Blind Tiger Ale House | New York, New York
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Blind Tiger Ale House
World Class based on 233 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)
Mystic The Last And Final Judgement , Mystic Wigglesworth India Wharf Pale Ale 82, Mystic Saison 87, Elgoods Coolship Lambic 76, Midnight Sun Pleasure Town IPA 87, Coronado / Cigar City Jurata Baltic Porter 92, Kelso Irish Whisky Barrel Aged IPA , Central Waters Brewerís Reserve Bourbon Barrel Barleywine 99, Other Half / Stillwater Proletariat Ultramagnetic , Flying Dog Dead Rise 68, Allagash Fluxus 2008 97, Barrier Ruckus 45, Jolly Pumpkin Saison Y 92, Green Flash Double Columbus IPA 97, Singlecut John Michael (Rum Barrel Aged) , Other Half Lembeek 86 , De Molen / Tired Hands Lost & Found 87, Firestone Walker 14 100, Carton Comma 67, Allagash Jumeau
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233 reviews for Blind Tiger Ale House
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  78%
 Selection  87%
 Food  78%
 Value  75%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  97%
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74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
iratherbe  (32) Marlton, New Jersey | January 22, 2006
Wanted to say good bye for now to an old friend. A stop on my informal NYC pub tours. They definitely did a nice job sponsoring events and were great supporters of crafted beers. Loved the location & area. Could get muy crowded at times, but what good place doesnít. Letís hope they reopen and in a cool cozy haunt too.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
Cornboy  (19) Eastampton, New Jersey | December 21, 2005
Stop 2 of 2 on a night in NY. Quite crowded on a Wednesday night, but they are closing soon and this might contribute to the congestion. Nice clean taps, above average selection. They could use another bartender, sat with empty beers for a good amount of time. Most unusual beers were kicked, but expected as much in the final days. Randall is a thing of the past here, not sure it will be back again, sigh... Overall not too bad, NY may catch up to Philly one day...
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl  (117) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 24, 2005
Great little local although the seating is perhaps not the most comfortable. It was a pretty full house when we were there, but I can see it getting really packed later in the evening. Service was rapid and friendly and the place was generally clean. Nice selection of American micros with a great tap list. Didnít see a menu for any food? Overall, it was an enjoyable pub that Iíd be happy to go back to.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius  (121) Tallahassee, Florida | November 8, 2005
Grubby, friendly bar. The service was excellent -- the barkeep spotted me a brew and a shot and remembered my name. Word is that this place isnít long for this world - demolition or something. Didnít eat, didnít know they had food. Derman, the barkeep was great.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
altkencru  (8) | November 3, 2005
A good place, although the bar is on the samll side and there arenít enough booths. Get there early for a seat. Good selection on tap and bottles. Peridically they run beer-tastings, which IMO are well-run events...free food at these tastings too!
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Crosling  (70) Loveland, Colorado | November 1, 2005
I enjoyed this bar, Great finds such as Southampton Pumpkin Ale on cask, as well as Southampton Oktoberfest on draught, along with about 25 or so other taps of different interest. Fun mix of people. Bagels, with three different cream cheeses, along with onions and sliced avocado were given away for free, since they didnít serve food. I thought this was great, since I was on a limited budget.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon  (41) GŲteborg, Sweden | July 21, 2005
Crowded pub, with dancing after workers. Good selection - they had great American Ales, decent selection of Belgian Ales and a few geuzeís. Still, a place that gets crowded much to often.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
marburg  (5) Michigan | July 4, 2005
Apparently, I wouldnít know a fine woman if she defecated on my face.

Or so indicates the restroom scrawlings penned by some previously in inebriated local beer-lover (and modern poet).

But moving beyond the confines of the four "well-decorated" shitter walls, this is a hell of a beer bar. I was there on a Magic Hat night, where their Anti Oxidant Acid Ale (Flemish red) was on tap. A good crowd of beer fans huddled around the bar, including a number of BAs. The small, cozy room was simple and straightforward:

No food. No fluff. No bull. Just beer. The small but well-selected, superb selection spoke for itself. Quantity isnít everything. Iíve been to plenty of places with more beer, but whatís served here is fantastic -- from DeRanke Guldenberg to the special Magic Hat beers to Cantillon to Southampton.

Excellence!
62
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
GirlyBeer  (14) Old Orchard Beach, Maine | June 27, 2005
Take your time and read the bathroom walls. No food, but they had a bag of bagels on the back counter when I went and you could grab one for free. The have a Randalizer. Very good selection too.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Linc  (15) Sydney, Australia | June 16, 2005
Very busy when I was there but the bar staff still had time to talk beer. Fantastic beer selection (during their big beer festival). Only problem was finding a seat.

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