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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

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: slander on 03-15-2007)
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Photo of DrJay
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

I had high hopes for visiting my first time and I'm relieved to say that I wasn't disappointed. It's a lot smaller inside than I expected, but it's NYC and I've been out in the Philly burbs for a while now so my perspective has shifted a little on such things. Still, it didn't feel cramped even with the tables full of people - having the windows open probably helped a lot in this respect. The bar itself seemed small as well, but they managed to cram more than 25 taps and a couple of beer engines back there. We grabbed a couple of stools at one end of the bar and started reading the chalk boards.

The draft list was pretty extensive with a mix of regional, import and other US craft beers. I had a hard time deciding what to get, but in a good way. They had Troegs Pale and a stout from Chelsea on cask and a tiny wood barrel of French cider sitting behind the bar. Cool. There was also an extensive bottle list of regular and "vintage" beers, though some of the vintages were just recent bottles that will stand up to some aging. Great selection though, focusing on quality rather than quantity. Prices on pints were reasonable for NYC and some of the bottle prices were good regardless of location, especially on some of the more vintage bottles.

We didn't try any food, but the service was solid (our bartender made some good suggestions for my buddy) and the clientele was interesting without being obnoxious. Now that I've been here, it's hard to imagine visiting NYC without stopping in for a pint.

DrJay, May 05, 2008
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%

Looking at their online menu made me salivate with all the great local beers. I picked out many choices knowing that they probably don't update their website. When I got there it was Vermont beer night and all the taps were switched to vermont beers. They had a large printed out list but many were not available.
We ordered at the bar and then pushed our way through the crowd to find an open spot. Some guys were leaving and gave us their table but it was full of empty beer glasses. After we finished our 1st round we bused all the glasses ourselves. The table underneath had a great charm like it was pulled from a 100 year old pub. The stone fireplace was nice and the low square tables were nice that lined the wall.
It wash hard to see the menus written in chalk on blackboards but it gave it a nice neighborhood feel. At the bottom of the menu I was pleasantly surprised to see a cask offering and a wood pin offering.
The food was ok but the deviled eggs and grilled cheese were nothing to fancy.
This is a nice pub with a great beer selection and was a great start to a weekend in NY.

rhoadsrage, Apr 28, 2008
Photo of slander
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%

Usually, it's too elbow to elbow for me to be able to bust out the Pilot Precise Rolling Ball V5 Extra Fine Red and take notes, but I caught a light early Wednesday afternoon on Bleecker and got a-jotting. I figured I'd soon be drinking any one or more of the dozen plus Stone beers they've got on, so I should start writing while still being able to see in singular. Looking around, taking in the room, I can only think how an NYU prof would regard a "The Tiger in contrast" master's thesis, it being a local house and all (take note, liberal arts majors). From off the beaten path well worn Hudson old to in the thick of it Bleecker new, shiny and a year old already. Remember when events were like once a month? The bathrooms of scariness, toasting the sunset, anxiously awaiting the sunrise, prohibition, repeal, old familiar faces and the shift in clientele all at once...

Bustling corner location with perfect PM parking if you're there at 6 on a weeknight; on weekends, good luck (Oh my god! I've become that douche a-bag who talks about parking availability in beerflys). Entering off the corner, you've got a sort of "Z" shaped wood bar seating a dozen, with 2 towers of 14 each on brass banded wood boxes and a pair of handpumps down on the end. 5 stooled raised roundie bar tables sit in the forward area and a few square tables rest against the far wall. 3 sets of tall narrow windows opening out on both the front and side walls over bar counters below. Beigeee yellowee painted walls over wood paneled lowers, plank floors, wood beam posts and ceiling trim and cross beams, and a fireplace off the far corner, stone, with a mantle and gated, and a framed 3' x 3' mirror above. Ceiling fans above, a single mounted TV to the rear, sunken spots, mounted wall lamps, and drop lanterny coneish lamps run a "Z" above the bar. Glassware stacked and ready on the fat wood barback counter and cupboards below. A pair of long thick wood shelves above loaded with random empty bottles, gifted, their favorites and dead gones, plus some tiger pieces, a trophy, a globe, some signage and figurines and the like. A pair of long boards up top with tap selections listed in 2 rows of 7 per board, 28 taps in all, changing damn near daily and pacing the frequent events here.

