Après Ski in Méribel & Mottaret
With a great choice of pubs and clubs and one of the best selections of après bands in the Alps, you'll be hard pushed not to find yourself dancing on a table at least once!
Majestically placed below the Saulire express mid-station Méribel's Folie Douce offers spectacular shows, champagne and music that you just can't help but dance to. However Le Rond Point (affectionately known as the Ronny) consistently remains the place to be after skiing in Méribel and tends to be the natural place to migrate to after La Folie Douce closes at 5pm anyway. The sun terrace is always packed and most days there is a live band.
Barometer in the centre is always popular and shows live sports on the big screen. Jacks Bar and Evolution at La Chaudanne play host to a great selection of après bands in both the late afternoon and evening.
Also in the centre of town, La Taverne has a great happy hour offering some of the lower prices in a Méribel bar. This area is the also the epicentre of the bar scene later on, with the other English-run bars of Le Pub (underneath the Hotel Doron) and Scott's also offering the opportunity for some dancing till late.
Le Poste (de Secours), confusingly located next door to La Poste (the Post Office) is Méribel's smartest bar with prices to match and offers a range of champagnes. The bars stay open until 1-1.30am (you'll have missed the last bus if you're staying in Mottaret or Méribel Village) and there are also two clubs, the English-run O'Sullivans, formerly Dicks Tea Bar, and The Loft - a French-run, Euro-disco style club at the Olympic centre.
The Rastro Bar is still the most lively bar in Mottaret and Le Zig Zag brings a taste of Austrian Jagartee to proceedings. The Downtown bar is also popular with the locals. Over in Méribel Village, the Lodge du Village (or LDV) draws a crowd with a happy hour from 4-5pm and live music from 5pm.