Motor City Brewing Works

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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

470 West Canfield
Detroit, Michigan, 48201
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motorcitybeer.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
25
Reviews:
162
Ratings:
496
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.73/5
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
57
pDev:
13.14%
 
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of ksolekjr
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Jim67
3.06/5  rDev -18%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Worth a try but better off at Jolly Pumpkin or Hopcat across the street if you at only in town once with no plan to return. Of course I went to all three

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Photo of Penguins66
3.88/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

It's in a great location, more or less across the street from Jolly Pumpkin. It has a dive bar feel, complete with a fairly intense bleach smell when we walked in. That didn't really bother us because it seemed to fit the vibe. My wife & I plunked down on a couple stools at the smallish U-shaped bar and enjoyed a couple pints each. My personal favorite was the Ghettoblaster. True, they don't have the widest selection of beers, but the ones we tried were tasty and representative of their styles.

The bartender was nice and fairly chatty. Prices were quite reasonable given the downtown location. We also liked that they are within walking distance of Little Caesars Arena (albeit a fairly long walk). It's a worthy stop if you are in the area.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Tomkob11
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of importedfromdet
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of tnelson1
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

I've been here countless times, and it can get pretty crowded but the pizza is amazing and the beer is pretty good as well.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
3.51/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Raime
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Cool spot near Wayne State University. Solid true-to-style beers, but nothing fancy or flashy. Cool rooftop available when the weather is nice, pretty reasonably priced. Snacks and artisan style brick oven pizzas.

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Photo of gotweid
4.36/5  rDev +16.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of ARoman
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5

Situated in a shack-looking building just outside of Wayne St University in the midst of an area becoming more developed with swanky bars and restaurants. It feels a bit out of place, but then again, it also has an interesting charm to it. The staff and patrons all seem very chill and friendly. Not a huge selection, three to four of their regular rotation, maybe a season or an experimental. They serve 10" pizzas as well as a selection of salads and a few side-like dishes. Everything was reasonably priced. Worth a quick visit for some brews and grub.

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Photo of cryptichead
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

Photo of n2492004
4/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jrs3994243
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Photo of Samurai_Jesus4
3.51/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 2.5

Photo of tommy5
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Brandonparrent
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

Photo of HJayS
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

It can get crowded here, but that is a testimony to their great products and neat locale. The roof top is a great place to sit in warm weather, but otherwise, enjoy the bar. Well worth the trip.

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Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of loganburgh
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of goast8127
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Motor City Brewing Works in Detroit, MI
Brewery rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 496 ratings