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Bourbons, Brighton, MI

Bourbons

4.7
4.7
1046 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

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 1,046 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MW

    MistyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been here a few times now. We love the energy, the drinks are amazing and the food is outstanding! Highly recommend the buttermilk chicken, you won't regret it! Make sure to make a reservation as they are always busy, which is a great sign of a fantastic restaurant:)
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good and service was great. It was extra busy and therefor very very loud.
  3. TH

    ThomasH

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was amazing. Excellent service.

    BourbonsResponded 4 days agoThank you for the five stars, Thomas! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Sat us on patio and the noise level was unacceptable. Truly ridiculously loud:(

    BourbonsResponded 4 days agoThank you for your review!

  5. D

    Debb

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always good food, but wow, it was loud!!

    BourbonsResponded 4 days agoThank you for the four stars, Debb!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Busy place

    BourbonsResponded 4 days agoThank you for the five stars!

  7. BB

    BellaBoo

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, great service! On a busy night, it is very loud! Very hard to carry on a conversation with the person next you.

    BourbonsResponded 4 days agoThank you for your review, Bella!

  8. AC

    AmyC

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, and we had one of the best waitresses I’ve had in years.

    BourbonsResponded 4 days agoThank you for your review, Amy! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  9. AK

    AnnaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great cocktails, table was ready as soon as we walked in. Great service as always.

    BourbonsResponded 4 days agoThank you for your review, Anna! We look forward to your next visit.

  10. J

    Jenjo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious. Cocktails were yummy! My husband and I celebrated our anniversary. They surprised us with a complementary desert. I will def be back

    BourbonsResponded 4 days agoThank you for your review, Jen! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  11. DM

    DMS22

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Always enjoy our time at Bourbons.

    BourbonsResponded 4 days agoThank you for your review!

  12. L

    Littlefeet

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Server was outstanding and drinks were good as usual .

    BourbonsResponded 4 days agoThank you for your review! We look forward to your next visit.

  13. MC

    MarleneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent tasting and portions are large.

    BourbonsResponded 4 days agoThank you for the five stars, Marlene!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Solid food. Solid service. Very good value.

    BourbonsResponded 4 days agoThank you for the five stars!

  15. k

    kagi

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great

    BourbonsResponded 4 days agoThank you for your review, Kagi!

  16. HE

    HookEm01

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food and service were great. It was busy and noisy - but it was a Saturday night!

    BourbonsResponded 4 days agoThank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  17. JN

    JanetN

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Made a reservation on Open Table and it was spot on! Seated at exactly our time. Service and server EXCELLENT.....forgot my sweater, called and they immediately responded. They put it in their coat check area and I was able to pick it up the next day. Only draw back...downtown location and parking on a weekend was difficult.

    BourbonsResponded 4 days agoThank you for your review, Janet! We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  18. BA

    BrianA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good southern food, craft drinks, and awesome service. Nice atmosphere with lots of outdoor seating and good parking behind the building.

    BourbonsResponded 4 days agoThank you for your review, Brian! We look forward to your next visit with us.

  19. LO

    LindseyO

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alexis was out server and she was amazing. The food was delicious and we were able to get seated quickly

    BourbonsResponded 4 days agoThank you for the five stars, Lindsey!

  20. G

    Gemini

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The vidalia onion dip was fabulous, the pumpkin ravioli pretty decent. The waitress was friendly and attentive. The noise level was ridiculous. We were sitting outside, and there were speakers just over our heads blaring out loud, at times discordant, blues music. Perhaps that represents the "bourbon" of the title, but there are blues tones that aren't so intrusive (think Billie Holiday).

    BourbonsResponded 4 days agoThank you for your review, Gemini! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  21. LF

    LoveFood

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Bourbons is one of our favorites and it never disappoints. Great food!

    BourbonsResponded 4 days agoThank you for the five stars! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  22. JA

    JudyA

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All 4 in our party enjoyed their meals. Service was very good. It was a bit noisy but because we were seated, per our request, on the front patio. I will return.

    BourbonsResponded 4 days agoThank you for your review, Judy!

  23. K

    Kbabs

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The salads were fresh and delicious and the service was great. We sat in a room where the large windows opened so it felt like we were outside - very enjoyable!

    BourbonsResponded 4 days agoThank you for the five stars! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  24. W

    Wheelz

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was delish! Many GF options too!!!

    BourbonsResponded 4 days agoThank you for the five stars!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall, the experience was a very positive one. Our server, Megan, was exceptional with prompt and helpful service. She made drink recommendations based on our individual tastes and did not rush our visit. The salmon salad could have had another handful of lettuce added to it. We asked to sit in the shade and were 50% in the sun when other fully shaded seats were available.

