Blind Tiger, West Village

Next in our series of posts on the Good Beer Seal bars: Blind Tiger in the West Village.

Blind Tiger has become a New York craft beer institution (read a thorough history of the bar on Brew York, New York – it was briefly a coffee house!). Crowds jam in daily to try mostly American craft beers. There is a cask program and also very special keg (“VSK”) nights that let you try some of the more experimental techniques used by brewers. Blind Tiger events often feature the best in craft beer – the bar was among the first to get Heady-Topper in New York City for its Vermont Night. They also hold “Christmas in July” – this year on the 25th – when they break out a bunch of Christmas beers they’ve held on to since the year before.

Dimly lit but not dark, Blind Tiger’s food menu includes sandwiches, dips, wings and other bar food. The noise in the bar can be challenging and crowds make it difficult to order your beer, so we suggest going during the week or on weekend afternoons.

Blind Tiger is located at 281 Bleecker St. in the West Village and is open from 11:30 a.m. seven days a week. Closest subways are the A,B,C,D,F,M trains at W4 St and the 1 at Christopher St, Sheridan Square. 

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