1. Paulaner, Lower East Side

At Paulaner, the concept of “tank to table” is taken to heart here as it also functions as a brewery for their in-house beer, a throw-back to the days when Pabst and other breweries operated halls all over New York City. But expect upscale ambience and food here, as Paulaner is operated by top chefs. There are cooking classes, brewing classes, and Paulaner is an official member of the FC Bayern Munich Fan Club.

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