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Blind Tiger

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286 Ratings
Ratings: 286
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

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Photo of NolanGTI
4.64/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

This is a very small, somewhat dirty local with room for outside seating. The tap list is top notch, the best I have seen in NYC to date. Kept up to date online. Worth the subway/taxi ride from anywhere in Manhattan, it doesn't get better than this.

Service was solid, the bartender was thrilled that I was geeked about Interlude on cask. Many very drunk, very happy patrons. I think it may have been a staff members birthday. I had two pints here and wish I could have stayed for more. I will absolutely be coming back on my future visits to NYC.

Photo of mconstan
4.8/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Went here a couple weeks ago on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The location is great, right in the heart of the W Village on Bleeker and 7th. The bar itself was very comfortable, all wood and big open windows. Didn't try the food, so I cannot comment on it.

the beer selection was great, they had close to 100 beers it seems, majority in bottle. Had Stone Old Guardian, Dogfish Head 120 min, and a few others which I cannot remember off the top of my head.

All in all, was a great experience with friendly service. I recommend this place to all.

Photo of Hautacam
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Very cool place. Small bar....wood beams..lots of small tables. We stopped in for lunch on a Saturday in August. Not crowded at all at about 1 pm. Large front windows open onto Bleecker St. We picked a few seats near a window and ordered lunch. My Cuban sandwich was really good and my girlfriend enjoyed her Vietnamese spicy pork/slaw sandwich. The beer list was extensive. The day we were there most of the taps were from Chlesea ....there must have been some type of event recently featuring those beers. The bartender was very nice and had no problem giving samples. We only stayed for one drink, as we had plans to move around town and it was a perfect day to be outside. We will return and spend more time here.

Photo of biegaman
4.64/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

August 2008:

With having only three nights in New York City I knew finding time to visit all the places I wanted to go would be tough. Luckily, I did find time to visit the Blind Tiger ... the specific time: 1 am on a Thursday.

The bar was still busy, but far from capacity. I found it an oddity of NYC bars that they all seem to always be busy but never crowded. Beer drinkers were a nearly perfect ratio of girl to guy, everyone seemingly between the ages of 21-35. Again like the other bars I'd visit, everyone seemed to be enjoying a beer, but no one had enjoyed too many.

Even despite the crowd huddled around the bar, I received good attention and quick service right away. The bartender was both incredibly personable and charming; and the only guy I saw wearing a Red Sox hat in NYC, which might just be saying something.

Aside from being a pleasant guy, he was also a hard worker and knowledgeful bartender. There was never once a long wait at the bar, despite being the only man working apart from the kitchen aid. He'd even rush out to clear empty glasses off the tables. I was happy to chat with him here and there, whenever time would permit. He knew his beer.

Of course I felt at home in a place that boast 28 taps, 5 casks, over 50 bottles and jeroboams of Victory Ten Year Alt over their fireplace mantle! That said, I wasn't taken by the atmosphere either. It is a simple bar with simple decor. It is far too nice to be called a dive but not nice enough to be considered much more than a bar.

We didn't try the food, although it sounded good and is served until 2 am. I can, however, tell you that most all of the draught were American craft breweries, a concentration from the east Coast, NYC area in particular. The styles varied widely, from lighter beers to barrel aged two year vintage stouts. The selection is as good as you'll find in NYC, and certainly this side of the US.

Blind Tiger is a social place with ridiculous selection, an easy going crowd, and is quite cozy on some level. If you love quality beer then one gaze at the board and you will instantly feel at home.

Their website boast it as being voted the 7th best beer bar in the United States. From the places I've visited, including the many in NYC, I think top three is certainly more like it. There's a lot more I'll have to see and do my next trip to New York City, but revisiting the Blind Tiger is top amongst them.

Photo of CHADMC3
4.65/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This place jumped into my top 5 beer bars almost immediately. We visited on a Saturday afternoon in August, but I can't wait to return in the winter. The old world decor and beautiful wood bar and surroundings make this place very inviting. Everyone was there to have fun and enjoy some excellent beverages.

The staff is impressive in their knowledge and the tap selection is quite impressive (and reasonably priced). As long as you're steering clear of most of the bottles, you can enjoy some excellent beers and food for a reasonable price. I had my first Stone R.I.S. here, as well as a celebrator and a Quad. The fiance tried the bloody beer, which she raved about, and what I assume was a special for the day called a Mainer Mimosa.

The food is regular bar food (wraps, sandwiches, etc) with an interesting twist to each. I recommend the open face Buff Chix Sandwich.

Between the excellent atmosphere, great selection, and friendly staff, this one's a winner!

