Jacob Wirth Restaurant

Jacob Wirth Restaurant

German Restaurant and Bar · Chinatown - Leather District
31-37 Stuart St (btwn Tremont & Washington), Boston, MA 02116, United States
Closed until 11:30 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed, Sun
    • 11:30 AM–9:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

We are the 2nd oldest restaurant in Boston and the longest consecutively running tradition in the city.


Based on 266 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

  • What you need to know
    "Saturday nights are fun with the sing-a-long piano sessions :)"(5 Tips)
    Gisli Marteinn B.
    "Fantastic selection of beer, and not all German!"(15 Tips)
    Andrew C.
    "... on a beer, try the Aventinus - it's phenomenal."(3 Tips)
    Niels B.
    "Tried the jäger schnitzel and the sauerbraten - both mediocre."(3 Tips)
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106 tips and reviews.

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  • German food
  • beer
  • piano
  • aventinus
  • sauerbraten
  • cornbread
  • schnitzel
  • bratwurst
  • potato pancakes
  • trivia
  • gluten-free food
  • chicken wings
  • Reuben sandwiches
  • great value
  • good for a late night
  • fried pickles
  • vegetarian food
  • cole slaw
  • pretzels
  • authentic
  • Patricia

    THE most pathetic excuse for a pretzel. Skip this spot and head to Harpoon Brewery for beer & a pretzel instead.

    Patricia · 3 weeks ago
  • Bruno S.

    Wonderful german restaurant! 🇩🇪🌭🍸

    Bruno Sousa · October 26
  • Paul H.

    Don't k ow why we ordered a hamburger in a German joint, but lesson learned. Stick with the sausages. The beer list will keep me coming back.

    Paul Headley · October 12
  • Brian M.

    Liters of beer!

    Brian Manning · July 29
  • Enrico S.

    Very loud during the weekend but had a good time.

    Enrico S · July 29
  • Jeanie N.

    Def go to sing along with Mel (on Friday nights!) the best way to kick off your weekend. Cheap pitchers, meh bar food

    Jeanie Nguyen · July 27
  • Naiara

    Huge selection of beers, awesome margaritas. Saturday nights are fun with the sing-a-long piano sessions :)

    Naiara · July 27
  • Xavier

    Best bar ever, you can sing while you are drinking that's is a party!!!! SING-ALONG WITH MEL.

    Xavier · July 26
  • Niels B.

    Don't go here for the food - it is as far from German food as Your local Chinese take-out is original Chinese cuisine. Tried the jäger schnitzel and the sauerbraten - both mediocre.

    Niels Boegholm · July 19
  • Kina

    Love the fried chicken blt. The warm chipotle turkey sandwich is amazing too. For beer get the speak easy baby daddy session IPA or the Jake's house Lager.

    Kina · July 14
  • Denis B.

    One of the oldest pubs

    Denis Belanger · June 10
  • verymonica

    Saveur // issue 1700

    verymonica · May 24
  • Kevin L.

    Come for the beer, stay for the terrible piano.

    Kevin Leonardi · April 25
  • Nick H.

    The Reuben sticks are incredible.

    Nick Holroyd · April 4
  • Kaitlynn A.

    The coleslaw was delicious. Had a decent beer selection, and the live entertainment was fun. Check the place out.

    Kaitlynn Anderson · March 26
  • Joseph D.

    A legendary Boston restaurant which badly needs a reboot. Standard American fare with some German dishes is pretty good. The sing alongs are fun too.

    Joseph Dineen · March 7
  • Benjamin D.

    german vibe

    Benjamin Doyle · February 20
  • Paul N.

    Fantastic and authentic good!

    Paul Nederhoed · January 9
  • Sofia P.

    Great place to get some beers and brats while catching a soccer game. I recommend the sauerbraten and schnitzel sandwich.

    Sofia Papastamelos · December 29, 2014
  • Gisli Marteinn B.

    Fantastic selection of beer, and not all German! Service also fantastic. Our guy was from Nepal and I'd be hard pressed to remember a better waiter in all of Boston.

    Gisli Marteinn Baldursson · December 19, 2014
  • Alex D.

