A Weekend with Dad in Detroit

Spend an entire weekend with Dad in Detroit. Don’t stress on the planning, we have you covered.  
1 Weekend
48 hours

Art & Culture


Detroit, Beyond Detroit



Start off  by checking in to the MGM Grand Detroit (Book Now). This place has it all – dining, entertainment and of course, gambling. It’s the perfect place for Dad to spend the weekend.

Next, grab some dinner at Slows Bar BQ. You better be ready to feast at this place. The pulled pork is a fan favorite, but you can’t go wrong with the brisket or Yardbird sandwich. A side of mac and cheese is a must.

Make your way back to the hotel after dinner to practice your golf game at the Topgolf Swing Suite. This virtual golf experience is one of a kind. The entire suite includes a full bar and arcade games. Be sure to snag a reservation so you can guarantee your spot.


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First things first: a monster breakfast to fuel up for the day. Head over to Hudson Café where you’ll have your pick from variety of specialty pancakes and omelets. The house potatoes are the bomb.

If Dad is a beer lover, take a tour with Motor City Brew Tours for a taste of Detroit’s craft beer scene. You’ll be a beer coinsurer by the end of the day. Sign up ahead of time to secure your spot.

Drinking beer definitely works up your appetite. Grab lunch at Atwater Brewery – they have awesome pizza and their Atwater Beer Brat is where it’s at. If you’re in the mood for more brews their Dirty Blonde is a local favorite.

Does Dad likes to reel em’ in? Head to the Detroit RiverFront for some fishing. It’s our local fisherman’s hangout.

If the Detroit Tigers are in town – you definitely have to hit up the Tigs game. Even if your Dad isn’t into baseball, he’ll still appreciate Comerica Park – it’s full of good eats and bars. If you prefer a full meal, skip the game and make reservations at Texas de Brazil. The unlimited feast is definitely Dad-approved.

Want to keep the night alive? Head back to MGM Grand and press your luck.

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HopCat in Midtown is a must for Sunday brunch. The Mac & Chaz Sandwich and Hangover Scramble are fan-favorites and we’re convinced Crack Fries are appropriate for any time of day. The Build-Your-Own-Bloody Mary Bar is the icing on the cake.

If you have it in you, the Coney dog challenge is a must. Grab a dog from Lafayette Coney Island and American Coney Island a pick a winner. The decision is polarizing around these parts.

Give Dad the best gift ever – time with his kid (or kids) in The D.

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Mentioned Attractions And Venues

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    MGM Grand Detroit
    1777 Third Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Slows Bar BQ
    2138 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216
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    Hudson Cafe
    1241 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
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    Atwater Brewery
    237 Jos. Campau Ave., Detroit, MI 48207
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    Detroit RiverFront Conservancy
    600 GM Renaissance Center, Ste. 1720, Detroit, MI 48243
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    Detroit Tigers
    2100 Woodward Ave., Comerica Park, Detroit, MI 48201
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    Comerica Park
    2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Detroit Institute of Arts
    5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
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    Lafayette Coney Island
    118 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
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    American Coney Island
    114 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226