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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
+1 313-832-2700
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11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know how they operate with such a small kitchen but the food is awesome. The beers are always plentiful and reasonably priced. Great spot to stop in at in the Midtown area just across from Shinola.

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Thank Nick J
Michigan
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131 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in here after the auto show and this place was great. Friendly service, the beer was really good and so was the pizza. Not the usual Detroit style of pizza but the taste was great. I forget the exact name but it had fuego in it, so it was spicy but not mouth burning.

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Thank Travel4funnMichigan
Michigan
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115 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While shopping in the area, decided to stop in for the first time to get a pizza and try the beer. I ended up trying the Elixer-think fruity adult punch drink in a bottle. Also tried a couple flavors of the sodas between the three of us, loved Black Cherry the best. While we went in with the intent of... More 

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Thank UofMgirl
Saginaw, Michigan
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 

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Thank Otter2008
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

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 

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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 27 December 2016 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!!

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Thank Tracy A
Milford, Michigan
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234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank steve r
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
10 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 

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Thank Tim71259
Westland, Michigan
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8 reviews
8 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 

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Thank berry313
Michigan
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260 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 470 West Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201
  • 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?