Jacoby's German Biergarten

Bar, Eatery

624 Brush St
Detroit, Michigan, 48226-2909
United States

(313) 962-7067 | map
jacobysbar.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.99
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
11
pDev:
11.53%
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Ratings by yancot:
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Rated by yancot from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Oct 25, 2013
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 5 by JimboBrews54 from Michigan

Oct 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.95 by HardyA from Michigan

May 18, 2018
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Reviewed by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5
Good spot, easily accessible from a lot of attractions. Old German style beer hall feel in a small right spot. Historically carried lots of good German beers, both on draft and bottles. Solid other selections on tap as well. Standard bar fare.
Jun 20, 2015
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Reviewed by SerialTicker from Michigan

3.71/5  rDev -7%
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.
May 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.21 by cryptichead from Illinois

Feb 24, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by n2492004 from Michigan

Feb 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by tommy5 from Michigan

Jan 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.04 by choyle1 from Oregon

Oct 09, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by MaxPowers from Michigan

Jul 30, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by styleisking from Michigan

Jul 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by hotsudge from Canada (ON)

Feb 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Jaysmittyland from Michigan

Nov 27, 2013
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Reviewed by martinhunter from Canada (ON)

4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
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.
Jul 13, 2008
Jacoby's German Biergarten in Detroit, MI
Place rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 15 ratings