Here’s the Edge magazine guide to apres in Les Arcs, La Plagne and Peisey! Whether it’s some music to accompany your apres drinks or hearty grub you’re looking for, read on for our advice on where to go when…
Bar King Mad, Arc 1800
As the sun sets the party starts with live bands and DJ sets. This bar, run by keen snowboarders, is the place for friendly banter and a wide choice of beverages. Home of the infamous Boss Burger the food here is hearty, homemade and filling – perfect post-slope fodder. It’s best served on the large sun terrace.
Taj-I Mah, Arc 2000
Unwind after a day on the slopes in the 5* hotel’s lounge bar either by the log fire or on the south-racing terrace offering panoramic views. Live musicians ease you into evening most days of the week.
Latino Loco, Arc 2000
Bar, restaurant and club, you can fill up on traditional and international food, then dance the night away to live bands and DJs until 5am every night. Try the tapas and different variations of beef tartare, while working your way through the wine, champagne, cocktail and shooters list.
Le 2134 Brasserie Alpine, Arc 2000
Sitting on the roof of the Aguille Rouge residence, diners get a unique and uninterrupted view of its namesake mountain free with any dish. Live music and outdoor après concerts start from 3.30pm. The menu shows the owners’ love of traditional, fresh cuisine and local wine.
Bar La Mine, Plagne 1800
This quirky bar is decked out with mining tools and tracks as a nod to the area’s mining past. Known for its impressive beer selection and friendly atmosphere, relax by the fire straight from the slopes – later, live bands will get the party started.
Cheyenne, Belle Plagne
Vintage American-themed décor adorns the walls of this characterful café/bar that offers something for everyone – from teas to cocktails and hamburgers to fajitas. DJs and happy hour from 5-7pm make it a perfect start to your night out.
Scotty’s Bar, La Plagne
Come and rest those ski legs on the prefectly placed sun decking and enjoy great service, great food and of course great drinks. Once your ski legs are recovered you’ll need them to dance to the live apres music – every afternoon Monday to Friday from 5pm!
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Casa de l’Ours, Plagne Village
Ski straight onto the sun terrace of this charming Savoyard restaurant, next to the Chevrette lift, for steak, raclette or pizza. Relax with a hot chocolate or wine in the lounge bar. Watch your meat cook right in front of you on the roaring log fire as you warm your cockles in the cosy dining room.
Le Grizzli, Plagne Village
Known for its high quality meat cooked in the open fireplace, Le Grizzli has both excellent food and a cosy alpine ambience. The menu offers classic dishes and some with a modern twist.
L’Alpage, Peisey Village
This friendly bar/restaurant/newsagent is known for its cheese fondue, and as one of only a few places to sell fish and chips. Owners Lionel and Christel are very welcoming and love the opportunity to practice their English.
Le Flocon, Plagne Bellecote
Right at the foot of the slopes in Plagne-Bellecote, slide onto the heated sun terrace for great value snacks and fast service. Warm up with crepes, paninis or toasties and a hot drink. Eat in or takeaway if you’re in a rush to get back on the slopes.
Pizz’Allo, Plagne Soleil
Find a huge variety of pizzas at great value here – get an extra 10% off at lunchtime – plus beer, wine and hot drinks. Eat in the quaint restaurant or take away for a cosy night in.
Saveurs Des Cimes, Arc 2000
Look out for the giant tartiflette cooked outside with much ceremony once a week – reserve your portion in the shop and enjoy with a mulled wine, beer or hot chocolate. The shop serves great value takeaway snacks and inside you’ll find the best Savoie produce; cheese, charcuterie, wine and spirits.
Taj-I Mah, Arc 2000
The haute cuisine and brasserie restaurants, both run by Michelin-starred chef Eric Samson, offer inventive and unique menus. For special occasions try Le Diamant Noir’s top quality dishes like the Perigord black truffle and fine wines. La Rotisserie appeals to lovers of traditional home cooking with a twist. In the sun, lunch on the panoramic terrace.
Cherry Garden, Bourg Saint Maurice
A new, authentic Thai & sushi restaurant. Everything is beautifully made, from the dishes to the re-cycled decor. When the snow melts enjoy a craft beer in their lovely garden. It’s often full so book a table or order to take away.
La Spatule, Plagne Villages
La Spatule offers a warm and friendly atmosphere in its restaurant or on its cosy, sunny terrace. Enjoy traditional crepes and galettes, a great selection of pizzas, ‘a la carte’ menu with salads, meats, Savoyard specialities like tartiflette, raclette, fondue, children’s menu or plat du jour. They also offer waffles, pancakes, tea and hot chocolate. Open every day for lunch and dinner, reservations advised.
La Godille, Belle Plagne
Don’t miss enjoying a drink and great food on this stunning south-facing terrace. They offer Savoyard specialities, burgers, meat dishes, fish, pasta.