San Francisco, CA 94111
SF Weekly's Description
Schroeder's dates back to 1893, but has been under the ownership of Jana and Stefan Filipclk since 1997. The Filipclks bought into a restaurant so encrusted in tradition and memorabilia that to make radical changes might strip out the thing that has kept it going for a century. No fools they, it's all still there. In the cavernous, wood-paneled room, famous for its gluttinous murals, there isn't a square foot of space that doesn't announce Schroeder's German-ness. Many of the traditional specialties - schnitzel, sauerbraten, sausages, a nice pork knuckle - are sturdily rendered. Schroeder's fills up during soccer games and monthly polka nights.
Tips from foursquare
This German beer hall features free appetizers, including meatballs in marinara sauce and garlic fries. Starting from Wednesday-Friday 4-6pm, there’s also $5 pints of tap beer from around the world.
The 80oz boot of beer filled with your choice of beers is a test.
Bring cash, is going to be easier than split the account.
Order the schweinshaxe. No one does it like Schroeder's. If you call ahead, you can special order pumpernickel bread, which comes directly from Germany.
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