Photo of Jmamay22
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This is a bar I couldn't wait to visit once I moved into NYC. MY first visit was for their Victory night where they had 30 different Victory beers on tap or cask. It was great to try out some of the more unknown beers from a brewery I'm familiar with.

I showed up at 4pm for the start of the event and people were starting to trickle in. Once the after work crowd showed up the place was packed and it was difficult to move around. The staff did a superb job maintaining orders and despite the crowd I didn't have to wait long.

The taps rotate constantly and their website is frequently updated to convince you to rush over to try some new beer on tap. Beer is served in the proper glassware and temperature. I'm not sure how knowledgeable the staff is regarding beer as I haven't asked.

I haven't tried the food except for the occasional piece of cheese that is carefully selected from a nearby shop. From what I see of passing plates I need to order something already. Aside from the crowds this is an ideal beer bar. The outside seating and seats near the windows are great for people watching as you sip your brew. A must visit if you're in the city.

Photo of redmagik99
3.91/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

this place has been packed to the brim every time ive been which of course isn't a fault of the bar, just not pleasant for everyone in it..it's cool that there are so many people who know good beer in here. you do get the occasional guy in suit drinking a hefe with a lemon in it, but whatever. can't complain about the service. selection is pretty amazing, one of the best in nyc, but my main problem with the place is the pricing/value. i dunno what the last guy was talking about, but i don't think there are any $5 pints here. they run from $6-10, and more than half the time they don't even give you a full pint, just a 10 oz snifter. i know of no happy hour prices, and maybe you have to ask for the free cheese or something because ive never seen any. this is a cool place to go to if youre visiting ny but as a new yorker there are other good bars with better value.

Photo of hooliganlife
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3

I spent a weekend in NYC and stopped by the Blind Tiger two times. First was during happy hour on a Friday so this place was packed wall to wall. The Blind Tiger is not that big in general so it was rough for a bit. They do offer happy hour prices which was unexpected and nice. Overall the beers usually run $5-$7 a pint which isn't too shabby considering it IS NYC and I am sure these beers are not THAT cheap in general. Service was pretty good, and fairly quick. They used the correct glasses for the beers which I am not used to. Selection constantly rotates and the website is updated to reflect this. Overall, the best bar I have ever been to.

Photo of chuckd123
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I visited for the first (and to date, only) time on Saturday afternoon 6/14/08.

Walked in around 1:30 or 2 and only about half a dozen people there. Plenty of taps, not sure of #, but probably in the neighborhood of 20. Smuttynose ruled, had to be 7 or 8 of them -- they had just done a tasting there earlier in the week. Overall selection was very good, would have preferred more variety than all the smutty's -- but coming from central CT it was so far superior than anything we have up here. Tried a couple for the first time:
Six Point Apollo (excellent) and a Green Flash Imperial IPA (amazing).

Bartender (did not get a name) was very helpful and took the time to help figure out which ones I would enjoy -- no doubt the fact that it was a quiet afternoon had a lot to do with this, on a busy night I'm sure they can't take that kind of time.

Overall a great vibe, very laid back and just what I was looking for. Easy to find at Bleeker and Jones.

Photo of guzzle211
4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I had an opportunity to visit Blind Tiger on the 4th of July on my way to the Sonic Youth concert at Battery Park. We got there around 2pm and there were already no seats at the bar, so we 'settled' for a window seat along Bleecker. If anyone out there is a fan of people-watching, the window seats are a great vantage point.

I started my visit with a Green Flash Imperial IPA. This was followed by a mug of the Rogue Brewer's Reserve dry-hopped cask ale which went very well with my grilled cheese sandwich with tomato and tapenade. My buddy had one as well with his bacon and apple sandwich that worked very well together. We finished the visit with a round of imperial porters: I had the Flying Dog Gonzo and my buddy had the Rogue Imperial Porter gravity pour, which knocked my socks off with one sip.

The barkeeper was solo and extremely busy, but was always in control. I was even able to pick up a copy of the newest BA magazine.

The draft list was dominated by the obvious remnants of recent tasting events (Elysian and Birrificio) but I can't complain.

As much as I wanted to spend the rest of the night nestled in the window watching the crowds hussle by, I had to end my visit and head out into the Manhattan evening. I will definitely be making a return visit.

