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Bourbons, Brighton, MI

Bourbons

4.7
4.7
950 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern

Lou Lucaj teamed up with siblings Hana Filipovic and Elena Borg, of Brighton Bar and Grill, to open Bourbons--a restaurant focused on smoked and southern food with crafty cocktails & beer and a cool vibe.

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Booked 44 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–7:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (810) 775-3197

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Brighton

  • Cross street

    First Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking also available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 950 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SN

    ShainaN

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter Paul is the best! He is very personable and was top notch!

  2. J

    Johnathanwb71

    Columbus

    51 reviews

    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A nice place for every day dining. The food is good but the drink menu was absolutely fantastic. They have all the good bourbon and huge variety including Pappy. Was just so impressed with the variety of offerings? All in stock. Good stuff! Shrimp and Grits are good as well.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    It was great time! My salmon was delicious. It was quick to be seated. Our waitress was ok. She didn’t seem interested in service over flowed my husband beer and just flicked the beer off her hand to the table and some spilled. She did even clean it up.

  4. H

    Hagenz

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went, for the first time, for Fathers Day. Greeted by a friendly hostess staff, and seated at a table with a view to watch the hustle and bustle of the Brighton crowd. Our server was professional and friendly, and willing to go the extra mile without missing a beat. Food was well prepared and delicious. What more could you ask for, especially these days with staff shortages and inexperience? Wonderful experience, and we will definitely make this one of our “go to” restaurants

  5. SC

    SueC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food is excellent and the service was outstanding. Our server was very pleasant, attentive and accommodating. I would highly recommend Bourbons!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food

  7. L

    Lauren

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I marked the noise moderate because we sat right by the speaker of the guitar player. Our server was awesome! The food was very good. We started with the burnt ends which were incredible. I had the short rib entree with grits. The grits and collard greens were amazing.

  8. J

    Jacobm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great. We were seated immediately, service was exceptional, cocktails ordered were delicious and the food was amazing. Modern twists on classic southern flavors. Will definitely be back!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Paul outstanding!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    We decided to make the drive, at almost an hour to celebrate our anniversary. My husband enjoyed his entree’ (shrimp and grits) quite a bit. I had the Étouffée, which I’ve had before. The first time I had it, it was wonderful. This time, it was just ok. It was quite thick, with not a ton of flavor, almost as if it had been sitting for for hours and had lost a a lot of moisture. We also had the hummingbird cake, which was a bit dry unfortunately. Overall, it was kind of disappointing for the drive and money.

  11. BF

    BriannaF

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Food was good, nothing special.

    BourbonsResponded on June 12, 2022

    Thank you for the four stars, Brianna!

  12. S

    Sandyh

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was so good!!! We all had great meals, great drinks and great service! Can’t wait to go back. It is a little noisy though. Other than that it was excellent!

    BourbonsResponded on June 12, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Sandy! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  13. CD

    CandiceD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Packed Friday night but got us in on time with our reservation and food was quick and outstanding like usual. Wonderful service like always a wonderful experience

    BourbonsResponded on June 12, 2022

    Thank you for the five stars, Candice! We look forward to your next date night with us.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated my moms 81st birthday yesterday. She really enjoyed herself and the food was great! Thank you!

    BourbonsResponded on June 12, 2022

    Thank you for the five stars! We were thrilled that you chose our place to celebrate your mother's special day.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    I tried the shrimp & grits, and the jambalaya. I was happy with my choices. The spice levels didn't match my memory if New Orleans, but a very good Southern meal in Brighton, Michigan.

    BourbonsResponded on June 12, 2022

    Thank you for your review! We look forward to your next visit.

  16. CR

    ChrisR

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Bourbons offers a great take on southern food. One of our favorite places to eat, we have yet to be disappointed. Especially love the craft cocktails.

    BourbonsResponded on June 12, 2022

    Thank you for you review, Chris! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great food and service!!

    BourbonsResponded on June 5, 2022

    Thank you for the five stars!

  18. L

    Lauralew

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Shane was excellent server. Food good. Nice to be covered with roof but still open to outside

    BourbonsResponded on June 5, 2022

    Thank you for the five stars, Lauralew!

  19. CK

    ChristineK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food. Awesome service. Been for dinner and brunch. Both very good.

    BourbonsResponded on June 5, 2022

    Thank you for the five stars, Christine!

  20. MP

    MikeP

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was great. Definitely would return and recommend

    BourbonsResponded on June 5, 2022

    Thank you for the five stars, Mike! We look forward to your next visit.

