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BA SCORE
97
world-class

213 Reviews
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(212) 462-4682 | map
blindtigeralehouse.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
213
Ratings:
330
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
6.15%
 
 
Taps:
30
Bottles/Cans:
53
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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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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Photo of kylehay2004
4.64/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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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

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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

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

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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

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 MerryTapster
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

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

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Blind Tiger in New York, NY
4.39 out of 5 based on 330 ratings.
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