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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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New York City, New York
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Blind Tiger trends toward a youngish crowd, but not horribly. The atmosphere they generate is really OK comfortable. Look, I met friends there. And it's so much not my kind of place that I drank wine in that craft beer bar. But listening to friends expound on the finer points of brewing, I found my malbec was really pretty good.... More 

Thank arts20th
Copenhagen, Denmark
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116 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

I was a Tiger customer first in 2004, back then it was a pub with the best beer in NYC, and a true pub with atmosphere, whenever in the city I have always made an effort to get to Bleecker. Today sure there are nice beers still, cask was a little warm, keg a little too cold and US glasses... More 

Thank weejim
Woodbine, Maryland
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

Can't imagine what this place was like on St. Patrick's day, since the following day when we were there was hopping crazy. Try as many beers as you can... they're amazing.

Thank kcima
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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605 reviews
413 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Also great bar food selections. Get in early and try and nab a table and spend the night rubbing shoulders with the west village locals and work your way through their 30 plus beer list. Excellent choice.

Thank StuckinBangers
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

Excellent range and choice of craft beers, we always come here when we are in NYC, in fact our first stop! The bar itself is quite big and has a lovely fire but can get very busy so if you want a table, get here early! The bar staff are very helpful and will talk through all the 50 PLUS... More 

Thank SaintLeTiss
London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015

Excellent range of Craft beers with equally excellent service (Anne was our waitress; very friendly and helpful with great beer advice too). The food and atmosphere were superb as well. Really couldn't fault it. Surrounding area was lively and interesting as well. We'll definitely go back here next New York trip. Found it on a list of 10 best NY... More 

Thank Mike A
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

Went here for a few drinks after brunch down the block. The bar is very open with wooden floors and a fireplace on one side. It gets very crowded and sometimes hard to get a spot but everyone is pretty friendly. Lots of different beer on tap so we tried a bunch.

Thank beachtravelerrrr
Wimborne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015 via mobile

This bar was a great find. Loads of choice of beer. It was busy all the time therefore you may have to stand and not get a table. The food looked nice although u never tried it as it was just too busy to enjoy a meal. Service was fast. Really enjoyed my visit

Thank leannep850
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2015

The Blind Tiger is a reliable spot. Great bar for conversing with friends outside of the loud and fancier club scene. Consistently crowded, albeit with a typically younger crowd. Good beer selection -- not the best in New York, but a solid variety with a few staples. Food is average, but four stars for the good beer and consistency.

Thank BAJefferson
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

This place can get rammed really easy. My advice: if you're on holiday go for a post lunch lazy afternoon of relaxed beers and a few sides from the menu. When it's minus 10C outside, order another IPA and forget about the weather. We rewarded ourselves for a long morning of galleries and walking with an afternoon of touring some... 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, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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