Apres Ski Guide
Staying with Ski Blanc grants you access to the gorgeous village of Meribel Les Allues and the friendly welcoming atmosphere of it's four local restaurants and bars. If you are looking for somewhere to enjoy a post-ski beer in a comfortable and attractive environment we have you covered. Les Allues also has superb access to Meribel Centre with it's dizzying array of mega apres ski bars perfect for dancing your socks off and enjoying the heady apres environment Meribel is famous for.
Recently refurbished, the all improved, Tsaretta is a cosy little bar and restaurant, with friendly staff and a lively village atmosphere. The bar offers a great menu, including pizzas which are also available to take away, and there is live music during the week. For something special there is an a la carte restaurant upstairs with a lovely setting. It is just a stone’s throw from all our Meribel ski chalets. Tsaretta offers a great place to dine for your chalet night off or just a great local atmosphere for a casual drink in the bar. Tsaretta also has Sky Sports and shows all major sporting events.
Check out the website and menu, with a choice of a la carte and bar snacks: La Tsaretta Restaurant
En’k Cafe & Bar
Tucked away just above the old stone bread oven in the village of Les Allues, this is a family run business, and very popular with the locals. It has a little bar for sipping an ‘apero’, a chilled kir or a local beer. It’s appeal is the homecooking, very reasonable prices and simple French cafe style atmosphere. Again very accessible from all our Meribel ski chalets, you may want to dine here on your night off from the chalet, takeaway is also available.
L’Arbe Restaurant & Bar
If you want to try local dishes in the heart of Les Allues, L’Arbe is a traditional savoyarde restaurant, with a lovely rustic atmosphere, serving traditional cuisine at very good prices. Once again a family run business specialising in grilled meats, fondu savoyarde, & fish dishes. There is also a little bar if you want to pop in for a drink, open log fire to relax by and they also do great coffees in the morning time.
Take a look at the L'Arbe menu L'Arbe restaurant
This historic bar-hotel-restaurant located in the heart of the village of Allues is one of the oldest establishments (since 1878) in the valley - in 1938 it witnessed the opening of the resorts first ski lift, right outside its doors. Today, la Croix Jean-Claude is the heart and soul of this mountain village. Gérard, the host, and his team welcome you in and invite you to taste the refined cuisine sourced from products fresh from the market. The restaurant has a very warm atmosphere, with a choice of a la carte or set menu and a good selection of wines from the Rhone Alps. The bar is traditional and busy with locals.
Meribel Centre - Apres Ski
Meribel has some of the best apres ski in the Alps, with its lively town centre and plenty of bar choices, it makes for a brilliant night out. It has a compact centre, with all the venues close to each other so you can easily pop from bar to bar. It also has an extensive choice of restaurants. Meribel Centre has all the options for any kind of night out - the crowded sunshine fuelled piste side bars for easy apres ski drinks and dancing, late night bars and nightclubs to keep you out until 6am and sophisticated cocktail bars for a cosmopolitan night out.
Its a 10min bus ride between Meribel centre and Meribel Les Allues. The Meribus runs till Half past midnight & 8 seater cabs run throughout the night until 6am.
When you think of Apres Ski the first bar that springs to mind is the Folie Douce. The famous on-piste apres bar is just below the Sauliere Express Mid station which means that you can enjoy a taste of their famous apres program without even having to ski. Ski to the Folie and enjoy an afternoon of drinks, dancing and a show, you can then take the bubble back down to Meribel Centre without worrying about skiing afterwards! Always a great party with a wonderful atmosphere whatever the weather, their show starts from 2pm daily and has dancers, live bands and DJs playing on top of the roof looking down on the huge sunny terrace. The Folie is all about the show with their dancers trained in Paris before the start of season - meaning you're sure to enjoy yourself here!
Probably one of the most 'iconic' and popular après ski bars in the Three Valleys & the French Alps. When you finish skiing it is located just off the main Doron piste and the huge south facing sundeck and toffee vodka sold by the bottle really attract huge crowds of avid partygoers. Everyday live British bands and DJs play on the terrace or in the bar from 4.30pm onwards. It is normally packed every night with the music thumping out. The 'Ronnie' is also home to many different apres ski festivals and park events - make sure to check it out on a Wednesday when it is expecially busy. This is where ‘The Feeling’ started out and are now well known for their chart success. If you’ve had too many to safely ski back down you can take also take the free Meribel resort bus line 'C' meaning that you can apres hard and get home easily.
