Do you have a passion for a pint? A desire for a delectable dish? A burn for bistro?

Today (June 1) The Detroit Experience Factory, a group that has taken more than 50,000 people on tours of Detroit since it launched in 2006, is bringing back their Checklist Challenge for the second year to inspire people to experience the 303 bars and restaurants on DXF’s Downtown Bars and Restaurants checklist.

The Checklist Challenge is simple. The individual who visits the most places on the checklist between June 1 and September 1 will win the Ultimate Detroit Experience Package valued at more than $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. In order to have a chance at winning, participants will have to post a photo of themselves at the bar or restaurant on Instagram and use the hashtag #DXFchallenge.

“I’m a lifelong Detroiter but there’s a lot of places I’ve never been. This was a great opportunity to explore home,” said Tania Mackey, the grand prize winner of last summer’s checklist challenge. “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 90 days of our first DXF challenge. DXF offers tours, resources and more at their Welcome Center at 123 Monroe.

For more details and to register for the challenge visit

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