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Bars and nightlife in Méribel

There is no shortage of places to go for a few drinks and some live music after a day on the mountain.

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Meribel wouldn't be the resort that it is without a good dose of après-ski to end the day!

Whether you prefer to soak up the late afternoon sun with a quiet glass of French wine or dance on the tables in your ski boots, beer jug in hand, Meribel has plenty of great spots when the lifts shut for the day.

Apres Ski at Jack's Bar


With a lively and vibrant après-ski scene, Meribel has plenty of spots opening their doors to welcome you off the pistes.

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, which is perfect for catching the afternoon sun. The venue has a grand band stage for outdoor live après entertainment, as well as a terrace snack shack that serves hot food until 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, it runs every 15 to 20 minutes.

Also on the mountain situated at the mid-station of Saulire cable car, close to the Biche and Mauduit pistes is Folie Douce. It's like an Ibizan beach party, but on the mountain. Expect club music, Champagne, dancing on tables and general revelry. The après-ski fun starts at 15:00, come and watch their amazing crew of artists, acrobat dancers, singers and musicians.

With live afternoon music on offer Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, Lodge du Village is your one and only stop for après entertainment in Méribel Village, and definitely worth the short bus ride from Méribel centre. Playing host to some of the best bands in the Alps, LDV is often packed with those making use of the generous happy hour deals, spilling out onto the balcony for breathtaking mountain views. When there is no live music, LDV is a great place to hang out it's warm and cosy with some of the friendliest staff around which makes for a great atmosphere. Tasty cocktails, free wifi, a good value snack menu and live sport on the TVs all contrive to make you stay longer than you anticipated. If you do want to stay for one more (you probably will), there are free buses every 20 minutes to Méribel and Les Allues until midnight. 

An image of Barometer apres ski bar in Meribel Three Valleys

Late nights

If you're looking for some late night fun you're in luck, there are several bars and clubs in Méribel that stay open until the early hours of the morning.

Barometer offers a relaxed atmosphere in a warm and comfortable environment, perfect for late night glasses of vino. This bar prides itself on being niche and ‘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 is your go-to place and they are open until 01.30.

Located in the heart of town, La Taverne is a popular hub for late nights as it's open until 01:00. 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.

In the centre of town, Le Doron Pub is a bar and 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 until 02:30 every night and is the perfect place to extend your night out that little bit later with great live music.

O’Sullivans nightclub, known as Sully's, is the place to be in Méribel for a big night out. Being the last venue to close at 05:00, it 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. 

The Brewer's Den Bar, Meribel Centre

Sophisticated spots

If you're looking for a more civilised evening or have something to celebrate, there are several hotel bars in the resort that cater to wine enthusiasts, cocktail aficionados and casual drinkers alike, and many will also have live music. Some offer a little snack alongside your choice of beverages, ranging from a bowl of nibbles to an entire tapas board.

The Den Bar above O'Sullivans nightclub has an extensive wine list featuring international wines as well as local offerings, and Saint Amour is a more traditional wine bar, and you can find it in Méribel centre. If your idea of après-ski involves patisseries and hot chocolate served from silver jugs by uniformed French waiters, then enjoy a thoroughly civilised après-ski tea time in Méribel’s smartest four star hotel lounge bar Le Grand Coeur.

a man playing drums

Live music

Live music is not that hard to find in Méribel. From the smallest bar to the swanky hotel lounges, there's always something on. Specific information regarding weekly line ups can be easily found by simply looking at any of the numerous information boards around resort, where each of the individual bars will post their weekly programmes and promotions.

A taste of elegance just down the road from the centre of town, The Den is located conveniently above O’Sullivans nightclub. Classy yet casual, it hosts jazz and blues nights every month. The venue is also well known for it’s craft beers. A rustic venue located in the very heart of Méribel, La Taverne is both a busy bar and nightlife hotspot upstairs, and 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.

Next door to The Pub, Scott’s Bar is part of the Hotel Doron and offers deliciously hearty food, fabulous cocktails and live music three nights a week. 

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