About Bars & Nightlife 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 enjoy a drink, a dance or a nice glass of wine by the fireside after the lifts shut for the day.
With live music everyday, Le Rond Point is the ideal spot for a boozy and bustling, outdoor après-ski session. Located directly on the main Doron Piste leading down to La Chaudanne, Le Rond Point boasts a huge outdoor terrace with amazing piste views perfect for catching the afternoon sun. Newly built last year is the venue’s grand band stage for outdoor live après entertainment, as well as a terrace snack shack serving hot and fast food all day till around 16:00. Easy to reach from the top of the Rhodos gondola or Saulire mid-station, we recommend you get there early to secure a table before the music begins. If skiing home proves a challenge once the venue shuts at 19:00, take the free Altiport-Chaudanne (C) shuttle bus from the bus stop directly above Le Rond Point running every fifteen-twenty minutes.
Located a short walk from La Chaudanne and directly opposite the Chaudanne bus stop, Jacks Bar is a resort favourite for après-ski entertainment. Familiar tunes, good-vibes and ideal for saving a buck, Jacks bar features live après music every weekday and happy hour prices on all spirits mixers, jugs of beer and vin chaud from 16:00 to 17:00. For those wanting a place to unwind after a hard day on the mountain, they also offer a comfortable lounge area away from the main stage, an arcade machine and free pool table. Hot pizzas, nachos and hot dogs are listed on the bar menu with kitchen open non-stop from midday-23:00. Wednesday is the biggest day of the week for an après ski session here, boasting a three-band music medley from 17:00-20:30 and an extended pizza happy hour from 21:00-23:00.
With live afternoon music on offer Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, Lodge du Village is your one and only stop for après entertainment in Meribel Village and definitely worth the short bus ride from Meribel centre. Playing host to some of the best bands in the Alps, LDV is often packed with those inside making use of the generous happy hour deals or spilling out onto the balcony for breathtaking mountain views. When there is no live music LDV is a great place to hang out; warm, cosy and some of the friendliest staff around make for an amazing atmosphere. Tasty cocktails, free WiFi, a great value snack menu and all the live sport can make it a difficult place to leave. If you do want to stay for one more (you probably will), there are free buses every 20 minutes to Meribel and Les Allues until midnight. Open every day from 12:00 with food served from 12:00 - 15:00 and 16:00 - 22:00.
Barometer offers the ideal balance of sophistication in the Alps in a warm and comfortable environment, perfect for late night glasses of vino. This bar prides itself on a niche of being ‘just a bar’, offering no après entertainment or live music in the evenings. It works. If you’re looking for a place with famously generous portion sizes and extended wine list, in a quiet venue away from the noise of some other bars, Barometer’s your go-to place.
Located in the heart of town, La Taverne is a popular hub for late nights. With exposed timber beams and stone feature walls, The Tav has the feel of an old French pub with plenty of nooks and crannies for private conversation. Live music is on every Sunday and Thursday nights in the winter months.
A few doors up from The Post Office in the centre of town, Le Pub is the latest closing bar in town and a spacious venue for late night fun. With a huge central bar located between the dance floor and stage, and the lounge and pool table area, waiting to purchase drinks is rarely a problem. Le Pub is open til 02:30 every night and is the perfect place to extend your night out that little bit later with great live music.
O’Sullivans is the place to be in Meribel for a big night out. Being the last venue to close at 05:00, O’Sullivan’s nightclub plays host to some of the most widely known DJs and musicians in France and the UK. The biggest nights here are on Thursdays and Fridays and do get quite busy, plus you'll pay an entry fee of around 15 euros.
The Den is a taste of elegance just down the road from the centre of town and located conveniently above O’Sullivans nightclub. Classy yet casual, the venue is well known for it’s available craft beers and jazz music blues night event that happens monthly.
Evolution Café, Bar and Brasserie is located in a prime spot by the Chaudanne, providing breakfast from 08:30, lunch, and an evening a la carte dining experience as well as the option of a 2 or 3 course set menu with complimentary glass of wine or beer. Evolution is also well established as a venue for some of the best live music nights in the three valleys and hosts live music 4 nights a week. With French and International cuisine on offer alongside an extensive cocktail list, Evolution is certainly a venue offering more than your usual dining experience.
La Taverne is a rustic venue located in the very heart of Meribel and is both a busy bar and nightlife hotspot upstairs with a classy dining experience downstairs. Typically alpine, a relaxed atmosphere with exposed wooden beams and low lighting, the restaurant below features a concise menu with fondue Savoyarde and live music on Sunday nights.
Scott’s Bar, next door to The Pub, is part of the Hotel Doron and offers deliciously hearty food, fabulous cocktails and live music three nights a week. Priding itself on being a burger restaurant, Scott’s menu boasts a Mexican themed burger, Savoyard burger and Scott’s burger with two beef patties, pulled pork and jalapenos. Sound tempting? Don’t miss Scott’s buy-one-get-one-free deal on all burgers Monday nights from 17:00 or join in on the popular Open Mic Night every Friday from 22:00.
Best of the rest
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, Le Grand Coeur.
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