Blind Tiger

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Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(212) 462-4682 | map

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CHADMC3 from Connecticut

4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
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!

Aug 13, 2008
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jykleo from New York

4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

All the time, about 28 of Draughts and one or two CASKs.
Crowded a lot. But smooth service and great selection.
Price is quite reasonable.
Very nice bar !

Aug 11, 2019
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TheGent from New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Cool vibe. On the darker and dingier side of thinks. Small amount of the space at the bar. Some tables and chairs as well, but during peak hours on Thursday - Saturday it ends up feeling a bit too small.

Quality of the beer is always perfect. Amazing selection of local and out of town beers, often those sought after by beer geeks. I was there a couple night back and had myself some Other Half, Allagash Cooship Red, and Equilibrium. Again, not stuff you expect to find on tap everyone. Also, they have a very good selection of styles.

The service is very good, but can be a bit tough when it’s crowded. That’s not a criticism of the servers. Just that’s it’s a rather small place and can take a moment to get to the bar when ordering. The servers themselves are rather attentive.

A must visit for beer bars if you’re in NY.

Apr 20, 2019
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Jacobier10 from New Jersey

4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

What can I say that hasn't been said before? I've been going to Blind Tiger for over 10 years now, ever since they moved from the old location on Hudson Street. It's simply one of the best bars, in a city that has no shortage of bars.

The vibe inside is great, but it's a small space so it gets crowded easily and often. My friend and I got the last two seats at the bar during my latest visit, at 12:45pm on a Saturday in February. There are other tables scattered about, but there's a good chance you'll have to wait for one of those too.

The beer selection is always excellent. There is no need to check the tap list before you go because there will always be quality options, no matter what styles you're into. There is a focus on NY breweries, but you'll find other beers from all over the map. The beers turn over quickly and the bartenders are knowledgeable so the quality is always good.

Speaking of the bartenders, they are always attentive and friendly, even when the place is packed to the gills. 28 taps, a cask or two, and a great bottle selection await you. On my last trip I had Von Trapp Vienna Lager, Oxbow Buckwild (Biere de Garde), Harviestoun Old Engine Oil (ON CASK!) and Kelso Nut Brown Lager. The food is awesome too. The charcuterie and cheese plates take a few minutes to prepare because the kitchen "makes it nice," as told by my bartender, but they're worth it. The deviled eggs, chili, wings, grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup are all great.

You really can't go wrong here. It might get crowded but this place is a NYC institution. A must stop.

Feb 24, 2019
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npolachek from New York

4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Very solid bar for craft beer. Huge draft list with a lot of variety. Nice vibe with good crowd even on a Monday night. Bartenders are busy but courteous. Solid bar snacks, and a place I keep going back to over and over and over. I love it!

Nov 20, 2018
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mattmarka1 from Minnesota

4.53/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Aug 11, 2018
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rrossjets from New York

4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Jun 22, 2018
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A stone cold classic.
Dark wood laden corner bar, chalkboards and brick walls, it feels more like a living room than a bar, I think I saw a fireplace? Crowded, but not unbearable on a weekend night. Dark lighting with a sort of cozy, rustic vibe to it. We struck up a conversation right away with one of the regulars. Shout out to Nick for directing us to Lombardi’s.

Selection included Hill Farmstead, LIC, Interboro, and many more, all served in tulips. Despite the crowd, the bar service was quick and efficient. Overall i’d return here anytime, probably during off hours in the day to take it in a little more. Greenwich Village is kind of whatever, but Blind Tiger is definitely one of the standout gems there.

Jan 28, 2018
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West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Really, really cool spot, an almost must visit, in a city full of must visit places. Lots of killer stuff on tap. Things we do not see in the Midwest. I was lucky enough to visit on Christmas weekend, so it wasn't insanely busy. The staff was great and I felt like I had really checked off a great beer spot in a great city.

Dec 23, 2017
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DoubleDaisyCutter from District of Columbia

4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Dec 19, 2017
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EdwardAbbey from Washington

4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Nov 07, 2017
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jaydoc from Kansas

4.31/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Nov 05, 2017
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paulish from New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Oct 17, 2017
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Nrod from Argentina

3.69/5  rDev -16.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Jun 03, 2017
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AlvinLin from New York

4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Apr 12, 2017
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Dharmelink from Wisconsin

4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Mar 18, 2017
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Gkruszewski from New York

4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Feb 18, 2017
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user785335 from Florida

4.4/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Jan 29, 2017
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Beer21 from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Jan 21, 2017
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PhillyBoy23 from New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Jan 20, 2017
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jfitzbrew from Vermont

4.86/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Jan 09, 2017
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ikesonfire from New York

4.84/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Biggest selection of craft brew on tap I have ever seen. I had two imperial stouts after trying a few: Prairie Christmas BOMB! and Other Half: We've Been Out There In Orbit.

Cool place, wooden decor, good amount of seating. Friendly staff. I got the shrimp tacos which was one of the daily specials and I was impressed.

Overall a great place if you're looking for a large quantity and high quality selection of beer. Would recommend!

Jan 06, 2017
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

My wife and I stopped in here after lunch at a vegan place down the street. Not too large, dark wood, fire in the fireplace. Very comfortable.
28 beers on tap, including three from Hill Farmstead. Two cask offerings.
We sat at the bar and had a great conversation with the guy next to us.
Service was good.

Dec 25, 2016
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JLK7299 from North Carolina

4.76/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Went here last summer and was very impressed with everything. They had a few Hill Farmstead beers on tap and a pretty good menu!

Dec 20, 2016
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Dec 04, 2016
Blind Tiger in New York, NY
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