The DXF Challenge is back!


About the DXF Challenge

The Detroit Experience Factory (DXF) wants to give you new dinner plans! On October 1st, we're launching our fifth annual DXF Challenge to inspire locals and visitors alike to experience some of the close to 700 bars, restaurants and cafes from our Bar & Restaurant Checklist! For the duration of October, participants will compete to win prizes while visiting as many of Detroit culinary destinations as they can, and documenting their visits on Instagram!

How to participate:


1. Register below and download our Downtown or Neighborhood checklists as a guide to get started.

2. Take a photo of you and your favorite item at any restaurant, bar or cafe in the city! (Items must be purchased from the establishment.)

3. Post it to Instagram and tag @WeKnowDetroit in your message, be sure to mention the bar or restaurant you are at and use the hashtag #DXFchallenge18.
4. You could win a prize just for participating or win the grand prize by stopping at the most locations between October 1, 2018 and October 31, 2018! 

The Ultimate Detroit Prize Package

  • A night's stay at an upscale downtown Detroit hotel.
  • 12 person DXF walking bar tour
  • Gift Certificate for dinner


Challenge Guidelines

  • All photos must tag @WeKnowDetroit in the caption and use the hashtag #DXFchallenge18
  • Your photo must include you and the item you purchased, at the location you purchased it from.  
  • Participants must be 18+
  • You must have a public Instagram account
  • You must visit the location between 12:01 am on October 1, 2018 – 11:59 pm on October 31, 2018
  • The business must be listed on the DXF checklist of bars or restaurants.
  • We have the right to disqualify those participants who do not follow guidelines at our discretion
  • All participants must register below to qualify for prizes. You will be added to our monthly newsletter in order to receive all DXF Challenge communications.

DXF Challenge Registration 2018

First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Instragram Name
Zip Code
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