Zum Schneider

Zum Schneider

107 Avenue C (at E 7th St), New York, NY 10009, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Fri
    • 4:00 PM–4:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 1:00 PM–4:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 1:00 PM–Midnight
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German/Bavarian Indoor Biergarten in the East Village of NYC. Opened in 2000 by Sylvester Schneider, a Bavarian native


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  • AskMen

    The best beer gardens in Bavaria aren’t new: they’re old, well-worn places with big mugs of traditional brews. 4 seasonal beers including Paulaner Salvator & Ayinger Celebrator are on the menu. Read more

    AskMen · April 8, 2010
  • Bravo

    If you like beer they have got it! Hands down the best Schnitzel and Sauerkraut. -Ed Cotton, Top Chef

    Bravo · November 19, 2010
  • AskMen

    Zum Schneider celebrates its b-day with beer, pig on a spit, & a performance by the owner's band, Mösl Franzi & the JaJaJas. Swig the beers from Haufbräuhaus Traunstein while available. Read more

    AskMen · August 19, 2010
  • New York Habitat

    A good Bavarian beer deserves an authentic brat with it. Go for the sausage platter and the Weihenstephaner. Thirsty? Get the large litre mug.

    New York Habitat · November 17, 2011
  • Courtney B.


    Courtney Bolton · December 26, 2010
  • Marci I.

    Get the baked camembert and spaetlzle. Yummmm.

    Marci Ikeler · April 26, 2009
  • Find. Eat. Drink.

    A Bavarian bierhaus in the middle of Alphabet Cit. Sommelier Michael Madrigale (Bar Boulud): “Best schnitzel in New York City and my favorite beer on draft, Jever, from Northern Germany.”

    Find. Eat. Drink. · December 4, 2011
  • Chase C.

    Huge selection of german beers, outdoor seating is awesome in the spring, summer just be sure to get there early or you won't get a seat

    Chase Colasonno · April 13, 2009
  • WillMcD

    My favorite bar in the EV. Used to live across the street. Pour a little out for 116 @dpmcdono @devinj

    WillMcD · August 16, 2011
  • Gunther L.

    German bar.... Great beer, food, and people :-D

    Gunther Lenz · March 25, 2010
  • Andy S.

    Order the Optimator, it's a tasty beer!

    Andy Stanberry · March 7, 2010
  • christian b.

    My best friend Will lives across the street, call him up and buy him a Giant Beer!

    christian bovine · May 21, 2009
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Schweinebraten

    Foodspotting · January 5, 2011
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Great selection of German beers!

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · September 22, 2014
  • Michael M.

    Only for German WC or Euro games.

    Michael Milberger · January 10, 2012
  • The Local East Village

    "The indoor beer garden was opened by Sylvester Schneider, 45, from Bavaria, in August 2000. Yearning for summers spent in Bavarian beer gardens, he said he too opened his haunt out of homesickness." Read more

    The Local East Village · August 14, 2011
  • Chris V.

    Yoko Ono waits tables here. Let her recommend a beer because the one you want off the menu will be kicked.

    Chris Vodola · June 26, 2014
  • Jeremy P.

    Man up - get a liter.

    Jeremy Perry · April 27, 2013
  • The Corcoran Group

    Start (and maybe end) your night here with a liter of Hofbräuhaus Traunstein and either a Weiner Schnitzel or a Bratwurst Platter!

    The Corcoran Group · March 5, 2013
  • Chloe

    Great place but rude staffs

    Chloe · January 28, 2012
  • Charles B.

    Get a pretzel. Ein Prosit!!

    Charles B · October 6, 2011
  • Tim V.

    It's off menu, but they almost always have Schweinehaxe (roasted park shank), served w sweet stewed red cabbage, a large dumpling, & a dark smoky gravy. Best Teutonic comfort entree in the city.

    Tim Vetter · January 8, 2011
  • Jenny R.

    Mulled wine warms your belly almost as quickly as the Aventinus ice bock* *beware the ice bock. Twice as strong as Aventinus double bock. Tastes like whiskey!

    Jenny Rose · December 15, 2010
  • Biz G.

