Best Après-Ski Bars in Chamonix
Whether you're belting out the classics from a tabletop, or lounging in a mountainside deckchair - nothing quite beats après after a fantastic day on the slopes. You'll never fail to be amazed by the après ski atmosphere in Chamonix, where many revel with an A&T in hand! You see, it's not just skiing that connects people to the mountains, it's the friendships we make and the fun we have. And, there’s no 'one way' to après!
Herewith our fave après-ski hangouts, hand-picked by the hedonistic Altitude team. Brace yourselves...!
1. Bar Elevation 1904
One of the hot spots in Chamonix, located opposite the train station where the famous Vallée Blanche off-piste ski run finishes! While the small venue doesn’t look like much from the outside, Elevation 1904 has become one of the most famous après ski bars in Chamonix - great food, live music, DJ's, and a very friendly 'local' atmosphere. Cold stone floors and rustic wood panelling gives a real mountain vibe inside, while randomly scattered chairs and tables outside make for a casual, thrown-together look on the al fresco terrace.
Open from 8am, Elevation 1904 is also a great spot for hearty breakfasts, a languid lunch, or an Aperol in the evening. Highly recommended is the Bacon and Avocado Burger, which will sate even the biggest of appetites. And if it’s hot chocolate you’re after, then the signature Hot Chocolate 1904 provides a heartwarming treat before you get back out on the slopes. Delish!
2. Bar'd Up
A Chamonix institution located along the famous Rue des Moulins, Bar'd Up is a dark, noisy and slightly rustic contrast to the swanky bars that line the party street in the centre of Chamonix. A favourite with the seasonnaires, Bar'd Up is often referred to as an 'Aussie bar' with surfboards on the wall, live music, open-mic nights, and DJs - nights often get messy!
Bar'd Up has several screens inside and during the summer they even put a big screen on the terrace so you can watch the Euros or World Cup games in the sun. When there isn't a sports match on you can play table football or have a game of darts. No food is served but you're welcome to bring takeaway in! It ticks all the boxes for a great and affordable night out. Bonza!
3. Chambre Neuf
Located in the Langley Hotel Gustavia, the lively Chambre Neuf is a classic après-ski haunt with a fun, party atmosphere that would get even the most exhausted skier in the mood. If you like to let your hair down and dance on tables then this is the place for you! Great beer, happy hour cocktails, Live music or DJs creating a wild party atmosphere which encourages maximum revelry!
During the day, head here for tea, coffee and snacks. For lunch, there’s a great selection of burgers, salads and curries, and a large al fresco terrace with views of Mont-Blanc.
4. Brasserie de l'M
The legendary Brasserie de l'M, located in downtown Chamonix, is warm, welcoming and offers a varied menu, between contemporary dishes and regional specialities such as fondue, raclette, pela, pierrade and cured meats. There are also a number of fish and pasta dishes on the menu, as well as a tempting array of desserts. You'll find something to enjoy! The interior of the restaurant has the typical and traditional Savoyard charm of a mountain pasture chalet.
Outside, the large sunny terrace facing Mont-Blanc offers snacks, hot meals or simply a glass of mulled wine or freshly prepared waffles. The terrace is a popular place to meet friends in the evening. There's live music, flaming torches and it's the best place in town to view the Mont-Blanc chain and catch the sunset.
Located on the old apiary of the family of Joseph Paccard, this brand new bar-restaurant offers a cosy raw state atmosphere, with regular live bands. Copper, plants, wood are the principal elements of decoration; exciting cocktails and beer are made from plants foraged from the mountains. Look out for the Altitude 'Honey Trap' cocktail made with local alpine honey syrup!
A stunning wooden terrace boasts views of Mont-Blanc, which provided the stunning backdrop to a 'ski movies festival' last autumn.
There's nothing contrived and touristy about a night out in Chamonix. There’s also an endless choice of different drinking establishments in which to top off yet another epic day on the slopes. If you do happen to order yet another round of Altitudes, do send through your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. We love to see our customers enjoying the good stuff!