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Motor City Brewing Works Inc

Brewery and Pizza Place$$$$
Midtown, Detroit
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  • Don't forget it is Day after Thanksgiving today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • Go here. Experience the pizza. It's worth it.
  • Megan C.
    "Ghettoblaster and the godfather pizza... awesome"(21 Tips)
    Graham P.
    "Order the Ghetto Blaster, chat with the bartenders."(7 Tips)
    Nick B.
    "Pizza, cider, nut brown ale & ghettoblaster"(4 Tips)
    Cheryl H.
    "Forgot to add that the hard cider in incredible and the bartenders are the..."(11 Tips)
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  • Julia C.
    One of my least favorite breweries in the area. Beer isn’t special, not even the ghettoblaster. Pizza is decent. Parking is limited. Not worth the hassle.
  • Samir N.
    Samir NazirAugust 6
    Mary had a little lamb . . .
  • Cecil H.
    Get a Growler of Ghetto blaster beer and a Bronx Bomber pizza
  • Josh C.
    Josh CurtissApril 14
    Mediterranean pizza was super tasty. Pizzas are 10" usually with 6 slices. Not a huge beer selection but what they have is excellent 👌
  • Jeremiah C.
    Hefenwizen
  • P D.
    P DJanuary 12
    Hard cider is really delicious!
  • Peter M.
    Peter MilneDecember 3, 2016
    Hard Cider
  • Jonathan T.
    Jonathan TurnbullOctober 23, 2016
    Good choice of beer, service was a little slow when we were there but would recommend popping in
  • Eric L. D.
    Eric L. DuncanMay 11, 2016
    Pizza and Beer, the cherry wine is good too.
  • Miles B.
    Miles BoucherMay 6, 2016
    Pizza. It isn't always on the specials, but the Honey Boo Boo is fantastic. Honey, cheese, artichokes. It's divine
  • Liliana C.
    Liliana CortésMarch 28, 2016
    All pizzas
  • Terry B.
    Terry BoneMarch 26, 2016
    Good beer and even better pizza!
  • Erich B.
    Erich BrubakerMarch 11, 2016
    All the pizzas are amazing. The cider is decent.
  • Sparty A.
    Sparty AlFebruary 12, 2016
    Good pizza, like the neighborhood too.
  • Nick B.
    Nick BuzinskiJanuary 6, 2016
    Pizza, cider, nut brown ale & ghettoblaster
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PriceJanuary 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite place in midtown. Crab dip, sopla fuego (spicy), and the porter is my go to order, but it's all great!
  • Caylin N.
    Caylin NietoDecember 28, 2015
    Lager is tasty!
  • Lolo ❤.
    Lolo ❤💙💚💛💜December 23, 2015
    It's not always on the beer list, but ask for the Wassail. It's hot hard cider, with brandy, nutmeg, etc. Really puts you in the Christmas spirit!
  • Lolo ❤.
    Lolo ❤💙💚💛💜December 6, 2015
    The hot Wassail cider will put you in the holiday spirit, it's perfection. Drink it outside by the fire pit if you want a magical experience.
  • Rachel D.
    Rachel DawnNovember 1, 2015
    Frozen pizza rolls taste better than this place. So unimpressed. Yuck.
  • Katy
    KatySeptember 30, 2015
    Mediocre beers and pizza. Skip this place altogether unless you have no other options
  • Drksyde X.
    Drksyde XSeptember 5, 2015
    The BBQ chicken pizza was great. wish I could say the same for the service. It took 17 mins to get a waiter. The place is beautiful with lots of potential but the service is definitely lacking.
  • Ashley K.
    Ashley KemperAugust 5, 2015
    Summer wheat is exactly what you're looking for
  • Bobby A.
    Bobby AlcottJuly 16, 2015
    Honestly - the VERY best non-deep dish pizza *anywhere*.
  • Denise E Hilderaldo C.
    Pizza, deep crab, sample beers, and all beers !!
  • Ross R.
    Ross RobertsonJune 9, 2015
    Good pizza. Not the best, but certainly not the worst. Awesome patio.
