Blind Tiger

BA SCORE
97
world-class

341 Ratings
Blind TigerBlind Tiger
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(212) 462-4682 | map
blindtigeralehouse.com

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Added by slander on 03-15-2007

PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Ratings:
341
Reviews:
215
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
5.92%
 
 
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Reviews by jim102864:
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

I had read several fellow BA's reviews of BTAH and being in the mood for something different other than my standard lower Manhattan pub, Hop Devil, I decided to stop in Wendesday night.

Before getting there, I had read they were having a Brooklyn Brewery event there so that was something to look forward to. I didn't make it there 'til about 8 pm and this tiny West Side pub was packed to the gills. Given that it was unusually muggy for November 5th in NYC, it made for a very uncomfortable experience. Still, Garrett Oliver was there along with one of the sales reps and I got a chance to talk to both. Because of the event, it was essentially all Brooklyn on tap. I decided to focus on stuff I'd never had/heard of before. The Grand Cru that the sales dude recommended was delish. I also tried a cask brew called Black Ops. Oliver himself recommended it because of the wood in which it was stored. I found it to be a disappointment. I got no sense of the oak and found it to be fairly flavorless for all he hyped it up to be. He also recommended this one off 750 bottled stuff called Dark Matter (mind you at $24 per bottle) which I shared with a local who I had been chatting with. A nice brown ale, but again, nothing special. The 2006 Monster was good.

As to the Tiger itself, if you're at all clostrophopic stay away. You will never see the word "roomy" in a review of BTAH. Fairly average looking bar with average atmosphere. Roughly 25 taps which I'm sure are typically pulling solid selections. Service from the pleasant barmaid was good even on this at times 3-deep-at-the-bar evening.

The food was a total bust. A meat sandwich that was mushy and flavorless along with buffalo wings that were ok if you like 'em firey.

All in all a place I would visit again. Hell, I'd even recommmend it, but I still think Hop Devil rules the day when it comes to Manhattan beer bars.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Nrod
3.69/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of AlvinLin
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dharmelink
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of user785335
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Beer21
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of PhillyBoy23
4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of jfitzbrew
4.86/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of ikesonfire
4.84/5  rDev +10.3%
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!

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of JLK7299
4.76/5  rDev +8.4%
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!

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.64/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of shoretaxi
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Conscious_Palate
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of msondel
4.73/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Brian29
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Spreetaper
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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

Photo of StoutBoi
3.97/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

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

Photo of Brown120
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cadaugherty
4.13/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Buffbraz
4.81/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

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Blind Tiger in New York, NY
4.39 out of 5 based on 341 ratings.
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