Where to stay

Detroit Foundation Hotel Downtown Stylish rooms & suites in a former firehouse featuring local artwork, plus a modern restaurant & bar at the hand of a Michelin rated chef.   250 W. Larned, Detroit 313.915.4422 Website

Detroit Foundation Hotel
Downtown

Stylish rooms & suites in a former firehouse featuring local artwork, plus a modern restaurant & bar at the hand of a Michelin rated chef.  

250 W. Larned, Detroit
313.915.4422

Website

Marriott at the Renaissance Center Downtown Downtown property with relaxed dining & a Starbucks, plus a fitness center & conference space on the Detroit River.  400 Renaissance Dr 313.568.8000 Website

Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Downtown

Downtown property with relaxed dining & a Starbucks, plus a fitness center & conference space on the Detroit River. 

400 Renaissance Dr
313.568.8000

Website

Holiday Inn Epress Downtown Detroit Casual quarters in a relaxed hotel with a sports bar & an indoor pool, plus free breakfast & Wi-Fi. Located steps from Campus Martius, Greektown, and Comerica Park.  1020 Washington Blvd 313.887.7000 Website

Holiday Inn Epress
Downtown Detroit

Casual quarters in a relaxed hotel with a sports bar & an indoor pool, plus free breakfast & Wi-Fi. Located steps from Campus Martius, Greektown, and Comerica Park. 

1020 Washington Blvd
313.887.7000

Website

Trumbull & Porter Hotel Corktown Contemporary boutique hotel offering complimentary WiFi & secure parking, plus a laundry room & a gym. 1331 Trumbull 313.496.1400 Website

Trumbull & Porter Hotel
Corktown

Contemporary boutique hotel offering complimentary WiFi & secure parking, plus a laundry room & a gym.

1331 Trumbull
313.496.1400

Website

Westin Book Cadillac Downtown Upscale rooms & suites, with river or city views, in a 1924 high-rise with a renowned Michael Symon restaurant. 1114 Washington Blvd, Detroit 313.442.1600 Website

Westin Book Cadillac
Downtown

Upscale rooms & suites, with river or city views, in a 1924 high-rise with a renowned Michael Symon restaurant.

1114 Washington Blvd, Detroit
313.442.1600

Website

Motor City Casino Hotel North Corktown Warm rooms in a slick hotel with a car-themed casino, restaurants & a spa, plus live entertainment. 2901 Grand River Ave 866.782.9622 Website

Motor City Casino Hotel
North Corktown

Warm rooms in a slick hotel with a car-themed casino, restaurants & a spa, plus live entertainment.

2901 Grand River Ave
866.782.9622

Website

Hostel Detroit North Corktown Providing clean and affordable lodging in Corktown just minutes away from the hub of MITM activities, the city’s only hostel is also surrounded by some of the best bars and restaurants 2700 Vermont 313.451.0333 Website  

Hostel Detroit
North Corktown

Providing clean and affordable lodging in Corktown just minutes away from the hub of MITM activities, the city’s only hostel is also surrounded by some of the best bars and restaurants

2700 Vermont
313.451.0333

Website

 

MGM Grand Casino Hotel Downtown Plush rooms & suites in a posh casino hotel offering high-energy nightclubs, shopping and dining. 1777 3rd Ave, Detroit 877.888.2121 Website

MGM Grand Casino Hotel
Downtown

Plush rooms & suites in a posh casino hotel offering high-energy nightclubs, shopping and dining.

1777 3rd Ave, Detroit
877.888.2121

Website

The Siren Hotel Set in the 1926 art deco Wurlitzer Building, this hip hotel in Downtown is a minute's walk from the Broadway Street People Mover station, across the road from the Detroit Opera House and a 5-minute walk from Comerica Park baseball stadium. 1509 Broadway St 313.277.4736 Website

The Siren Hotel

Set in the 1926 art deco Wurlitzer Building, this hip hotel in Downtown is a minute's walk from the Broadway Street People Mover station, across the road from the Detroit Opera House and a 5-minute walk from Comerica Park baseball stadium.

