Jacoby’s, my brush with you was much too quick! A revisit to this Detroit-based German biergarten – one of the oldest bars in the city – is DEFINITELY in order.
After several years of wanting to visit Jacoby’s, I suddenly found myself there on a Saturday afternoon in mid-May during a whirlwind jaunt of bachelorette party revelry (Jacoby’s was one of two stops on a super-fun pedal bar excursion with The Michigan Pedaler; the other was Old Shillelagh).
According to Jacoby’s website, it’s been serving up brews since 1904! While the bar has changed ownership throughout the years, it maintains its heritage, offering a variety of German beers and German food specialties, such as wiener schnitzel (described on the menu as a breaded pork chop accompanied by potato cakes and red cabbage), spaetzle noodles, and knockwurst.
For those who prefer more traditionally American bar fare, Jacoby’s has that, too; its menu is loaded with such munch-worthy appetizers as fried pickles, chicken wings, and jalapeño poppers, and it also offers soups, salads, sandwiches, and burgers, some of which sport German flair (the Famous Corned Beef Reuben with its made-in-house sauerkraut is calling my name!). A selection of locally-made craft beers and ciders are also served at Jacoby’s.
I don’t know when I’ll be back to Jacoby’s, but I hope it’s soon. I look forward to trying its German cuisine and soaking up its grand antique-saloon vibes (its interior, with its warm wood and golden ceiling tiles, definitely feels like a portal to an older era). We’ll be reunited after our chance encounter, Jacoby’s – I’ll make sure of it!
624 Brush St.
Detroit, MI 48226