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The Best Bars For Après In Tignes, France

The Best Bars For Après In Tignes, France

Picture of Bethan Sweeting
Updated: 2 December 2016
With a bounty of thrills to seek and peaks to reach, Tignes has a stellar ski area to explore. Occasionally overshadowed by the raucous reputation of Val d’Isère’s apres scene, Tignes still has plenty to offer after dark too. Here are some of the best bars to let your hair down in after an intense day on the mountain.

The Underground Bar

The Underground Bar is an essential après destination in Tignes Le Lac for cheap beverages and a lot of fun. Get into the traditionally French alpine feel and order a shot of Genepi (or two, or three). The bar staff offer some intriguing drinking games to get involved with, and this is also the place to catch live sports, enjoy a bustling crowd and a lively vibe.

Immeuble Palafour, Rue de la Poste, Tignes, France, +33 6 27 59 38 04

Grizzly’s Bar

At almost €10 a pint, Grizzly’s bar isn’t exactly a budget spot for some post-skiing relaxation and partying. However, ideally positioned in the heart of Val Claret, the abundance of character and irresistible charm of the décor makes it well worth a visit. There are fireplaces perfect for nestling down next to and warming the toes whilst peering at the curious variety of bear sculptures dotted all over.

Loop Bar

Well known in Tignes Le Lac for a quality pint and an appetite-quenching burger, Loop bar is a popular destination for holiday makers and seasonnaires alike. A fun atmosphere with a large sun terrace offering views of the infamous Trolles black run, sip on a beer and enjoy some of the alps’ greatest bands, live music and merriment.

Saloon Bar

The seasonnaire haunt of choice for its extensive happy hours and cheeky escapades, Saloon Bar never ceases to entertain. With a range of drinking games, happy hour beers and classic cocktails to boot, Saloon Bar is not to be missed. They also put on a fully-fledged themed party for those unmissable nights such as St.Patrick’s Day.

Melting Pot

Boasting a much cooler music repertoire than its fellow Val Claret nightclub, Blue Girl, Melting Pot plays a satisfying mix of electronica, hip hop and drum and bass. Based underground, with edgy lighting and a busy crowd filling the small venue each night, it really lives up to its epithet as a melting pot. Open until 5am and with an array of guest DJ nights, this is the perfect place to dance the night away after a day on the slopes.