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Blind Tiger

Not Rated.
Blind TigerBlind Tiger
BA SCORE
97
world-class

209 Reviews
Reviews: 209
Visits: 304
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: n/a
Taps: 30
Bottles: 53
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @blindtigernyc

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Place added by: slander on 03-15-2007

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Reviews: 209 | Visits: 304
Reviews by BeTheBall:
Photo of BeTheBall
3.25/5  rDev -26%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

Stopped in this past Saturday afternoon for a couple of cold ones. "S" shaped bar aloong the right/back from the right corner entrance, flanked by maybe 15 tbales, some along the windows, which were open and begged for much interesting people watching in The Village.
About 20? beers on tap, with many dozens in bottles, all craft, no BMC, which is nice. The selection included many IPA's and Stouts, a little different for a warm Saturday afternoon for me. I had a Bruery Saison followed by an Unearthly, both served in proper glassware.
We split an order of the Chicken Quesadillas, which tasted OK, but were sort of greasy.
While the 2 bartenders seemed nice, serviecf at this place, well at that time was not good at all. There was zero floor service for tables, meaning that we had to pick a spot to invade the bar and yell over others for drinks or food. I hate that. It took 5-10 minutes to do this when we arrived; very, very close to my patience threshold and us walking out. Not sure if this happens at other times, as this was my first visit.
I would say, based on the service problems we had, and the sort of IPA/Stout skewed tap list, I may not return on subsequent visits to NYC (I live in MA, so am a tourist there). Other places I've been have better service, better beer and better food, but probably not better people watching if you can get a window. Still, I enjoyed my two beers and was thankful we were not in a BMC bar... (1,444 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of dailyminefield
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of bgold86
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Man this place always has a great selection to choose from, but the space is freakin tiny and if you don't get in early it gets elbow to elbow, and good luck getting a beer with three lines of people ahead of you. Show up before the crowds or on the weekends. (259 characters)

Photo of BelgianBeerMe
3.89/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of SSS
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

What a great find! Nice selection of beer, local and otherwise. The vibe is super chill, low key. I've been twice, once in the early afternoon when it was quiet yet still happening and another time just before dinner time when the place was quite full. The service was great and the people there really try to tap into your likes and dislikes. The selection was quite varied and they definitely had something for everyone. I highly recommend, plus it is right next to Murray Cheese and the pizza place at the corner was really really good! (545 characters)

Photo of Antg8989
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Has a pretty decent selection - almost 30 selections on tap. Wasn't entirely impressed with the selection though. Was a little bit crowded even at 5:30. The tacos pork tacos were absolutely amazing - best tacos I've ever had. Worth checking out but a tad bit pricey. (267 characters)

Photo of VinceMig
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of richobrien
4.86/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Hit Blind Tiger on a Thursday night and it didn't disappoint. Great selection on tap, service was quick despite the size of the crowd and the food was good. (157 characters)

Photo of JohnCassillo
4.63/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Great spot for anyone looking to sample the best local (and not-as-local) brews. Affordable for New York or most other major cities. Service is great, and as long as you can find a seat (limited, admittedly), you're bound to enjoy stopping in. (243 characters)

Photo of Skellbop
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Nmelione
4.66/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of JMS1512
3.91/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of dgilks
4.37/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of orangesol
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of JasonHaviland
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Figoeric710
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of American_Hawk
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of johnpalisi
4.85/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of benzalman
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of eawolff99
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
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. (346 characters)

Photo of misternebbie
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of Gajo74
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
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. (1,054 characters)

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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Blind Tiger in New York, NY
97 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.