Good press

We’re a little shy about tooting our own horn, but luckily there are others who’ll do it for us. A number of publications have printed nice things about us. Here are excerpts from a few of them.

Local Awards and accolades

Austin Chronicle Best Beer Selection 1995, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Austin Chronicle Best Beer On Tap 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Austin Chronicle Best Patio Beer Garden 2007

Best Of Citysearch Beer Selection 2005, 2006

91% Average user rating on

“A” Average user rating on

National and International mention of The Ginger Man

“I am on record as saying that Mr Precious’ first Ginger Man, in Houston, Texas, is one of my favorite pubs in the United States. This is not only because it has a fine selection of beers (a feature hardly ever found in Ireland, where Guinness suffices) but also because it is a true pub, where it is possible to indulge in conversation without having dubious entertainments or food pressed upon one. Despite its name, it has no oppressive theme, either as a literary bar or as an Irish tavern.”

-Michael Jackson in “Failing to meet The Ginger Man”, originally in Ale Street News (reprinted here)

“…An American Haven of chaotic craziness…surelycthe most interesting of pubs in Houston, Texas…I have never found anywhere quite like it and I don’t think I will again.”

-Dublin’s Evening Press

“… one of the best beer bars in the world”

-Michael Jackson’s “Beer Companion”