1509 Broadway St
313.277.4736

Website

 

Where to eat

Grey Ghost Detroit Midtown Nestled between the historic Brush Park and Midtown neighborhoods, Grey Ghost Detroit was born from dedicated craftsmen, committed to the art of butchery, refinement of crafting cocktails and unparalleled hospitality. 47 East Watson 313.262.6534 Website

Grey Ghost Detroit
Midtown

Nestled between the historic Brush Park and Midtown neighborhoods, Grey Ghost Detroit was born from dedicated craftsmen, committed to the art of butchery, refinement of crafting cocktails and unparalleled hospitality.

47 East Watson
313.262.6534

Website

Selden Standard Cass Corridor Award-winning, upscale restaurant that prides itself on locally sourced small plates and craft cocktails.    3921 2nd Ave 313.438.5055 Website

Selden Standard
Cass Corridor

Award-winning, upscale restaurant that prides itself on locally sourced small plates and craft cocktails. 
 

3921 2nd Ave
313.438.5055

Website

Los Galanes Southwest This family owned and operated taqueria located in the heart of Mexicantown has been serving up authentic Mexican faves since 1967. It's a perfect place to enjoy a margarita on the patio or late night eats on the weekends.  3362 Bagley 313.554.4444 Website

Los Galanes
Southwest

This family owned and operated taqueria located in the heart of Mexicantown has been serving up authentic Mexican faves since 1967. It's a perfect place to enjoy a margarita on the patio or late night eats on the weekends. 

3362 Bagley
313.554.4444

Website

Pie-Sci Woodbridge Located in Woodbridge by Wayne State University this trendy pizza joint serves up creative pizza pies with local ingredients in a casual environment. Vegan and vegetarian friendly.   5163 Trumbull 313.818.0290 Website

Pie-Sci
Woodbridge

Located in Woodbridge by Wayne State University this trendy pizza joint serves up creative pizza pies with local ingredients in a casual environment. Vegan and vegetarian friendly.
 

5163 Trumbull
313.818.0290

Website

Parks & Rec Diner Downtown Decorated with reclaimed wood and large windows this quaint diner serves up a rotating seasonal menu for breakfast and lunch all day, every day in addition to delicious adult drinks. 1942 Grand River Ave 313.446.8370 Website

Parks & Rec Diner
Downtown

Decorated with reclaimed wood and large windows this quaint diner serves up a rotating seasonal menu for breakfast and lunch all day, every day in addition to delicious adult drinks.

1942 Grand River Ave
313.446.8370

Website

Stache International Eastern Market Cool, casual spot for creative sandwiches filled with house-cured meats & sausages, plus sides and a newly added bar. 1416 E Fisher Service Dr 313.974.6895 Website  

Stache International
Eastern Market

Cool, casual spot for creative sandwiches filled with house-cured meats & sausages, plus sides and a newly added bar.

1416 E Fisher Service Dr
313.974.6895

Website

 

IMA Corktown Relaxed, vegan and vegetarian friendly noodle shop that also features curries, rice bowls and a fine selection of sake located in the heart of Corktown.   2015 Michigan Ave 313.502.5959 Website

IMA
Corktown

Relaxed, vegan and vegetarian friendly noodle shop that also features curries, rice bowls and a fine selection of sake located in the heart of Corktown.
 

2015 Michigan Ave
313.502.5959

Website

Green Dot Stables Southwest Slider joint with a chill vibe serves bite-sized eats with global flavors & bottled beers. Patio open weather permitting.   2200 West Lafayette Blvd 313.962.5588 Website

Green Dot Stables
Southwest

Slider joint with a chill vibe serves bite-sized eats with global flavors & bottled beers. Patio open weather permitting.
 

