podey (50) New York, New York | February 7, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Am I the only NYer who longs for the bygone days when Zum Schneider wasnít always jammed? Still love this place and after many Oktoberfests and visits here itís still a good destination. Entirely german selection with great food to boot.
stammmta (17) New York | April 2, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stumbled in one afternoon only to realize it was a place recommended a few weeks earlier. I see why.
Classic German accents with some curious separation between bar / dining area. Iíve heard itís great in the summer with added outside seating.
Great German beer line up on tap with all the fancy glassware.
Leighton (390) London, England | January 13, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
A decent German-inspired bar. The selection is wholly German if not especially exciting, although there will typically be a couple less common beers on offer. The communal tables are a nice touch. I think we ate pickles when we were there, but there is plenty of other German fare. Probably not a serious destination bar, but certainly a place worth stopping by if youíre in the neighborhood.
watson1977 (114) The dub c, Pennsylvania | November 20, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Cool little authentic german bar...small but very nice german beer selection of drafts and bottles. Food is reasonably good and prices are decent-high but it is NYC...server was nice but her hygiene was questionable.
Pwn3d (62) Manhattan, New York | May 25, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Cool German Bierhaus in a very out of the way Alphabet City location. Even if you take the nearest subway you have to walk a significant distance through some rather sketchy areas to get here. I was happy to see how traditional this place was. Very social and fun, people singing German drinking songs. Nothing but German classics on the menu and you can order your brew in several different sizes.
BiddleBrau (76) Fort Washington, Pennsylvania | March 29, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Just a handful of German places left in NYC so for the few that are around, Iím happy to have them available. ZS is more akin to a beer hall with a similar atmosphere and of the German spots Iíve gone to the one that does the íhallí the best. German fare with german beers. Always worth a stop in if youíre jonezing for the old world feel.
Spinshag (12) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | February 12, 2009
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
I rate this one high since it has Schneider Weisse and a bunch of good German brews on tap. I need a place near me that does this. I went for the first time at New Years in 2008/9 and I brought my wife back twice out of 3 evenings there. This place feels like Germany. "Ok" service, awesome atmosphere, and excellent beer. Americans may not fully understand this place... the service is secondary. The beer is everything! And remember this... "Das Leben ist zu kurz um scheiss Bier zu trinken"
JCastner (11) New York | August 8, 2008
54 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Overrated. Rude waitstaff, poor selection, and mediocre food. Loreley is better.
kiscokid (7) Mount Kisco, New York | June 22, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Litres of Spaten, communal tables and sausages galore. This is a really great place although hard to get to.
yobdoog (94) Woodridge NY, New York | February 6, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Fun place to hang and have some big sized authentic German beers as well as some real authentic delicous German food. Great place anytime, for dinner, just beers or on a crawl to add some diversity to your drinking day.