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Type: Bar, Eatery

305 N Zeeb Rd
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48103
United States

(734) 668-8987 | map

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Added by stouty1 on 10-09-2006

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Gaisgeil
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Metzger's, a bit of an Ann Arbor tradition though relocated, still maintains what made it good in the first place; Well done German food, friendly staff and fresh German beers. The new location is located in a strip mall close to I-94 and on the fringes of A-Deuce. Not exactly ideal, but at least the place is still around. The staff are all very friendly and service is fast and efficient, they aren't exactly beer knowledgable, but someone obviously knows something considering their beer list:

On Draft:
Warsteiner Dunkel Lager and Pilsener
Franziskaner Weiss
Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Hell
Spaten Optimator Dopplebock

Weihenstephaner Original and Weiss
Hacker-Pschorr Weiss
Dinkel Acker Dark and Pilsener
Schneider Weiss
Klosterbrauerei Badebier
Bitburger Pils
Pilsner Urquell
Reissdorf Kölsch
Bell's Amber Ale
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier

Along with a host of more typical macro beers and a couple macro ciders as well. All of the drafts were fresh tasting. The food was very good as well, though a tad pricey. About $50 total for two entrees, two steins of beer and tip, not horrible, but certainly not a bargain either.


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3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

New but with an Olde World style. The bar area has an Olde World style while the restaurant has a New World theme. Ceramic stynes (sp?) line the shelves with pictures of Germany everywhere. The owner (who is there everyday) told me that they are willing to seel their glasses, but he was low on his stock at the time.

Food is as you would expect from a german restaurant. I had the Schnitzle which reminded me of when I was in Germany. Loved it. Wife had cabbage rolls which were good too. Portions were exceeding my consumption limit.

Now, the important stuff... They had 6 beers on tap (5 of which were German brews) and one rotating tap. This month it is an Oktoberfest brew from Hacker Pschor (German too, I know), but they had Oberon last month. I cannot remember everything they had on tap and it seems my wife has thrown away my napkin notes (I had to wait for the place to be added before reviewing). I believe they had about 20 varieties of bottles to choose from, but I may be off a little. Anyway, I was excited to go and will definitely return. I think we spent about $40 for the two of us including three beers. I find that pretty economical for Ann Arbor area. Even though they are pushing Ann Arbor as far west as it goes, with their new strip mall location. Unfortunately, our waitress was new and really had nothing to offer, in the form of service or personality.

But, for good food and different choices of beer I feel it is worthy of a beerfly review.

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Metzger's in Ann Arbor, MI
3.87 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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