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Jacoby's German Biergarten

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89
very good

12 Ratings
Ratings: 12
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: n/a
Taps: 22
Bottles: 80
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

624 Brush St
Detroit, Michigan, 48226-2909
United States
phone: (313) 962-7067

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @jacobysdetroit

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Place added by: martinhunter on 06-01-2008

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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 3
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3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

*My review from Yelp*

Came here after a Tiger game on a Thursday afternoon. Upon walking in, I noticed a handful of already-wasted patrons chatting with a seemingly intoxicated bartender. While he was a pretty nice guy, he was incredible inattentive -- he obviously was more interested in slurring stories to the other drunkards than taking our orders. We wound up each getting a beer and leaving, so why four stars?

The aesthetic is great. The place is small, but there's wood all over with a fancy pantsy ceiling and it feels historic. What I wasn't expecting was loud metal music to be blaring through the jukebox... the vibe of the place, the menu, and just the name "Jacoby's German Biergarten" had me expecting something maybe overly cornily authentic. I think a few older would-be customers thought the same thing, as a few people in their sixties walked in and immediately U-turned out after seeing the clientele's level of intoxication and hearing the slightly less than authentic, loud screamo music.

The beer menu does offer a pretty wide array of German and Belgian beers, but thankfully, there are also a good handful of craft beers from Michigan and around the country.

While I didn't have any food on this visit, I'd likely get some on my next visit, since I've heard good things. I wasn't expecting to give this place a four based on my experience, but I'll give it that for now regardless. Jacoby's is a nifty little bar with some history that I imagine is a hellish experience on the weekend given its small size and, seemingly, not sober workers.

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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Walking in to Jocoby's is like walking into a Detroit neighbourhood bar from a century ago. It's fairly dim, with a lot of dark wood, an old tin ceiling, German-American nicknacks sharing decor spcae with Detroit sports memorabilia, and strange old political cartoons.

The service is always friendly and reasonably prompt, but it can get busy when there are games or other events downtown.

The draft selection is pretty good, probably about 15 taps with a slight emphasis on German beer. I had a beer flight with Warsteiner Dunkel, Spaten Optimator, Stone IPA, Short's Huma, and Dragonmead's Final Absolution.

We had an assortment of German dishes to eat, which were all very good and met the approval of my friend who used to live in Germany.

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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This bar is just a 5-minute walk from the Renaissance Center, and is not far from Greektown. SAFE
Draft selection is mainly German / European, with some I had never seen here before.
Served in 20 oz pints, relatively inexpensive.
There were some American micros, such as Stone IPA and Michigan brewery Bell's.
There are also a couple of house brews.
Very good bottle selection, both European and U.S.
Food was delicious and fairly priced.
There are all the German favourites; schnitzel, rouladen.
The German sausage soup was great.
There are also burgers, sandwiches, perch.
2 floors, with ground floor being the busiest.
Good service.

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Jacoby's German Biergarten in Detroit, MI
89 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.