Zum Schneider

107 Ave. C
New York, NY 10009
Best Of


  • Sun 11am-12am, Mon-Thu 5pm-2am, Fri 4pm-4am, Sat 11am-4am
  • $$
  • Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Try not to get too intoxicated off your liter steins of German beer, or you might not be able to enjoy your meaty bratwurst. In case it wasn't obvious, this place has a bit of a Bavarian vibe. Brick arches, faux trees covered in fake ivy and oompah music make for an experience worthy of a theme park. The one thing that is real, however, is the raucous atmosphere, encouraged by the 14 quality German beers on tap and the long communal tables that invite socializing. Tables can be hard to come by, so arrive early. The menu consists of hearty German fare like beef goulash, homemade spatzle with cheese and bacon, sausage platters, smoked pork belly and more. Sadly, you can't make reservations unless you have a party of ten or more, and not even then on Friday and Saturday night. Luckily you can pass the time like everyone else does; drinking copious amounts of beer while jammed shoulder-to-shoulder between tables.—Keith Wagstaff

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