Bourbons

4.7
587 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 587 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delightful atmosphere, excellent cocktails and food was delicious 😋

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Love this restraint. I am just not sure why there are always so many children.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and ambiance was great! Highly recommend

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TeddyBare
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for being open on Easter. Beautiful day to sit on the patio for a nice dinner.

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BeckyB
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best whiskey selection in area. Excellent service and food

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vipJosephS
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This time we went on a Sunday and tried something new from the Brunch menu. Great selection and we wanted to try many of them but settled on the Steak/Eggs and the Brie/Leek/Mushroom omelette with an order of Biscuits and Gravy added in. All were amazing as expected from Bourbons. Was fun to try a few different menu options. We'll definitely be back on a Sunday to try more of these options.

JD
JDBrighton
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter Brunch was delicious! The bananas fosters waffle was amazing! So was the short rib benedict. Lucky to have this gem in our hometown

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JIMM
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service is great. Food was ok. Second time in a week I have come here. Once for dinner and once for brunch. Above average food prior to the pandemic.

JB
JessicaB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food has been consistently delicious. Drinks are great. Doesn't disappoint. Thankful to finally have a good, consistent, place to dine at this location.

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JIMM
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service. I chose two items off the dinner menu that were ok. I have been here a few times and thought that the food was better. Nice place to take a date

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markE
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining here and will be back for sure. Our service was top notch and the cocktails unique and tasty.

Bourbons
Responded on April 1, 2021

Thank you for the five stars, Mark! We're delighted y'all had a lovely first visit and look forward to seeing you again, soon.

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vipJosephS
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been working our way through the menu trying different items. This time we tried the Blackened Group and the BBQ Ribs. Both were excellent. Paired with a smoked old fashion it was a great meal.

Bourbons
Responded on April 1, 2021

Thank you for your review, Joseph! And for your patronage. We look forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Shane was fabulous flawless....Assuming you can only blame the bartender for pouring an UP MANHATTAN in a rocks glass to be served that way? What trained bartender does that?! Otherwise, an awesome dinner experience.

Bourbons
Responded on April 1, 2021

Thank you for your review. We will be sure to share this with Shane!! In regards to your UP Manhattan not being served in a martini glass... that is embarrassing... it was more likely the server not ringing it in properly. Our bar staff are all seasoned bartenders... but we will be sure to check all options to make sure that does NOT happen again. Please mention this review during your next visit, so we can apologize in person. And, again, thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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Patti
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Has nice character. Very busy Sunday brunch day. Margarita pizza was lacking toppings so it did not wow me. Wouldn’t order it as I have had better. Husband’s Bourbon burger was great but super sloppy to eat😊. Hummingbird cake was delicious served warm and it was great for sharing. It was not nice enough to be outside as planned but were able to change from outdoor to indoor seating. Noise level seemed a bit loud but we got use to it. Definitely trying again but with different menu choices.

Bourbons
Responded on April 1, 2021

Thank you for your detailed review, Patti! I've made a note to check on how the margherita pizza is being prepared... it is simple ingredients but should wow you with taste. We appreciate the help so we know what needs attention.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food here. I try new dishes and am always happy.

Bourbons
Responded on April 1, 2021

Thank you for the five stars!

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Sideways
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good atmosphere for enjoying downtown Brighton.

Bourbons
Responded on April 1, 2021

Thank you for the five stars!

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StephenT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Interesting and diverse menu,ample portions, and good service.

Bourbons
Responded on April 1, 2021

Thank you for the four stars, Stephen!

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vipRenee
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was the best!!!!! Made our dining experience the best. Love to see someone that enthusiastic about their job

Bourbons
Responded on April 1, 2021

Thank you for the five stars, Renee!

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Campgirl
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, wonderful servers...great place....a bit loud but a great place

Bourbons
Responded on April 2, 2021

Thank you for your review!

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GinaZ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am from Louisiana and was craving some southern goodness. While it’s not quite like grandma made, the food did not disappoint. My birthday dinner was a success.

Bourbons
Responded on March 21, 2021

Thank you, Gina! What a lovely compliment. =) We're delighted you celebrated your special day with us.

