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Taps: 30 / Bottles: 53
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
281 Bleecker St
phone: (212) 462-4682
(Place added by: slander on 03-15-2007)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 193 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 1 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The layout of this place is terrible, there's a chokepoint for traffic which restricts movement. The place has a certain degree of local fame attached to it, mostly earned at the original location, which draws too big a crowd for the space. As with many Village bars the customers tend to be young, rude, and boisterous so you end up with a compromised experience.
The beer quality is high at the Tiger, no doubt about it.
Service is ok.
The Tiger usually has a good selection of beers on tap, a few surprises thrown in for good measure. A good bottle selection too, even if a few are too exotic.
The food is great, usually unique sandwich combinations for a reasonable price with some standards too.
The beer and food are a good draw but be ready for a madhouse, too many people packed into a small place.
04-18-2012 21:51:55 |
More by knightlypint
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I just went here with a friend a few days ago and was highly impressed. We actually stopped by a few times before going in. It was really packed, but we finally found a couple of empty seats. The atmosphere is cool. It is a lot of raw wood, high ceilings and right on a corner on Bleeker so lots of interesting things nearby. The beer selection is really great. They had an excellent variety of styles and usually a number of types of each style. The prices weren't too bad considering the neighborhood and the popularity of the place. The average draft seemed like it was about $7-7.50, but plenty of great choices in that range. We ordered a Cheese and meat platter with three cheeses and three meats and that was $24, so the food is a little expensive, but excellent quality. The other food on the menu looked great too. I am anticipating my next trip. Too bad I live 2+ hours away.
04-17-2012 01:51:27 |
More by Homberto
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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.
02-15-2012 20:04:55 |
More by peensteen
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
A perpetual favorite of mine. The Tiger gets *extremely* crowded almost every night nowadays, though, and I really hate places that become wall-to-wall blocks of people. But good for them; I'm happy to see craft beer bars succeed.
Excellent selection with 30+ draft lines and a couple of casks. Impressive bottle list with some tasty rare and vintage items. Bottles tend to be overpriced, and the draft prices are on the higher side too (but still reasonable).
Food was surprisingly good in my experience, though I heard their food menu was shaken up recently and now gets mixed reviews.
All in all, quite happy to have a place like the Tiger nearby.
02-07-2012 18:56:11 |
More by brystmar
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped here on the way to Blue Man Group 2/4/12.
Place was loud and packed. I didn't even want to open the door to go in...Once in, I ordered and with all the luck in the world, a couple guys got up from stools in front of us. The place was dark and had a lot of knick knacks, had a cozy feel to it. The beers were on chalkboards on the wall.
Considering the crowd, I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly the bartender caught my eye and took my order. They were pretty quick on the food as well, but more on that later..
Pretty good draft selection, but nothing too out of the ordinary. The bottle selection was prett damn good. They had Cantillon Fou Foune, Mamaouche and Lou Pepe Kriek. They also had Two Brothers Askew and some other goodies. I chose a $65 bottle of Fou Foune..while a bit pricey I think it is in line with market, and its an NYC bar.
The food was really good too. We didnt get anything too fancy. I got a bacon,chicken slider and a veal meatball slider (3.50 each). My fiance had a the special which was a $10 pulled pork with kimchi and we shared a bowl of cajun mac n cheese.
Overall, I loved it here. If I get the chance, I will be back!
02-05-2012 23:49:31 |
More by DaveHack
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This was our first stop upon arrival in the city. We couldn't have started our trip in a better way. There was a Cigar City event including the Marshal Zhukov and their collaboration with The Bruery, Dos Costas Ouestes Saisons (aged on lemon wood/grapefruit wood/cedar). I am now extremely jealous that Cigar City doesn't distribute to MA. All the seats were taken but we were invited to sit at a table with another couple so we didn't have to stand. And even though the bar was pretty busy, our bartender made sure to take our orders right away. And upon seeing from my ID that was from out of state she welcomed us to the city and remembered our names when we ordered more drinks. The food came out quickly and was delicious. A good mix of a lot of different people here so I wouldn't think that anyone will feel out of place here. Definitely a destination for anyone visiting, I will certainly spend more time there next trip.