2200 West Lafayette Blvd
313.962.5588

Website

Slows Bar BQ Corktown Slow cooked meats paired with hearty sides & craft beers aplenty in a cozy, rustic space. 2138 Michigan Ave 313.962.9828 Website  

Slows Bar BQ
Corktown

Slow cooked meats paired with hearty sides & craft beers aplenty in a cozy, rustic space.

2138 Michigan Ave
313.962.9828

Website

 

 

where to sip

Trinosophes Located in Eastern Market this minimalist coffee shop offers locally sourced American eats and also acts as a art gallery, and live music venue.   1464 Gratiot Ave 313.737.6606 Website

Trinosophes

Located in Eastern Market this minimalist coffee shop offers locally sourced American eats and also acts as a art gallery, and live music venue.
 

1464 Gratiot Ave
313.737.6606

Website

Germack Coffee Part coffee shop, part tea and spice shop this family owned joint offers small batch roasted coffee from all over the world in addition to tasty treats and made in Michigan goodies. 2517 Russell 313.784.9484 Website

Germack Coffee

Part coffee shop, part tea and spice shop this family owned joint offers small batch roasted coffee from all over the world in addition to tasty treats and made in Michigan goodies.


2517 Russell
313.784.9484

Website

Motor City Wine A MITM staff favorite this wine shop and bar offers regional wines,small plates, amazing live  music from house and techno to jazz and one of the best patios in the city. A must when visting Detroit. 1949 Michigan 313.483.7283 Website

Motor City Wine

A MITM staff favorite this wine shop and bar offers regional wines,small plates, amazing live  music from house and techno to jazz and one of the best patios in the city. A must when visting Detroit.

1949 Michigan
313.483.7283

Website

Astro Coffee Small cafe that offers natural and organic coffee alongside in house made sandwiches. Salads and baked goods featuring locally sourced ingredients and the rotating chalkboard features MITM alum.  2124 Michigan Ave 313.808.0351 Website

Astro Coffee

Small cafe that offers natural and organic coffee alongside in house made sandwiches. Salads and baked goods featuring locally sourced ingredients and the rotating chalkboard features MITM alum. 

2124 Michigan Ave
313.808.0351

Website

Red Hook Serving up amazing coffee and pastries in the city’s West Village neighborhood this airy and bright shop is great for a chill breakfast or afternoon snack. Be sure to check of the MITM alum, Ouizi mural across the street. 8025 Agnes 313.458.8761 Website

Red Hook

Serving up amazing coffee and pastries in the city’s West Village neighborhood this airy and bright shop is great for a chill breakfast or afternoon snack. Be sure to check of the MITM alum, Ouizi mural across the street.

8025 Agnes
313.458.8761

Website

Queens Bar Located in the heart of the city, this local watering hole offers friendly bartenders, small but tasty menu, and great vibes in an Art Deco setting. Great place for afternoon drinks on the patio. 35 E Grand River 313.285.8019 Website

Queens Bar

Located in the heart of the city, this local watering hole offers friendly bartenders, small but tasty menu, and great vibes in an Art Deco setting. Great place for afternoon drinks on the patio.

35 E Grand River
313.285.8019

Website

Cairo Coffee Small multi-roaster coffee shop located inside Savvy Chic in Eastern Market, is a  great place to relax and read a book or enjoy conversation with locals. 2712 Riopelle 313.833.8769 Website

Cairo Coffee

Small multi-roaster coffee shop located inside Savvy Chic in Eastern Market, is a  great place to relax and read a book or enjoy conversation with locals.

2712 Riopelle
313.833.8769

Website

Two James Detroit’s first licensed distillery to open since Prohibition, check out local DJs on Wednesday while sipping on a tasty craft cocktail in their tasting room. 2445 Michigan 313.964.4800 Website

Two James

Detroit’s first licensed distillery to open since Prohibition, check out local DJs on Wednesday while sipping on a tasty craft cocktail in their tasting room.


