Empire Cocktail Bar & Dining Hall is the heart and soul of the boutique hotel. Open daily serving free-range gooey eggs for breakfast to lightly seared local fresh water trout day or night.
Our coffee is locally roasted and available all day. Ice cold brewery fresh beer always on tap and local wines served by the glass. Fancy a cocktail or two, try one of the expertly prepared classics or one from the seasonally changing list.
Empire Cocktail Bar & Dining is simple and uncluttered in its design, friendly, professional and warm in its service. Families are always welcome and it’s a space where you can meet and mingle with friends and loved ones. Come in and relax in front of the stacked stone open fireplace whilst you relax in the soft leather couches.
It welcomes the cleated cyclist, the weary and hungry adventure tourist, the locals and the ski bunnies. Food and wine that is simple, fresh and inexpensive; However, always with a consistent dedicated approach to quality, local and seasonal produce. Come in, relax and unwind; let us feed and nourish you before, during or after your Alpine adventure.
Tucked in the front of the Historic 1862 Boutique Hotel - Bright Velo and facing Ireland Street is William Walker & Co Whisky & Wine Bar, named after the first European settlers in Bright.
An intimate and boutique whisky/wine store and chic cafe by day with alfresco eating and drinking on Ireland Street. We offer a global and local selection of fine wines, spirits and beers, locally roasted coffee and tasty treats to start your day. Or take it all away and allow us to curate your very own sublime picnic hamper from the varied selection of items found in our providore store.
WW & Co transcends into the local, seductive and dimly lit speakeasy by night reminiscing the days of old. Step back in time, speak softly and enjoy a rare whisky, custom or classic cocktail whilst you sink into the velvet stools under the historic pressed metal ceilings. Feeling peckish, we’ve got you, let us prepare you one of our specialty grazing boards and pair it with one of our carefully selected wines from our cellar.
WW & Co oozes charm, warmth and intimacy, step in and back in time and create your own unique story.