About Bars & Nightlife in Tignes
Besides offering world-class skiing, Tignes boasts a very healthy après and nightlife scene. In all areas of the resort, bars are plentiful in supply and there is always a party going on somewhere.
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.
Le Loop Bar in Le Lac is a lively après bar with a sunny terrace which makes it 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. Later in the evening they frequently have live music and DJs which makes it a busy bar for later on in the night too.
For slope side convenience and a more traditional pub feel, try the The Marmot Arms in Tignes Le Lac. Situated at the bottom of the Palafour lift you can enjoy sports on the big screens, draft beers and a simple menu. They also have live music and DJs so it is a great place to go from après into the late evening. Right next to the Marmot Arms, you will find the Jam Bar. A great place to have a chilled out drink and bite to eat whilst making use of their wifi, it's a great spot for a relaxing drink with friends and family.
For more party atmosphere in Val Claret, try Saloon Bar, where you can dance to the live DJs and the occasional band and enjoy their fantastic happy hour between 3pm and 5pm. The recently renovated and newly owned Couloir Bar is also definitely one to try, with fantastic food on offer and a selection of beers on tap. They show the football matches on TV and have happy hours through the day and night.
For a more stylish après and a cozy drink by the fire then Le Whitney Bar is a place to try in Val Claret. Enjoy fine wine and gourmet snacks and settle into the comfy sofas. Alternatively, Bars Hors Piste, also in Val Claret, has a warm crackling log fireplace and comfy sofas to enjoy an apres ski cocktail or warm up with a hot chocolate. A relaxing and intimate bar perfect for a quiet drink with friends and family.
In Le Lavachet Le Brasero Bar is a lively place popular with English-speaking visitors and has historically been popular with British skiers. If you are after something a bit smarter or more 'up-market' then head to So Bar where you can enjoy excellent wines, beers, spirits and food. Open until 2am in the morning it's perfect for a quiet après drink or a more lively late night glass of wine.
In Les Brevieres you will find Le Moose and The Boot Room. Both great bars with fantastic après and live music on most days. Being the only two English bars in Les Brevieres, they are usually full of thirsty skiers re-hydrating after a hard days skiing.
For a full report on Apres in Tignes and where to go when, see our ‘It’s all about Apres’ report.
For all the late night party people out there, Tignes has four nightclubs, each with their own distinct look, clientele and atmosphere. The late-night dancing venue in Le Lac is Jacks Club, very popular with locals and seasonaires, go there for cheesy dancing and great music. For clubbing in Val Claret, all your DnB, electro & hip-hop needs are met by Melting Pot, or try Blue Girl, a slightly more hidden away spot playing Euro-pop most nights, but watch out for the ‘adults’ show on Tuesdays! Les Caves in Le Lac is a very French club, and for a slightly calmer vibe after hours it is a great spot.
Think France and you immediately think of cheese, skiing and of course, wine, so what would a ski resort be without the odd wine bar. Le Whitney Bar in Le Lac has a great selection of wines and is a cosy, fire-lit spot to enjoy at any time of day or night. In Val Claret, La Pignatta restaurant has a wide variety of wines to satisfy your pallet. With amazing food on offer too, why not try out the menu while you sample a bottle of their best.
The live music scene in Tignes is huge and never disappoints, there are always great bands and singers for you all to enjoy. Most bars will have live music playing at après to get you in the mood for a great night early on. Underground Bar in Le Lac often has live bands, singers or DJ’s playing in the evening and is a lively place popular with both locals and tourists. Le Loop has in the past brought in big acts such as Ben Howard and Sunset Suns, so look out for anything they might have on the cards. Jacks Club in Le Lac also host Bass Station once a month, with some of the best DJ’s lined up to play. The resort is always buzzing for the next one to come around, it's a live music event that you don’t want to miss.
Best of the rest
There are plenty of other bars tucked away all over Tignes. With most places offering happy hours and great deals during the season, sometimes it's best just to take a wander through the streets and see where you end up. In Lavachet, La Queue de Cochon is a slightly more elegant bar and restaurant offering some of the best food in Tignes and also with live music on once a week. TiBar in Val Claret is the place to go to watch any sports that are going on and enjoy a nice drink by the piste.
Keep an eye on our Events Calendar for all the latest parties and events in Tignes.