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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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11:00 am - 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Outdoor Seating

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
not Fancy but AWESOME pizza

my husband was dying to take me here as he was raving about the pizza and beer. I had the pear and fig pizza with gorgonzola cheese and I'm hooked. One of the best Ive ever had.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
248shorty
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Shelby Township, Michigan
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Stallings, North Carolina
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The place was packed and staff was rude. We ended up just sitting at the bar since the wait was going to be so long. Just didn't live up to the hype.

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

my husband was dying to take me here as he was raving about the pizza and beer. I had the pear and fig pizza with gorgonzola cheese and I'm hooked. One of the best Ive ever had.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We drove in from Romulus, and found this great chic area near Wayne University. And in the middle of the block, Motor City Brewing. Tay was our server, and gave a thumbs up to the specials. What a great pizza - thin crust, coal fired, three cheese blend with goat cheese and drizzled with Michigan honey. Oh my! The salad... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This place is a very modern yet rustic bare walled drinking spot featuring their own beer and good pizza. Love stopping in here for a pint or two as it makes for the perfect day drinking spot. They even have an upper deck for those sun lovers. Pizza is solid here and pairs well with their beer offerings. I'm a... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Good beers and cool atmosphere...like some have mentioned, it can get loud since it's not a huge place...and it can get hot since they don't have A/C. I recommend coming on a cooler or rainy day if you can. Also fill up growlers.

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Not only are they in a great location with many other restaurants, shops, museums etc nearby, there is summertime outdoor seating, delicious beers, excellent pizzas, and friendly staff. I got a goat cheese and honey pizza, the bartender suggested adding garlic and bacon which made it out of this world. I love the cloudy cider as it's not too sweet... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Beer is good, food is OK. Atmosphere = a little loud. Free parking (on street, lot) is a plus. Growler fills available.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If you want a good pizza and a great pint of beer, Motor City Brewing Works is for you. There are great choices on the pizza menu but you can always make your own. The restaurant's open-air feel is perfect for great-weather days.

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Cedar Rapids, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a fantastic salad with tomatoes, blue cheese, red onions and mixed greens, with dill dressing, and then a three cheese pizza on a light thun crust, goat cheese and drizzled with MI honey. Add a Bohemian Lager, and simply, Great time

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Went here after the slow roll for drinks and snacks. We were put at a table in the back by the walk in cooler and the beer vats. The fruit flies were terrible the whole time we were there. Needless to say if you left your drink uncovered they were floating in it. It was also very hot due to... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?