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

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


Mayor: beerbill (5) | Taps: 32 | Bottles: 50


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Beer Available At Blind Tiger Ale House (arranged by most recent)
Central Waters Peruvian Morning Imperial Stout 99, Greenport Harbor Other Side IPA 93, Galaxy Whiskey Saison , Beanery Costa Rica Coffee IPA 58, 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 89, Lost Nation Gose 88, Perennial Sump 100, Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA 100, Firestone Walker Sucaba 100
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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%
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72
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
OldChuffy  (17) | May 6, 2008
Great beer selection. Reminded me a lot of Toronado in San Francisco. A little too loud and crowded for my taste, though.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Oak  (4) NYC, New York | April 9, 2008
This is my favorite beer bar of the moment in NYC. The selection always delivers, just as good if not better than Hop Devil, but the service is way better and the overall feel of the bar is much more comforting. The food is also pretty damn good. Iíve only had a few samplings but I loved all of them. 2 thumbs up!
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
nparikh  (1) New York, New York | April 5, 2008
Very good list of taps and good vintage bottles (e.g. Struise Pannepot). Really good food and event list as well. Nice spot in the West Village. The main cons are that it can get extremely busy/crowded (small place) and that the events start so early (4pm) on weekdays. Then again, otherwise, they would get crazy busy, so I guess you canít have it both ways. Overall, great.
60
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
tapmanted  (2) | March 30, 2008
I travelled across town to this place based on all the recommendations. First, we were met with a big goon up front acting as doorman. I guess that is the price to pay in the West Village. Upon entering, we were immediately beset by a too big crowd. It was very hard to get the bartenders attention, let alone ask anything about any beer. Getting jostled about by people after we got our beers made me spill half mine. I was not happy about that. Selection was pretty good, and they did have two casks going, but nothing really mind blowing. Overall, its just way too small and crowded for me.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
TeamTrappist  (23) jericho, New York | March 23, 2008| Updated April 5, 2008
Excellent rotating draft and bottle collection here, and some good food to go with it.I caught it recently for an early afternoon lunch and it was quiet, but it can get packed, as the space is small to medium sized. Regardless of size, this is a great place for beer and food.I have been back three times since I first rated, and saw it very packed, yet getting a beer was not a problem. The owner is very cool and obviously loves beer. This might be my favorite beer bar in NY, and definitely one of the best. If you can, get there early.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
puzzl  (138) New York, New York | March 20, 2008
This place is awesome. Absolutely the best bar in NYC. Lots of taps with a great selection, prices are always good, and the events are sweet. Plus, they make fantastically good food. The only problem is that it often gets quite crowded, although even then its never too tough to get a beer. Oh and they serve their beer way too freakin cold.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Gethinbeer  (122) Nova Scotia | March 14, 2008
Nice little pub. I never expected to find decent ale pubs in New York, I am so happy they do. Rather dark place with windows looking onto Bleecker street. The selection was impressive and reminded me of good real ale pubs back home in the UK. The bar was fairly busy but plenty of tables to sit and sample a few ales. If I lived in NYC this is were you would find me. If only the rent was $30 dollars! (Bleecker Street, Simon and Garfunkel)
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
rlgk  (394) GŲteborg, Sweden | March 10, 2008
I havent visited all pubs in NYC, but so far, this is my favorite one. I visited several times, both daytime and evening, and just loved it. Great selection on tap and bottles. Lots of vintage stuff. Very classy place with an open fire and a long invitingbar. Food was great and rather cheap.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
cellardoor  (17) St. Louis, Missouri | March 5, 2008
Went on a Tuesday night while in town. There was a decent crowd but while we were sipping on the first round a spot at the bar opened up. I was very pleased with the careful selection of drafts and bottles. Each choice seemed to have a purpose. I was especially impressed with the selection of vintage ales available...I donít think Iíve ever seen an í04 Thomas Hardy available at a bar. The food menu was not large but I had a very pleasant grilled cheese and tomato soup. I had a sense that the servers werenít the most knowledgable but they at least knew the basics of what was on draft. If in the city this is another top pick.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Chapel  (40) Levittown, New York | February 21, 2008| Updated August 22, 2010
There is a joke ancient Chinese proverb that goes something like, If man is sent to dog house, he can be found in cat house. In this case it is a big-cat house. And yes, that was a long way to go to make a joke about this place and the reason I went there.

Anyway, this is an excellent bar. The staff was very knowledgeable about beer and global politics. I have never had a conversation with a bar tender about the possibility of Castro being dead before. The bartender who was there only seemed to be happy if you were able to make a decision as she commented about how she hates when people ask, What should I have? Luckily, I am not one of those people. However, the customer base seems to be pretty friendly and the place had a real old English (not the malt liquor) feel. I will be getting in trouble to come back here soon.

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