On the rear wall, a mirrored archway with tiered wine below next to the entranceway to the kitchen in view back there. And just to the left, 3 shelves with all the books from the old Tiger, and a pair of narrow vertical boards listing Alan's pick of the day, specials, cask, gravity pour and wood pin selections.

3 large boards on the far wall, 2 of which list the food menu items and the 3rd listing bottled beer selections. Some 4 dozen beers listed, about a dozen and a half of them American micros rare and common and nearly just as many vintage bottles, pricey, but whatever, you've got to pay to play, deal with it.

Foodings. The only thing I'd ever etten here is the Rafael's 7 pepper chili (sirloin & pork shoulder, just excellent), one quiet just after opening two birthday bar crawls ago. But today, on Witzel's wecommendation, I opted for the Bloody Beast (killer pressed mini house roast beef, onion, cheddar, horseradish mayo & bloody mary dip). Holy crap was that good. Just bigger than an English muffin, I thought it'd be rare and bloody but it wasn't. Also had the Posole Rojo (savory pork stew with hominy and a beautiful pepper broth which Louise was good enough to describe in detail). I think I need to explore that food menu at length, yes.

Overall, the house is comfortable early on although it gets tight up around the bar, especially on event nights but it can't be helped. The kitchen is definitely a welcome addition. Good staff, I never seem to struggle to get a beer here and the selection is, well, you know, it is the Blind Tiger afterall. When in NYC...

slander, Apr 20, 2008
Photo of mikron1234
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%

This was my first trip to the Blind Tiger since it moved from Hudson St. In a word, NICE. Got to try a lot a of beers form the East that I do not see in CA. Much to my surprise about 1/4 of the taps were from Western US Breweries, predominantly CA, and about another 1/4 were from Europe. Still, lots of Smuttynose, Slyfox, Ommegang. And Sierra Celebration in March.

Downside: like everything else in NY, very $$$. Also, the angled bar makes it hard to order a beer.

I will continue to seek this place out everytime I visit NY, and recommend to all I know who visit NYC. It is one of the best I've been to.

mikron1234, Apr 18, 2008
Photo of brewjones
4.36/5  rDev -0.5%

This was probably my favorite place on the trip to NYC. This is a smaller place that is good to go to on a less busy night. It was a Friday night after a Nicks game and was raining outside so it was a bit crowded....we still found a table quickly but ended up sharing it with a couple of guys since we weren't needint the whole thing. They had a great selection of beers and the bartenders were helpful and nice (probably were a little stressed by the crowd). I would defintely go back again....maybe when it's a bit less crowded.

brewjones, Apr 16, 2008
Photo of weiserr
4.13/5  rDev -5.7%

I recently encountered the Blind Tiger Ale House to visit a childhood friend who was in the area for business. Decided to make the haul from CT, and I'm glad that I did.

Located in the village area of NYC, the establishment is easy to find, and fortunately for me, I was able to obtain parking directly on a side corner.

I was most impressed by its atmosphere. Not a ton of seating, especially close to the bar, but that wasn't a problem at 4:00PM on a Wednesday afternoon. I personally enjoy dim lighting, which for whatever reason adds a certain charm and privacy (if you're in the company of others). I did engage in some conversation with an Albany resident who was fond of the Southern Tier line, unfortunately, Blind Tiger was not featuring any of their products that day. I enjoy a good conversation with beer enthusiasts, but I also enjoy my elbow room and not having someone up my (insert expletive) so to speak.

The service was slightly above average. I knew what I wanted, so that was not a problem, but the staff didn't go out of their way to assist. I noticed one employee suggesting a 6 Point Hop Obama, which I believe was a Brooklyn Brewing product. After repeated suggestions, I got the indication they were trying to empty their inventory.

Enjoyed Green Flash IPA the entire time (yes, I'm an IPA hunter), but they featured an assortment of draught to include Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale, Ommegang, Dogfish Head, Troegs, Rochefort and Victory, just to name a few. The value was great for my money because my group stuck with the draught selection. I did notice that the 60+ bottles they featured were a bit pricey, but to be expected in NYC. Of note, a bomber of Yulesmith was $28.

Ordered a cheese plate during my visit, and it was excellent. My friend ordered the quesadilla and had nothing but good comments.

