Mon-Fri, 5pm-4am; Sat-Sun, 2pm-4am
5pm-8pm; specials vary
Sat-Sun, 2pm-8pm; two-for-one beer and well
F, M, R at Fourth Ave.-9th St.
Ginger's looks like a grubby old-timers' joint, with a long wooden bar up front and a pool table in the back room. But with the ladies in control, this unpretentious lesbian and gay watering hole is cleaner and brighter. Now that the Slope's nightlife has been discovered by the area's Sapphic population, it's the Manhattan girls who are forced to schlep out to Kings County for a good time (not the other way around). Ginger has begun to cultivate a more mixed (straights included) crowd.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.