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Blind Tiger Ale House

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$$ - $$$
West Village
American, Bar, Pub
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281 Bleecker St, New York City, NY 10014-4106
+1 212-462-4682
11:30 - 04:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 04:00
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Veracruz, Mexico
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105 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014 via mobile

Hidden lil gem get crowded early. By 6pm, every seat is full in house. Dim-lit hole, maybe 55 seats, warm and old school. You get the distinct impression that your not paying for atmosphere. The drinks: they offer about 26 craft beers of the highest quality and rarity. Liquors offered too. Most beers are $7, but few are more. My... More 

Thank waterproofpanda
New City, New York
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2014

Active craft beer bar in NYC west village with wide range of style. Crowded small space where you will most likely be standing. Fire place was a nice touch on a cold winter night. You will also have to jockey for position to get a beer. Fun place.

Thank MARC A
London, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014 via mobile

This is a great place - I'm not a beer drinker but even I can tell the range is impressive! The Sauvignon Blanc (always my alternative tipple here) is lovely and always served at the perfect temperature. The bar staff are friendly and knowledgeable and there's a good range of food on offer though I never get beyond the grilled... More 

Thank ajh8368
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014

Blind Tiger not only predates the real beer movement, but was already a local institution whilst localised, craft brewing was but a twinkle in the hipster’s bourgeois eye. 27 taps is not enormous for the States (Sunset Grille & Tap in Boston has 112), but it represents at least a days (ahem) effort. Europe is much more bottle-centric (400+ in... More 

1 Thank 56th2014
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

Lots of craft beer on tap. Nice surroundings and friendly staff but it would be nice if they could manage to put in a few more tables. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Reebok58
Battambang, Cambodia
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246 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

This is a great pub in one of the most prime locations in NYC. Great beers to choose from and a nice vibe to go along with it. It's worth a drop in for a cold beer after a long morning/noon of walking around through the blistering heat of an NYC summer day.

Thank Joey613
Eyemouth, United Kingdom
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287 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2014

not much to say here, except BRILLIANT, wonderful beers, some to die for, a warm welcome, need to go back and SOON

1 Thank robv12
Archbald, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014

Found the Blind Tiger on here and had to visit. Great little spot in the Village with a big beer selection. We were a loud and large bunch and our server was patient with us and generous with the tastings. The menu was small but impressive and the food didn't disappoint...only problem was wings were ordered and person didnt specify... More 

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New York City, New York
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014

This place has a good selection of craft and seasonal beers. The food is surprisingly good for what you would probably consider "bar food." Honestly haven't had a bad thing here. The wings are awesome. It is a smaller place so it can be kind of tough to find seats/get a beer at times but overall a good experience. If... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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172 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014

The level of service and beer knowledge was disappointing. The food was ok, not great, but not bad. A big part of the experience of visiting a craft beer bar is being able to talk about the beer with the staff. The staff at Blind Tiger may has well have been selling Bud Lite for all they appeared to care... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 04:00
11:30 - 04:00
11:30 - 04:00
11:30 - 04:00
11:30 - 04:00
11:30 - 04:00
11:30 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 281 Bleecker St, New York City, NY 10014-4106
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighbourhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-462-4682

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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