Cool, another German place. We need more of those, but we need good ones. Actually, what we really need are three things: 1) more knowledge and availability of good hefes, and I don’t mean bitter lemon flavored garbage wheat ale, 2) more Vitus, and 3) more bratwurst. Also, the communal tables and outdoor seating are pretty nice. Now, this place, while popular and busy, didn’t have much of a weizenbier selection. The sausage was good naturally (hard to mess that up if you’re not grinding your own) but the beer selection left a bit to be desired. Also, despite the outdoor area in the back being nothing but shared picnic tables it’s not self seating. If you close your tab at the bar and decide you want to sit down a hostess can seat you. People are sociable if force them to, so grab a half liter and go sit with a group of people and you’ll have a good time. There aren’t a ton of German bierhalle options so this is better than nothing but it’s not great.
Decent German beer selection. Has a nice little garden out in the back which is nice in the summertime. My choice of food (the spaetzle) was not very impressive. Overall I’ve been three times and not terribly impressed with this place. I find there are better German bars/restaurants in the city.
Have visited a couple of times with a German friend who comes here for a homeland fix when she’s in Manhattan.
Decent German selection and the food is as good as I’ve had outside of Deutschland.
Service suffered a little as the place got busy the last time we were in (a Friday evening) and the crowd was largely young student/frat types who were pretty noisy.
Great place if you want a German fix, I personally wouldn’t come here if it wasn’t for my friend, but that’s not to say it isn’t a decent venue for what it offers.
Beer garden wasn’t open on this chilly day but its nice to know it’s there for future reference. Bar was a bit more appealing than back room which was on the small side for a ’biergarten’ type place. Was loud but mostly due to one larger group (my guess large groups may not be an infrequent occurence). Beer list was good but not great when it came to German suds. Food was better than average for a ’beer joint’. Prices weren’t great given LES location. Still a nice feel overall
Come early if you want a seat outside in the tightly packed, cafeteria style seating in their pack porch. At 4:30 PM on a Saturday, I had the last spot for two. Fun atmosphere and the service is very good. $14 liter steins of a choice of 10 import beers. A fun spot indeed.
Nice clean bar. 12 taps. Great German Selection(not a selection you see often). I didn’t see a bottle list but what I saw in the fridge looked impressive. Simple bar area with windows opened to the street. Beer garden in back. Food looked authenitc. Beers were awesome. Great proximity to New Beer and Whole Foods. Definitely worth the stop.
Nice looking bar, with some tables in the hallway leading to the back room, which connects to the outdoor garden. The garden is tented in, with a nice amount of seating. The inside is comfortable with nice blonde wooden tables. Beers were all german, with about 12 on tap. We had a nice lunch there, and the food was very good.