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Motor City Brewing Works

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€€ - €€€
Bar, Pub, Pizza
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470 West Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201-1220
+1 313-832-2700
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Saginaw, Michigan
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped here on December 31st. The place was nearly empty, with only one family of three seated at a table. There were at least three staff members working the small bar/restaurant area. The sign at the entry indicated we should wait to be seated. We waited... and eventually one of the staff members came over and... More 

Thank Otter2008
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with family while doing our own little brewery tour in Detroit. This was our first stop and set the bar high. We got a taster of 6 beers, which comes on a steel board, very cool. All the beers were good, my favourite was the Coconut Stout. We also got a spicy crab dip. Unreal. Ate it all... More 

Thank Brie L
Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here because of other reviews on Trip Advisor. Great beer and delicious pizza!! This should definitely be a stop as you visit the Detroit breweries!!

Thank Tracy A
Milford, Michigan
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385 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Place is in awesome location. Beer choices always great and creative. Cannot beat the service and quality

Thank steve r
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Had lunch there yesterday after a little shopping at Filson and Shinola and loved it! We shared a flight of their home brews and had Tara our server make the selections. She took her responsibilities very seriously and delivered! We also had the Pizza and the chilli and it did not disappoint. A great choice and I think the thing... More 

Thank Tim71259
Westland, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Had a very nice time at Motor City Brewing Works. Artsy people, very diverse crowd. The kind of place people congregate to have good conversation, drink a beer and eat pizza. The service was great, very friendly and timely. The parking isn't the greatest, but manageable. I used the parking lot entrance on Prentis. It was pretty dark. If the... More 

Thank berry313
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257 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Since 1994, before it was cool, Motor City Brewing has served the people of Detroit. Wood-fired pizzas and craft beer--need I say more? The pizzas are great and the restaurant is beautifully made out of scrap material. They even use some local produce from a community garden. I'd go here every week if I lived closer.

Thank MichiganTravelwriter
Oakland County, Michigan
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220 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We were in the neighborhood at the Traffic Jam & Snug and spotted this brewery across the street. We were able to sit outside, upstairs and enjoyed the amber and an IPA. Both very good. Service was good, atmosphere was cool.

Thank dmacnmi
Detroit, Michigan
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

If you're planning a trip to Mid-Town Detroit, don't miss the Motor City Brewing Works. It's situated in a great area, right across from the Shinola store (which is a destination in itself). The staff at MC Brewing Works is great. The building is small and seating was a little cramped, but they had the front doors/windows open so it... More 

Thank Andrew I
Owosso, Michigan
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Great date place and awesome drinks. It was my first visit and would recommend to friends. Nice parking lot and extremely nice service.

Thank dickpillar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, Pub, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 470 West Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201-1220
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-832-2700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?