It’s closing time for one of the oldest family-owned restaurants on Staten Island. Starting out as a Speakeasy in the Prohibition era, Schaffer’s Tavern officially opened in 1933. Staten Islanders have been filling the bar-stools, and their bellies, here ever since. With fantastic German food and frosty mugs full of beer, it will hard to lose such an iconic piece of Staten Island’s history. Winky Schaffer, third generation owner of the tavern, says, “It’s time.” after over 80 years of delicious food and drinks, Schaffer’s Tavern will be closing its doors. The final day of operation will be Sunday, July 16th; and they will still be serving lunch and dinner on that day. It’s last call for this German Pub, come on down and join Winky and his staff for a final send off.
Winky will be hosting a day where restaurant owners can buy out some of the knick-knacks and memorabilia from along the walls of the Tavern. There will also be a day for the general public to buy some as well.
There is always something to do on Victory Boulevard. Come visit our merchants, shop, eat at our restaurants and pubs and support your local business community. For a full list of our members, visit our directory page or pick up a postcard or brochure at one of our member’s stores. Victory Blvd. Merchants Association is over 40 members strong and growing. Thank you for supporting the neighborhood.