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
131 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
F, J, M, Z: Delancey Street-Essex Street
M–Th 11am–1am, F 11am–3am, Sa 10am–4am, Su 10am–midnight
Lower East Side, New York –
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.
Young professionals, sociable Lower East Siders, nine-to-fivers, foodies, service industry types, college students, and some artsy types, 20s to 30s.
Upbeat popular music, mostly Top 40.
Full brunch, lunch, dinner, and late-night supper menus include salads, pasta, burgers, and steaks. Happy Hour M–Th 4:30–7pm.
Appetizers $8+, soups/salads $7+, entrées $11+. Beer $7–$9, wine $6+, cocktails $8+, specialty cocktails $12.
Casual dresses, untucked button-downs with jeans, t-shirts, flats, fashionable sneakers, and fedoras.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights for the biggest crowds, and Saturday and Sunday afternoons for brunch with a party atmosphere.
Pianos (158 Ludlow Street) is a cool indie music spot and a great stop on a night of barhopping in the LES.