Toasty Toasts: NYC Bars with Fireplaces
by Alyssa Grossman, 12/19/2012
Photo: Joe Buglewicz
Blind Tiger Ale House
281 Bleecker St., 212-462-4682, West Village, Manhattan
This Greenwich Village bar attracts both beer aficionados and casual sippers alike with its inviting vibe and helpful bartenders, eager to find you a new favorite brew. For the ultimate warmth factor, snag one of the raised wooden tables near the fireplace before studying the list of 30 tap beers, plus wines and dozens more bottled brews. Make sure to come hungry: the menu features amped-up bar food like house-made pickled vegetables, pilsner-brined spicy chicken wings and sandwiches such as the Spanish Breakfast, with eggs, chorizo, Manchego cheese and saffron aioli.