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…
Top Choice Bar in Les Trois Vallées

Jack’s Bar

Jack's Bar plays it cool, but it's the slickest après-ski operator in town: stand-up comedy, themed nights, and live music from 5pm to 7pm from Monday to Friday. All-day food service has truffle-oil-drizzled pizzas,…
Top Choice Bar in Val d’Isère

La Folie Douce

Why wait until you’re back down in the village to party? From 2.30pm every day, DJs, singers, choreographed dancers and live bands fuel a riotous après-ski bash on this outdoor terrace at the top of the La Daille ca…
Top Choice Bar in Les Trois Vallées

Le Rond Point

It would be an omission to leave Méribel without skiing straight up to the terrace of the 'Ronnie', shuffling to the bar in ski boots, and ordering the house speciality, toffee vodka, perhaps sloshed into chocolat c…
Top Choice Bar in Val d’Isère

Cocorico

The indie-rock alternative to après-ski stalwart La Folie Douce is Cocorico. The large outdoor deck, strung with fairy lights, stages excellent bands before morphing into a packed dance floor when DJs start up aroun…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Les Portes du Soleil

Bec Jaune

Vats of home-brewed IPA, porter and German-style beer glint temptingly from Morzine’s trendiest expat hangout and après-ski joint, while vegetarian and vegan bar snacks (€5 to €11) are a boon for anyone suffering Sa…
Pub in Annecy

Captain Pub

It's best not to examine too closely this convivial boozer's Irish pub credentials. But after a genuine welcome and finding a seat in the warren of convivial nooks, it's impossible not to feel at home. Huddle up for…
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…
Bar in Les Trois Vallées

La Folie Douce

There's no escaping La Folie Douce. These piste-side après-ski bars are notorious for building nightclub atmosphere in broad daylight. Around 2pm, follow the gleeful whoops below the top of Plein Sud lift, plant a b…