If living in NYC or visiting the city, it's certainly worth a visit for any beer enthusiast. I know I will go back again.

Well done.

weiserr, Mar 27, 2008
Photo of Hophead101
4.47/5  rDev +2.1%

this place is fantastic. a great comfortable feeling bar. a good number of taps but a huge bottle selection. they rotate a good number of their beers so there is always something new to try. the staff is extremely knowledgeable on the beer - so they won't steer you wrong. they have a good mix of beers, american and european with a slint edge towards belgian beers. it is a rustic feeling place that makes you feel right at home. this is a must visit place for any beer lover. highly recommend the Blind Tiger.

Hophead101, Mar 01, 2008
Photo of Gavage
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%

Walked in on a Friday evening after a late dinner at Buddakan and the place was packed. Luckily the wife and I were able to locate 2 stools by the window. As I gazed throughout the room, there were no other seats to be had so we were lucky. Nice view of Bleecker Street provides a great spot for people watching if you are into that. Typical dark pub atmosphere.

The place is loud with hearty conversations and music. Definitely a younger laid back crowd here. The bar is small and it was very difficult to get to it to place an order. I waited a few minutes to get my order placed. A blackboard behind the bar has the tap offerings (about 25-30). A wide variety of beers are here to satisfy any tastes.

I only had time for one beer but it was very fresh. Service was decent but a bit harried with the crowd.

A definite stop for any BA in NYC, but I seem to prefer The Ginger Man since it is a roomier place.

Gavage, Feb 19, 2008
Photo of leftmindedrighty
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%

This was the first stop on the Philly Does New York pub crawl. And after an hour journey into New York City, I was dying for a beer.

The lot of us walked in not really knowing what to expect. We Philly people are blessed to have so many great beer bars, we think other places can't trump us.

We walked in and proceeded to schmooze with the owner of the place, who was excited to see such a large turnout gracing his establishment. I counted about 20 or so beers on tap, and two casks. What was awesome was that they tapped one of the firkins just for us, it was an IPA and was the best beer of our session at the Blind Tiger.

Food menu was small but quality. I had a Cuban sandwich and it was superb. I love and have had many Cubanos, but this one took the cake.

This place can get a bit pricey, but show me a bar in Manhattan that isn't. I can't wait to come back here, but unlike the Philly Does New York pub crawl, I may not leave.

leftmindedrighty, Feb 18, 2008
Photo of madmanjf
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%

Somehow I never reviewed this place ... not sure how it slipped through the cracks.

I'm about 1.5hrs north of NYC and when I'm in Manhattan, I make a point of going to the BT.

You can always count on multiple casks and great tap selections.

I strongly recommend getting on the email list to keep up with the special events they have on a regular basis (usually Wednesdays).

My only contructive criticism would be that's it usually crowded .... and I'm not surprised in the least.

I was only at the former location on a couple of occasions, so I was not attached to it like most people. I therefore can't offer a constrasting opinion.

madmanjf, Feb 11, 2008
Photo of scooter231
4.47/5  rDev +2.1%

Blind Tiger, re-born! Version 2.0! I was very pleased this place finally opened, I'd been looking forward to it for ages. And it didn't really disappoint!

Staff is still awesome, the selection is amazing- I often struggle with the decision of what to choose- too many choices! The decor, the bar, the little tables- very comfy, not pretentious at all, just a really good vibe.

I only have two little issues with the place- the first, size. I think this Blind Tiger is even smaller than the last one. That makes for cozy, sure, but on a busy weekend night, or even a busy weekday afternoon, the potential for crowded is ridiculous. And once it gets filled to the max, simple things like reaching for your beer through the sea of people, or trying to get to the bathroom, become difficult missions. Also, though I haven't had any of the food myself, I hear it's a bit overpriced for the quality- but I will remedy this soon enough and try it for myself.

All in all, a lovely place with a selection that never fails to be anything but awesome.

scooter231, Feb 05, 2008
Photo of joedon
3.8/5  rDev -13.2%

I visited this place today and wanted to review while the memory was still fresh.

Like most New York places rated on BA, I think the Blind Tiger is graded higher than it would be if it was located any where else. This might be related to the huge over-priced nature of everything in New York or the desperation of reviewers to feel connected to some place that they want to feel "at home" in.

