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

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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)
Carton HopPun 82, Thirsty Dog Rise Of Mayan Dog 85, The Peekskill Breweryís Hop Common 80, Rushing Duck Honey Seeker , Ommegang Adoration 97, Great South Bay Dirty Deeds Russian Imperial Stout (Oak Aged) , Ninkasi Critical Hit Barley Wine 95, 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
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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%
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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  (552) 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.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
bonbright7  (39) Jacksonville, Florida | April 8, 2007
I had my first visit to the fabled Blind Tiger on Good Friday, after going to the NYC Auto Show. It appears to be a smaller place than I had anticipated, but its selection was outstanding. The place was already crowded at 4pm with a cheerful 20ís-30ís crowd enjoying the immense tap and cask selections. I had the Allagash White on tap, which tasted like it just came from the brewery. It appears they did have a chalk board menu of sandwiches and other fare, but I didnít read it too closely as I had to depart. I gather from looking at the place and itís location, it probably rocks on the weekend, like Chumleyís, which is 3 blocks away. I intend to return on another evening or day to explore its dynamics and its characters.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75  (83) Largo, Florida | April 3, 2007| Updated August 27, 2007
Went to the new location on Bleeker for their re-opening party and I was really impressed with the new location. Although the new bar is bigger than the old location, it is still very small but what it lacks in size it makes up for in character. And now on to the beer- they had an amazing tap selection at their re-opening party, and I am sure they will have some rare offerings on a consistent basis. If you are already in manhattan, hitting this place is a must, as well as the Hop Devil Grill.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter  (100) Flushing, New York | April 3, 2007
Just went here for the re-opening party on 4/02/07. The tap list for the party was awesome. Extremely crowded, but not that bad. Bartenders were still managing to take orders promptly. Only tried some cheese dip that the chef made, but it was ridiculously good. Good tap selection, nice corner location.

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