  • Jamie D.
    Jamie DelaneyApril 28, 2015
    Pale ale & bronx bomber. Chili also on point.
  • Young M.
    Young MikeFebruary 1, 2015
    First time here and a friend suggest the "Marry Did Have" pizza! If you don't mind a little foreign touch to your food please try it.
  • Callan
    CallanJanuary 11, 2015
    Great pizza and beer. Do not park in the lot - you'll have to move
  • Amanda E.
    Amanda EddieDecember 20, 2014
    Try the ghetto blaster! You won't be disappointed unless you like piss in a bottle
  • Joshua E.
    Joshua EhartNovember 28, 2014
    Ghettoblaster
  • Stuart
    StuartNovember 27, 2014
    Nice cozy space on an awesome street. Tasty IPA.
  • Jeff D.
    Jeff DayOctober 10, 2014
    Love Ghettoblaster. Pizzas are good. Great atmosphere. Tucked off of Woodward up by Wayne State. Cool place.
  • Chris A.
    Chris AhernSeptember 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Decent beers, bizarre parking situation, great food. I recommend the "Mary Had A...." pizza. (It's lamb, get it? )
  • paul t.
    paul tAugust 23, 2014
    Intimate. Definitely has the Cass Corridor vibe. Ghetto Blaster is by far their best, the rest are just OK. 🍺
  • Carmen N.
    Carmen NAugust 17, 2014
    Very, very highly recommend. Great place in Detroit, I'm not exaggerating when I say it was a highlight if my trip.
  • Anne Yvonne D.
    Anne Yvonne DemeyAugust 12, 2014
    Pretty sure they only serve pizza here but its all homemade and wonderul
  • Chioke M.
    Chioke McRaeAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try all the pizzas
  • linda K.
    linda KierzkowskiJune 20, 2014
    looks like fun.
  • Andrew I.
    Andrew InmanJune 9, 2014
    ghetto blaster and pizza what more could you want!
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DiVietriJune 7, 2014
    Watch your parking
  • George G.
    George GrzywaczApril 22, 2014
    Makes California Pizza Kitchen look like McDonalds
  • Jillian F.
    Jillian FreemanApril 20, 2014
    Pizza is good, not a big fan of the beers I tried.
  • Mike M.
    Mike McClureMarch 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    All the pizzas are good and nice beer selection
  • Joshua S.
    Joshua SikkengaFebruary 2, 2014
    Ghettoblaster
  • Jesse K.
    Jesse KesslerDecember 30, 2013
    They play amazing music
  • Cheapism
    CheapismNovember 12, 2013
    Produces handcrafted, superior quality beer. Go on a guided tour of the brewery with up to 8 people. Read more: http://www.cheapism.com/p/cheap-detroit-restaurants.mhtml#ixzz2kRWMK5nJ
  • Cheryl H.
    Cheryl HardenbrookNovember 6, 2013
    Forgot to add that the hard cider in incredible and the bartenders are the best I've ever seen!
  • Cheryl H.
    Cheryl HardenbrookNovember 6, 2013
    Awesome atmosphere, beer, and food! We even had to get a growler to go! Definitely be back if I'm ever in Detroit again!
  • Kelly
    KellySeptember 28, 2013
    Nut Brown is the best!
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduSeptember 6, 2013
    Pear and fig pizza is insanely good! The Danimal has a great flavor combination. The dough is some of the best Ive ever had.
  • Paul B.
    Paul BrownJuly 22, 2013
    Great place for pizza. Also, they have good ginger beer. Very light.
  • Chioke M.
    Chioke McRaeJuly 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Eat near door or outside on the second floor.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 10, 2013
    Getting attention not only for Motor City Brewing Work's craft brew scene, but also for its creative pizza and chili options. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Nycole K.
    Nycole KellyJune 30, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Only park in designated Motor City BW parking spots or you will get towed. There is also a MCBW lot in back.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CouchJune 28, 2013
    Highly recommend the beer flight. Make sure to try sodas as well! No caffeine.. hand crafted like the pies.
  • Dana D.
