Zum Schneider was opened on August 19, 2000 by Sylvester Schneider, a native of Weßling am Weßlinger See, Bavaria, and long-time resident of Alphabet City. Sylvester also founded the modern Oompah band Mösl Franzi and the JaJaJa's where he is the frontman Mösl Franzi. The band performs during Oktoberfest, May Day, Anniversary Parties, and on other occasions. Please contact accordionist and band leader Benjamin Ickies if you want to do business with the band. Zum Schneider features 12 German beers on tap, a traditional Bavarian-German menu, and seasonal specialties. Throughout the year the restaurant opens up for popular events like Karneval, May Day, World Cup, Anniversary Party, Oktoberfest, Adventsingen, and New Year's Eve.