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Blind Tiger

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4.4/5
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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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None provided.

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
218
Ratings:
351
pDev:
7.73%
 
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Ratings: 351 |  Reviews: 218
Reviews by peensteen:
Photo of peensteen
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

First time here in February, stopped in the Monday after the Giants won the super bowl in the early afternoon 1:30-2:00 or so and seating around the bar was full but tables were available. I can see how this place might get packed in the evenings. 25+ taps as well as 2 casks while I was there. Fairly big bottle list that I didn't look to long at because the tap list is pretty awesome. Lots of locals on tap as well as some great beers from all over the U.S. Service was quick, we did not eat while here but the menu does look good and includes a late night menu. Would have loved to spend more time in here than I did but I will make a point next time to visit again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jacobier10
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.

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Photo of npolachek
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!

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Photo of mattmarka1
4.53/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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

Photo of emerge077
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 Lombardis.

Selection included Hill Farmstead, LIC, Interboro, and many more, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo of user785335
4.4/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Beer21
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of PhillyBoy23
4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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

Photo of ikesonfire
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!

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Photo of lordofthewiens
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.

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Photo of JLK7299
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!

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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

Photo of Conscious_Palate
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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Blind Tiger in New York, NY
Place rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 351 ratings