Blind Tiger

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

213 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
97
Reviews:
213
Ratings:
317
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
6.15%
 
 
Taps:
30
Bottles/Cans:
53
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
Blind TigerBlind Tiger
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

281 Bleecker St
New York, New York, 10014-4106
United States

(212) 462-4682 | map
www.blindtigeralehouse.com

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Reviews: 213 | Ratings: 317
Reviews by mltobin:
Photo of mltobin
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of SRBush1974
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of RolandBlunts
4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.71/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of GeoffreyM
4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of cptbenjamin
5/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

What a great bar with an awesome selection of brews! Busy all hell when we were there but the bartenders were fast and saw us thirsty! Food and vibes in this place were great.

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Photo of Acredlegs
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

I really liked this place. I was in NYC on Holiday and searched it out while walking around Greenwich village. The beer selection was strong and plentiful. I did not have food but what I saw also looked good. The place is a bit small and crowed. It took some time to get a beer. Only two bartenders working and unless you have a seat at the bar it is a bit hard to get their attention. No late afternoon table service. Great pub feel and cozy. Quite enough for a good conversation. Also it had a great fire place that really felt great on a cold day. Being from the Mid west I loved the exploring the beer selection.

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Photo of eluvah
4.62/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of scottyg354
5/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Awesome place in NY. We have an apartment in Queen so everytime I am in the city this is a stop. Last time I was here they had a few Other Half and Hill Farmstead on draft. I indulged as much as possible. Staff is great and knowledgable.An OG in the game.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of CityofWind_brew
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

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

Photo of john0721
4.57/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

I visited this place during a trip to New York. I was looking for a place with a good lineup of local beers that I can't get in California. I was not disappointed. The place was crowded but I still ended up with a seat at the bar. The crowd and the bartenders were friendly, which was nice since I was going solo. Its a good place for beer and conversation.

I didn't try the food, so no comment there.

This is definitively a place I will revisit the next time I find myself in NYC.

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Photo of tribeerguy70_3
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Blind Tiger in New York, NY
97 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.