Taste buds can easily turn into viciously passive-aggressive taste frenemies without proper attention. Keep your tongue from gossiping behind your back with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of tavern dinner dining and specialty beer at Killmeyer's Old Bavaria Inn, located in the Charleston neighborhood. Today's Groupon is valid for dine-in evening meals only.
Burst through the Bavarian doors at Killmeyer's to assume your place at a dinner table and take a look over its menu of Old Country bar fare. Teutonic taste buds can lift off with a litre of Spaten Optimator ($12) and an order of six traditional potato pancakes, served with applesauce or sour cream ($8), before belly-charging into the Bavarian wurst platter, boasting bratwurst, knackwurst, and weisswurst with red cabbage and sauerkraut ($15). Explore the traditional flavors of the classic wiener schnitzel and spatzle ($17), or satisfy the cannibalistic cow within by opting for Killmeyer's beefy rouladen, featuring beef rolls stuffed with onions, bacon, mustard, and gherkins ($18). Killmeyer's Old Bavaria Inn also offers a selection of more than 80 beers—look over the massive list or ask a friendly server what's currently playing on the suds-screen with the 30 seasonal selections.
Killmeyer's rich and varied history—the structure dates back to at least the 1850s—can be seen in every aspect of its décor, from the tin ceilings and mahogany bar to the angry Prussian man who lives in the beer garden. Drop in on the weekend to enjoy the melodic oompahing of The Happy Tones, or speed by before Halloween to catch a dinner in the beer garden before it closes for the season.
- "Ample portions” of “basic” German grub washed down with an “amazing” suds selection have locals saying “ja wohl” to this “homey” Staten Islander… – Zagat
- The menu is a hard-core carnivore's delight, with lightly-breaded schnitzel of all stripes, tangy sauerbraten, robust goulashes, roast pork, and fat wursts. Satisfying sides embrace potatoes fried, mashed, and pancaked; if it's historic southern Bavarian beer food, Killmeyer's serves it in groaning board portions. – Jack Robertiello, New York magazine