    Serious roots reggae. World cup on the biggest tv. Beer. Brats. All of the above.

    Biz Ghormley · June 19, 2010
  • Katherine M.

    Solid rendering of German foods and beer, unbeatable spot for summer day drinking! But... Rude (and hectoring!) waitstaff, poor service, bad attitudes.

    Katherine Maher · May 19, 2010
  • Michelle L.

    Get the "large" beer. You basically have to and it will be worth it. Baked camembert and bratwurst are both delicious. Definitely sit outside if you can snag a table.

    Michelle LeBlanc · March 26, 2010
  • Derrick C.

    Definitely order anything on draft. Recommend the schweinebraten, almost like a pork-ish prime rib! Read more

    Derrick Chen · January 2, 2010
  • Marshall K.

    Everything is fantastic here; I personally love the pretzels, spätzle, and weisswurst.

    Marshall Kurtz · December 14, 2014
  • ben m.

    Have a zwickel and the bratwurst platter. Great during World Cup or Euros matches. When Germany isn't playing, it is more laid back and easy to get a table. When Germany is playing, well, it isn't.

    ben m · August 18, 2014
  • Village Voice

    The menu consists of hearty German fare like beef goulash, homemade spatzle with cheese and bacon, sausage platters, smoked pork belly and more. Read more

    Village Voice · August 15, 2014
  • Laser B.

    vegetarische Salatteller! Vegetarian

    Laser Burners · August 8, 2014
  • Tracey C.

    Traditional German beers. Nice spot to sit outside on a beautiful day with a huge beer.

    Tracey Churray · April 13, 2014
  • Matt H.

    Good beer selection and authentic German food.

    Matt Hargrave · March 13, 2014
  • Megan J.

    Great German beer joint. Cash only.

    Megan Johnson · October 20, 2013
  • charles p.

    Andechs Vollbier Hell is the best, along with the Weiner Schnitzel

    charles parra · September 3, 2013
  • nathan a.

    Lots of fantastic German beers, but start with the two breweries sold exclusively at Zum Schneider: Traunstein and Andechs. You'll be speaking German by your third liter.

    nathan archambault · June 22, 2013
  • Carole

    Go here for Oktoberfest. Seriously the most fun thing ever. Ein prosit!!!!

    Carole · October 13, 2012
  • nathan a.

    One of the most authentic german beer halls in manhattan. Thrown on some lederhosen, sit outside and order a liter and a pretzel.

    nathan archambault · April 3, 2012
  • ThePurplePassport.com

    Traditional yet unpretentious. Perfect for large, convivial gatherings and choice people watching. The place gets packed, especially during Oktoberfest (but then again, that should be expected). Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · January 12, 2012
  • Jeremy L.

    German brews on tap and four in the bottle.

    Jeremy Le Van · October 20, 2011
  • Holger L.

    Beware: Cash only. But the Radi, Bretzel and Obatzda are fantastic. And btw, I am German!!!

    Holger Luedorf · October 6, 2011
  • Omid A.

    They only accept cash!

    Omid Ashtari · October 6, 2011
  • Julia W.

    The pretzels here are the best I've ever had.

    Julia W · September 3, 2011
  • Magee S.

    great vibe!!! fun atmosphere!!

    Magee Shioban · August 15, 2011
  • Steve B.

    Very, erm.... German. Read more

    Steve Barrett · August 8, 2011
  • James J.

    Speak as much German as you know. It adds to the experience.

    James J · July 31, 2011
  • Brian H.

    Calmer in the winter.

    Brian Howald · March 4, 2011
  • lisa a. r.

    winterbock, wammerl (pork belly), and emüseauflauf (veg gratin). my tummy is very, very happy.

    lisa a. reid · February 27, 2011
  • TubaJoe E.

    literally the BEST beer in all of NYC. Fresh flown over from Bavaria - some beer not available anywhere else, served perfectly. Amazing vibe. Love it.

    TubaJoe Exley · February 18, 2011
  • Robert R.

    ...gather a few friends und bestelle die Riesen Schlachtplatte (6-8 persons) mit 'ner Runde Jever Pilsener! Na dann zum Wohl und Prost... Read more

    Robert Rowe · June 27, 2010