Apres Ski in Meribel
There’s no better way to celebrate a great day on the slopes than with a few well earned après-ski drinks amongst friends. Whether you prefer to soak up the last of the afternoon sun with a quiet beer or dance on the tables in your ski boots Méribel has no shortage of great spots where you can amuse yourself when the lifts shut for the day. Here are a few suggestions:
Jack's Bar: Ideally located next to the bottom of the piste the guys at Jack’s have managed to blend fun and sophistication to create a truly enjoyable après ski experience. Pop in for some great live music, comedians and if you're feeling peckish, nestled round the back of Jack's is Evolution Bar & Cafe where you can feast on the legendary Bad Boy Buger, or try their alternative après which comes with home made smoothies, vin chaud and board games.
La Taverne: With great food, live music and open right through from 8am to 2am this is a great place to hang out on the terrace end enjoy the vibes. With regular live music, great food, party nights and atmosphere it's well worth a look. You'll find it right in the heart of Meribel just a stone's throw from the pistes.
Le Rond Point: right on the main Doron piste at the top of the resort, the ‘Ronnie’ is a perennial favourite with season workers and holiday makers. Live bands every day from 5-7pm, large sun terrace, BBQ, and infamous toffee vodka shots. If skiing home becomes impracticable, take the free bus instead.
Doron Le Pub: another legendary spot for partying, the Pub is right in the centre of Méribel next to the Tourist Office. Live bands play most afternoons from 5pm and evenings from 10.30pm. Large, loud and fun, with all the live sport on big screens Scotts: downstairs from the Pub, this is run by the same company, but offers slightly more chilled après-ski with comfy sofas and a large cocktail menu.
Barometer: More upmarket and rather more civilized spot for après-ski, the Barometer is in Méribel centre, and known for its beautiful bar staff and tasteful surroundings.
Le Poste (de secours): is Méribel’s most cosmopolitan and smartest bar. Prices are high, clientele is smart. Confusingly located next door to La Poste, the Post Office in Méribel centre.
The Lodge du Village (LDV): is a popular apres ski spot, with live music every Tuesday and Thursday après from 5pm and every Monday and Thursday night from 10pm throughout the season. When you've done dancing, head to their brasserie for a bit to eat - the Terrassse du Village.
Hotel le Grand Coeur: If your idea of après-ski involves patisseries and hot chocolate served from silver jugs by uniformed French waiters, then enjoy a thoroughly civilized après-ski tea time in Méribel’s smartest four star hotel lounge bar.
For further information on all these places and more please see our Bars, Cafes & Clubs listings page.
Or, if ‘spa’ rather than ‘bar’ appeals, don’t forget that Méribel offers a relaxation area and spa in the Sports Complex, the Olympic Centre, and several of the hotels offer spas and treatments. Please see Spas & Salons for contact details.
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