At long last, barrel-aged sour beers and pizzas have arrived in Midtown. Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria & Brewery officially opened to the public over the weekend with 30 brews on tap and even more in the bottle. Compared to other anticipated Detroit openings, Jolly Pumpkin managed a rather speedy and successful transformation of their Canfield corner storefront.
Reclaimed wood and exposed silver ductwork are a key theme in this casual, communal dining room. Picnic-style tables abound both inside and on the patio. While one wouldn't describe it as a "sports bar," there are a few flat screens behind the brass counter. Diners seated nearby may be more enticed by the idea of tasting from the plentiful taps, rather taking in the game. If beer isn't your thing, there are cocktails and wine, as well as soda. Truffle fries are salty and addictive, but the main event is the pizza prepared with dough created by Avalon International Breads. The crust has a good chew and is topped with anything from smoked chicken to shiitake mushrooms.