    $1 root beer floats are great for your underage friends.

    Alex Dobyan · December 4, 2014
  • Ernest D.

    Looks like time stopped here. Definitely my favorite German place in Boston. One small thing: I suppose the level of service could be a little bit better. The food is really delicious though.

    Ernest Deriabin · December 2, 2014
  • Cameron M.

    The Reuben, cornbread and beer-battered mozzarella sticks were fantastic!

    Cameron Murphy · October 16, 2014
  • Jeremy K.

    Amazing craft beer (and German beer) selection here!

    Jeremy Krantz · October 12, 2014
  • Rich G.


    Rich Gamble · October 4, 2014
  • Jim V.

    Have a Leffe brown. You can't find it anywhere else

    Jim Vaglica · September 28, 2014
  • Vivian

    they have lindemans peche and framboise lambic! 'nuff said.

    Vivian · September 28, 2014
  • Vivian

    beer battered mozzarella sticks. (discovered at phantom gourmet's food fest), even better at the restaurant!

    Vivian · September 28, 2014
  • Chris S.

    The smell of German food and beer is good. Reminds me of when I enjoyed such fare. Thirty years ago.

    Chris Smith · September 26, 2014
  • Stevie P.

    Great service even on a Saturday night. Clam chowder and cornbread is an epic meal on the cheap.

    Stevie P. · September 13, 2014
  • Emiliy M.

    Oder a pint of Jacob's beer and a pretzel appetizer! Go on a night they have a piano sing-a-long for extra fun.

    Emiliy Marino · September 11, 2014
  • Rob H.

    Pretzels are a great appetizer. Mixed grill makes a tasty lunch or dinner.

    Rob Havasy · August 10, 2014
  • Mary S.

    The wurst are the best!

    Mary Skipper · August 7, 2014
  • Kevin M.

    schofferhofer grapefruit hefeweizen

    Kevin Ma · August 6, 2014
  • Brian O.

    Great restaurant in the heart of Boston! Live piano on Friday nights is brilliant fun! Traditional German food and beers as well as regular dishes. Cannot recommend enough!

    Brian O'Connor · July 13, 2014
  • George P.

    Crowded and constantly busy, but in this case that's part of the appeal. Huge selection of beer and great food, but the service can be slow at times.

    George Prax · April 19, 2014
  • Jasvinder K.

    The atmosphere is great without it but the live music adds a certain charm to the place.

    Jasvinder Khera · December 20, 2013
  • Jeanne Marie H.

    Their small plates versions of bigger dishes are pretty hefty.

    Jeanne Marie Hoffman · November 29, 2013
  • Richard J.

    Service slow,lazy and didn't care. Good beer selection

    Richard Jacobi · October 12, 2013
  • Brittany T.

    Incredible beer selection! And grab a pretzel while you're throwing one back.

    Brittany Trimble · October 4, 2013
  • Kate Y.

    There's no UFO Pumpkin here

    Kate Yan · September 28, 2013
  • Anne N.

    The piano player, Mel is awesome -- what a character! Tip him well.

    Anne N · May 11, 2013
  • Nicole S.

    If you like opera singing they do that here.

    Nicole Schmitt · March 24, 2013
  • Ken P.

    The Nibbler!

    Ken Persel · March 15, 2013
  • Brendan O.

    Duvel on tap? What more can you ask for?

    Brendan O'Neil · March 6, 2013
  • Andrew C.

    If you're willing to spend a little extra on a beer, try the Aventinus - it's phenomenal.

    Andrew Cassidy · December 24, 2012
  • Max

    Nice place with good food and a selection of 45 kinds of draft beer.

    Max · December 19, 2012
  • Nathan

    Please pull the inner door to as you enter and exit in wintertime. Also, don't sit at the door end of the bar.

    Nathan · November 24, 2012
  • Danny

    Morgan White trivia every Mon & Wed!!

    Danny · November 8, 2012
  • Kevin R.

    Great atmosphere, excellent service. The beer is tops...fresh and crisp. Too bad they close at 9 pm (Monday).

    Kevin Reilly · November 6, 2012

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