The atmosphere is sort of urban-English-Pub. Very cramped and crowded. Also very noisy and difficult to get served in. A lot of competition going on for a place to stand or sit. Also the weird experience (at least for a Midwesterner) of having a total stranger ask me to "watch their stuff" while they walked up to the bar and tried to order.

The beer I had was properly served and very tasty. I had the Old Ruffian barley-wine at $7.00 for a snifter. [I had this very same beer in Baltimore last year at $4.50 for a full pint.]

Service was very hectic. I visited on a Saturday afternoon and the place was not jammed but very full. Even so, it took a long a wait at the bar to get my order in. There were only two bartenderesses on duty for the the whole place. Forget about any samples or small talk about the beers..

Selection was very impressive. Maybe 25 beers on tap from many different brewers.

I did not try any food.

It occurs to me this would be a neat place to sip a beer and read a book if it was a quiet weekday evening. At almost any other time, I would not be too impressed.

joedon, Feb 02, 2008
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%

After a year of numerous visits to The Blind Tiger, it has easily become my favorite bar. I think to really appreciate the depth of The Tiger, it takes multiple visits.

The space is a bit cramped, but I like to go early and not during the busy times. That's the best way to avoid any packed house hassle.

Service is always good here. Easy going and on top of it.

I have seen so many unique beers here, I can't even remember them all anymore. With so many taps on and so many bottles, there is plenty of stuff to dig on. I have found that sometimes the selection is not as interesting on a regular old day as opposed to a special event. But no matter. There are so many events held at the Tiger that your chances of running into one are high.

Food is above average. I love the Bloody Beast.

If you are visiting and pass on The Blind Tiger, I think you are really missing out.

RblWthACoz, Jan 30, 2008
Photo of ohmesohoppy
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%

Went here a couple times when I was in NY, both times it was very crowded and a bit cramped. It seems to come in waves though so it is possible to grab a table and enjoy some beers. All the beer was fresh and the pours were good. Even though this place is cramped it was surprisingly easy to get a beer and the bar tenders seemed pretty friendly. The selection was also good about 30 taps a wide range of stuff but mostly american micros. They also had some 22 oz bottles that I wouldnt have expected them to have. The only thing I wouldve liked to see more of were new york beers. I dont think they had omegeng or southern tier on when I was there and the sixpoint had just kicked.

ohmesohoppy, Jan 29, 2008
Photo of Stoneman78
4/5  rDev -8.7%

This was the second stop of our NYC pub crawl, and we were there for about an hour. To be honest, I wasn't blown away by Blind Tiger, but I think I had too high expectations based on the reviews. It was pretty small, almost cramped. The bar was quite crowded and the rest of the space was taken up by tables. The selection seemed decent, but the craft beers weren't much different from Ginger Man. There did seem to be quite a lot of Belgian beers. The service seemed average as did the snack food we got. I am hoping I missed out on some of the appeal of this bar, and would definitely give it a second try in the future. But for this trip, I was pretty underwhelmed.

Stoneman78, Jan 26, 2008
Photo of sholland119
4.65/5  rDev +6.2%

Thanks to BA reviewers for this tip. We stopped in on a visit to a friend who lives in Manhattan and liked it so much we went back again the next day.

The place sits unassumingly in a great retail area in the west Village. It is rather small (about 12 stools and table seating for 25-30 more) inside but very nicely appointed. It would be easy to walk by and not know you were missing something good. And you would be...

About 30 taps, including one hand pump, with a great selection of domestic microbrews. They had recently hosted a Southern Tier event so they had about 5 of their beers on tap (including the excellent Unearthly IPA but not, unfortunately, the Chokolate Stout). Also a very nice rye beer from Sixpoint Brewery in Brooklyn (new brewery to me, very nice), Weyerbacher Simcoe, Bear Republic Racer 5, Ommegang Witte, Lagunitas Lumpy Gravy, Great Divide Titan and other good stuff.

An excellent bottle selection too. I was excited to a bottle of Old Numbskull from Alesmith, a brewery you don't see out here.

The food is very good, from the dips to the tapenade, the pressed sandwiches to the grilled cheese. Also a very nice cheese plate from the famous Murray's cheese down the street.