    Dana DaneJune 23, 2013
    Amazing fresh food !! The pizzas are grand !! If you are a beer drinker try their beer . The brew & make it themselves . Love the atmosphere . I think I have another favorite spot in Detroit !
  • Sam Z.
    Sam ZollJune 13, 2013
    The SUMMER brew is the move. Go chill roof top with some of that!
  • Cate S.
    Cate SpurrJune 3, 2013
    Their pizzas are delicious! One will feed 1-2 people. The Godfather Part 2 is absolutely amazing.
  • Sofía S.
    Sofía SyntaxxMay 31, 2013
    Slow service so don't come starving or you will be in a world of hurt. Great hard cider.
  • Lisa R.
    Lisa RMay 21, 2013
    Great atmosphere and food!
  • Brian A.
    Brian AmbrozyApril 28, 2013
    The WiFi password is iloveghettoblaster
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron McCabeApril 28, 2013
    Good beer but They have like 5 parking spots and you will get towed if u park elsewhere
  • Megan C.
    Megan CaseyApril 18, 2013
    Ghettoblaster and the godfather pizza... awesome
  • Mark R.
    Mark ReichaApril 5, 2013
    The beer here is amazing, but you got to have a pizza. Try the sopla fuego if you like spicy stuff. It has a good bite.
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan CallahanMarch 28, 2013
    Delicious pizza for only ~$10 and beers were unique and tasted terrific as well. Quick service even though the place was packed and we had a great time.
  • Suchi
    SuchiMarch 7, 2013
    The pear and fig pizza was awesome, if you're looking for something a little sweet.
  • Steve H.
    Steve HorstmanFebruary 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch your parking! Obey the signs! No joke, you could be towed. With that, great place for a really decent variety of sips. Check out the roof in summer.
  • Matt D.
    Matt DobsonJanuary 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    It was great foursquare. Just great.
  • Samara S.
    Samara SkowronskiJanuary 19, 2013
    Midtown!!!
  • Kara T.
    Kara TDecember 30, 2012
    The pizza and beer are delicious and the bartender looks exactly like Joseph Gordon-Levitt...all-around awesome restaurant/brewery.
  • Michele H.
    Michele HartDecember 28, 2012
    Mmmm good cider!
  • Shennel B.
    Shennel BiasNovember 11, 2012
    You must try an elixir
  • Shennel B.
    Shennel BiasNovember 11, 2012
    Just saw the most rustic beautiful cheese plate, with hard salami, smoked gouda, & fresh toasted baguette!
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KeberlyAugust 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Corktown stout. Top notch. Smoky with smooth coffee tones.
  • Stephanie
    StephanieAugust 20, 2012
    LOCAL. Local. Local. Local brew. Locals. Outdoor seating. Handmade pizza and a dash of Detroit artwork. An after work frequent destination.
  • The Twisted Onion
    The Twisted OnionJuly 16, 2012
    Not in the mood for beer?...Try their hard cider!
  • VisitDetroit
    VisitDetroitJune 5, 2012
    If the name Ghettoblaster doesn’t ring a bell, it should. The hard ciders are also top-notch.
  • Chantay L.
    Chantay LeonardMay 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Mediterranean pizza, honey porter and hard cider (warm) are bliss
  • Jake H.
    Jake HagenMay 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Randy... Watch out. He's some hot shit... Sit at the bar and watch him wash the dishes... Or pour water on his body during a hot summer night... Yeaahhhh....
  • VisitDetroit
    VisitDetroitMay 1, 2012
    Hand-crafted microbrews in the heart of the Motor City and some of the finest brick oven pizza around.
  • Shajuan M.
    Shajuan MortonApril 15, 2012
    If you like spicy go with solpa fuego pizza
  • M L R ™
    M L R ™March 18, 2012
    GhettoBlaster THE BEST!!!
  • Réjane P.
    Réjane PierreMarch 8, 2012
    I. Love. Ghettoblaster. Great place to hang with friends and have some GOOD beer.
  • Linda S.
