Top things to do

Top Choice Italian in Bright

Simone's Restaurant

For 20 years owner-chef-host Patrizia Simone has been serving outstanding Italian food, with a focus on local ingredients and seasonal produce, in the rustic dining room of this heritage-listed house. Her son has ta…
Top Choice Brewery in Bright

Bright Brewery

This boutique brewery produces a quality range of beers (sample six for $12) and beer-friendly food such as pizzas, Angus beef burgers and mezze boards. There’s a guided tour and tasting on Monday, Friday and Saturd…
Cafe in Bright

Ginger Baker

This rightfully popular cafe within a cute rustic weatherboard cottage opens up to an expansive garden with seating overlooking the river. Locally roasted coffee from Sixpence goes well with tasty hot breakfasts, wh…
Cafe in Bright


A cool new kid in town, Tomahawks does a menu of urban fare from Korean sticky fried chicken and Old Bay spiced squid with charcoal mayo to a wagyu cheeseburger with habanero mustard, maple bacon and pickles. Also h…
Coffee in Bright


In an industrial estate a short drive from Bright's main strip is this micro-roastery that will excite coffee enthusiasts who love their Ethiopian beans. It's all roasted on site by Luke (formerly from Padre Coffee …
Cafe in Bright

Bright Velo

Shamelessly lycra-friendly is this cyclist-themed cafe that caters to the many riders passing through town. Run by a Kiwi ex-professional cyclist, it's a vibrant, atmospheric cafe decorated in bike paraphernalia and…
Wine in Bright

Alpine Cellars

As well as being a bike store, Alpine Cellars stocks one of the best collections of local wines and beers in the area – from King Valley, Beechworth, Rutherglen and the alpine region. All have been personally sample…
Music in Bright

Brighter Days

One for petrol heads and music lovers is this popular car and motorbike festival that's gotten bigger each year since its inauguration in 2013 (in which time it's raised almost a million dollars for children's chari…
Modern Australian in Bright

Thirteen Steps

Take 13 steps down to this atmospheric underground wine cellar and bistro where diners cram in to feast on local-produce plates or dishes ranging from modern Asian to American-style spare ribs.
Street Carnival in Bright

Bright Spring Festival

Celebrate all things Bright and beautiful over the Melbourne Cup weekend and beyond in late October/early November. Expect fireworks, markets, concerts, open gardens and art exhibitions.