A hot tip from one B.R. Rolya (note: all beers imported by B. United are excellent):
I won't use this forum to go into a diatribe about the gentrification of
the East Village and its cookie cutter bars, bistros, and uptown crowds who
invade the neighborhood to get drunk and yell "dude" into their cell
phones... But there is one small (very small) benefit to this: good bars
on Avenue C (yes, Avenue C).
Zum Schneider is located at 107 Ave. C (on the corner of 7th St.). They
feature only German beers (mainly B. United beers) and will soon have a
kitchen serving Bavarian food. A recent tap selection included Reissdorf
Koelsch, Jever, Warsteiner, Hofbrauhaus lager, Schneider Weisse, Aventinus,
Hacker Pschorr Munich Dark, Hacker Pschorr Helles, and DAB. All of the
beers are served in their appropriate glasses and every draft costs $5 (or
2 for $5 in the case of the smaller koelsch glasses). There is also a good
bottle selection. They've got large, communal tables and a small bar area
(but no chairs at the bar).
It's still new enough to be pleasant on the weekends.