Renowned for the warm and welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff and of course the beautiful view. With carefully sourced international ingredients, local Savoyard specialities and great value daily specials, La Terrasse du Village is the perfect venue to refuel straight off the slopes. It's upstairs bar, Lodge du Village, is a great apres ski venue to ski down to at the end of the day with a lively lounge bar, sunny terrace and balcony make it a great spot. With regular Happy hours and live music it’s good for a little boogie in your ski boots. Make sure to check out 'Wing Wednesdays' where local institution, the Wingmen play and it's 15 euros for 1kg of wings!
Jack's Bar in Meribel centre was a beloved staple of Meribel's social scene and many of our returning guests were extremely sad to see it go! After a 12 month absence Jack's is now back on the site of the former Meribar bar. Serving up fresh nachos, pizzas and great apres cocktails, there is live music Monday to Friday from 5pm onwards. Join the team from 4pm everyday at the foot of the Chaudanne and enjoy their sunny terrace and happy hour. Begin your night in style with the sounds of some of Meribel's best musicians and homemade toffee vodka!
OUR TOP PICKS FOR 'A Sophisticated evening' of Cocktails and Buzzy bars
A firm favourite here at Ski Blanc, La Copina is in the centre of Meribel and is a fabulous cocktail and tapas bar with a heavy Spanish flavour. Run by cocktail aficionados, Copina features a gorgeous cocktail menu including beloved favourites like Espresso Martinis whilst also hosting a strong list of world wines and excellent craft beers. This is the perfect bar for a fun, buzzy night out and the extensive tapas menu makes for a great alternative to restaurant dining.
Dionysus Wine Bar
New to Meribel for the Winter 2020 season Dionysus is just across the road from Copina and features an extensive wine list (being named after the Greek God of wine we'd expect nothing less!) and cocktail menu. Set in opulent modern luxury this is definitely the bar to head to for a sophisticated evening.
L'Abreuvoir is located in an enviable position right in the centre of Meribel and is a firm favourite with the locals. Located on the old site of the Poste de Secours, L'Abrevoir features a cultured wine menu, cocktail menu and yummy tapas menu.
For people that have spent time in Meribel over the years, Barometer has grown to be a real institution. It has a contemporary restaurant, bar and lounge area and is a sophisticated establishment with a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Open from midday, Barometer has a wide range of wines, cocktails and beers including the infamous 'Mutzig' beer which any ski holiday goer knows is a classic!
OUR TOP PICKS FOR 'Late nights' out and about
By now, the 'Tav' as it's affectionately known by locals is one of the most popular bars in the area. With it's quirky interior and lager on tap the bar feels like a quintessentially British pub. Open morning til late every day of the week, 'Tav' kicks off the day with huge full english breakfasts, and also includes a spot on menu from their restaurant downstairs. Showing all the top sporting events and with regular live music, the bar is bound to be busy no matter the time and is a fun and energetic spot for a bit of raucous late night drinking, dancing and socialising.
Located just across from La Taverne, the Doron Pub is another Meribel institution with many locals heading over to the Pub after Tav has closed it's doors. Early on, the Pub can seem more relaxed with two pool tables to while away your time but from 22:00 to 01:30 it will get very busy and loud with either live music of local DJs playing til late.
The Den is newly refurbished and one of the favourite local hangouts above O'Sullivans in the centre of Meribel. The den was born out of a love of BBQ and craft ale and it's certainly lived up to that reputation. Run by craft brew connoisseurs, the Den has the very best ales and beers that Europe has to offer including welcome flavours of the week. If beer is not your ‘thing’ then no sweat! The den also hosts a well chosen wine menu, signature cocktails and a heck of a lot of BBQ food. Regularly hosting live music and the infamous 'Rock and Roll Bingo' and 'Big Lebowski' nights, the Den is certainly one to visit.
O'Sullivans has been for years one of the oldest & most famous clubs in the Alps and is Meribel’s premier nightclub. With improved lighting and sound systems, plasma screens, a new VIP service, group packages and having had a facelift it is now even more impressive than ever! With music seven nights a week, you’ll find the party animals of Meribel, tourists, seasonaires and even the odd celebrity, raising the roof until the early hours.
If you want to book a private area in the main bar for the night, booking one of the comfy booths is the perfect way to make your night a little bit more special. Queue Jump for your group and a bottle of Spirits are included in the price.