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Blind Tiger

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

291 Ratings
Ratings: 291
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @blindtigernyc

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Ratings: 291 | Reviews: 206
Reviews by mltobin:
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4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Some may knock The New York Times and their political leanings, however I read it daily and love it. It was an article on great beer bars in New York City, that lead me to the Blind Tiger, although I have walked by it hundreds of times over the years without stopping in.

I went there on a Saturday afternoon at about 3 in the afternoon. The place was already crowded, but I managed to sneak an elbow on the bar to order a Brooklyner Hefe-Weisse. Very nice beer, it was perfect for the middle of the afternoon. They had a good draught selection of nearly 30 taps. I did not have any bottles, but that selection was even larger. They had cards, where several customers where making tasting notes for themselves. It was evident that the Blind Tiger has many regular customers and with a great atmosphere, friendly staff and a great selection of beer it was easy to see why.

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Photo of JasonHaviland
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Figoeric710
4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of American_Hawk
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of johnpalisi
4.85/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of benzalman
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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Blind Tiger in New York, NY
97 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.