Hell of a beer bar. Huge tap selection, lots of good East coast stuff. Solid bottle list too, lots of fairly hard-to-find Belgians (had a Struise Pannepot there). Nice atmosphere, almost a cabin-like feel inside, although because it’s Manhattan, it can get a little crowded of course. Prices are not bad for the area. Oh yeah, the food is awesome too. There is some really crazy stuff on the menu.
The Blind Tiger Ale House is a great stop on any evening -- be it your first, final or only destination.
In summer the windows open to Bleecker street, giving a nice outdoors-ish feel to the place. In the winter it’s unbelievably packed, but in either situation, the bartenders are good about finding out and taking your order.
On to the tab selection, which is immense, and gets some pretty cool gravity and cask ales, often from Sixpoint. Frequently, they’ll do a menu coup, in which 6-10 beers from a single brewery -- many impossibly hard to find -- will be featured. On my most recent visit, quite a few Goose Island were on draught, and this is never a bad thing.
In terms of food, I’ve only ever had the cheese plate here, which was nice and chosen by Murray’s (just down the street).
The bottle list, from which I’ve yet to sample, is dauntingly long...
A NYC beer landmark.
Wow, am I glad I stumbled upon this nice little place. Our little party whiled away an afternoon drinking the draft list of about 28 offerings, mostly domestic, all of them good. This would be a regular spot if I lived in the city. It did fill up as Friday turned into Friday evening, and the bar is small. Didn’t try the food, though. The drafts are certainly a better value than the bottled offerings.
I get to the Tiger as often as I can. The bar is very crowded, but the staff are usually as attentive as they can be. Small but quickly-rotating tap selection that makes it feel like a completely new place every 2-3 weeks. The food is also quite good, and the setup makes it a great place to relax after work or on an afternoon.
First time at the new BT. Very comfortable, albeit crowded, on the warm fall afternoon. Good tap listing and a pretty extensive bottle list, too. Friendly crowd and helpful staff. The food we had was decent and slightly off-center for a casual beer place but certainly not for a NY establishment. Nice location for people watching. I only wish I didn’t live so far or I’d enjoy the suds from the BT’s taps much more often.
One of the top places to go in NYC. Though it looks small from the outside, within is a beer haven, with a good deal of taps and bottles. Specialty nights on many Wednesdays throughout the year make this the place to go to try new beers on tap. Only drawback is that the place gets very crowded, very quickly. The food here is great, from ordering just a side of pickles, to a grilled cheese with tomato soup, or even a quesadilla. If you don’t like large crowds, you’d probably want to go here any time that’s not Wednesday or late on the weekends.
This place is a mecca for beer lovers. It is a very unassuming corner pub from the outside. It has an old time tavern kind of feel, dark wood walls, small tables, very cozy. There are more beers than one can count. The staff is friendly and helpful. If I lived in New York City, I would be a regular. I guess I will just have to settle for a trip every couple months.
This is an awesome bar. A bunch of taps, which usually include some relatively rare and awesome beers (RR Beatification!!!). Special events roughly every Wednesday which are very good and usually worth it to attend (free bread and cheese too). I’ve never had to use the bottle list, but it’s pretty impressive too. They always have a couple beers on cask and one on gravity keg, which is neat. The only thing I don’t like about BT is that every time I’ve been there it has been super crowded, sometimes with no seats available. So get there early, if you can. Prices are variable, but usually aren’t bad. It’s quite close to Penn Station, so if you’re in NYC, it’s definitely worth going to. Probably my 2nd favorite bar in NYC. Their tap list is updated at least weekly too, so check it out!
The large selection of quality draught beer and knowledgeable bartenders made this my favorite stop while I was in NYC, and the laid back atmosphere will ensure I come back next time I’m in the city. Had a couple cask offerings as well as a gravity pour. Food was tasty, also. The bottle list was pretty extensive, as well. My favorite New York City beer bar.