Time Out New York
Beer lovers and German expats from all over the city flock to this Bavarian party house, where the most hotly contest seats are out on the sidewalk under blue umbrellas. The prime people-watching spot—smack in the middle of Alphabet City—is tough to beat, especially when you’ve got a liter stein of beer in hand. Choose from a dozen German brews are on tap, plus more than ten by the bottle. After knocking back a few, you too will be shaking a tail feather.