Paulaner, in Soho, boasts a brewmaster from the Paulaner brewery in Munich, where the beer has been made the same way since 1634. My personal favorite is Paulaner Hefe-Weizen, the unfiltered wheat beer often served with an orange wedge. See the NYCOTC review of Paulaner when it re-opened last month after a renovation.
Hofbrau Bierhaus, in Midtown, is not accepting reservations, so it’s first come, first in until the place is filled up. Hofbrau is Munich’s other hometown bier, and the city’s huge Hofbrauhaus downtown is never empty or quiet. Hofbrau Bierhaus NYC website
Loreley, on the Lower East Side, is opening at 10 AM with FREE admission for the game, being shown on five large HD screens. There are no reservations, and you will be turned away when the crowd reaches capacity. There’s also a pig roast and music after the game, and FREE beer if Germany wins the title. Loreley website.
Reichenbach Hall, in Midtown, is already sold out for the game, but you can prosit the ambiance before or after the game. Reichenbach Hall website.
Zum Schneider also is sold out for its huge outdoor event on the East River at 23rd St, and taking only waitlist reservations. Click here to add yours. There’s also a FREE after-game party, no reservations needed, for the music, food and beer being served. The games also are being shown at the Zum Schneider restaurant on Avenue C.
Radegast, in Williamsburg, is an Austro-Hungarian beer hall, but that’s close enough to Germany that you know who everybody is rooting for. No reservations accepted. Radegast website.
Here’s a profile of the German team: