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Motor City Brewing Works

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470 West Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-2700
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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good if you can enjoy it.

I went here with three other people that loved it, but they had only one thing that I could enjoy on the menu as medically diagnosed gluten intolerant. And I am someone who will work with it, ie order a burger and get rid of the buns myself. But of the most part it was just pizza and beer. So... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Swimallfly
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Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I went here with three other people that loved it, but they had only one thing that I could enjoy on the menu as medically diagnosed gluten intolerant. And I am someone who will work with it, ie order a burger and get rid of the buns myself. But of the most part it was just pizza and beer. So... More 

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Haslett, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We visited Motor City Brewing before a concert at the Fox Theater. The location was convenient and in a really nice, up and coming neighborhood near Shinola. We started with the spinach dip and some of their microbrews. The beer was good and the dip, which came with some fresh bread, was some of the best I've ever had. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

So friendly and helpful. Very excited about la rouge beer named for the soccer team in hamtramck. Would've stayed all day but had to got back to chicago. Will definitely be back again.

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Chicago, Illinois
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450 reviews 450 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We wanted to eat close to Shinola and there were a bunch of good choices. This was a winner! Inspired: BBQ Chicken pizza Service: Dan was excellent Food: awesome Drink: we enjoyed Ghettoblaster beer Atmosphere: industrial Return: sure! Parking: easy with their dedicated lot or on the street Discovered: Shinola recommended

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Garden City, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This place is awesome and the staff is very friendly. Their home made beer is good and the personal style pizza is delicious. I would high recommend grabbing a Growler and taking the beer home with you. Has a nice hipster vibe. The parking can be a bit of an issue but that's not difficult to overcome. If you have... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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239 reviews 239 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

By 6:00 p.m. on a Saturday night....lines out the door! Great vibe. Great neighborhood. Secure parking nearby. Food: very good "bar" food----delicious pizzas, cheese board, excellent chili. For the non-drinker, artisanal sodas. The space is comfy and lively. Fun!

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Curtice, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Went here for lunch on March 7th. Really enjoyed the ghetto blaster beer and the white wine. The two of us had a margarita pizza and the Godfather pizza. The Godfather pizza may have been one of the best pizzas I have ever had. Our service was very good also hope to go back soon.

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Central Hungary, Hungary
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Not a big place, but authentic Detroit. Very friendly and you can customize your pizzas. Don't leave without downing a pint of Ghettoblaster.

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Dearborn, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was my first visit along with four friends, two of whom had already been there. It really is a hidden little gem. We are season ticket holders at the Fisher, for the 2 p.m. show. Being advised that it was Valentines Day and most restaurants are really crowded, we opted out of dinner after the play and decided we... More 

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Macomb Township, Michigan, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I honestly love love love this place! I have been coming here for years! The place really is a hidden gem that is very easy to miss, especially coupled with the horrible parking situation, but don't miss out on this place!! Every time I come, I am more in love with this place. They brew their own beers, which are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 470 West Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: (313) 832-2700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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