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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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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If we lived in NY this would be our go to bar. Great beer selection and food. We had a couple of brews after a huge snow storm and sat by the toasty fireplace.

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Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stumbled upon this place last fall on a very hot afternoon. The beer selection is fantastic and the service was laid back and very friendly. It's the kind of place we love in Seattle and would be regulars if we lived in NY. A great place to sip beer and people watch. Looking forward to going... More 

Thank Susie P
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun spot with surprisingly good food. Amazing selection of beers. I tried the kale salad and I have to say it's the best I've had thus far in NYC. Full of flavor not overly heavy with dressing. Next time I will get grilled chicken on top. I had an order of their wings but was not impressed.... More 

Thank toham77
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

So happy we found this place. We came after a Ranger game. Crowd looked like regulars, but the bartender welcomed us right away! We had the wings - they were great. Stayed for couple of hours and enjoyed the fireplace and the many beers on tap. Nice place for conversation and a late night drink! We will be back!

Thank Poppy0629
Leeds, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Read about this place online and decided to seek it out. There was a choice of 30 different craft lines ranging from 4-11% abv. Absolute great choice. $1 off draught beer mon-fri daytimes. Couldn't try everything even tho we wanted to! A must for beer lovers!

Thank Carl S
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

I have been visiting the Blind Tiger Ale House since the days when it was located on Hudson Street many years ago. During my most recent visit to the current location on Bleecker Street, there were 28 craft beers on tap, with 19 of them from excellent micro-breweries in the Northeast, as well as several quality brews from California, Maryland,... More 

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304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We were stumbling around the Village looking for a place to eat and came across Bind Tiger. As others have said great beer selection. need to get back to try more. Not many seats. We just beat the rush. Despite being busy service was prompt and friendly. We did eat. I had a French Dip w/ Bloody Mary Mix. cool... More 

Thank sccrref
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Absolutely amazing craft beer selection and a great variety of styles. Nice, relaxed atmosphere. Friendly bartenders who do an excellent job no matter who busy it gets. Love this place!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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94 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Blind tiger was there before everyone else figured out that craft beer was religion. It's a cozy place, not much seating room. Read: not good for groups. The tap list always has new and interesting finds and is well balanced in terms of styles.

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South Salem, New York
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194 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is a great little place for beer. There are not a lot of tables and the place gets busy. Despite being crowded the service was very good. I was recently there on a Sunday afternoon and had a very relaxing and enjoyable time. The crowd ranged from young to old and there were as many women as men. Only... 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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West Village
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