Located in Alphabet City—the wilds of the East Village—this garrulous Tuetonic spot will teach you the ABCs of beer drinking and hearty eating. Grab a table outside when the weather's nice, among the young hipsters who frequent the spot, and get ready for some kraut-laden fun. After quaffing a huge liter stein of the sudsy stuff, you may want to eat and the menu, naturally, is a veritable sausage-palooza. In addition to the usual meaty fare, such as Wiener schnitzel
and goulash, there are, well, more sausages. The crispy potato pancakes are a good bet, too.