Photo of Lenny2884
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Insane beer selection. Their bottle list alone is amazing. So many vintage, aged, and rare beers its hard to take in with just one visit. No AC is a bad choice as it was sweltering hot, but it just made me more thirsty :). It was Elysian premiere night and they had about 9-10 Elysian brews on-tap alongside their usual tap list. It's a small place with an old school, almost speakeasy feel to it. It was very crowded but getting a beer wasn't bad. They have window seats but good luck getting one of those. Didnt try the food bc of the amount of people in there but I definately will next time. If you're into rare beers you need to go here asap. Cheers!!

Photo of bierme
4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

The place was full and loud. Had a sort of rustic feel with weathered wood and rusted lights. Not awesome, but cool.

Service was pretty good the place was packed but it was not too hard to get a beer and food. They had no servers on the floor, a mistake I think. Gave me the wrong credit card and came to my hotel to get the wrong one, but forgot mine.

Quality was good, went twice and outside of the Ola Dubh cask, which seemed past its prime, was very good.

The selection in bottles was awesome some really rare and great things, the taps were good, very good for New York. However, there seems to be the problem for me. Being from San Diego I expect more big beers, they just don't have as many as I am used to.

The food was great, my son had a huge and good serving of hotdogs and I had a great Cuban sandwich.

Value? Well its New York, it costs, but $28 for a Fantome Saison seems a bit much

Photo of SeanRedd
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

The humble king of NYC beer bars. Blind Tger sets the precedent for what an urban craft beer watering hole should be. The decor is warm, rustic, and comfortably inviting. Chalk boards line the walls proudly displaying a well rounded selection of some of the best beer in the world. The bottle list is far more impressive than the draft, but the taps offer almost every style done right by breweries that share a passion for good brew. The service is kind though you have to put in some work and order at the bar...well worth the exercise. Breweries always take over the Tiger, hosting awesome tastings and memorable nights. I recommend visiting early afternoon to beat the crowds and get a honest feel for the place. Start early with the regulars and finish a pint at night with the passerbys. All beer fans that visit the city should have Blind Tiger at the top of their list.

Photo of dsa7783
4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

June 9, 2008

Located right on Bleecker Street in Manhattan, this was a neat, small, clean-looking bar... Stopped by in the afternoon, when I was one of only about three or four people at the bar, so service wasn't a problem, although the girl at the bar, who was friendly, didn't seem to know much about the beer she was serving...
In terms of selection, they had 20+ beers on taps, plus at least 50 top-quality bottles... If you're willing to pay the cash, you can score some really good beers here - the place is very expensive, with draught beers starting at $6.50...
Bought a bottle of Lost Abbey Avant Garde for $20... They also had Alesmith Numbskull and other hard-to-find bottles... Pretty good draft list, including some stellar samples from Captain Lawrence...
Definitely worth a stop-in, but bring cash...

Photo of morebeergood
3.56/5  rDev -18.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Third stop on my NYC pub tour. Stopped by on a Sunday evening right after dinner around 7:30pm. Cool atmosphere, lots of wood, beer decor all around. Only one bartender behind the bar on a Sunday was odd, so it took here like 6-8 minutes to get my group's 4 beers for some reason. We grabbed a small wooden table to sit around, but it was wobbly and we almost lost all out glasses. Wiped the small mess down with a bar rag, and now our whole table smelled like wet wood and week-old beer. Great. Beer wise, they have a great tap selection, but I thought the bottle prices were super high. I went with a Sly Fox stout, which was very good. This was a nice time to visit, as there was a decent crowd, but there was enough room to enjoy a group beer. This bar was my favorite of the trip.

Photo of jwc215
4.14/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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!

Photo of bonbini26
4.78/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

atmosphere- has that old pub feeling to it, with wood floors, tables, walls, and a fire place. Great when the weather gets nicer, there are windows that swing open with barstools next to it that overlook bleecker st.

quality/selection- outstanding, it may not have 100 taps like some places, but with the 28 they have they are not wasted and do a great job of having such a diverse selection. Always something tasty on the gravity and cask lines too. Huge bottle selection, but when i go to a place like this i stick to whats on tap.

Service- bartenders are knowledge and always willing to give you a sample before ordering a beer. Thumbs up for that

Food- not a huge food menu, mostly bar food and snacks. Sandwiches are great

Valve- most beers are $6-7 on tap and considering the location, you cant beat that, must nightclubs in the area charge $8 for a bud light. The food is reasonibility priced too.

It does get crowded often so sometimes finding a table or seat can be a challenge, probably because no one wants to leave there, but who can blame em

Photo of DrJay
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

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.

Photo of slander
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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...

Photo of mikron1234
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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.

Photo of brewjones
4.36/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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.

Photo of weiserr
4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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.

Photo of Hophead101
4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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.

Photo of Gavage
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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.

Blind Tiger in New York, NY
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