  21. DP

    DPHIII

    Detroit

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Always enjoyable! Our server Shane, with some assistance from Ashley, were spot on! Food was delicious.

    BourbonsResponded on May 28, 2022

    Thank you for the five stars!

  22. LD

    LoriD

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and atmosphere! One of our favorite places to eat!

    BourbonsResponded on June 5, 2022

    Thank you for the five stars, Lori! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  23. BS

    BigSis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Service was great. Appetizer served at same time as dinner. Risotto was tasty but cold and lumpy

    BourbonsResponded on May 28, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Sis!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love everything about Bourbon’s! Fried chicken salad is the bomb!

    BourbonsResponded on May 28, 2022

    Thank you for your review!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food was excellent. Loved the hot Nashville sandwich

    BourbonsResponded on May 28, 2022

    Thank you for the five stars! We love that you love our Nashville Hot and look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  26. RL

    RobertL

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Enjoy the outdoor seating area. As always the food is excellent. They were sold out of a dish but we're willing to accommodate with the substitution for salmon in the recommendation was excellent

    BourbonsResponded on May 28, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Robert!

  27. KS

    KelseyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Try the Pear gorgonzola appetizer pizza! I forgot the actual name, but it was delicious, and I've truly never had anything like it before!

    BourbonsResponded on May 28, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Kelsey! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is delicious

    BourbonsResponded on May 22, 2022

    Thank you for the five stars!

  29. TD

    TracyD

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had reservations on Friday evening so it was very busy. Our service was excellent even though the restaurant was packed. The food was very good and the ambience was very cool. It was our first time dining in downtown Brighton and it was a really fun area.

    BourbonsResponded on May 22, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Tracy! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  30. JM

    JosephM

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent service by Candice. Great food. Because it was cold the patio glass was installed so it was louder than expected. Without the glass panels the patio is an outstanding place to eat, especially with the increase in COVID cases. third time at Bourbons and I plan to return.

    BourbonsResponded on May 22, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Joseph! We will be sure to share this with Miss Candice.

  31. M

    Marie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Matt was an attentive and pleasant server. They food was hot and delicious. A favorite stop in Brighton.

    BourbonsResponded on May 22, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Marie! We will be sure to share this with Matt. =)

  32. MM

    MikeM

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food, great business for Brighton. We have been here for Sunday brunch, happy hour and dinner. Never disappointed, recommend Bourbons to all.

    BourbonsResponded on May 22, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Mike! We love your visits and look forward to your next.

  33. M

    Mel1

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Went for brunch and it was packed as usual. The chicken and waffles was good, mushroom omelet was disappointing - lacked flavor. Overall, a bit pricey for what it is. Service was outstanding though!

    BourbonsResponded on May 22, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Mel! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  34. t

    tinah

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The place was packed which made it very loud. Almost too loud for conversation. We had steak, salmon, and grouper at our table; all which was good and presented well. The cocktails (Old Fashion’s) were amazing!

    BourbonsResponded on May 22, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Tina! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  35. NM

    NateM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was attentive, precise, and did not hover. Food was made very well and came at a timely manner. Ambiance was a fun and had a lively energy, leaving you with the feeling you were at the place to be. Cannot go wrong with going there for any occasion. They run on par with Brighton Bar and Grill and if I couldn't tell you which one I love more out of the two.

    BourbonsResponded on May 22, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Nate! We are delighted that you enjoy frequenting both of our locations on Main Street and look forward to your next visit at Bourbons, or Brighton Bar & Grill.

  36. SS

    StevenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Service was great, bourbon selection was amazing, food was wonderful. We sat outside where it was not as noisy as inside.

    BourbonsResponded on May 22, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Steven!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We had a nice meal. Our server was good. It was loud

    BourbonsResponded on May 22, 2022

    Thank you for the four stars!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter Joseph (maybe) was amazing!

    BourbonsResponded on May 22, 2022

    Thank you for the five stars!

  39. DC

    DavidC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service; great food. One of our favorite restaurants!

    BourbonsResponded on May 22, 2022

    Thank you for your review, David!

  40. S

    winesnobrandalS

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Local casual restaurant with a good atmosphere especially the indoor outdoor seating area. I'm a fan of their shrimp and grits. A couple of drinkable, reasonable cabs on the wine list.

    BourbonsResponded on May 13, 2022

    Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bourbons using the Order Online button. Bourbons also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (810) 775-3197.

Bourbons is rated 4.7 stars by 950 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 44 times today
Google Map for Bourbons

440 W Main St Brighton, MI 48116

Additional information

  • Cross street

    First Street

  • Neighborhood

    Brighton

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–7:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking also available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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