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Blind Tiger

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

286 Ratings
Ratings: 286
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: n/a
Taps: 30
Bottles: 53
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

281 Bleecker St
New York, New York, 10014-4106
United States
phone: (212) 462-4682

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Photo of eawolff99
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Very rustic cozy vibe in this place. Cool fireplace. They've got tables & food.

No real comment on the staff as she was too busy dealing with the old guys hitting on her constantly, but the one guy I talked to for a second was more than helpful and friendly.

Great selection, I had to pace myself to get around to everything. Going back soon.

Photo of misternebbie
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of Gajo74
4.38/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

I have been wanting to go to this place for a while. Overall, I'm not disappointed and I will definitely go back someday. First off, it has a great selection of brews on tap (28 I think) as well as an extensive bottle selection. At first I was unimpressed by the decor as it looked like a dive bar upon first glance. However, it grows into you and you soon realize that it is a cozy and warm place with nice wood tables and a fireplace. The crowd was young but seemingly mature and the music was not loud at all; we could hear our conversation. My only complaint about this place is the service. If you sit at a table you have to order at the bar because there are no waiters. I do not have an issue with this, however, there are no printed menus. Instead, the beer selection is written on a chalkboard behind the bar. Since it was so dark and the writing was so small I could not see from the table. I had to walk up to the crowded bar and peer over people's shoulders to study the menu. Not so comfortable.
Other than that, this place is outstanding.

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of almostjay
3.59/5  rDev -18%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of slasich
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of SandMan00
4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Good selection, but place is usually overcrowded. Short of giving away free beer, there is not much that would make me fight through the 3-deep crowds at the bar in hopes of catching a bartenders eye. Unless you are a twenty-something lemming who actually enjoys the jam of humanity, one can do better elsewhere for ambience and service.

Photo of SkiBum22
4.38/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of srletend
3.6/5  rDev -17.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Jdizzzell
5/5  rDev +14.2%

In my top 5 bars in NYC.

Photo of Jlabs
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of cam477
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of BetterBaconBureau
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of HugeBulge
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of NJBeer265
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Matagal
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Kappakoosh
4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Update: Went back again on a Wed. night. Crowd was thick, but not so thick I couldn't get to the bar. The bar staff (or lack thereof) is really not interested in serving. They might as well have blinders on. I used to bar tend and was totally aware when people approach the bar, I would look at them and let them now I would get to them momentarily. These people were picking their nose (figuratively). If I managed this place I'd have 3 people back there knocking it out. The demand is there...so why not supply? I brought a group with me this time and we had to split two tables because one small group of women wouldn't trade with us and let us sit together. I cannot say I have met so many rude females in one place, they literally felt like we were robbing them or something. They were so perplexed as to why we would even ask if they could take our table so we could sit closer to the rest of our party. In Texas, the girls would kiss you for asking then hold your hand there (God Bless Texas). Due to the lack of service and the snotty hookers working the table alone, I have lowered the Vibe and Service.

Packed house, miserable in getting a beer. I didn't see one waiter/waitress while I was there and I would pay good money to be taken care of in a place like this. Beer selection is top notch. I took advantage of the cask beer they had that night. Damn good. Mixed crowd of college age and blue hairs, so you don't feel out of place if you are older. Music was loud and people louder. I noticed how rude some of the people were as they wouldn't let move out of the way to let you to the restroom. They just sat there until you said "Excuse me" louder than the first time. Maybe they were just having a bad day. Where I am from you push people out of the way who don't move when you ask nicely, but I was literally going to wet my wants, so I went into overly nice mode. all in all it was a good experience, solely based on the beer selection.

Photo of Mark
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

This cozy little place on Bleecker Sreet is among my three favorite beer destinations in all of NYC. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff add to the appeal of this fine little pub. Luke the manager is a great guy and always willing to talk about beer and other topics as well. He has always remembered us which I really appreciate. Jillian is a very nice member of the staff who treated us exceptionally well on our most recent visit. Excellent selection of beers which includes cask offerings and sometimes gravity. Tasty food makes this a place where before you know it multiple hours have melted away in very enjoyable fashion. Not to be missed.

Photo of excalibur
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

This place is outstanding. We stopped by around noon on Friday and it was not too crowded but all the tables were taken when we left. I suggest getting there early or after the lunch rush. Still the staff were knowledgeable and very accommodating as we had a few samples of unfamilier beers. There were about 25 drafts and 2 casks with a wide range of beers. I had the Flying Dog Double Dog IPA cask and my wife had the Smutty Nose Big A. Both were superb. The patrons were friendly and we felt welcomed. The place is cosy, not very large with alot of wood and a good feel to it. I believe all the chairs were stools without backs but we were very comfortable and certainly enjoyed our visit to this great place. This is a must stop if nearby, although we walked many blocks and are glad we did.

Photo of Ewhite2121
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of HipCzech
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of lindsay0
4.25/5  rDev -3%

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Blind Tiger in New York, NY
97 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.