    BourbonsResponded 4 days agoThank you for the four stars! We will be sure to share this review with Megan.

  26. MN

    MartineN

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    My husband and I and another couple celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary there on September 8 and I must say I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and taste of the food. We had the shrimp appetizer and the burnt ends appetizers both were excellent my shrimp and crawfish étouffée was amazing. My big complaint would be the $3.50 small house salad. I believe if you want to charge extra for the house salad it should be a little less expensive as an add-on. I thought it was a little bit pricey for rice and seafood but the flavor was so wonderful that I would go back just for that dish. Our server was very attentive and pleasant but I couldn’t really speak to the ambience because we requested a table outside and that is where we sat. All in all I would highly recommend bourbons

    BourbonsResponded 4 days agoThank you for your review, Martine! We are delighted that you, your husband and your friends enjoyed your dining experience during your last visit... and we look forward to the next.

  27. JT

    JT22

    Detroit

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always. The French dip was awesome. Great bourbon cocktails. The southern chicken salad was really good too.

    BourbonsResponded 4 days agoThank you for the five stars! We look forward to your next visit.

  28. JC

    JulieC

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Loved the chicken sandwich but the french dip was bland and the dip was really salty. Not much on the menu that I like but my husband love the chicken sandwich. Drinks seem a bit high priced and are not very strong.

    BourbonsResponded 4 days agoThank you for the four stars, Julie!

  29. JB

    JeffreyB

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place for drinks and food in the summer time!

    BourbonsResponded on September 9, 2022Thank you for the five stars, Jeff! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  30. D

    Deb5

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Overall really great place, food was excellent. Bartenders was great, we have gone there previously and sad and tables although it’s really loud in tables are very close together. That being said - the staff is incredible, the food is top-notch and they will tweak what you want. Just wish the noise level was a little less, but it’s probably because of the open design. There is also an excellent outdoor seating area.

    BourbonsResponded on September 9, 2022Thank you for your review, Deb! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  31. SP

    SandraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sitting outside was splendid and our server, Sara, was absolutely fantastic. Loved the country chicken salad. The fried pickles are a must as an appetizer.

    BourbonsResponded on September 9, 2022Thank you for your review, Sandra! We are delighted that you enjoyed your last visit with us and look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  32. SR

    SandyR

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & great service- as always! Love the short rib dinner :)

    BourbonsResponded on September 9, 2022Thank you for your review, Sandy! We look forward to your next visit.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly delightful place with enough interesting choices to come back a second time throughout a three day visit. The pork belly burnt ends pack so much flavor and are truly the best I’ve tasted. The french fried pickles are an obligatory companion to the extensive list of available bourbons. The shrimp and grits with collard greens, as well as the braised short ribs are absolute favorites among the entrees. The flat bread with truffle oil and the classic French dip are a must try. A bustling bar with great atmosphere complements the packed patio with custom libations. Can’t wait to come visit again!

    BourbonsResponded on September 9, 2022Thank you for your review! We are delighted that y'all enjoyed your visits with us and look forward to your next.

  34. MM

    MichelleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Averie, was great. Very knowledgeable about the menu and bourbon. We drove up to Brighton from Ann Arbor for a birthday celebration and enjoyed everything about our experience.

    BourbonsResponded on September 9, 2022Thank you for your review, Michelle! We are honored that y'all chose our place for the special occasion and look forward to sharing more with you.

  35. CB

    CherylB

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly and food was great. We ate outside and the service was good.

    BourbonsResponded on September 9, 2022Thank you for the five stars, Cheryl!

  36. e

    eventergirl

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, LOVE the fried pickles. A little noisy but great if you can sit outside.

    BourbonsResponded on August 26, 2022Thank you for the five stars!

  37. DM

    DanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection of food and drinks. All of our meals and drinks were served quickly and tasted great.

    BourbonsResponded on August 26, 2022Thank you for your review, Dan! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

  38. TH

    ThomasH

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food amazing as usual. The entire staff was exceptional. I really appreciated how they went the extra mile to seat us in an ideal location and then surprised my wife with a delicious piece of candle lit cake. Details matter - thank you!!
  39. JK

    JeffreyK

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was awesome! The suggestions were amazing. And the food was extremely good!! Looking forward for another visit!!

    BourbonsResponded on August 26, 2022Thank you for your review, Jeff! We look forward to your next visit.

  40. ML

    MichaelL

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy we made a reservation as the place was packed per usual. Very friendly staff, prompt service. The food is always amazing.

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 1046 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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