2445 Michigan
313.964.4800

Website

Old Miami Iconic Vet bar located in Midtown that has come to be one of the city’s best known and loved dive bars. Cheap drinks, great jukebox, pool table, patio and a wide range of live music from hip-hop to rock on the weekends. 3930 Cass Ave 313.831.3830

Old Miami

Iconic Vet bar located in Midtown that has come to be one of the city’s best known and loved dive bars. Cheap drinks, great jukebox, pool table, patio and a wide range of live music from hip-hop to rock on the weekends.

3930 Cass Ave
313.831.3830

 

where to shop

Detroit Hustles Harder Division Street Boutique The official retailer of MITM merchandise.    1353 Division St. 313.285.8887 Website

Detroit Hustles Harder
Division Street Boutique

The official retailer of MITM merchandise. 
 

1353 Division St.
313.285.8887

Website

City Bird Celebrating Detroit, Michigan + the Great Lakes with locally made apparel, clothing, jewelry, art, cards, glassware, hats, Detroit t-shirts + Detroit gifts. 460 W. Canfield St. #103 313.831.9146 Website

City Bird

Celebrating Detroit, Michigan + the Great Lakes with locally made apparel, clothing, jewelry, art, cards, glassware, hats, Detroit t-shirts + Detroit gifts.

460 W. Canfield St. #103
313.831.9146

Website

Peacock Room Store at the Park Shelton with women's clothing & accessories, including vintage-inspired pieces.   15 E Kirby St 313.559.5500 Website

Peacock Room

Store at the Park Shelton with women's clothing & accessories, including vintage-inspired pieces.
 

15 E Kirby St
313.559.5500

Website

El Dorado General Store Funky storefront in a historic building with vintage clothing, bohemian jewelry & handcrafted gifts.   1700 Michigan Ave 313.794.9220 Website

El Dorado General Store

Funky storefront in a historic building with vintage clothing, bohemian jewelry & handcrafted gifts.
 

1700 Michigan Ave
313.794.9220

Website

John King Books Michigan's Largest used and rare bookstore, located in downtown Detroit with a large selection of scholarly titles.   901 W. Lafayette Blvd 313.961.0622 Website

John King Books

Michigan's Largest used and rare bookstore, located in downtown Detroit with a large selection of scholarly titles.
 

901 W. Lafayette Blvd
313.961.0622

Website

SMPLFD Locally made apparel line with a range of stylish t-shirts, hats and jackets. 1480 Gratiot Ave 313.285.9564 Website

SMPLFD

Locally made apparel line with a range of stylish t-shirts, hats and jackets.


1480 Gratiot Ave
313.285.9564

Website

Hello Records Offering an eclectic mix of vinyl selections from local techno and house records to hip-hop, world music, rock and jazz. 1459 Bagley Ave 313.300.5654 Website

Hello Records

Offering an eclectic mix of vinyl selections from local techno and house records to hip-hop, world music, rock and jazz.

1459 Bagley Ave
313.300.5654

Website

Well Done Goods Men’s and women’s accessories shop that also carries handmade home-goods, vintage and scientific curiosities, and gifts from other esteemed designers around the world. 1440 Gratiot 1D 313.404.2053 Website

Well Done Goods

Men’s and women’s accessories shop that also carries handmade home-goods, vintage and scientific curiosities, and gifts from other esteemed designers around the world.

1440 Gratiot 1D
313.404.2053

Website

Nora Thoughtfully designed housewares, personal accessories, jewelry, gifts and more in Detroit's Midtown neighborhood. 4240 Cass Ave 313.831.4845 Website

Nora

Thoughtfully designed housewares, personal accessories, jewelry, gifts and more in Detroit's Midtown neighborhood.

4240 Cass Ave
313.831.4845

Website

 

things to do and see

Detroit Institute of Arts One of the largest art collections in the U.S and considered the city’s crown jewel this museum is  home to contemporary art to ancient Egyptian and European works as well as the infamous Diego Rivera mural “Detroit Industry”. 5200 Woodward 313.833.7900 Website

Detroit Institute of Arts

One of the largest art collections in the U.S and considered the city’s crown jewel this museum is  home to contemporary art to ancient Egyptian and European works as well as the infamous Diego Rivera mural “Detroit Industry”.