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John
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding St. Patricks Day food! The best corned beef and cabbage I've ever had. The wife's birthday so it was even a more special day and we knew everything would be great, and it was!

Bourbons
Responded on March 21, 2021

Thank you so much, John! Our boiled dinner is one of our favorite meals of the year. We're so happy that you chose our "home" to celebrate a special day for you and your wife.

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JuliaH
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, service and drinks! Highly recommend it! I will be going again soon!

Bourbons
Responded on March 21, 2021

Thank you for your review, Julia!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent and the staff very helpful and professional, this is my best restaurant in Michigan, I’m highly recommended

Bourbons
Responded on March 21, 2021

Thank you so much! What a delightful review!!!!

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ChristiR1
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and our server was on point! I will definitely go back.

Bourbons
Responded on March 21, 2021

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

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ToreeH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very noisy restaurant. The server was great, the food average. Alot of the dishes have BBQ sauce and cornbread. Even though the grits were white cheddar you wouldn't know it because of the jalapenos. Overall I would not go back.

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AndreaW
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food here is wonderful! I loved the pear and jam pizza. So good

Bourbons
Responded on March 6, 2021

Thank you for the five stars, Andrea!

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spartanmommy
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was very attentive, helpful and kind. Food was fantastic. We were seated in the sunroom and it was a bit noisier than we would have liked. But it was fun. It was dark at first and we asked for lights to be turned on. Our server quickly remedied the situation. It was a great night out.

Bourbons
Responded on March 6, 2021

Thank you for the five stars!

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TomS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved this place. Cocktails are incredible and the food does not disappoint. Highly recommend the fried pickles appetizer, they might be the best I've ever tasted!

Bourbons
Responded on March 6, 2021

Thank you for your review, Tom!

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MarkR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We meet friends here as its half way for each of us! Simply incredible, cant wait to go back!!

Bourbons
Responded on March 6, 2021

What a lovely review! Thank you, Mark!! We look forward to y'all meeting in the middle again.

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JodyM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The craft cocktails are amazing as was all the food. We'll be back to check out brunch for sure! I love that it is a woman owned business (she stopped by our table to check in on us) and the service was amazing as well.

Bourbons
Responded on March 6, 2021

Thank you for your review, Jody! We look forward to your next visit---brunch is our favorite meal of the week! =)

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mks320
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We expected the restaurant to be at 25% per the state recommendation. It was more like 80-90%. We didn’t feel good that the restaurant kept filling up.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

Bourbons
Responded on March 6, 2021

Thank you for the five stars!

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vipgoblueindy
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food Andy good atmosphere

Bourbons
Responded on March 6, 2021

Thank you for the four stars!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the staff was so so friendly! We’ll be back for sure.

Bourbons
Responded on March 6, 2021

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

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CeCe
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Not enough wait staff for the amount of customers, food was not worth the price paid. Second time there, won't be going back any time soon!

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nomoresnow
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

This restaurant needs to get back to welcoming customers vs following rules for COVID. The first thing the hostess relayed to us was “ you can’t be here more than an hour and A half.” My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary. We won’t be back.

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DanielleL
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was great and the service was wonderful, will be returning!

Bourbons
Responded on March 6, 2021

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

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Nettie
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour drinks. Ordered Rib dinner, it was very delious and nice size portion. Good to see people back out and enjoying life again!

Bourbons
Responded on February 26, 2021

Thank you for your review, Nettie!

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vipPaulaW
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to be able to go out with friends again and it had been a long time since we'd been to Bourbons. It was awesome - food, service, atmosphere. I think we closed the place down on a Sunday night. It was a great night out.

Bourbons
Responded on February 26, 2021

Thank you for the five star review, Paula! We're delighted y'all enjoyed a night out with us!

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vipWhatscookin
Detroit
32 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a cool looking restaurant! I loved the vibe at the bar and Griffin the bartender made us the best cocktails! Can't wait to go back again.

Bourbons
Responded on February 26, 2021

Thank you, Whatscookin'! We will be sure to share this review with Griffin!

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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 587 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.