You won’t find any actual blind tigers inside Blind Tiger Ale House.
That puts the modern beer bar in good company with the speakeasies that
dotted New York in the 1930s. Many of those underground watering holes
promoted their own blind tigers, which clients could pay to “see” as a
cover for partaking in a drink of illegal alcohol.
Though they are no longer illegal, the brews at Blind Tiger Ale
House are made on a similarly small scale. The bar specializes in rare
and limited-edition craft beers brewed throughout the United States. The
staff gathers together their favorite vintages in kegs, bottles, casks,
and plastic-lined hats to share with guests. Some of their recent
include the barrel-aged Allagash Curieux and the smooth-drinking
Laguinitas Pils. Every Wednesday, the staff sets out fresh baguettes and
an array of cheeses for customers to pair with their beers. Other days,
there’s a menu of pilsner-brined chicken wings, veal meatball sliders, and similarly gourmet pub eats served until 2 a.m.