5200 Woodward
313.833.7900

Website

Dabls Mbad African Bead Museum A hidden gem of the city and owned by MITM alum, Olayami Dabls, this bead museum is also home to 18 outdoor installations that celebrates African heritage. 6559 Grand River Ave 313.898.3007 Website

Dabls Mbad African Bead Museum

A hidden gem of the city and owned by MITM alum, Olayami Dabls, this bead museum is also home to 18 outdoor installations that celebrates African heritage.

6559 Grand River Ave
313.898.3007

Website

Detroit Riverfront Take a stroll or rent a bike and ride alongside the Detroit River in one of the city’s favorite green spaces while enjoying the view of the Ambassador bridge and the historic Renaissance Center. 1340 E. Atwater St 313.566.8200 Website

Detroit Riverfront

Take a stroll or rent a bike and ride alongside the Detroit River in one of the city’s favorite green spaces while enjoying the view of the Ambassador bridge and the historic Renaissance Center.

1340 E. Atwater St
313.566.8200

Website

Charles Wright African American Museum Home to the world’s largest exhibition African-American culture this is a must see is located in city’s cultural center by Wayne State University and is surrounded by a hub of restaurants, shops and bars. 315 W. Warren 313.494.5800 Website

Charles Wright African American Museum

Home to the world’s largest exhibition African-American culture this is a must see is located in city’s cultural center by Wayne State University and is surrounded by a hub of restaurants, shops and bars.

315 W. Warren
313.494.5800

Website

Belle Isle Designed by the same artichect as Central Park this is the country’s largest city island park that is perfect from everything from BBQ’s and picnics to riding bikes, visiting the botanical garden, taking a swim or watching the sunset while you look across the river at Windsor and our Canadian neighbors.  

Belle Isle

Designed by the same artichect as Central Park this is the country’s largest city island park that is perfect from everything from BBQ’s and picnics to riding bikes, visiting the botanical garden, taking a swim or watching the sunset while you look across the river at Windsor and our Canadian neighbors.

 

Dequindre Cut Formerly a Grand Trunk Western Railroad line this recreational greenway is located on the city’s east side and is a must for taking a walk or bike ride while getting a glance at some more murals. 1776 Woodbridge St   313.566.8200 Website

Dequindre Cut

Formerly a Grand Trunk Western Railroad line this recreational greenway is located on the city’s east side and is a must for taking a walk or bike ride while getting a glance at some more murals.

1776 Woodbridge St  
313.566.8200

Website

Motown Museum Also known as Hitsville, USA, this museum is housed in the famous music label’s original recording studios and home of Motown record founder Berry Gordy.    2648 W. Grand Blvd 313.875.2264 Website

Motown Museum

Also known as Hitsville, USA, this museum is housed in the famous music label’s original recording studios and home of Motown record founder Berry Gordy. 
 

2648 W. Grand Blvd
313.875.2264

Website

Heidelberg Project The brain child of MITM alum, Tyree Guyton, this world renowned public art exhibition’s mission is “to improve the lives of people and neighborhood through art”.   3600 Heidelberg 313.458.8414 Website

Heidelberg Project

The brain child of MITM alum, Tyree Guyton, this world renowned public art exhibition’s mission is “to improve the lives of people and neighborhood through art”.  

3600 Heidelberg
313.458.8414

Website

Garden Bowl The country’s oldest, active bowling alley features live DJ’s, karaoke on Sundays, bingo on Mondays, a pizzeria, cheap drinks and a music venue upstairs. 4140 Woodward 313.833.9700 Website

Garden Bowl

The country’s oldest, active bowling alley features live DJ’s, karaoke on Sundays, bingo on Mondays, a pizzeria, cheap drinks and a music venue upstairs.

4140 Woodward
313.833.9700

Website