If you are into craft beer––and even if you’re not––don’t sidestep the Blind Tiger. Nestled among the shops and restaurants lining New York City's Bleeker Street, its humble presence lets its impressive ever-changing gallery of craft beers take center stage. Once you walk into the wood-framed doors, you enter somewhat of an enclave––a place in which the chalkboard-scribed list of beers sets the tone of the conversations filling up the quaint pub.
After 13 years in business, Blind Tiger is anything but stale. Like the craft beer industry itself, the ale house keeps its selections intriguing and constantly evolving. Each beer chalked on the list offers something different––some favor hops, some malt, while others marry the two. Brews like the Midnight Sun Panty Peeler, Oscar Blues Mama’s Little Yella, and the Rogue Vintage Old Crusty seem to possess a story of their own, encouraging chatter between beer-loving strangers gathered around the bar.
At Blind Tiger, you’ll find an assortment of browns, IPAs, ESBs and stouts just as diverse as the beer-inspired fare being cooked up in its acclaimed kitchen. Think pilsner-brined chicken wings and beer-braised pulled pork on rosemary focaccia. So be sure to stop in and order a pint the next time you're in Manhattan––I promise, you’ll be tasting something new.