Visit 622 Bars & Restaurants in 3 Months to Win DXF Challenge

July 7, 2016 - Downtown Monitor

Visit 622 Bars & Restaurants in 3 Months to Win DXF Challenge

Have you ever said, “There’s nowhere to go!” Or do you think you’ve been to every bar or restaurant in Detroit? Join the Detroit Experience Factory’s (DXF) 3rd Annual Bar & Restaurant Challenge and see what you’ve been missing!

This July, DXF is bringing back the Challenge to inspire you to spend the summer experiencing the food and drinks at some of the 622 bars, restaurants and cafes on DXF’s Bar & Restaurant Checklists.

“I’m a lifelong Detroiter but there’s a lot of places I’ve never been. This was a great opportunity to explore home,” says Tania Mackey, the 2014 Grand Prize Winner. “It’s also been great to learn about so many small businesses that you wouldn’t really know about unless you take the time to explore. And I take my son almost everywhere with me – it can be really kid friendly.” Tania visited 210 bars and restaurants on the checklist during the 9 days of the DXF challenge.

The 2015 Grand Prize Winner, Merissa Kovach, who visited 200 places said, “I enjoyed participating in the DXF Challenge because it allowed me to track what I was already doing....and we met so many people along the way!”

The DXF Challenge is pretty simple: the individual who visits the most places between July 1st and September 30th will win the Ultimate Detroit Experience Package, valued at over $1,000. There will also be random winners selected for prizes throughout the challenge so even if you visit one place you can be a winner. Participants will have to post a photo of themselves at the bar or restaurant on Instagram and use the hashtag, #DXFchallenge.

For more details and to register visit To help people learn about spots they might not already be familiar with, DXF has tripled their Summer Tour Schedule to include Strolling Suppers, Bar Tours and more!

See the full list of tours at