Blind Tiger Ale House

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83 Very Good

A beloved pub focusing on microbrews reopens with a farmhouse décor and cheese.

281 Bleecker St., New York, NY, 10014


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The lowdown

After its beloved Hudson Street location was usurped by Starbucks, this premiere microbrewery built itself a new home using handsome woods salvaged from a 19th-century farmhouse. Predictably one-time “Tigerites” on the prowl are now cool cats sitting with their wives at cracked-wood tables near the stone hearth and under the copper fans. Newcomers too, circle around beer-belly-level tables or settle for standing and calling out their favorites from an idiosyncratic list of over two dozen draft beers. You’ll have no luck ordering a Bud: Even a Guinness seems boring in the face of a Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge, a Braven Brewing Las Tumbas, rotating cask ales, or one of the small-batch beers (like Oskar Blues’ Mama’s Little Yella Pils) touted on the chalkboard; the menu offers small plates like deviled eggs, pigs in a blanket served with chipotle ketchup, and a grilled five-cheese sandwich.

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DrinksBeer and Wine

Noise LevelCivilized