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Motor City Brewing Works

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$$ - $$$
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470 West Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201-1220
+1 313-832-2700
12:00 - 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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St. Petersburg, FL
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with some friends and it was a really enjoyable place to get dinner. I got the Danimal pizza. Considering I probably picked the wrong pizza (gorgonzola may not be my favorite cheese), it was still very good regardless and I really enjoyed it. The setting is nice and relaxed, it wasn't too packed the night we went.... More 

Thank Dani P
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Pizza, very cool atmosphere, great beer. It is not a huge place so I would not count on getting a seat on a busy weekend but the smaller size and hip location were a huge plus for me. It does not radiate a corporate enterprise like some "breweries" tend to do. I will go back for sure.

Thank Karen B
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

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.

Thank Nick J
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132 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

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.

Thank Travel4funnMichigan
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116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 

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 

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 

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!!

Thank Tracy A
Milford, Michigan
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406 reviews
237 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

Thank steve r
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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

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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, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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?