NEW PALTZ, NEW YORK
Practically across the street from Clemson Brothers’ Gilded Otter in the arty town of New Paltz, SCHATZI’S PUB expanded from its original Poughkeepsie location in 2020 to include this cozy red brick-based, wood-shingled, Bavarian-styled gastropub.
Providing a German beer hall experience, Schatzi’s mixes Bavarian food and drink with contemporary American fare. The moosehead-adorned brick-walled interior includes eight wood tables with a beautiful right side mahogany bar, twelve-plus tap handles, three TV’s and Old World charm.
The narrow yellow walled alleyway bier garden features black steel tables and chairs atop red pavers. My wife and I and dog Roscoe grab one of the outside tables to try a variety of elixirs from Zeus Queen City Pils to KBCB Nightmare On Troutman Street Red IPA to Pipeworks Round Of Mango Marg Sour to Hubbard’s Cave Hazelnut Pot De Creme Stout (reviewed in Beer Index) while piggin’ out on perogies, sausage, knockwurst and caramelized onions.