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Blind Tiger

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

259 Ratings
Ratings: 259
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.52%
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @blindtigernyc

Notes:
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(Place added by: slander on 03-15-2007)
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Reviews by jim102864:
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

I had read several fellow BA's reviews of BTAH and being in the mood for something different other than my standard lower Manhattan pub, Hop Devil, I decided to stop in Wendesday night.

Before getting there, I had read they were having a Brooklyn Brewery event there so that was something to look forward to. I didn't make it there 'til about 8 pm and this tiny West Side pub was packed to the gills. Given that it was unusually muggy for November 5th in NYC, it made for a very uncomfortable experience. Still, Garrett Oliver was there along with one of the sales reps and I got a chance to talk to both. Because of the event, it was essentially all Brooklyn on tap. I decided to focus on stuff I'd never had/heard of before. The Grand Cru that the sales dude recommended was delish. I also tried a cask brew called Black Ops. Oliver himself recommended it because of the wood in which it was stored. I found it to be a disappointment. I got no sense of the oak and found it to be fairly flavorless for all he hyped it up to be. He also recommended this one off 750 bottled stuff called Dark Matter (mind you at $24 per bottle) which I shared with a local who I had been chatting with. A nice brown ale, but again, nothing special. The 2006 Monster was good.

As to the Tiger itself, if you're at all clostrophopic stay away. You will never see the word "roomy" in a review of BTAH. Fairly average looking bar with average atmosphere. Roughly 25 taps which I'm sure are typically pulling solid selections. Service from the pleasant barmaid was good even on this at times 3-deep-at-the-bar evening.

The food was a total bust. A meat sandwich that was mushy and flavorless along with buffalo wings that were ok if you like 'em firey.

All in all a place I would visit again. Hell, I'd even recommmend it, but I still think Hop Devil rules the day when it comes to Manhattan beer bars.

jim102864, Nov 08, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of CHickman
4.12/5  rDev -6.2%

Great place with a great selection, but the cramped quarters and thick crowds in a packed house make it a challenge to get served at times. On off nights or afternoons when you can get bar space it is one of the best beer bars in NYC.

CHickman, Tuesday at 11:53 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

liamt07, Monday at 07:33 PM
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

rgirl, Monday at 05:13 PM
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

katmAVL, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of James_A
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

I've been there twice. Both times, way too crowded. You have to fight your way to the bar, not be seen by the bartenders as you're now behind a wooden cabinet that houses the beer taps. When you finally get your beer (after the awkward handing over the money, holding the beers, trying to scoop up the change off of the aforementioned beer tap cabinet, count it and leave a tip while holding beers) there is no where to sit, so you just stand in the middle of the room like an idiot, drinking your beer and waiting for someone to get up and free up a seat or bar stool, which never happens. You finish your beer and decide if it's worth it to repeat the whole process or move on to another bar.

The tap list is good, but if you're there during or in the first few days after an event, half the taps might be dedicated to a certain brewery, limiting your options.

James_A, Oct 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

alucard, Sep 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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timotao, Aug 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Great beer bar, rare beers, cask beers, great food. Couldn't ask for me.

ianw87, Aug 26, 2014
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PVMT, Aug 20, 2014
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Blind Tiger in New York, NY
97 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.