Apres Ski in Tignes
Read our little guide to the best Apres bars in Tignes.
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 Tignes has no shortage of great spots on which to set your sights when the lifts shut for the day. Here are a few suggestions:
Crowded House, beneath the Hotel Curling in Val Claret: Fun and noisy 'Brits' bar - look out for their regular drinks promotions.
TC's Bar, Le Lavachet: Home to the legendary 'Night of 1000 Shots'. Shows all the sports on its giant screen.
Le Loop Bar, Le Lac: The sunny terrace makes this a great spot for ending the day with a cold beer or two; overlooking the Trolles black run, the off-piste Lavachet Wall and the Rosset learner slope you can kick back and watch the action from your deckchair.
Scotty's, Le Lavachet: Lively après venue with regular live music and big plasma screens.
Le Brasero, Le Lavachet: Great food, fun bar staff, live music and cheap drink deals.
Clubs & Bars in Tignes
Besides offering world-class skiing, Tignes boasts a very healthy nightlife. In all areas of the resort of Tignes, bars are plentiful in supply. In Le Lavachet TC’s Bar is a lively place popular with English-speaking visitors alongside Scotty’s Bar (the old Harri’s Bar) which has historically been popular with British skiers. For the more discerning après-skier try Le Lavachet Lounge, a cosy little bar next to TC’s Bar that offers a slightly calmer environment to normal.
In Le Lac Le Loop Bar frequently has live music and DJs but unfortunately is often very busy as a result! La Grotte du Yeti, the Dutch bar in town is a fun place with frequent wild party nights and is open until 2.00am. L’Embuscade, a well-liked French run bar, is generally packed with locals and is worth a visit. Other bars of interest are Bagus Bar, a sophisticated, slightly up market bar and Alpaka Lodge with its excellent cocktail list.
In Val Claret by far the most exciting place is the Grizzly’s Bar. It has lots of huge light wooden beams, an open fireplace and good middle-of-the-road CD music. The Crowded House, recently renovated, is very popular with English seasonnaires and as such is often very busy. Le Caveau is a kind of bar/restaurant with live blues music every night and fantastic food. Couloir is another favourite for eating out and for some great DJ line ups.
For all the party people out there Tignes has four nightclubs, each with their own distinct look, clientele and atmosphere. The late-night dancing venues are Jacks Club for the cheesy dancing or Winter Clubb for some serious after bar action in Le Lac. As far as clubbing is concerned in Val Claret all your needs are met by Melting Pot, a popular choice for seasonnaires and guests alike or try Blue Girl, but watch out for the ‘adults’ show on Tuesdays.
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