Zum Schneider, East Village
New York City , New York
Tel: 212 598 1098
Concierge.com's insider take:
This traditional, unpretentious biergarten, located on Avenue C in the East Village, fits comfortably between the neighborhood's grungy past and increasingly sanitized future. The decor may have touches of Bavarian quirk, but the space is always clean and the service snappy. On the weekends, the beer hall is mobbed with locals throwing back the 13 German beers on tap, many of which are served in jumbo-size steins (pace yourself), or 9 bottled beers, while snacking on traditional fare like Wiener schnitzel and spätzle. A date spot this is not: Groups of boisterous (read: loud) beer lovers convene here en masse at the bar's communal, long tables.
Open Mondays through Thursdays 5 pm to 2 am, Fridays 4 pm to 4 am, Saturdays and Sundays 1 pm to 2 am.