The French Alps are renowned for throwing some epic music festivals and having a wonderful après-ski scene. It’s not just Mont Blanc that calls skiers and snowboarders to Chamonix. For many, it’s all about the après-ski. Here, we’ve run through the best bars and clubs that you absolutely have to check out next time you’re in the area.
A cracking nightclub that will definitely keep the party going, L’Amnesia ia s top venue that regularly hosts internationally acclaimed music talent offering up a mixed bag of electro, r’n’b, and house music from 1am until sunrise every day.
For a somewhat pirate-themed experience, head to Barberousse. Their wide selection of rums compliments the great food, and the place is tastefully decorated. Open from 6pm to 2am, watch out as the rums get pretty more-ish after your third.
A tiddly-wee location with only two small tables Boogie Woogie is all about the tunes and the dancing. There’s nothing overly fancy about the food, but it’s still great nosh. We particularly love the tapas. There are a fair few interesting looking shots to try out too.
A super lively and charming venue, Chambre Neuf hosts live bands and guests love a good boogie on the dables. Doors open at 12pm, happy hour kicks off at 8pm and a DJ keeps the music rolling out until around 1am. A great place to consider on a pub crawl or to kick things off before hitting a club, this place is known as the Scandinavian destination for Chamonix après.
Chamonix Social Club
Be charmed by the disco vibes of the Chamonix Social Club. This venue has a bar-meets-lounge layout and there are a ton of cocktails to try. The in-house DJ pumps out some good tunes, and there is a certain style to this place that makes for a very classy, very relaxing evening.
Chow down on homemade nosh, like their beef burger, and kick back on the sun terrace after a day on the slopes. This place is open seven days a week, and puts on either live music or a DJ to create the ideal soundtrack to your afternoon.
The Jekyll and the Hyde
Upstairs, the Jekyll hosts a lovely atmosphere of music and merriment. By the evening, the bar has become a restaurant, before dishes are cleared to make way for dancing to resume. Downstairs, the Hyde is a much quieter, and more intimate space.
Micro Brasserie de Chamonix (MBC)
We love anything micro, from breweries to brasseries, and this little micro brasserie in Chamonix does not disappoint. You’ll be able to try real ales and a wide selection of good beers. The decor is edgy and Canadian, and the food is pretty scrumptious too. Large green screens either showcase the kings and queens of freeride doing their thing, or a Canadian hockey match.
Another venue offering all the best bits: a sun terrace, 2 for 1 on drinks during happy hour, live music, top DJs, and a cracking view. Monkey Bar is popular both for the immediate après-ski seekers, and those who are in it for the long-haul. There’s a ping pong table and street-food inspired nosh that’ll make it hard to move on from this place.
Recently opened Moö is another venue that’s a total hit. Named after three Scandanaivan friends (Morten, Oscar, and Örjan) who founded the place, Moö has a great vibe to it. There’s self-serve beer taps, excellent food, and everyone is jovial and relaxed. The doors are open every day from midday to midnight.
Not messing around with any pretentious or fancy names, ‘The Pub’ does what is says on the tin. There’s a distinctly British vibe to this place, and those who love a bit of live sport will enjoy catching the latest game of whatever on The Pub’s big screen. The venue is quite popular and the heated terrace can fill up quickly so be prepared to encounter big crowds whenever you pop by.
Popular with the Scandanavians, South Bar is situated next door to Monkey Bar and has its own lovely sun terrace. Between 8pm and 10pm there’s a 2 for 1 deal on cocktails. Live music is replaced by a DJ who will lead you through to the early hours of the morning.
Literally a big old terrace, La Terrasse sits right in the centre of town and is probably the best place to get boozed up and commence some epic people watching. The venue has a famously pink Art Deco façade, which makes for an epic photo for the gram. Live bands are a regular occurrence, as are the happy hours that are on from 4pm to 6pm daily.
The only gar bar in the village, Le Tof is an absolute must visit. We like that its slightly rough around the edges. Its non pretentious and remarkably laid back and welcoming, Plus, the staff from other venues head here for their after-work pints. The doors close at 5am.
A popular local’s pick, this location offers panoramic views from the terrace, lovely food, and good vibe throughout. The building is actually over a century old and gives a nod to its roots by continuing to offer great value accommodation to this day.
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