Schiller's Liquor Bar

Bar / Restaurant
Schiller's Liquor Bar While its simple white exterior and austere white subway-tiled walls might recall a fifties shake shack, Schiller's Liquor Bar is all about the hard stuff, making it a must-stop for young New Yorkers who do their barhopping... New York United States 40.719347 -73.986687
3.3 8
Schiller's Liquor Bar - Bar | Restaurant in New York.
Collapse map / See photo gallery
+
Add to list
Ratings:
Lucas
Adriana
Jonah
Emma

Party Earth Review While its simple white exterior and austere white subway-tiled walls might recall a fifties shake shack, Schiller’s Liquor Bar is all about the hard stuff, making it a must-stop for young New Yorkers who do their barhopping... ... read full review

  • Subway:

    F, J, M, Z: Delancey Street-Essex Street

  • Phone:

    212-260-4555

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    M–Th 11am–1am, F 11am–3am, Sa 10am–4am, Su 10am–midnight

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Schiller's Liquor Bar Review

The Scene

While its simple white exterior and austere white subway-tiled walls might recall a fifties shake shack, Schiller's Liquor Bar is all about the hard stuff, making it a must-stop for young New Yorkers who do their barhopping...

While its simple white exterior and austere white subway-tiled walls might recall a fifties shake shack, Schiller’s Liquor Bar is all about the hard stuff, making it a must-stop for young New Yorkers who do their barhopping on the Lower East Side.

A small one-room bar and restaurant owned by Keith McNally of Pravda fame, the busy venue is almost always packed with casual young professionals, hip Lower East Siders, and college kids who arrive in waves throughout the night to keep the place jammed from dinner time until closing.

A continual mix of upbeat music provides a festive background for the outgoing clientele hanging out at the aluminum bar, chatting each other up at the scattering of tables, or just dancing in place with cocktails in hand.

With a kitchen open all day, Schiller’s has also become a popular weekend brunch destination for those nursing hangovers, while frugal foodies appreciate the affordable menu from the same chefs behind Balthazar and Pastis.

As a high-energy spot for pre-gaming or as a quick stop on a bar crawl, Schiller’s is a convivial joint that provides outgoing customers the perfect place to meet up with friends – or meet new ones – to join them on a late-night adventure.

read less
read more

Tip from Lucas:

Schiller's is a go-to for solid eats like mac and cheese with bacon, and choice girl scoping before heading out for the night with your boys. Who knows, maybe you’ll get a few newcomers to tag along…

  • Crowd

    Young professionals, sociable Lower East Siders, nine-to-fivers, foodies, service industry types, college students, and some artsy types, 20s to 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Upbeat popular music, mostly Top 40.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Full brunch, lunch, dinner, and late-night supper menus include salads, pasta, burgers, and steaks. Happy Hour M–Th 4:30–7pm.

  • Prices

    Appetizers $8+, soups/salads $7+, entrées $11+. Beer $7–$9, wine $6+, cocktails $8+, specialty cocktails $12.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual dresses, untucked button-downs with jeans, t-shirts, flats, fashionable sneakers, and fedoras.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights for the biggest crowds, and Saturday and Sunday afternoons for brunch with a party atmosphere.

  • Close By

    Pianos (158 Ludlow Street) is a cool indie music spot and a great stop on a night of barhopping in the LES.

Schiller's Liquor Bar User Reviews

Average rating:
Good food and drink with a trendy feel
Mark S. Dec 11, 2012
An unassuming exterior leads into an atrium that allows you a quick breath before heading into an almost sterile feeling, yet trendy interior. The clientele seem upbeat and attractive, with a slight air of pomposity. The food is good, from happy hour oysters to a satisfying bacon mac and cheese. Go early for a table, stay late for a packed bar with interesting people, but no possible way to get around the place. Drinks are also pretty good, prices as are expected. Happy hour will often get you a special such as a shot and beer for a very reasonable price. Stop on by if you are in the area, bring your confidence.
Yay Schillers!
Risa C. Dec 11, 2012
A Lower East Side staple, Schiller's an all purpose spot for any time of the day, and a local favorite for all types of people. Weekend mornings, the restaurant is packed with the hungover and recounting the night before and lets start the party early types grabbing brunch and afternoon cocktails. Later on, Schiller's has a solid food menu, and during happy hour they have dollar oysters (sold!) and shot and a beer specials (double sold!) which brings in an early dinner crowd before the bar fills up with people grabbing drinks on a LES bar hop - because seriously how can you be in the LES and only go to one bar. Because they also have a late night menu the non-stop party continues as people come in post bar for a bite to eat and that one last cocktail. A solid choice for any time of the day.
Great atmosphere & strong drinks
Chelsea D. Oct 19, 2012
When I first moved to New York, I was living in the area and usually wound up here to start my night. The atmosphere is great - cool vibe, good music, young crowd, etc. I've never had dinner here, but it's always packed and the food looks great. If you don't want to sit at a table for dinner there's a bar to sit at, though it's hard to find a seat so you might have to stand. Also, the bartenders are really friendly and give a strong pour. The drinks may seem a little pricey (typical for NYC), but you definitely get what you pay for here.
great l.e.s. spot, solid atmosphere and food
Jeff M. Sep 16, 2012
great atmosphere, especially late night, also solid brunch on weekends. expect to be jammed in, especially if you have to wait by the bar for a table, but thats part of the fun. food is strong, consistent with other mcnally establishments, personal favorites are the oysters and the amazing french onion soup.
Load more comments
Not sure where to go this weekend in New York? Sign up for our weekly email and get updates on the coolest things to do!

Book Now and Save at Hotels.com

Are we missing a venue or event?
Find your scene