Just about eight months after opening on West Gray Street, the Ginger Man will shutter its Fourth Ward outpost.
The closing announcement was posted to the beer hall’s Facebook page, which stated that the Midtown (technically Fourth Ward) outpost didn’t get the sales it “expected” and will relinquish the venue to “a food operator more suited to the location.” No word yet on who will take over the space.
When the Ginger Man debuted this outpost in the former Junction Bar & Grill space in February, it touted an expanded menu including a robust food program and liquor for the first time. This location not only had a full-service kitchen to accommodate a larger menu, but several patios, one of which was a rooftop deck that offered views of the Houston skyline.
Eater reached out to the Ginger Man by phone for more information on what exactly went wrong and why it wasn’t able to weather the neighborhood, but its general manager declined to provide any additional details.
What is certain, though, is that the Ginger Man’s last day of service is October 20. After that, Ginger Man fans will have to visit its original Rice Village location or make the trek to North Texas where its four Dallas-area locations are still kicking.