1. Zum Schneider
From October 1 through 16, owner Sylvester Schneider serves special German dishes, imports a couple of seasonal brews from Munich, and even plays in his own oompah band.
107–109 Ave. C, at 7th St.; 212-598-1098
The owner modeled this restaurant and biergarten on the brewpubs of Cologne, where he grew up. On October 1, he celebrates Oktoberfest as well as the joint’s second anniversary.
7 Rivington St., nr. chrystie st.; 212-253-7077
Through October 3, men who show up at Manhattan’s newest biergarten in lederhosen and women wearing traditional dirndls get a free drink—and lots of funny looks.
39 Grove St., nr. Bleecker St.; 212-206-7691
It’s like an Oktoberfest party every day at this venerable West Side spot, where the owner takes particular pride in his wursts (not to mention his “wurst” menu puns).
626 Tenth Ave., nr. 44th St.; 212-977-1944