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2023 Best of the Brighton Howell Area

February 21, 2023

Brighton Howell Area locals are some of the most dedicated to the small businesses in their town. From top breweries to favorite spas and salons, Livingston County Daily has residents and fans of the area vote for the best places to dine, play, and more. Here is the full list of 2023 Best of the Brighton Howell Area winners in each category.


Burger: Champ’s Pub

burger from champs pub

Five Guys & Jonna’s Bar and Grill

Fine Dining: Brighton Bar & Grill

delicious meal from brighton bar and grill in brighton, michigan


Bourbons & Ciao Amici’s

Outdoor Dining: Bourbons

outdoor patio drink at bourbons in brighton, michigan

Brighton Bar & Grill & Label (Formerly Stout)

Patio/Rooftop Dining: Zukey Lake Tavern

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2FOG’s & THE POUND! Bar & Grill

Entertainment & Leisure

Art Gallery: The Artisan’s Bench

The Artisan's Bench in downtown brighton, michigan

Art Ventures & Brighton Art Guild

Bowling Center: Brighton Bowl

bowling lanes at brighton bowl

Howell Bowl-E Drome & Pinz Bowling Center

Live Theater: Brighton Center for the Performing Arts

brighton center for the performing arts

Brighton Coffee House & Theatre & Community Theatre of Howell


Bookstore: 2 Dandelions Bookshop

2 dandelions bookshop in brighton, michigan

Barnes & Noble & Unicorn One Used Books

Bridal: The Dress Shop

the dress shop in howell, michigan

Brighton Tux Shop & The White Dress


Happy Hour: Bourbons

cocktails at the bar at bourbons in brighton, michigan


36 Social & Howell’s Mainstreet Winery

Winery: Howell’s Mainstreet Winery

Canopy Lounge & Fenton Winery & Brewery

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