Blind Tiger

BA SCORE
97
world-class

340 Ratings
Blind TigerBlind Tiger
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(212) 462-4682 | map
blindtigeralehouse.com

Notes:
No notes at this time.

Added by slander on 03-15-2007

PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Ratings:
340
Reviews:
215
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
5.92%
 
 
Taps:
30
Bottles/Cans:
53
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
View: Place Reviews | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 340 |  Reviews: 215
Reviews by ommegangpbr:
Photo of ommegangpbr
4.74/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Cheers to and from everyone regarding the birth of the Blind Tiger version 2.5. May it live long and prosper.
Location location location is excellent. The Tiger has a history of offering cheese from Murray's cheese shop and now they are literally right down the block from there. Lots of great stuff in the area. And after one has finished with the business one has had in the area, or is done with exploring, he or she can go to the Tiger for a pint or two, and quite a pint or two they will be.
The bar itself is pretty excellent. The great wood and the hooks and the bar stools and the floor... good stuff. The tall windows are great features; they allow for great textures to the lighting. When I have gone there the atmosphere has been really pleasant and inviting but I feel like the space is still too small. I can see that they may have been going for the small pub kind of feel but this is New York City. The sheer volume of foot traffic demands more space. I could easily see being near the Tiger and not wanting to try to get inside for lack of breathing room. This was an issue with the last incarnation of the Tiger (I think this space is about the same size as the last) and this will be a problem again.
Such is the price of fame.
The beer was great and the staff knowledgable. The selection was copious and accurately reflected the list shown on their meticulously updated website. I had myself a Chelsea Hop Angel IPA from a gravity keg and a Sierra Harvest ale which fully satisfied my hop craving. If I hadn't had somewhere else to go I would have had myself a Slyfox Ichor Quad... or maybe the Smuttynose Wheatwine... decisions decisions...
Seems like there's a focus on locally brewed, seasonal delicacies with some national and international offerings to round out the selection. Chelsea, Captain Lawrence, Sixpoint, Southampton as well as Sierra Nevada, Flying Dog, Aventinus and Rodenbach. Plenty of glassware to go with whatever is appropriate to the style. A big ol' blackboard with a big ol' list of bottles that I could barely comprehend at the time as involved as I was with the tap selection. Vintage bottles, anyone? I think I recall seeing a Heavyweight 2003 Old Salty up there.
The service was great. The prices were reasonable for the area ($6-7 pints,or 12 ounce servings for higher gravity brews), especially the dollar off on all the draft beers for happy hour.
I'm not likely to go on a Saturday night, but count me in for a Tuesday afternoon... or late Wednesday night... maybe a Thursday morning when they get their morning hours up and running... maybe I could sneak my way to the bar on a Friday night...

 2,654 characters

More User Reviews:
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!

 437 characters

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.

 307 characters

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!

128 characters

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

Photo of SRBush1974
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Blind Tiger in New York, NY
4.39 out of 5 based on 340 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe