Blind Tiger Ale House | New York, New York
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Blind Tiger Ale House
World Class based on 236 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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Thirsty Dog Rise Of Mayan Dog 85, The Peekskill Breweryís Hop Common 79, Rushing Duck Honey Seeker , 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 86, Mystic Saison 88, Elgoods Coolship Lambic 79, Midnight Sun Pleasure Town IPA 88, Coronado / Cigar City Jurata Baltic Porter 94, Kelso Irish Whisky Barrel Aged IPA , Central Waters Brewerís Reserve Bourbon Barrel Barleywine 99
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236 reviews for Blind Tiger Ale House
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  78%
 Selection  87%
 Food  78%
 Value  75%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
eaglefan538  (92) Wilmington, Delaware | January 18, 2008
A wonderful pub to hit while in the Big City. It is perhaps the finest bar Iíve been to, featuring excellent tap selections and an incredible bottle selection. The only downer was that I couldnít buy some bottles and carry them out. Service is friendly and knowledgeable and the food decent. This is a must stop if youíre in this area of NYC, and do not be afraid to head across the street afterwards to Johnís pizza and enjoy very fine pizza there too.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
alexanderj  (9) Branson, Missouri | December 1, 2007
Agree with golubjís rating below. He is the one that took me here. I liked the atmosphere and the staff was knowledgable and helpful. Only ate their once, but what I had was good. Nice rotating selection. Website stays up to date on what is on tap.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
golubj  (7) San Mateo, California | November 9, 2007| Updated August 18, 2008
I go to the Blind Tiger all the time (meaning about 2 times a week), and every time I go, there are at least three good beers on draft that I really want to try. The food is excellent and the staff is highly knowledgable. Out of all the NY bars I have been to, this is my favorite. The atmosphere is non-swanky, which is often hard to find in this city. There are normally two cask beers and a gravity beer (meaning a room temperature cask), and roughly 30 taps. There is a good bottle selection as well.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Hank1980  (42) Athens, Georgia | October 31, 2007| Updated September 18, 2008
Great place in the village. Plenty of great stuff on tap, cask, and bottled. Bar staff was very friendly and helpful. Food was good. Went late during the week, so crowds were not a problem. Probably drank too much and stayed out too late, but still a great time.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
crizay  (128) Brook Park , Ohio | September 4, 2007| Updated May 15, 2008
The only place I went to twice. Awesome selection with I believe 4 casks at the time. Awesome pub atmostphere with old wood floors and seating. Real small and can be hard to get a spot but itís worth it. Tons of bottles to choose from also but with like 300% markups which I would never pay. Food was real good mostly appetizer type of stuff but the BBQ chicken quesadilla we had both nights was awesome so was the corny russian. Good local NY selection of beers, Iíll be back for sure.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft  (113) Seattle, Washington | July 13, 2007
nhorween took me out here and it was a good time. big taplist of mostly domestic crafts, esp. northeast.. all of which were quality. they had a few cask beers but they didnít appeal to me. there was one bartender that was a pretty big douche bag. we had some sandwiches that were decent. typical pub food. pints of sixpoint and red rocket were the same price ($6) as a miller lite that i got at some guido yankees bar. i remember at some drunken point saying "this place is fucking awesome". nick told me it would be packed when we got there and then clear out around 11. boy was he right. i was pretty buzzed by the time i got there and wasted by the time i left but i remember really liking the quaint atmosphere, sort of a hipster pub. iíd go back in a heartbeat. Iíll give the service a medium ranking only because nickís friend worked there and he hooked him up.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
JB175  (43) Bucks County, Pennsylvania | July 12, 2007
Really cool place that was easy to find with decent food and a friendly staff. Tap selection is nice - lots of Capt. Lawrence, Sixpoint, etc. About 25-30 taps, multiple cask beers, and around 50 bottles - some of the rarest stuff around (Heavyweight Old Salty, CL Cuvee de Castleton). The downside here is price (yeah, its Manhattan) but not bad considering where you are and what they have.
HopHeadinAZ  (2) Arizona | June 21, 2007
Probably the best beer bar in Manhattan. I went there for the first time during a Thursday night post work rush. The place is smaller and with the crowd it was a little loud. We were able to get a seat at the bar and everything went well from there. We got to take advantage of the unique collection of beers from Iron Hill and Sly Fox. I ordered the first beer on my own, an Odyssey DIPA which was great but a poor first choice. Itís hard to go anywhere from those hops. The owner was helpful in leading me to my second choice, a refreshing Iron Hill Saison. The staff is friendly and helpful and have a solid knowledge of their beer. I liked the place so much I made a quick trip back on Sunday before my flight.
troyc  (147) Illinois | June 18, 2007
An all right place. Bartender seemed nice, and the atmosphere was friendly. Didnít try the food, but the beers were presented in proper glasswear. Pretty crowded. Some of the stuff that was on the menu wasnít on tap at the time, unfortunately.
Flyer  (50) Hartland, Wisconsin | May 26, 2007| Updated August 21, 2007
Iím re-rating the Tiger after my second trip to its new location. God, I love this place. This time I came later in the day, when it wasnít shoulder-to-shoulder, and I actually got to sit at the bar, where Alan was able to talk beer with me. Itís great the way heíll offer samples and figure out exactly what beer might be right for you given whatever youíre in the mood for. The atmosphere is, of course, pleasantly publike, but with lots of windows providing natural light. This is the kind of place where no-one feels like a stranger, because the sense of great beer-loving camaraderie washes over you as soon as you walk in the door. A couple years ago a complete stranger shared a $30 bottle of beer with me, so I was happy to pass on the favor by sharing my Pizza Port Old Viscosity with another complete stranger -- this is the kind of place that inspires you to do things like that. And thereís nothing more to say about the selection than that itís simply amazing -- the best anywhere. All the bartenders are knowledgable and efficient.

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