Blind Tiger Ale House | New York, New York
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Blind Tiger Ale House
World Class based on 258 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: beerbill (5) | Taps: 32 | Bottles: 50

Blind Tiger Ale House

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Beer Available At Blind Tiger Ale House (arranged by most recent)
Crossroads Outrage IPA 97, Wandering Star Jones Wood Session IPA , Avery Perzik Saison 83, Central Waters Peruvian Morning Imperial Stout 99, Greenport Harbor Other Side IPA 93, Galaxy Whiskey Saison , Beanery Costa Rica Coffee IPA 60, Logsdon Kleine Stouterd , Founders Backstage Series # 5: 15th Anniversary Bolt Cutter Barley Wine 98, Founders Backwoods Bastard 100, Founders Double Trouble IPA 99, Founders Mosaic Promise 98, Founders Porter with Pistachios , Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) 100, Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye Ale 99, Beanery Latte Stout , Narragansett Private Stock Imperial Russian Stout 81, Maine Beer Weez 99, Victory Anniversary 19 Ale Session IPA 87, Lost Nation Gose 88
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258 reviews for Blind Tiger Ale House
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  78%
 Selection  86%
 Food  78%
 Value  75%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1508) 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 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
nate2g  (1041) Boomtown!, Australia | April 22, 2015
Crackiní neighbourhood bar. I swung through mid afternoon and after avoiding being flattened by a lorry due to roadworks completely blocking the footpaths (thanks NYC), I managed to make my way in and easily grabbed a spot at the bar. I was greeted with proper tunes playing through the speakers (think jazz and blues) and at perfect levels not to interrupt conversation. Friendly and chatty barstaff who were attentive but not over bearing whatsoever. A really good selection of taps with something for everyone. I didnít order food but the smell wafting from the kitchen was epic. Itís a no-brainer to come check out Blind Tiger whenever in NYC.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Theydon_Bois  (853) Tourist Town (West), 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?
Beershine  (822) The Sunshine State, Florida | May 28, 2015
Classic bar and thereís really not that much else like it in the village. When I went the selection was a little boring, and they donít seem to take beer that seriously, but it really depends on when you hit it up. Johnís pizza across the street is good.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (797) 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.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK  (752) Lewisburg, 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.
Oakes  (727) 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 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (727) 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.
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.
GT2  (661) 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.

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