Blind Tiger Ale House | New York, New York
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Blind Tiger Ale House
World Class based on 239 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: Theydon_Bois (10) | Taps: 32 | Bottles: 20


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Beer Available At Blind Tiger Ale House (arranged by most recent)
Kuka Ginger Mango IPA , Galaxy Dark Star Black Hop Ale , Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale 67, Ithaca Flower Power IPA 97, Speakeasy Blind Tiger 91, Elysian Punkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale 98, TrŲegs Master Of Pumpkins 93, Avery Pump[KY]n 98, Elysian Dark Oí The Moon Pumpkin Stout 98, Avery Rumpkin 99, Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale 73, 21st Amendment He Said (Baltic Porter) 93, Greenport Harbor Leaf Pile Pumpkin Ale 76, Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale 92, Elysian The Great Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale 97, Southern Tier Pumking 98, Pretty Things Meadowlark IPA 98, Smuttynose Short Batch #7 Strawberry Short Weisse 97, Element Lavender Extra Special Oak (L.E.S.O.) , Almanac Saison Dolores 68
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239 reviews for Blind Tiger Ale House
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  78%
 Selection  87%
 Food  78%
 Value  75%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  97%
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78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
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.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
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.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
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.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
haukur  (27) Reykjavik, Iceland | May 25, 2007
The best pub Iīve been to in my whole life! Draft selection is out of this world and the bottle collection outstanding, some great vintage beers also! Best sandwiches Iīve tasted and the staff knew alot about beer, and it didnt hurt that the female staff was very good looking! Anyway, the best pub Iīve been to by far
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
UofFkid  (32) Orlando, Florida | May 24, 2007
One of the best beer joints Iíve ever been too! Great atmosphere. Place is very small which cuts down on the ability to speak with the staff. But the atmosphere is very local and the beer offering is the best. We chose the grilled cheese to tide us over until our next stop. Very good! I recommend this to anyone from out of town looking to take in some City life along with a great beer!
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBelcher  (134) Columbus, Ohio | May 4, 2007
I was in New York one night this week for work, and the amount I heard about this place made it totally necessary I stop in at the Blind Tiger, and I was very pleased I did. This place lives up to its billing. It seems that every vertical surface in the bar was covered with the barís offerings, they had a ton of selection. And since I live in the mid-west, there were many beers I hadnít seen before, which made the selection seem that much bigger. I visited late on a Wednesday, and I was amazed to see how packed the place was. This was regretable, and I wished I could have had a conversation with the staff beyond some shouting. The place is also smaller physically than I thought it would be, but there is a lot of beer packed into a small space! These criticisms aside, I canít say anything other than that this place is a canít miss. The next time I revisit NYC, I will be back...hopefully during the day when the atmosphere is a bit more conducive to sitting, chatting, thinking, and rating.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy  (553) 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.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
sheatripper  (13) Brooklyn, New York | April 30, 2007
New location is smack in the middle of the West Village a/k/a tourist hell. Attractive "old world" style interior with a burning fireplace in colder weather with tall tables and stools throughout and a wooden rail and stools along the perimeter next to the big windows looking out to the busy streets. Beer selection is expertly chosen, with only the better micros as well as some off the map selections like Aecht Schlenkerla Fast Bier and American Flatbread. Thereís always at least two or three special beers available here on any given night. Great bottle list as well, with some "vintage" ales. Can seem a bit pricey--micro pints $6 and rare/strong beers upwards of $7 for a 10-12 oz goblet. Also can get very crowded as well, ruining any chance to seriously concentrate on the nectar your drinking. Try to go early in the day if you want to sample and rate the good stuff. Definitely worth checking out. Glad to see the tiger reborn!
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
nhorween  (6) Chicago, Illinois | April 11, 2007
I never went to their original location, but this one is pretty sweet. It was really crowded (although it was Saturday night), and because of that they were out of some of the cask beers. Still, a tremendous and reasonably priced selection. I didnít try the food, but it looked decent. Check it out, definitely the best beer bar that Iíve been to in manhattan, better than hop devil.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
beastiefan2k  (177) Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington | April 9, 2007
Finally reopened and what a great place. The ambiance is very old school and nice, lots of wood, a fireplace, rustic yet modern. Packed with people but expected at this time. Selection is great and not just the taps but the bottle selection is great (even vintage bottles). Newest stuff on tap from Chelsea, Smuttynose, and some cool casks. I think the new beers bottle prices are great. Vintage bottles get pricey. Tap prices are maybe a buck more than fair. Food is gourmet and even though the prices seem fair the portions are small. Service was great despite the large crowd.

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