Après Ski in Chamonix
The après-ski scene in the Chamonix valley is international, with something on offer for all.
You'd not be wrong to be confused as to which country you were in with Chamonix's metropolitan après-ski, with English, Swedish and French bars amongst the offering.
Chamonix does not offer the lively ski-boots-on après-ski scene due to the detached nature of the ski area. However Chamonix comes into its own in the early evening.
Chambre Neuf, near the train station is a good choice for happy hour with live music and a pub atmosphere. This place certainly gets livelier as the night goes on and often stays open until the small hours if the crowd so demands! However, if you want to take a break from all the après activity, you can relax and enjoy the sunset from the terrace outside.
The Canadian-owned Micro Brasserie de Chamonix (or MBC), a 5 minute walk from the town centre, is another popular après-ski stop. All beer is brewed on the premises and they do nice bar snacks and live music.
Despite its party reputation, après-ski in Chamonix also has a quieter side and L'Atelier Café just off the Place Saussure has a pleasant location by the river as does Bar du Moulin.
If you fancy a more glamorous venue for some evening drinks, Les Caves on Rue du Moulin is a stylish wine and cocktail bar. 'Cha'Cha'Cha is a wine bar/shop with a wide range of wines, champagnes, whiskies, spirits and boutique beers - the idea is you can enjoy a glass of wine or beer with a selection of charcuterie and staff can also recommend bottles for you to buy to take home with you or to accompany dinner in your apartment. They also organise various tastings (advance booking may be required).