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363 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121540.671403 -73.984413
Mon - Fri, 5pm - 4am; Sat, Sun, 2pm - 4am
Neighborhoods: Park Slope
totally ghetto (and not in a GOOD way) – 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.
I love this place! – 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 :)
A juke joint for women and their pals. – 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 but laid-back mood. The bright green light of the jukebox attracts the eye; selections include k.d. lang, Melissa Etheridge, the Rolling Stones, Dee-Lite and many "Best Of" collections. The crowd is racially mixed, with a decidedly sapphic edge, and orders up everything from bottled beers to the more exciting house drinks.
nice place for everyone! – 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.
Fun Bar In Great Neighborhood – 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!
Great Local Bar – 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.
Point taken about the Guinness! Definitely not the drink to order.In addition, a good tap beer for happy hour and/or a decent drink special would be appreciated. That aside, in the summer it especially nice as all the softball teams come in for drinks and hanging out. Saturday night is a little more of a pick up night but generally the vibe is relaxed and friendly.
This is a really local joint and can probably feel a little off putting for a visitor but if you get past your first drink and decide to stay, chances are you expect someone to chat with you or be receptive to you initiating conversation.
The bar is also animal friendly-so bring your pooch for a drink.
Indoor and Outdoor fun – 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.
please get rid of the attitude! – 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!
bklyn_lindz – 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.
comfy bar – 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.
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