6. Loreley in Lower East Side

Loreley is situated just across from the perpetually packed, somewhat hidden restaurant, Freeman’s. Loreley is modeled after the Brauhaus in Cologne, but skips all of the traditional stuff. You won’t see costumes, folk music or hear yodeling here. Owner Michael Momm hails from the Rhineland and Cologne areas, and both the indoor and backyard feature communal tables made by a brewery furniture maker in Germany to recreate the “Gemütlichkeit” or coziness. Get both comfort food and finger foods for games here, with all the beers imported from Germany.