Nightlife

Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Grenoble

Le 365

Good-humoured mixologists preside over a fabulous cocktail list at this chic and ever-so-slightly risqué bar. Sip one of myriad mojito varieties – strawberry-basil and the Chartreuse variety were our favourites – an…
Top Choice Pub in Les Deux Alpes

Polar Bear

Follow the totemic wooden polar bears into this snug chalet-style boozer. A hanging brazier keeps punters toasty, as do the Irish coffees and vin chaud (mulled wine). There's a range of European beers (including Gui…
Wine Bar in Grenoble

Le Zinc

Evoking an old-timey train station, complete with looming clock and retro tiled floor, Le Zinc is a favourite among local wine lovers. The owners are especially passionate about local and organic varieties, and the …
Beer Hall in Grenoble

Les BerThom

Ten or more beers on tap, an industrial feel, and a mixed crowd of students and seasoned hop-heads: lively Les BerThom is beer heaven. Glug a Grisette for something bright and blonde, a hoppy Vedette, or even gluten…
Cafe in Grenoble

Kai-Iwi

This welcoming coffee joint might just brew the best cup in Grenoble. The decor is pure New Zealand kitsch, and food follows the same theme (try avocado on toast or the whopping ‘All Blacks breakfast’). NZ beer, cid…
Bar in Les Deux Alpes

Smithy’s Tavern

At the bottom of the Venosc lift is this rocking, English-owned pub, one of the premier (and longest running) party spots in town. The low, timbered ceiling and battle-scarred bar oversee themed and fancy-dress nigh…
Wine Bar in Grenoble

Le Tord Boyaux

Attracting a spirited, student-filled crowd, this popular bar serves 40+ vins aromatisés (flavoured wines; €2.50) in an array of extravagant flavours: chataigne (chestnut), Génépi-fraise (Génépi-strawberry) and pomm…
Bar in Les Deux Alpes

Smokey Joe’s

Live music, laid-back punters and plenty of elbow room make Smokey Joe's, at the bottom of the Jandri Express lift, an easy après-ski option. There's also foosball, pool, and a staff of native English speakers. The …
Irish Pub in Alpe d’Huez

O'Sharkey's

An Irish sports bar as noteworthy for its friendly welcome as its selection of gins, O’Sharkeys has two bar areas (often with a different match screened on each), a pool table, and is patrolled by the owner’s loud-m…
Bar in Grenoble

La Renaissance

With venerable stone walls, Belgian beer on tap and attentive staff, this is an atmospheric spot for an aperitif, or simply for an espresso during daylight hours. Mighty popular with locals seeking an after-work dri…