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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 - 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
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 34
    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
High Energy Vibe--Good Food

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
applegirl57
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Detroit, Michigan
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Late Night
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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
434 reviews 434 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
38 helpful votes 38 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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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?