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Blind Tiger Unleashes the Beast at 6PM Tonight


Blind Tiger
Bar at Blind Tiger
Erin Perkins
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

If the old Blind Tiger was a fumbling frat boy, then this new version is an investment banker with a taste for the finer things in life. That’s to say, the Broad Street institution has grown up. The interiors are polished, the menu has matured, and the booze selection is far more vast than the Blind Tiger of yore — oh, and that weird smell is gone too. The layout is the same (the koi pond is still there), so it feels familiar, but more polished.

Blind Tiger unlocks the doors at 6:00 p.m. tonight to show off the work of proprietor Mike Shuler and his team. The dinner menu from executive chef Derek Falta and chef Travis Biernaki will be available this evening, as well as lots of local draft beers, a cocktail menu, and a well-curated wine list with rosé on tap.

After Thursday, September 1, Blind Tiger will open seven days a week, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. The kitchen stays open until 10:00 p.m. The restaurant will serve brunch on Saturdays and Sunday (with $12 bottomless mimosas and bananas foster waffles).

Check out a few photos of the interiors here.

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