Pub, Sports Bar, Local Hangout, Sidewalk Seating
233 East 14th Street – Union Square/Grammercy
Blind Pig got its name from the slang used for a bar during prohibition. Its decor mimics that speakeasy vibe with worn wood booths and exposed brick, but the similarities end there. This bar has about 12 TV’s! It’s a great spot for watching sporting events; especially soccer for any fans out there. Chris & Heather, the bartenders we’ve met so far, are really friendly and the service is quick even when it gets packed on Thursday nights. Blind Pig also has a fair amount of outdoor seating in the front for drinking and dining.
We have been stopping in Blind Pig for quite a few years, but have not been regulars. Recently, our good friend Derek became a Manager there so we’ve been hanging out a bit more often. We’ve had several damn good eats at his suggestion. The steak tidbits are served cooked to the temperature of your liking (medium rare for us), the dills are awesome, and the chicken fingers are very chicken tempura-like. It must be the duck sauce. But all are good quality dishes. We are also fans of their wings.
Tender steak served on toast points with our sizzling sauce and horseradish sauce $12
Deep fried beer battered kosher dill pickles served with Cajun mayo $7
Beer battered chicken served with our spicy duck sauce $9
Blind Pig has a good selection of beers and always has a menu of cocktail specials. OK, maybe to get rid of some odd spirits, but they’re quite clever. My fav was the Rory McIlroy (yes, the Irish golfer). It was made with Celtic Crossing, which has finally run dry with a little help from me. Celtic Crossing is an Irish whiskey, Cognac and honey liqueur. The drink was made with iced tea, lemon and Celtic Crossing and rather refreshing. But no longer. Although Derek did say they found two extra bottles…
If you are in the Union Square area, stop in. You will have a great time! We’ve neglected to write this review for months. Cheers Derek!