    Linda SzaboMarch 4, 2012
    Been here a few times and loved it! (GB!) but when I came on a Fri night & was completely ignored w/no chance of grabbing a table, we left. Youre losing $, have someone greet patrons on busy nights.
  • Chris S.
    Chris StergalasFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The best brew made in Detroit.
  • Abrebsta
    AbrebstaDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You cant go wrong with any of the beer. Try the crab dip!
  • Therran O.
    Therran OliphantDecember 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The 2011Pumpkin Ale is MASSIVE
  • fajr s.
    fajr strongDecember 7, 2011
    Great Mediterranean Pizza!
  • Dave C.
    Dave CantrallDecember 4, 2011
    Nicks not here
  • Chantay L.
    Chantay LeonardDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Have a honey porter. It will make you happy.
  • Amber H.
    Amber HuntNovember 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best spinach artichoke dip in the history of the world. Spicy, peppery, awesome!!!
  • Kyle P.
    Kyle PourciauNovember 21, 2011
    GhettoBlaster's all Day!
  • Chirag P.
    Chirag PatelOctober 10, 2011
    Cool staff, the beer flight is great (even the holder), very comfortable interior and nice design. Great place all the way around
  • Cara Jo
    Cara JoOctober 9, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the Octoberfest beer in the stein for only $7 while it lasts! Delicious!
  • Motor City Brew Tours
    Motor City Brew ToursOctober 5, 2011
    Try the Honey Potter!
  • Therran O.
    Therran OliphantSeptember 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Can't go wrong with Ghetto Blaster or the IPA. But if they have the elixirs try one, they can be a nice break from the beer.
  • Tim I.
    Tim IlesSeptember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I don't get the hype on ghettoblaster, try the strong or the honey porter. GB is B- at best. Pizza rocks though.
  • Lady M.
    Lady MewSeptember 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for the Nutblaster, it's the Ghettoblaster mixed with the Nut brown :-) It's awesome!
  • Adam S.
    Adam SSeptember 7, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If your gunna park in the lot,ONLY park in the spots that have a white Reserved Parking sign for the brewery or park in the back!
  • Sew
    SewAugust 30, 2011
    Honey Porter, a sweet ass afternoon treat. Drink one.
  • PJ W.
    PJ WascherAugust 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I love pizza and have had many. This is the best pizza in Detroit. My favorite is the Sopla Fuego.
  • EXTRACREEPY
    EXTRACREEPYAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    TRUST ME, ASK FOR THE NUTBLASTER ... TRUST ME
  • DETROIT:2012 !.
    DETROIT:2012 !August 17, 2011
    Great Pizza--sit outside upstairs and enjoy.
  • dallyinthealley
    dallyinthealleyAugust 4, 2011
    in a pinch for a party? get a keg!
  • Jim F.
    Jim FreemanAugust 3, 2011
    If you can handle a little heat, replace your tomato sauce with habenero sauce. Its definitely worth it!
  • Clare L.
    Clare L.July 31, 2011
    The Godfather pizza is the best by far...beyond delicious.
  • Kristopher C.
    Kristopher ChambersJuly 30, 2011
    Try the summer brew yah, don't be unoriginal and ghetto blaster yah.tourist.
  • matt c.
    matt craggJuly 25, 2011
    Sopla Diego pizza and strong ale makes a great combo.
  • Tanya I.
    Tanya IrwinJuly 18, 2011
    I *really* wanted to like this place, but we walked out after 20 minutes because the service was so terrible. Oh, they also either don't have A/C or don't use it. If felt more like a sauna instead of Read more
  • Adam S.
    Adam SJuly 18, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Zack is the very best bar man
  • Chris C.
    Chris CarlinJuly 13, 2011
    Make sure you have the Ghettoblaster. And try to park in one of the 4 or 5 designated MCBW parking spots, there is usually a parking attendent from the Traffic Jam (across the street) that wants $5 if
  • Jocelyne N.
    Jocelyne NinnemanJune 28, 2011
    Best local brew, fave pizza, still see friends' art on the walls... and the upper deck in the summer is the perfect spot! Read more
  • Erin
    ErinJune 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Painfully slow service. Lamb pizza is worth the wait and fantastic!
