APRES AND BAR GUIDE
What are the top pubs and bars in Chamonix? Where to go to enjoy apres ski, after dinner drinks or a quick bite to eat.
Pubs & Bars
The liveliest and loudest apres-ski bar in Chamonix with live music from 17:30 to 19:30, Sunday to Friday. Situated at the top end of town near the train station, Chambre Neuf is one of the favourite meeting places for locals and visitors alike. The bar is open all day for coffee, beer or maybe something stronger! 20:00 - 22:00 is Happy Hour with a wide selection of cocktails on promotion two for one!
Open every day from 11:30 to 01:00, and providing daily après-ski with great live music and DJs, to be enjoyed with classic cocktails and ice cold beers. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Why not try their home-made burgers (a favourite with the locals), Swedish meatballs, or their plat du jour for lunch, which includes a salad buffet and a meat, fish or veggie option to choose from.
Elevation is the bar that has it all; good food, sunny terrace with outdoor heaters, great ambience, apres-ski, live music and DJs. Elevation offers a great alternative to Chambre Neuf for those looking for more chilled out and relaxed environment.
MBC (Micro Brasserie Chamonix)
The MBC was founded in 2002 by beer lovers who were looking for that perfect brew after a day in the fresh mountain air. Long before artisan beer became fashionable, these guys were setting the standards with craft beers brewed on site, using only the finest ingredients and the freshest water in the Alps.
Sit back and enjoy a local beer. And while your at it, why not tuck into one of their après menu specials; our favourite has to be a big bowl of nacho’s, perfect for sharing.
Pre and Post Dinner Drinks
La Terrasse is a lovely place to grab a drink before dinner out in Chamonix. It is in one of the best locations in Chamonix centre, right on the edge of the River Arve, this art-deco building has a fantastic south-west facing terrace overlooking the central square, with views towards Mont Blanc.
Chamonix Social Club
Great for after dinner cocktails, Chamonix Social Club offers a wide variety of bespoke cocktails as well as wines and beers in a sophisticated and elegant environment. With a mix of resident and guest DJs to keep the music fresh. This is one of the few bars in Chamonix where the girls dress to impress and the guys are more likely to wear shirts than hoodies.
Cha Cha Cha
ChaChaCha is a wine and spirits shop that welcomes you to join one of their regular wine tastings, or just to enjoy a casual drink with friends. With tastings on offer every night starting at 18h00 and 19h30 (except Thursday and Saturday). You will be presented with a tasting of six wines and champagnes, accompanied by an informal and light-hearted discussion all for just €15. Every evening has a different theme - Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy.
Open between 16h00 -21h00, you can enjoy a glass of wine or indeed a bottle, which can be re-corked and taken home. Choose from a selection of charcuterie to accompagny your glass. Or sample one of the 20 types of whiskies or 40 types of beer and a full stock of spirits.
This deli wine bar sells 100% Italian produce and wines. Located next to the Poc shop in the centre of Chamonix and with some great produce on sale, it's a fantastic little place to stop off for a glass of wine and a snack at the end of the day.
They serve a number of platters of charcuterie meats and cheeses priced at a very reasonable 10-12 euros; or you can choose any platter and two glasses of wine for just €15.
Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-21:00