In the 1800’s, dozens of beer halls and gardens sprang up in Manhattan and Brooklyn’s German neighborhoods. Although these spots were centered in Kleindeutschland on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, by the mid-19th century, many were located in Yorkville on the Upper East Side and throughout Brooklyn. This photo in the BEER HERE exhibition shows men at the Munchen Hoffbrau drinking from customary ceramic beer steins.
Robert L. Bracklow, Munchen Hoffbrau Interior, ca. 1896-1905. New-York Historical Society