  • D:hive D.
    D:hive DetroitJune 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The hard cider constantly changes, but turns out better and better each time! Love this place!
  • Dig Downtown
    Dig DowntownJune 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Come by on Wednesday evenings to see some of the areas emerging artists.
  • Paul W.
    Paul WascherMay 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the summer brew wheat style beer with an orange. Just out today. Great stuff!
  • Kristin L.
    Kristin LukowskiApril 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't eat the crust of your pizza like you normally would. Instead, save it til the end and dip it in oil and spices. So yummy.
  • Kristin L.
    Kristin LukowskiMarch 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ghettoblaster and a Danimal. Don't ask; just do.
  • Jaeson B.
    Jaeson BrownFebruary 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Bronx Bomber and a large press of coffee will have you working like never before
  • Cheryl V L.
    Cheryl V LangFebruary 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the bbq chicken pizza. Very tasty
  • Julie V.
    Julie VereshJanuary 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Parking is $5 if you don't park in the first 8 spots.
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HillDecember 15, 2010
    Try their brewed sodas - up there with Faygo - Ginger beer rocks! And their pizzas are amazing.
  • Lance H.
    Lance HillDecember 5, 2010
    Some of the best brews I've had in Detroit. The Ghettoblaster is always kickin but go out on a limb and try the "Nutblaster".
  • Ken K.
    Ken KingeryNovember 8, 2010
    Ghettoblaster kind of sucks. Harvest Ale only thing truly worth drinking. Lamb pizza quite tasty.
  • jenny c.
    jenny calhounOctober 6, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Try all 5 of their infused wine ELIXERS in one sitting.... zing!
  • Kari
    KariSeptember 19, 2010
    The bartenders super cool
  • TJ L.
    TJ ListSeptember 6, 2010
    The hard cider packs a wallop!
  • Neil Y.
    Neil YaremchukJuly 19, 2010
    60/40 is where it's at for me.
  • Urban Organic
    Urban OrganicJune 13, 2010
    This is the home of ghettoblaster, the best locally brewed beer, ranked right up there with Kalamazoo's Oberon made by Bell's Brewery
  • BareBones Detroit
    BareBones DetroitJune 9, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Go have yourself some Ghettoblaster. Your taste buds will thank you. Read more
  • David L.
    David LingholmJune 4, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for the strong ale even if it's not on the board. It's worth the extra buck if they've got it.
  • Cristina
    CristinaMay 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    lager and margarita pizza, perfect.
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BennettApril 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Have had many a glass of cherry wine here. So good!
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RuudApril 16, 2010
    you can order the spiced nuts on their own and not with the sampler board...they are like crack they are so good!
  • Bonnie N.
    Bonnie NewillMarch 17, 2010
    Go to Motor City Brewing Works and get a flight of all of their beers for $7
  • Curt B.
    Curt BFebruary 19, 2010
    Have the Ghettoblaster. Greatest beer in Detroit.
  • Emily L.
    Emily LinnJanuary 19, 2010
    Order a snakebite! 1/2 lager + 1/2 cider. It's delicious!
  • Graham P.
    Graham PocialikJanuary 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the Ghetto Blaster, chat with the bartenders. The pizzas are also amazing. Read more
  • Bit L.
    Bit LorrentDecember 30, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    If there is ever a food special that has guacamole don't even think about ordering anything else. Best ever!
  • Michael J. V.
    Michael J. VilagDecember 2, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Try their great pizza with either a Ghettoblaster or a homemade soda.
  • Paul O.
    Paul OppenheimNovember 21, 2009
    The drink: nutblaster. Mix of nut brown and ghettoblaster. PROTIP: the hard nutblaster adds a shot of hard cider.
  • Ashley Catherine W.
    Ashley Catherine WoodsNovember 6, 2009
    go to MCBW and order the Godfather pizza. Plus a glass of Cherry wine. or the whole bottle.
  • Jose Eduardo S.
    Jose Eduardo SantosAugust 23, 2013
    Cerveja deliciosa e o ambiente de familia. Excelente.....
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