The postcard below shows KILLMEYER’S as it appeared around 1907. Viewed closely the original shows that Monroe Eckstein’s Four Corners Brewery supplied the beer here. KILLMEYER’S had already been around for half a century, at least. Ol’ Cap Simonson claims that part of this building goes back to the early 1700s. The earliest maps show one or two structures in this area, so who knows? We do know that Balthazar Kreischer sold this property to Nicolas Killmeyer around 1855. The next generation of Killmeyers expanded the original building, made the upstairs hotel, and commissioned the beautiful Mahogany bar in 1890. The Simonson family bought the building from the Killmeyer heirs in 1945. It was known as “Rube’s” until the 1950s when Cappy decided that the 100-year-old structure would be better off called, “The Century Inn”. In 1995 we bought it from the Simonson family, restored it, and renamed it KILLMEYER’S OLD BAVARIA INN.
Whether you are planning a small get together in our private party room, listening to music in our large outdoor Beer Garden, or feasting on an authentic German dinner in our main dining room, you will agree that KILLMEYER’S is a unique and exciting piece of Staten Island history.
We hope to see you soon.
Ken Tirado, Proprietor