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Motor City Brewing Works

470 West Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201-1220
+1 313-832-2700
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (92 reviews)
“bronx bomber” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
$$ - $$$
470 West Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201-1220
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Scott gave great beer selections and the lamb pizza was fantastic. I'd go back just for the honey lager. Scott was also great to talk to and had some wonderful old mead to try.

Thank MarthaArcher
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2nd time here for a beer. I had a double IPA. Very good. bartender was very friendly. I went up to the roof patio to finish my beer. The female server who was working both areas told me very matter of factually that if someone...More

Thank Dean C
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Friendly prompt service at the bar, cold beer, fair price. Nice to have a option to sit outside. Would try it again.

Thank mariatafoni
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

The beers were all very well made, and spanned the spectrum of styles. The ghettoblaster 15pack is a screaming deal for $15 (especially if you enjoy lower gravity flavourful English style ales).

Thank Kendall M
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I love this place! It is small and cramped at times, but comfortable. They have a good selection of beer and their food is amazing! They have a small upper deck that is nice to sit on when nice outside!

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This was the second time visiting this place, and we will not go back. Here was our experience: Sunday, May 28 we were in town from Cincinnati, OH visiting friends, and we decided to visit Motor City. It was early afternoon. There were 4 in...More

Thank Rachel7675
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I was a bit bummed, my expectations were high and the beers were very underwhelming and boring. Just blah, Jolly Pumpkin is across the street.

Thank RyanE74
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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...More

Thank Dani P
Reviewed 11 March 2017

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...More

Thank Karen B
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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Rachel C
18 May 2017|
Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
Not that I could see. There was a woman there with her son that was clearly a minor when I was there.
30 December 2016|
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Response from Tracy A | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
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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