Chamonix drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Chamonix

Chambre Neuf

A favourite among seasonal workers letting off steam, 'Room 9' boasts the most spirited (rather, loudest) après-ski party in Cham (from 3pm or 4pm). There's live rock music (from Sunday to Friday), dancing on the ta…
Pub in Chamonix

Bistrot des Sports

In the 19th century, climbing parties used to assemble in the Bistrot des Sports before setting out to conquer Mont Blanc. A merry medley of mountaineers, skiers and tourists still gather in this welcoming bar and b…
Microbrewery in Chamonix

MBC

This Canadian-run microbrewery is one of Chamonix' most unpretentious and gregarious watering holes, pouring its own locally made blonde, stout, pale ale, German-style wheat beer and mystery beer of the month. Soaki…
Pub in Chamonix

Jekyll & Hyde

This British-owned après-ski mainstay has a split personality: upstairs the 'Jekyll' has really good pub food (from seafood tapas and sweet 'n' sour duck to plenty of veggie options), live music, DJs and comedy; che…
Cafe in Chamonix

La Jonction

A friendly, low-key place to mingle with fellow skiers and hikers, La Jonction pours excellent coffee by day, and – when après-ski hour arrives – mixes more than a dozen different gin and tonics (including a warming…
Bar in Chamonix

Les Caves

Spread over four levels with cosy hidden corners, this futuristic/rustic disco chalet – stone archways, fancy disco balls, sleek leatherette seats – transforms itself from suave jazz and cocktail bar into a buzzing …
Bar in Chamonix

Bar'd Up

This Anglophone dive bar borrows Irish, English and Aussie insignia in its bid to be the friendliest, grungiest place in Cham. Setting the scene are a pool table, sports screenings, stray surf boards and a low ceili…
Pub in Chamonix

La Terrasse

In one of Chamonix' prime spots – two art deco storeys overlooking the main square and the chattering Arve – this British-style sports pub serves breakfast, lunch, tapas and dinner, then gives itself over to music (…
Bar in Chamonix

Office

This mellow pub cranks things up in the après-ski (or, in summer, après-mountain bike) hours, with DJs or live music a couple of nights a week (including Fridays from 4pm). Rib-sticking food provides ballast for the…