute, questioned our drink selection and got our drinks wrong. Then she has the nerve to call us stupid 12yr olds who don't know how to order drinks! Before we left I let her know that she was very rude and unprofessional. Her only response was to call me a little girl, when I'm 30yrs old. Don't waste your time and money there. Go to Excelcior or Rising Cafe where they know the meaning of customer service. Leave Gingers to the locals who feel they have no choice but to deal with rudeness and attitude. Pros: local Cons: , Overpriced Drinks more

THEY CAN'T POUR GUINNESS AT AN IRISH BAR 12/23/2002

I recently moved from Boston to Park Slope and I must say I am sadly dissapointed in the offerings at Gingers. I must agree with the washedup queenie MALE bartenders at Gingers. Why does a washed up queen with an attitude have to serve me drinks? In all honesty, this place is dark and smokey and totally overrated. Get some nice looking female bartenders and some more chairs and maybe a DJ one night a week. The other crazy thing is, this is an IRISH bar, owner by an IRISH woman and I have never had a decent GUINNESS poured, EVER. The bartenders give such a major attitude when you ask them to do it again because half of the glass of foam!! Pros: local Cons: unfriendly bartenders, Can't Pour a GUINNESS, Too Smokey more

Ging HERS!! 11/28/2002

There is a men's bar across the street that's quite nice (Excelsior)- so why do they have this nasty bartender working at a woman's bar? There are so few places for lesbians- I don't want to be served by some sniffling,rude overage boy! The girls are trying to get down! We need a better sound system and better bartenders!! Pros: cheap, casual, outdoor space Cons: nasty bartender, no "cuddle" space, dingy more

dark dingy&stank(the bartenders that is) 8/1/2002

Whether your bartender is the dirty washed up queen with the chip on his shoulder or one of attitude-for-no-reason (your a bartender girl, get over it) toting lesbians, Ginger's is sure to offer an evening of dissapointment and smoke asphyxiation for everyone. I have never actually had a good time at Ginger's and have been there on numerous occasions. At my most recent visit I was snubbed at the bar for requesting my drink in a martini glass and told that drinks ordered ""up"" are actually served in tumblers there. Leave your class and your couth at the door ladies and gentlemen, Ginger's likes their women nasty and disgruntled and their men old and bitter. more

A nice enough place to drink 5/12/2002

Ditto on the previous poster's comment about the attitude around the pool table ... seems like a carryover from the old Rising. Fortunately, the bar up front is welcoming and friendly. Good drinks, nice bartenders. Pros: Cheap Cons: Attitude more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    The jukebox is the unwitting centerpiece in a long and very dimly lit room, where deep burgundy tones, a pressed-tin ceiling, and exposed brick and dark-wood accents set a rich...

  • 10/8/2007 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon - Fri, 5pm - 4am; Sat, Sun, 2pm - 4am
  • Payments:

    Cash
  • Neighborhoods:

    Park Slope

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