The Best Les Arcs Apres Ski Bars

We have found you the best Les Arcs apres ski bars!

We have taken it upon ourselves to sample the bars of Les Arcs apres ski bars and produce a list of the ones that we would recommend going to; they each stand out for their own reasons, but you better go and test a few to see which you like best…

With new bars cropping up all the time, Les Arcs nightlife is constantly changing. The addition of a Folie Douce in Arc 1800 upped the apres ski scene for the 2019/20 winter season. A table dancing, acrobatic, live music bonanza with great food too.

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Les Arcs Apres Ski
Les Arcs Apres Ski, L’Arpette

Located on the runs near the snowpark and Arpette lifts, it’s a blue run away from either Arc 1600 or Arc 1800. On the terrace, you will find a bar serving a range of drinks and cocktails with a DJ playing every Wednesday afternoon.

A must-do on your trip! If you would like a surreal apres experience, you need to book one of their Wednesday soirées where you are fed raclette before you dance the night away. At around 9pm, everyone straps their skis/snowboards back on and heads back to the resorts by torchlight.

Igloo village

You might spot this on the side of the piste and simply go to explore. It’s a giant igloo with an ice bar and plenty of ice sculptures in the middle. The outside it littered with deckchairs and pallet sofas to enjoy a drink in or have a little boogie.

Sat above Arc 1950 and 2000 there’s music and drinks until 5pm. As well as the ice grotto with even more sculptures you can pay to wander round (£5 for adults, £4 for children, under 6 are free).

You can even stay here overnight (they provide the sleeping bags). More appealing perhaps is the cheese fondue sitting on animal skin covered snow benches – every Wednesday from 7pm, you will have to book though.

Folie Douce

The Folie Douce reached Les Arcs for the 2019/20 winter season. A great location with access for pedestrians with the free gondola as well as those on skis. The entertainment is the usual cabaret-style madness with plenty of acrobatics on display.

We were pleasantly surprised by the prices here, much more reasonable than other Folie’s we’ve been to. It’s a great atmosphere as always and there’s a choice of three restaurants all serving top notch grub in a great environment.

It brings table dancing to Arc 1800, an open air club on the slopes that can’t fail to get your feet twitching.

Le Panoramic

Le Panoramic apres bar - Les Arcs

As the name suggests, pop in here for a few apres ski drinks and you’ll get great views (weather permitting). It’s an easy going, laid back atmosphere with a big terrace and plenty of deckchairs.

On the slopes by Arc 1600, DJs over happy hour create a good atmosphere on a sunny day.

Red Hot Saloon

Red Hot Saloon
Red Hot Saloon

The Red Hot Saloon is renowned for its bar games and excellent live music. Throughout the week you will see a host of live bands entertain the crowds.

A great spot to watch the sun go down with a few drinks. Maybe tuck into some wings – the portions are huge.

BKM, Bar King Mad

BKM, Bar King Mad
BKM, Bar King Mad

This is arguably one of the best bars to go to in Les Arcs for après ski and the party carries on late into the night. Most evenings there will be a regular DJ playing and the bar gets packed to the rafters, guaranteeing a great atmosphere. There are plenty of offers to take advantage of during happy hours, such as buy one get one free deal and free grub with drinks!  Red Hot Saloon is located in the Galerie des Villards.

Head to BKM for happy hour. Right in the centre of ARC 1800 on the large Villards terrace. They have a more relaxed approach to après ski. If pizza, a beer and a good natter is your bag then BKM is the best place to do it!
With good value for money food in the evenings, they throw a pretty great party later on.

Whistler’s Dream

Whistler's Dream

Whistler’s Dream in Arc 2000 is well worth a visit for its lively atmosphere. A regular DJ plays most nights and it tends to attract a younger crowd. They show a lot of sport here as well though football tends to be on over the rugby.

Le Belles Pintes

Le Belles Pintes

Les Belles Pintes is a large old-style Irish pub in Arc 1950 offering some great beers in cosy surroundings by day and a lively booze up by night.

Attentive bar staff and live music add to its charm. The drinks are very reasonably priced, a bonus in our eyes.

Chalet De Luigi

Chalet De Luigi

A popular location also for lunch and dinner. Chalet de Luigi turns into a lively bar by night with a happy hour, live bands, billiards and live sports shown.

What’s more, the downstairs nightclub is open until 2 am.

Jungle Café

Situated in the Place des Villards in Arc 1800, this themed cafe produces some of the best cocktails in Les Arcs. The jungle interior and murals on the wall, along with cheap drinks, make it a popular bar. Jungle Café is open daily until 1 am and attracts a good mix of clientele including plenty of seasonnaires and locals.

Les Arcs Nightlife

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