Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
3.83/5 rDev -0.5%
When I visited: March 2012.
What I had: Bell’s Two Hearted Ale (draught), Flying Dog Road Dog Porter (bottle), some of my friend’s Spaten Optimator (draught).
What I liked: Raucus and dingy dive bar vibe, quirky German beer hall decor, hilarious servers with lots of attitude, respectable tap list, 1L boots of draught beer, out-of-place Wolverines memorabilia.
What I disliked: Beer selection and cleanliness could improve, but this place is really fun.
Would I go back? Yes.
Overall Rating: 76
07-22-2012 18:36:53 | More by cratez
3.06/5 rDev -20.5%
The Heidelberg is a fun place to head to when visiting Ann Arbor. If you want something different, get a big boot while you’re there. There’s a big deposit, but it’s always fun to pass around the giant glass of beer. The atmosphere is only okay. It is very loud downstairs and gets awfully crowded. Not a place to go if you don’t have a table. The beer selection isn’t great, and I haven’t really tried the food. Head upstairs for dinner, or all the way upstairs for some blackjack and poker (it used to be more of a dance club or place for bands to play). All in all, there are much better places to go in Ann Arbor. But if you want the German pub experience, this place does the trick.
03-16-2012 16:59:58 | More by BMMillsy
4.18/5 rDev +8.6%
This is probably the most consistently best food I've ever had. The veal was perfect with slight undertones of lemon in the breading.
The cordon bleu was insane: get it if you're ever there.
My only beef with this place is the Juke Box. It has terrible music (Uhhh Journey is on there) and it's loud when people request music.
My friends and I started going here just for dinner and subsequently made this our bar. Certainly has a great atmosphere. They also have a dunkle weise on tap which is out of this world. I'm shooting to have it at my wedding.
02-05-2012 19:20:30 | More by Jamesthebrit
3.45/5 rDev -10.4%
Mixed feelings about this place as a visiting "beer tourist" to Ann Arbor. It felt like an authentic German bierstube that had been usurped and turned into a jeckyll & hyde sportsbar and German restaurant. If you are coming here for a liter of German bier with a traditional dinner, stay upstairs. If you want to endure blasting music in the dark with drunken coeds, go downstairs to the rathskeller.
The selection here was admittedly limited. Really the only quality beers of note from the 10 taps were Weihenstephaner Hefe Dunkel, Optimator, and Franziskaner. Liter boots were available. The 20 bottles were all macros except Magic Hat #9 and Schneider Weisse. Downstairs the selection was basically the same (they also had 4 Flying Dog bottles, whoo). Where's the Michigan beer? None to be found sadly (ok, Bells Winter White, that was it). Oh, and they have hookah rentals...
Service at the bar upstairs was great, the bartender was truly salt-of-the-earth and friendly to us. The Kaese spätzle dish was really great, some of the best spätzle i've had, served with cheese and sliced knackwurst.
Atmosphere upstairs was worn in and had the authentic German bierhalle vibe going on. Heavy, ornately carved wooden support beams, white stucco walls with very detailed murals of regional sites of Germany. There was a porcelain Warsteiner tap tower on the bar that was a nice touch. I'd recommend stopping in for an early dinner and move on elsewhere for the beer.
01-18-2010 16:00:11 | More by emerge077
The Heidelberg in Ann Arbor, MI
88 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.