Make a day of it! Where to dine out with your bachelorettes in Brighton, MI

Bachelorette Brunch: Our Top Must-Try Spots in Brighton, MI

Bridal shopping is an event. Celebrate saying yes to your dress with a meal at one of these fantastic spots.

Shopping for your wedding isn’t like any other kind of shopping. It’s not just one more thing to check off your list—it’s an experience that you want to savor. We’ve designed the whole shopping experience at The White Dress around the idea that finding your dress is a journey to enjoy. So why should the fun stop when you leave our store?

Trying on wedding gowns is hungry work, and downtown Brighton, MI has a ton of great restaurants where you and your bachelorettes—or any friends and family who are joining you for shopping!—can keep the party going. Whether you’re here just for the day of your appointment, or you’re celebrating a full bachelorette weekend, Brighton has plenty to offer you. Read on for a few of our favorite places.


Who doesn’t love a good brunch? It’s the perfect way to kick off a day with your crew. If you’ve scheduled an appointment with us at The White Dress, and you’re looking to sit down to breakfast beforehand, then the place for you is Lynn’s on First.

Breakfast is served at Lynn’s every day of the week, and it’s walking distance from us at The White Dress, so you can grab a bite and be right on time for your appointment. Lynn’s offers everything from hearty breakfast sandwiches to fresh fruit and yogurt in their cozy, friendly space.

If you’re staying in Brighton for the weekend, several other local spots offer brunch on Sunday mornings, too. Within walking distance of The White Dress, you can find:

  • Bourbon’s. Enjoy Southern brunch staples with a Michigan twist: huevos rancheros with Michigan corn, chicken and waffles with Michigan cherry syrup, and more.
  • Label. This bar and kitchen offers multiple flavors of mimosa (as well as a bottomless one!).
  • Lu + Carl’s. Spice up your brunch with a trip to the Bloody Mary bar!
  • The Reserve. For options that are a little more elevated, visit The Reserve and try their kobe brunch burger or an Aperol spritz.


Maybe brunch just isn’t in the cards for your group—you’re not a morning person, or you’d prefer not to fill up on food just before you go to try on wedding dresses. If you prefer to head out for a celebration after your appointment with us, you’ll find some great choices right here in the neighborhood. Give one of these spots a try:


  • El Arbol. This taqueria has options for everyone—the Brussels sprout taco is one of our favorites, and it’s vegan! They also serve top-notch cocktails.
  • Casa Tequila. If you’re looking for heartier Mexican fare, this is the spot for you. You’ll find traditional Mexican specialties here, with vegan and vegetarian options as well.


  • Ciao Amici’s. Just a couple doors down from The White Dress is one of Livingston County’s best Italian restaurants, with a pretty view of the millpond from its outdoor tables.


  • Sushi Zen. Mix it up with a Hometown Roll or one of Sushi Zen’s many specialty rolls. Sushi Zen also has gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and pregnancy-safe menus, so everyone has something to enjoy.


  • Captain’s on Main. Try one of their unique pizzas—like the Funguy or the Cuban—or spring for the roasted garlic cheese bread.


  • Brighton Bar + Grill. This swanky bistro has a range of tavern food and a full bar, with plenty of wine, beer, and cocktail choices.
  • Label Kitchen + Bar. Not just for Sunday brunch, Label’s stylish dining room also offers comfort food and a creative menu of craft cocktails.
  • The Reserve. Sometimes, only a steak will do. This steakhouse prides itself on its high-quality menu and exemplary service.
  • Bourbons. Sample Southern comfort food from New Orleans to Nashville and everywhere in between.

Pubs and bars:

  • The Pound. Enjoy burgers, pizza, and wings—and a rooftop bar where you can soak up the great weather.
  • Jameson’s. A classic Irish pub—but with the added excitement of dueling pianos on select nights.
  • Lu + Carl’s. A favorite downtown Brighton hangout, Lu + Carl’s features live music, DJs… and a lot of pictures of happy pups on the walls.
  • Sidecar Slider Bar. The name tells you what you need to know! Mix and match creative sliders with your favorite craft beers to find the perfect pairing.
  • Jezebel’s Saloon. Everyone loves a good dive bar. Revel in the vibes as you sip your drink from a red Solo cup.

Take the time to enjoy your dress shopping trip.

The planning and anticipation that go into a wedding are all part of the joy of the experience. At The White Dress, our goal is to make choosing your gown comfortable, exciting, and satisfying, so you can enjoy the lead-up as well as the big day itself. We offer a wide range of dress designers and styles, as well as jewelry and accessories, and our knowledgeable TWD-ettes are ready to help you pick the one that speaks to you.

Spend an afternoon with us, and then head out to beautiful downtown Brighton to continue the celebration with drinks or a meal. Book an appointment with us today to get started!