02-05-2012 20:48:09 |
More by KBrennan1000
United Kingdom (England)
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
The Blind Tiger Ale House is located in the West Village on Bleecker St. I wandered in late night after a tour around some of Manhattans bars, The Blind Tiger was fairly busy but service was good, the beer selection excellent and for Manhattan reasonably priced. I asked the bar tender what beers were on and he took the time to go through the list despite the bar being fairly busy. The crowd in the bar were fairly young and noisy.
It's well worth a trip along Bleecker St to seek out this ale house.
02-05-2012 15:17:39 |
More by Clembo1957
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A: Walking into a sort of smallish place with a couple tables and plenty of room at the bar. It was pretty empty, but it was also 1:30 on a Tuesday afternoon. Lots of wood paneling on the wall and an updated draft list on the chalk board wall. And there is a nice fire place, which adds to the ambiance...
Q: I would imagine there is significant turnover in beer, but the couple I had tasted fresh, so they do a great job cleaning the taps. All beers served in the appropriate clean glassware.
Sel: A nice amount of beers on tap and on cask. At least 30+ brews. A nice amount of NY brews, domestic craft beers and some Belgians. So many styles of beers are represented, Wild Ales, IPA's, Porters, Stouts, Pale Ales, Pils, Saisons, Barleywines...etc. Almost every beer drinker can find a style they enjoy here.
Ser: Service was fine. Sat at the bar. Bartender was prompt and efficient. We really did not have a ton of questions for him, but the services was just fine.
O: A really nice place to visit. Decor reminds me of a bad 70's sitcom, but that is part of the charm. Tons of brews, great service and a friendly atmosphere. If you can stop in here, you should.
01-29-2012 21:46:55 |
More by IronCitySteve
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Thursday Jan 12th.
Usually most places around the area are packed in with college kids on a thursday night. Even the craft beer bars. So me and a buddy were hesitent to drive into the city from queens, but we had nothing else going, and decided to make the trip. 2am we arrive, easy parking... he was DD since he doesnt drink, but likes exploring new places.
Its basically just us and the bartender and a roaring fire. Dark like I would imagine a 18th century pub being. Nice dark wooden tables overlooking the street. A real nice vibe going. No rush or push by the bartender. 30+ tap, and a few cask beers. A lot of bottles too.
I picked a cask He'brew Rye IPA, and a Anderson Valley saison. Both were expertly poured in appropriate glasses, mug, and tulip respectively. Friendly barkeep.
They had stone, smuttynose, firestone walker, cigar city, allagash, He'brew, bluepoint, river horse, speakeasy, and so many others on tap.
Check the website for up to date bottles, and cask offerings.
Really fantastic quality place. Will be back on an off hour with my notebook and 40 bucks to get some solid reviews in.
01-13-2012 10:49:05 |
More by rodney45
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Thankfully they were open late night. Stopped in after everything else closed up.
Saw on Brew York that they had tapped Hill Farmstead Motueka earlier in the day. Perfect timing.
Feels like a cozy log cabin inside with an Z-shaped bar, various tall tables and chairs, and wooden benches lining the perimeter. Decent amount of seating area at the bar too. Lit fireplace also, which is awesome. Quality of the beers were on point. All pale ales tasted incredibly fresh. Moteuka and DDH Ruination were absolutely on point. Bartender was a cool and knowledgeable dude. Very attentive and nice.
You'll meet lots of interesting people after hours. Mostly drunk banter, but still fun. I'm sure it's more calmer during the afternoon, but the night life inside Blind Tiger is great. Awesome place. A top three NYC bar for me for sure. Make sure you stop in!
01-04-2012 03:30:34 |
More by infi
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