Après Ski in Méribel
16th December 2019 | Meribel
Now don’t get me wrong, we’re all about the skiing; but what better way to finish a day on the piste than to have a couple of drinks to rest the legs and unwind before doing it all again the following day? There are so many bars to choose from, we felt we should do a run-down of the après ski in Méribel.
Now a lot of things can impact the kind of après ski that you’re looking for, from the atmosphere, to the kind of drinks you fancy and even the weather. Read on and take your pick; however you’re feeling on the day.
For Cosy Wintery Evenings
A newbie but a goodie, Copiña is a Spanish tapas and wine bar in the heart of Méribel. It’s a small and cosy bar (previously La Maison), with great craft beers on tap and a fabulous selection of wines. That’s before we’ve even mentioned the tapas! Great for a light dinner but perfect for pre-dinner nibbles, and total flavour explosions that you’ll keep going back for. Look out for their live music evenings.
Hidden away and possibly not top of everyone’s Après ski in Méribel list, but definitely not to be overlooked. The Adray Télébar boasts a living-room style drinking area with an open fire and board games. Get a carafe of their Vin Chaud and you’ll have a lovely cosy afternoon/evening whilst escaping from the snow or bad weather. In summer, be sure to check out their terrace. Nestled on the piste in the forest across from Le Rond Point, you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere.
For Dancing on Tables under Blue Skies
La Folie Douce
The infamous, the one and only. Dancing on tables, champagne being sprayed into the crowd, live cabaret and bottles being brought to the VIP sections in glass boxes. If you’re looking for a serious party and nothing you’ve ever seen before then the ‘Folie’ is your place. Located just below mid-station Saulire Express, you can ski or get the lift/walk there. Don’t overlook the food here either. Whilst the main restaurant can be quite pricey, the canteen style can be enjoyed outside or inside and is tasty and good value!
Le Rond Point
Affectionately known as ‘The Ronnie’, and easily accessible by bus or piste, this is the place to go if you’re looking for outdoor après ski in Méribel. With live music every day of the week, a snack bar to keep the hunger at bay and tables that are just asking to be danced on, this is a favourite of locals and seasonnaires alike.
Jacks is back! Now in the old ‘Meribar’ location, right on the piste, Jacks has moved into this space. With the Jacks atmosphere and après, mixed with the Evolution food this will be a restaurant to be reckoned with. Expect live music every day of the week and funky food flavour combinations, including their old favourite, the BadBoy Burger.
Located right in the centre of Meribel, opposite the Tourist Office, this pub restaurant serves up great food and a whole host of DJ sets and live music. Especially great if you fancy being out later into the evening or fancy a drink in town instead of on the piste.
Mottaret – La Rastro
If you find yourself in Mottaret, make sure you head into the Rastro. With a great family atmosphere, fantastic food at very fair prices and live music. Whether the winter or the summer, their indoor area and their terrace are a brilliant place to soak up live music with a couple of drinks.
Méribel Village – Lodge du Village
This used to be Tuesday’s sweatiest jaunt, but since extending their covered terrace, it’s now the place you can enjoy outside après year-round. With live music most days, loaded fries that’ll keep you going back for more and jugs of beer and pimms this is not to be missed; and somewhere you might just find yourself most days if you’re staying in Méribel Village!
The truth is, Méribel is full of places to head, to wind down after a days skiing. Take your pick, try somewhere new and you never know what you might find!