Knowledgable friendly service and a nice neighborhood vibe. This would be a regular spot for us if we only lived 100 miles closer...

sholland119, Jan 14, 2008
Photo of mltobin
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

mltobin, Jan 12, 2008
Photo of marinermc
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%

As part of a recent trip to NYC, I made a point to wander through the Village and hit the Blind Tiger before the New Year. I was very impressed, not only with the exceptional selection, but with the atmosphere: close, homey, and perfectly in stride with the West Village -- with a cozy fireplace to boot! The day I went, with a few friends in tow, was a bit crowded, but the barkeeps were fast and attentive.

The bar provides a rotating selection of cask beers and plenty of regular, interesting drafts. My poisons for the evening were few and included: Magic Hat #9, Ommegang Witte, and Six Point Bengali Tiger IPA (their featured cask). Beer pours were impeccable.

Prices are reasonable, taking into account not only the average prices in NYC, but in the neighborhood as well.

It certainly deserved its rating in the most recent issue of BA Mag and I would certainly go there again -- next time shelling out a little for their modest array of vintage brews!

marinermc, Jan 07, 2008
Photo of Lothore
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%

A- This place had a great vibe. Came in out of the cold January weather into a nice cozy warm bar with a fireplace. Fairly dimly lit with candles on each table. Very cool looking.

Q- The quality was good, correct glassware, tons of beer, everything I tasted was excellent.

S- Service was a bit rushed but thats to be expected for a busy bar. Fairly average in this aspect in my opinion.

S- The selection was absolutely great. Being from San Jose i'm not used to bars with so many different taps and bottled selections. It seems like they rotate through these fairly often too.

Lothore, Jan 07, 2008
Photo of Gmann
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%

I had the Blind Tiger as a place I wanted to go to for a while so when I was in the city for my birthday weekend, me and my wife decided to go and check it out. The day happen to be a Saturday, so this does reflect in my rating. When we got there no seats where available but there was comfortable standing room. The big window sills actually make for a nice sitting area, so we took advantage. The bar is a small cozy bar in Greenwich Village. It has a nice warm feel with the fireplace and comfortable setting. Being that it was a Saturday the bar quickly filled up to the point where I wanted to leave put just started a tab so I stuck with it. It was crazy for an hour or so but got back to a reasonbale state. The selection and quality are great with 3 cask offerings, around 25 beers on tap, and 50+ bottles. The menu was posted on a chalk board, which was a downer since the place was jammed packed. It was hard to read and I basically ordered what I could recognize. It is quite hard to ask questions when you are 4 rows of people back when ordering a beer. This is why I gave the service a lower rating. It wasn't their fault but it was almost impossible to scan the menu, ask questions, and get what you want. While I was there I tried the Achel Brune, a cask outmeal stout, Anchor Christmas ale, Southampton White, Brooklyner Hefe Weisse, Saison Dupont and Brooklyn One. I didn't really try their food, we had the olive plate but I don't consider that worthy enough to rate their food. All in all I enjoyed my visit though it was way too packed. I would recommend going during the afternoon.

2010 Edit:
Been back numerous occasions purposely during non-busy times. It really is a great place to belly up to the bar or casually sit at a table but when packed its a nightmare. The service is great when not busy.

Gmann, Jan 06, 2008
Photo of jjboesen
4.6/5  rDev +5%

Friends and I stopped here for a New Years’ Eve lunch and found a compact but comfortable setting that reminded us of a Yorkshire pub.

Upon entry, you are in a single room with a smattering of high-tops and tables; off to the side is a fireplace, very cozy on a cold winter day; a Z-shape bar, seating about 25 people, accompanies this decor. (It does appear roomier than the previous incarnation a few blocks away on Hudson Street.)

However, unlike the previous establishment, the new and improved Blind Tiger provides hot food from a very eclectic menu. I recommend the grilled cheese sandwich or the Italian sausage. During our visit, the food was ordered at the bar, though I cannot say if this is their usual procedure.

With the preliminaries finished, let me say that the beer experience here is a worthy one indeed. The Blind Tiger offers a highly representative array of draughts (including three casks) that included Lagunitas Brewing Company of California, to Colorado’s Avery, to Pennsylvania’s Sly Fox; for those in need of some regional relief, BT offers beers from Brooklyn Brewery and Sixpoint (the latter being represented by the malty Groundskeeper Willie Scotch Ale.

