Blind Tiger Ale House | New York, New York
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Blind Tiger Ale House
World Class based on 233 ratings
Type: Bar

281 Bleecker St
New York, New York United States 10014 [ print map ]
212 462 4682 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

Hours: Mon - Sun 11:30 AM - 4:00 AM

Mayor: Theydon_Bois (10) | Taps: 32 | Bottles: 20

Blind Tiger Ale House

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Beer Available At Blind Tiger Ale House (arranged by most recent)
Ommegang Adoration 97, Great South Bay Dirty Deeds Russian Imperial Stout (Oak Aged) , Ninkasi Critical Hit Barley Wine 94, Nebraska Cardinal Pale Ale 85, Schlafly Kaldis Coffee Stout 92, Founders Redís Rye IPA 99, The Bruery Tart of Darkness 99, Founders Barrel Aged Redís Rye 99, Bear Republic Tartare 98, Mystic The Last And Final Judgement , Mystic Wigglesworth India Wharf Pale Ale 83, Mystic Saison 88, Elgoods Coolship Lambic 79, Midnight Sun Pleasure Town IPA 88, Coronado / Cigar City Jurata Baltic Porter 93, Kelso Irish Whisky Barrel Aged IPA , Central Waters Brewerís Reserve Bourbon Barrel Barleywine 99, Other Half / Stillwater Proletariat Ultramagnetic 41, Flying Dog Dead Rise 73, Allagash Fluxus 2008 96
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233 reviews for Blind Tiger Ale House
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  78%
 Selection  87%
 Food  78%
 Value  75%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1330) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 4, 2013
Visited May 2012.

It happened to be Captain Lawrence night which was cool since I got to try some random stuff like Hops and Roses and a few others that I canít remember off the top of my head. The place was extremely busy (no doubt due to the themed night but who knows) and I was just lucky enough to squeeze into the bar and order some tasters. Actually got to try quite a bit of new stuff, most of which was actually not Captain Lawrence. Met some really nice people who were also crammed in tight around me. Despite it being that full I enjoyed myself and would go back. Good tap line up, friendly atmosphere, and reasonable prices.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK  (732) Pennsylvania | June 26, 2012
Man this is a small place! Itís basically a living room. 40 people makes the place feel very crowded very quickly. Now they do have a pretty solid tap list and a cask or two and they are located across the street from Johnís Pizza which is a plus, but if I go back again it wonít be at night when itís crowded and lout.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (701) Columbus, Ohio | March 18, 2014
Blind Tiger is located at the corner of Bleecker Street and Jones near the West Village.

The exterior is nice and divey looking. The inside is small with a couple tables immediately past the entrance and the L-shaped bar tucked away in the rear with stools around it. A couple windows looking outside, faux fireplace, and hanging lights. Several chalkboards in the bar area listing the beers.

The tap list is around 30 with breweries like Oskar Blues, Cigar City, Kuka, Allagash and River Horse. Three casks as well, and around 20 bottles with an emphasis on Sours and vintage brews.

Service on a relatively busy weeknight was pretty good. We were at a table and had to go to the bar for service, and the bartenders were fairly attentive and knowledgeable.

My colleague and I split a grilled cheese as a late night snack and it was good.

Overall I give the nod to Rattle N Hum as far as my favorite NYC bar of the evening, but I would definitely stop in here again on future visits.
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | August 19, 2004| Updated October 9, 2007
Much smaller than I thought, neighborhood feel, all wood decoration, low lighting. Music was a bit loud for me and I think I havenít met the best menu + I had to reorder my allagash four 3 times for the barman to finally get it right, so I was a bit let down./// I finally visited the new Blind Tiger and the selection was very impressive. I think there must have been 10 beers I would really have wanted to try out of the 25 or so they had on draught and that is after aving tried about 1500 american beers. The prices seemed to have gone up a bit though with the pint averaging 6$ a piece and some rarer brews gathering up to 7$ for a 12-ounce glass. The bottle list, if looking a bit expensive, is equally impressive. Focus on tremendous quality. Obviously knowledgeable staff. Similar look than before if a bit bigger.
Oakes  (649) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 3, 2004| Updated January 8, 2004
Great neighbourhood pub. Strong tap list. Doesn't get the press of certain other NYC beer bars, but I thought it was the best. Great neighbourhood, too.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Theydon_Bois  (607) The íSham, England | September 1, 2012
A must stop on a pub crawl of Manhattanís best beer joints, my most recent visit 30/05/12. Solid and interesting tap list from aroud the US - 30ish with cask lines available. Never looked beyond the tap list to the bottle menu tbh. Quite a small venue and if you are heading here on a weekday evening you normally need to get in before 4.30ish to bag a table. The day I last visited was a Wednesday and at around 4.30/5pm they put out 4 different cheeses, biscuits and bread for drinkers to help themselves too. ID check on the door from around 5pm and everyone was getting checked, even 50 year old office workers! Service is bar only and usually fine - if you can get it! My only gripe is that locals and post office drinkers take up every inch of the bar on stools so itís sometimes difficult to get through to get service. Iíve even seen some cretins form a second rown of bar stools, grrr! That aside a great bar with a great selection. Happy hour something like 4 till 6?
GT2  (585) San Diego County , California | July 11, 2011
Sort of agree with Cletus here: very small place with a near impossible to read tap list in chalk behind the bar high in the sky. Packed to the freaking gills on the weekend. Pretty much impossible to move. I could not even get one single drink here after 10 minutes of dicking around. Tap list looked pretty good with nothing really outstanding save for some Cigar City stuff that can be tough to find. Probably a lot of fun on the weekdays and good for special events. But as a regular beer venue it has become a monster house.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (580) London, England | July 31, 2009| Updated November 1, 2010
Came here for Two Brothers night in late July. The place was packed but still got great service. The bartenders were attentive and very accomodating. I wanted to sample the many beers they had on tap and the bartender accomodated my wishes by serving me in small-sized glasses. And the selection was miraculous. About 15 Two Brothers beers on draught, either standard taps or in actual casks - very cool. I had a fantastic experience and I look forward to returning.
Sammy  (550) Toronto, Ontario | May 1, 2007
This re-opened place (I do not know myself how it was before) is in a corner of Greenwich Village near some other clubs. It is a standout craft beer pub. Room to stand around or socialize around a basic table, with an alert bartender Lol, and rapidly changing taps. I think there were 20 taps and 2 useable casks. There was also a top notch bottle selection, though nothing I could not buy much cheaper at a good store. I was comfortable here, and the beer was served fresh and right.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | May 9, 2010
Great little bar on a street with tons of interesting food choices. One cannot help but pop in for a pint or three. They also hold special events in which they showcase one brewery in particular (pretty much what Rattle íní Hum does too). The day I visited, that brewery was Dickís from WA state. Atmosphere is very casual with service at the bar only, children in strollers in the afternoon; very laid back and unpretentious. Iíll drop in every time Iím in the neighborhood, thatís for sure.

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