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Motor City Gas

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Excellent stop for evening cocktail

We stopped here for an evening cocktail and impressed with our drinks. I had the Bill Murray and my... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
Great place to grab a drink or buy some whiskey.

A small batch whiskey distillery with a bar. You can sample the whiskey (and rye, and bourbon), try... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Royal Oak, Michigan
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3 weeks ago
“Excellent stop for evening cocktail”
Mar 3, 2018
“Great place to grab a drink or buy some whiskey.”
As Michigan's first dedicated Whiskey distillery, Motor City Gas manufactures a constant evolving variety of small batch whiskies, born from local ingredients - crafted by local hands. Discover a blend of traditional and new age distilled spirit...more
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325 E 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067-2705
+1 248-599-1427
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for an evening cocktail and impressed with our drinks. I had the Bill Murray and my husband had the Blackberry Bourbon Smash....excellent! Pricey cocktail list averaged between $10-12.

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

We pulled up 2 stools at the bar and proceeded to taste nearly all their offerings. At $3-4 for nearly an ounce sample, if you don't like one, just move on to the next. We were both disappointed that we didn't like any of them...More

Thank stork90
Reviewed March 3, 2018

A small batch whiskey distillery with a bar. You can sample the whiskey (and rye, and bourbon), try their mixed drinks and purchase bottles. The place is small, the bar is right next to the distillery on 4th street, just a few blocks from downtown...More

Thank 826Suzie
Reviewed January 1, 2018

WOW - It is a small batch distillery specializing in whiskey's (Bourbon, Rye, Single Malt, ..). They have a small room adjacent to the distillery that serves samples and mixed drinks that highlight their products. My favorite so far is their Manhattan - grew up...More

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Motor City G, Owner at Motor City Gas, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2018

Hi Mike. Thank you very much for the review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and very much appreciate the support. Thanks again!

Reviewed November 16, 2017

My title says it all, this is my favorite place to go in Royal Oak and every time I'm in the area I struggle not to stop in. My girlfriend teases me for how much I like this place, but I like good whiskey and...More

Thank rinnes09
Motor City G, Owner at Motor City Gas, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2017

Thank you very much for the nice review. We really appreciate the support! Rich

Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

First time here. It's on the small side with an urban feel. We were fortunate and got there before it got crowded. We were able to sit at a small table (table was small barrel). Many people were standing when we left. I had Bourbon...More

Thank Teach
Reviewed February 17, 2017

If you like whiskey (and if you don't, why are you reading this review?), you need to find your way to Motor City's tasting room. It's even worth a special trip. As a "tasting room" they aren't licensed for many of the things you'd expect...More

Thank marsguy
Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Cool little place just off the main drag on royal oak severs about a dozen or so handcrafted cocktails featuring whiskey and moonshine made at the location. Avg cost $12 but all that our group tried where very good. We cam in jus before closing...More

Thank Zimco01
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Stopped in after visiting a local brewery that had a beer made in barrels from this place. Got a 12$ drink but it was very good. Will check it out again.

Thank Fire0nice228
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Staff was very educated on the drinks they were serving. Drinks tasted amazing as well! The look and feel of the place was pretty peaceful and laid back, which is honestly rare to find these days. Also, there was a dog in there and it...More

Thank Grace J
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September 15, 2017|
Response from Motor City G | Property representative |
Sorry, we do not offer food, but we do allow you to order food in or bring food in. Thanks, Motor City Gas