For those having some extra bucks to spend, BT has put together a jaw-dropping list of bottles, such as the delicious Cinderbock, brewed by the late and lamented Heavyweight Brewing Company. Our table witnessed the demise of Aventinius Weizzenbock, Lagunitas “Lumpy Gravy,” the aforementioned Cinderbock and Groundskeeper Willie, and the extremely satisfying Captain Lawrence Imperial IPA. (“Oh Captain, my Captain.”)

The Blind Tiger is a superb venue for any Beer Advocates in search of a pleasant afternoon in that perfect pub. Pop Quiz: Did you know that the term “blind tiger” refers to any establishment that sold illicit alcohol in 19th Century New York? Keeping this in mind, let us raise a glass to Bill the Butcher, Monk Eastman and Dead Rabbits everywhere.

jjboesen, Jan 04, 2008
Photo of cs45977
4.03/5  rDev -8%

I've been wanting to get over to the Blind Tiger for a while and finally made it over there last weekend and I am glad I did.
The first thing I noticed was the atmosphere, the place has a very warm old local pub feel to it. The have weathered wood all around, a good sized bar and a fireplace (a real plus for a pub in December).
The beer selection was excellent there were at least 15 taps, 3 casks and a gravity available. All of which were craft and local. It was very nice.
The service was slightly above average. The ladies behind the bar knew their beers and would pour samples on request but could have been a little more attentive to folks at the bar (my glass went dry several times).
The food selection is very limited, but of high quality. The menu was more snack food than full meals. Think light lunch.
The cost was reasonable, but remember this is New York City. What is reasonable here may not be somewhere else. If memory serves we paid $5-7 per pint.
Overall this is a great pub. In fact I've already been back once more and well be back again soon.

cs45977, Dec 28, 2007
Photo of jp11801
4.85/5  rDev +10.7%

Wow what a great place.

I've been here twice in the past two weeks due to business and the holidays and this is a gem of a place.
On my first visit it was the day after the Rouge Beer event and they had a killer selection of rare Rouge beers on tap including double bastard 05 and 06 and the vertical 06 and 07. There are usually 3 casks running at anyone time and they had an Oatmeal stout that was really good the last time I was there.
The service is great, friendly staff that knows the beer and are quick to make solid recommendations and offer a taste before you commit to a pint. They also have taster glasses if you want to try alot of beers but don't want to get hammered.

The food looked great but both time I got the cheese plate that feature cheese from Murray's down the block. If you have not paired cheese with good beer I urge you to try it.

The only caveat I have is this place gets packed fast and weekend nights or event nights can be brutal if you are not into completely packed bars.

jp11801, Dec 24, 2007
Photo of gwong
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%

On nights when they're not too busy, it's a good place to grab a seat at the bar and have a few beers from the vast selection they have on tap, cask, and gravity. When they are busy, such as when they host a beer event, it's still a good place to have a few beers - you just might be doing it standing with little room to move. That's not really a complaint as it's more of a testament to the effort the staff puts into hosting these events. Their prices are at the higher end of reasonable but it's NYC so, relatively speaking, it's not too bad. The service is good, even during the sheer craziness of event nights though it may take you longer to inch your way to the bar to call out what you want. Overall, this is a great beer bar, proving that not all the great bars are in Williamsburg.

gwong, Dec 12, 2007
Photo of tyboxr
4.78/5  rDev +9.1%

A recent trip to NYC had me drinking at this plae, DBA, and the GingerMan. By far the Blind tiger is the best of the bunch. Amazing selection of great beer (Alan, the beer buyer is knowledgable and open to discussing all things beer). Louise the waitress knows her beers and is a great source of knowledge when choosing your beer and rumor has it a strong influence on the food menu as well. Which brings me to the food, being in NYC I did not want to fill up on one stop, so I got the taco and it was great! Fresh, clean, perfect for a snack between snacks.I had hung at the GM a few times but no more, this place is my new destination. Beer geeks everywhere and ready to talk beer! Make a point of checking this place out, you won't be dissapointed.

tyboxr, Dec 09, 2007
Blind Tiger in New York, NY
97 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.