After a long day in the mountains skiing, and despite you might feel a bit tired, there’s nothing like following the old tradition and driving yourself to a great bar, and then possibly into the ground face first full of alcohol. It’s the perfect time to meet other people, drink, drink more, dance, and have fun. Fun may vary, of course, depending on your level of alcohol intake – but let’s worry about that later, right?!
You may prefer a bar filled with people dancing and drinking or you might just look for a cocktail while sitting on a table if you’re the quieter type – however, no matter your preference, you have a lot of different choices. We’ve put together a lovely little list of the 7 best bars in The Alps that we like to frequent.
#1: Rond Point in Meribel, France
Located near the main piste on Meribel, the Rond Point is quite the famous bar. One of the best things is that it’s along a known bus route, so you won’t have any problems returning home, even if you drink more than expected. With an amazing view from its 1,600 meters terrace, you can be sure that you’ll get live music every afternoon. They also serve the best snacks and have a toffee vodka that you should really try. We’re serious, you should really, really try it.
#2: Hinterhag Alm in Saalbach, Austria
The Hinterhag Alm has the perfect location. Just a few meters from the Hotel (always useful), next to the Kohlmais slope, and a few minutes from the Saalbach center makes it a great place to hang out after skiing. With 2 floors carved with old wood, you’ll get live music and the best place to cut several rugs in the neighborhood.
#3: Dick’s Tea Bar in Val d’Isere, France
Dick’s Tea Bar is one of the biggest bars in the French Alps – you definitely can’t miss it. Despite it works more like a nightclub, it also has many seating areas and the beer is very affordable. Being open from 4:30pm until 5am, this bar is near the center of the town and the entertainment is guaranteed. From milkshakes to board games, hot chocolate to beer pong – all this with live music and even a resident DJ to make the most after your night.
#4: Trofana Alm in Ischgl, Austria
Located on the main street of Ischgl and just behind the Trofana Royale Hotel, the Troafama bar is an old and large wooden barn converted into an amazing place for you to hangout after a long day in the mountains. It’s one of those places that can get very”cosy”, but if you don’t mind that, then it’s perfect to enjoy their everyday parties.
#5: White Lounge in Mayrhofen, Austria
Looking to have a different experience? Then there’s nothing like going to the coolest bar in Mayrhofen – an igloo bar. Either great to go with your friends or on a romantic date, the White Lounge is one of those places you’ll never forget. With candlelit lounges and deck chairs, you’ll love not only the atmosphere as well as the amazing mountain view. The Igloo Bar also offers you the chance to spend the night there.
#6: Elsie’s in Zermatt, Switzerland
Elsie’s is the perfect place to go when you don’t want to be standing or dancing all night long. When you simply want to relax from a ski day, you’ll find Elsie’s a great wooden chalet to talk. Expect to see many champagne flutes, and you can also try their oysters with dry white wine if that’s your thing.
#7: Chesa Bar in Klosters, Switzerland
Located Chesa Grischuna hotel. the Chesa Bar is a must place for the English Monarchy. If you’re one of those people who like to go where celebs, then this is the right place. Most people who go to the Chesa Bar are English looking for a great whiskey and the sound of a great pianist who plays live every day.
Going to the Alps doesn’t only mean skiing. There are so many things to do and going to a bar afterward is really a must. These are the best places to meet other people and simply to hang out, have a drink, have more drinks, a snack, and overall, have a lot of fun. We all love a bit of fun, right? Even if this means that you won’t be on the piste early in the morning, going to an aprés-bar should be a part of your trip.