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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
12:00 pm - 12:00 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: Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 32
    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
Most recent review
Early Lunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
marylouwho40
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Dearborn, Michigan
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Late Night
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Dearborn, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Bay City
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The parking situation can be confusing, especially in the winter, but once we got a place to park we had a great time. Took home a six pack of beer and the pizza was delicious. We sat at the bar and met another couple who go there all the time and are beer lovers like us.

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We stopped in for just a beer and didn't want to leave. The beer is excellent and the servers are so friendly and laid back. No attitude, just a good time. Pizzas looked amazing. The artichoke dip was delicious, with lots of crusty bread for dipping. We look forward to another visit in the summertime when we can enjoy the... More 

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Novi, Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Looking for a place to have a drink before going to a show. Didn't eat but pizza looked awesome. Beer was great - not a huge list but what they do, they do well. A small place - good service. Parking was difficult but got lucky. It is nice to see crowds in mid-town Detroit with Hopcat, MCBW is a... More 

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129 reviews 129 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

A small micro-brewery with wood fired pizzas, this is NOT a chain sports bar!! A casual atmosphere, and for once, a small bar where there is cool music playing quietly in the background, where the bar tender engages in good conversation if you initiate it. Quite a few people did take away pizzas while we ate in; a couple of... More 

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Tarrytown, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The beer and the pizza are spot on. I tried three different beers and 4 different pizzas. The only downside to this place is how small it is.

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Salem, Virginia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We stopped in for a few beers. We were very careful to park in the correct spot to prevent a tow. The place was packed as it is a very small place. We got a few beers which were very good and got a table in about 30 minutes. Server came around promptly and when we asked him, we found... More 

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

On a discovery trip from the burbs to Detroit, we stopped here for a beer. We were pleasantly surprised by the selection. We didn't order any food, but the people around us had their pizza and from the remarks we heard, should have had one. Next trip we will.

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Not only do they have a broad selection of beer but the pizza is fantastic! The atmosphere is great, parking is so so. A great spot for lunch or dinner. The owners are great.

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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 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

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