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Blind Tiger

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

269 Ratings
Ratings: 269
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.99%
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

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(Place added by: slander on 03-15-2007)
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Reviews by jwc215:
Photo of jwc215
4.14/5  rDev -5.5%

Pretty small, went on a Sat. evening when it was getting pretty crowded.

A pretty small bar in the back with round tables in the front, and a small place to stand near the window. Well-lit. Clean.

There are thirty-something brews on-tap, including three casks. An exceptional variety of craft brews, including some rarities are available. The bottle list is very long, though quite pricey.

I was a bit disappointed at the start, as the first beer I ordered was a beer on-cask (from Defiant - the Brandy Brown), something was amiss, as it tasted vinegary. The other beers that my friends and I ordered were fine though. They were all served at the correct temperature (cool but not too cold).

All-in-all I am certainly looking forward to returning. Location is ideal for a "pub-crawl".

Certainly worth stopping in for the great beer selection!

jwc215, May 18, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

NJBeer265, Saturday at 11:34 PM
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Matagal, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of Kappakoosh
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Packed house, miserable in getting a beer. I didn't see one 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. Mixed crowd of college age and blue hairs, so you don't feel out of place if you are older.

Kappakoosh, Nov 18, 2014
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.

Mark, Nov 16, 2014
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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.

excalibur, Nov 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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2.48/5  rDev -43.4%

bobwallace, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of CHickman
4.12/5  rDev -5.9%

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, Oct 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

liamt07, Oct 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

katmAVL, Oct 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

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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Blind Tiger in New York, NY
97 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.