Rumour has it that Meribel is the ski resort where the ski holiday staple toffee vodka was invented! Whether or not that not-so-urban legend is true, Meribel’s apres ski scene remains a powerhouse.

There are a ton of great bars in Meribel. If you like a drink after a long day on the slopes and you’re looking for the best apres ski, Meribel has options for all tastes.

 

Le Rond Point aka ‘The Ronnie’

huge apres ski party at rond point meribel with snowboarder doing filp in front of crowdA legend in it’s own right The Ronnie is a favourite amongst British seasonnaires and holiday makers.

Located at the top of Meribel centre, just of the main Doron piste, the sun terrace, live bands and toffee vodka sold by the bottle attract large crowds.

Expect The Ronnie to be busy with partygoers dancing and partying hard between 4 and 7pm when it closes. It’s especially busy on Wednesdays with is the most common chalet staff day off.

If you’ve had too many to safely ski back down you can take the free Meribel resort bus.

 

La Folie Douce

large crowd partying outdoors in the mountains at folie douce meribelJust like its sister locations in Avoriaz, Val d’Isere and Val Thorens La Folie Douce brings an outdoor clubbing experience to the pistes of Meribel.

Located at the mid station of the Saulire lift, après ski at the Folie is less Rock and Roll and more House than The Ronnie. Expect a more international jetset crowd more comfortable with bottles of Champagne than toffee vodka.

Don’t think that it’s any less of a party though! Live music including DJs, singers and saxophonists accompanied by cabaret dancers make sure that everyone is up dancing on table in their ski boots!

There’s also a large selection of food on offer from paninis at the kiosk, to gourmet burgers from the BBQ, to fine dining at La Fruitere. Just don’t be surprised if you get covered in a Champagne shower after your meal!

 

Jack’s Bar

man pouring bottle of alcohol into woman's mouth at apres ski partyLocated at Chaudanne area at the bottom of the pistes Jack’s Bar has long been a staple of Meribel’s seasonaire community.

There are often live bands on at around 5pm and happy hours offering 2 for 1 cocktails if you get there a bit earlier. The staff are super friendly and you can catch all the major sporting events on the TVs dotted around.

 

La Taverne

man stands on balcony of la taverne meribelRight in town centre of Meribel, La Taverne features great food, live music and a variety of happy hours ranging from 2 for 1 spirit and mixers to €15 jugs of beer.

La Taverne is known for showing all the big sports matches on their huge big-screen projector as well as for being a great place to begin your nights out a bit later on with a mega happy hour from 8 to 10pm.

 

Doron Pub

live apres ski music at doron pubLocated in the heart of Meribel just opposite the Taverne the Doron Pub is a bit less rowdy than some of the other places on this list.

With acoustic bands, live sport or ski movies on the tellies and a couple of pool tables things are relatively chilled out here at apres.

Don’t expect to find the same relaxed vibes later on in the evening though! From 10pm onwards this is one of Meribel’s best party bars and things definitely get loose!

 

Scott’s

burgers at scotts bar meribelThe sister of the Doron located just underneath the entrance to the Pub, Scott’s has a very relaxed vibe at apres with super comfortable sofas and a large cocktail list.

 

Barometer

staff pose for christmas photo at barometer pub meribelA slightly more upmarket apres ski choice, Barometer has excellently attentive staff, a great wine list and tasteful decor. Barometer is also located in the centre of town, just off the pistes.

Lodge du Village

Busy neon tent bar at Lodge du Village in meribel

Down in Meribel Village, the Lodge du Village is a fittingly charming village pub with a twist – this place gets rowdier than your Grandad’s local.

A slightly hidden gem with great happy hours and rockin’ live music, this place can really get jumping – especially on Wing Wednesday.

If you’re not staying in Meribel Village then ski down here from the Altiport and take a free Meribel shuttle bus up to your neighbourhood once you’re all partied out.

 

La Poste

dom perignon at la poste meribelA very cosmopolitan option and a great alternative to a rowdy pub. Known as the most sophisticated bar in town, La Poste boasts prices that solidify that reputation. Located next to the Post Office (obviously).


If you want to keep the party going after apres then consider:

LES Saint Peres aka le loft

interior decor of les saints peres meribelA suave French nightclub with fantastic DJs playing well in to the early hours of the morning. Located near the Chaudanne.

 

Sully’s Meribel

three women at bar of sully's nightclub meribelThe new name for the institution that was O’Sullivans which was the new name for the institution that was Dick’s Tea Bar.

This club has seen some fantastic renovations and has a great lineup of entertainment to keep the party animals coming back despite its location just outside of the town centre.

Kene E.

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Kene E.

Originally from Canada, Kene had never been snowboarding before a holiday to Val d'Isere 12 years ago. He's literally lived there ever since.