Schiller’s Liquor Bar is Closing in August (Updated)

Schiller's Liquor Bar. Photo by Andrew Kist.
Schiller's Liquor Bar. Photo by Andrew Kist.
Schiller’s Liquor Bar. Photo by Andrew Kist.

Schiller’s Liquor Bar, a fixture on Rivington Street for 14 years, is closing in August. An email blast went out today from the restaurant, according to Eater, which reported the news a short time ago.

Restauranteur Keith McNally says Schiller’s has reached the end of its lease. In an interview last year, McNally said the Lower East Side outpost is not a money maker but a personal favorite in his food/nightlife empire just the same.

More to come.

UPDATE 5/16: McNally’s daughter, Sophie, told Eater that the landlord offered a new lease but the rent was too high. “We simply cannot afford it,” she said.

UPDATE 2:09 p.m. The closing is now reflected on Schillers’ social media feeds: