Oktoberfest Tent 2017 - Munich on the East River - in NYC

  • Zum Schneider Oktoberfest Tent 24-20 FDR Drive Service Road East New York, NY, 10010 United States

We are doing it again!

Zum Schneider, the original Bavarian Bierhaus in NYC owned by Sylvester Schneider, once again presents Munich on the East River, an unforgettable and traditional München Oktoberfest experience. Zum Schneider hosts its annual event for the third time, by following the age old traditions of Oktoberfest typically celebrated in Munich for over 200 years.

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  • Fully decked out traditional Oktoberfest tent with original furniture, "Masskrügen" (liter steins), an Oompah band stage, general admission area, reserved and VIP seating.
  • Original Oktoberfest beers on tap: HB Traunstein Festbier, Andechs Festbier (exclusive), Paulaner Märzen and Paulaner Wiesn. The beers are served in 1L glass Steins and cost $18 each. We also serve white wine, soft drinks and bottled water.
  • Wiesn-Hendl & Haxn (Oktoberfest roast chicken & pork shank), plus other food served in the tent. Vegetarian options available. See the full menu below.
  • Live music with Mösl Franzi & the JaJaJa's and special guests, starting shortly after doors open throughout the day/evening. DJ Volka Racho in between sets.
  • Stands outside selling roasted almonds, gingerbread hearts, giant Brezn, cotton candy and more... strongman competitions, games, photo booth and our lovely carousel.
  • Staff fluent in German and English, dressed in Dirndl and Lederhosen.

Tent opening times

subject to change

Friday Sept. 22nd 5pm-10pm
Saturday Sept. 23rd 12pm-10pm
Sunday Sept. 24th 12pm-8pm

Thursday Sept. 28th 6pm-10pm
Schmooze in the tent"
Friday Sept. 29th 5pm-10pm
Saturday Sept. 30th 12pm-10pm
Sunday Oct. 1st 12pm-8pm

Additional dates might be added!

Free after party every night in the restaurant with DJ Volka Racho

General Seating

  • 6pm-10om on Thursday, 5pm-10pm on Friday, 12pm-10pm on Saturday, 12pm- 8pm on Sunday

First come first serve. No reserved seats. Table service. Valid all day. Additional tickets will be sold at the door if space becomes available, even if online sales is closed for the day.

Reserved Seating

  • Friday Reserved Seating, 5pm-10pm
  • Saturday Early Reserved Seating, 12pm-4:45pm
  • Saturday Late Reserved Seating, 5:15pm-10pm
  • Sunday Reserved Seating, 12pm-8pm

Priority seating in front of stage. Hostess and table service. One table seats 10 people. If you buy multiple tickets, the hostess will seat your party together. On Saturdays, the 12:00-4:45 session must vacate the tent for the 5:15pm seating.  Please designate a party name during ticket checkout.

VIP Seating

  • 5pm-10pm on Friday, 12pm-10pm on Saturday, 12pm- 8pm on Sunday

Raised separate ‘Boxen’ section close to the stage. Priority seating & table service. Dedicated entrance & toilets. Complimentary Mass beer (1L) and appetizer platter. One table seats 10 people. If you buy multiple tickets, the hostess will seat your party together.  Please designate a party name during ticket checkout.

Corporate Night “Network in the Tent”

  • Thursday Sept. 28th only, $2000 Table of 10, ALL INCLUSIVE food and beverages, plus all the offerings and entertainment.
  • General Seating tickets are also available (food and drinks extra)

Entertain your clients, reward your staff or meet new business partners. A relaxed and fun filled evening at our Oktoberfest tent will leave lasting memories. Act fast to grab a table close to the band (normally reserved seating), or in the VIP section.

Important information

  • No backpacks and large bags permitted
  • You will have a seat in general admission, however for reserved tables, please buy "reserved seating" (close to stage) or VIP tickets (elevated). Our "Garnituren" (tables & benches) seat 10 people. Large groups without reserved seating or VIP tickets are encouraged to arrive early, otherwise combined seating is NOT guaranteed.
  • Reserved seating (close to stage) on Saturdays is divided into two sessions: 12-4:45pm and 5:15-10pm
  • General admission access works with a "revolving door" concept throughout the day. Once people leave, new people will get access. Tickets will always be sold at the door, as they become available. All exits are FINAL.
  • The 5% ticketing fee covers the handling fees, and for VIP tickets and corporate tables also the sales tax on the food and beverage portion of the ticket
  • We accept cash & credit cards. ATM's will be on site as well.
  • No smoking in the tent, but you can step outside. No pets allowed.
  • Besides street parking in the area, there is also Skyport Parking Garage close by, on 2430 Fdr Drive Service Rd E, New York, NY 10016, for $30 / day. Also check out quikparkgarages.com in the area for $34. Please don't drink and drive.
  • Free after party with DJ Volka Racho in the restaurant on Ave C and East 7th St at 10pm (8pm on Sundays).