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Nightlife in Les Arcs

Discover the top Les Arcs nightlife


There’s no better way to celebrate a great day on the slopes than with a few well earned après-ski drinks amongst friends. 

Whether you prefer to soak up the last of the afternoon sun with a quiet beer or dance on the tables in your ski boots, Les Arcs has no shortage of great spots where you can amuse yourself when the lifts shut for the day. 


L’Arpette bar and restaurant: A great place to get the après started. Situated on the slopes near the snow park and Arpette lifts, it’s a blue run away from either Arc 1600 or Arc 1800. During the day, it’s a place to stop for lunch but when 15:00 rolls around Happy Hour kicks in: the beer prices drop, the DJ begins pumping tunes and the tables on the terrace become small, raised dance-floors. If you really want to spend a night on the pistes, book one of their Wednesday soirées where you are fed raclette before totally getting your dance on. At around 21:00, everyone straps their skis/snowboards on and heads back to their respective resorts by torchlight. A must-do on your trip!

Jungle Café: In the Place des Villards this is a popular choice in Arcs 1800 with its jungle themed interior and murals on the walls. It is a pretty cheap place to drink and is open all day until 01:00. It attracts a good mix of people, mostly locals and/or seasonnaires and they serve tasty food all day long.

The Ambiente Bar: Also in the Villards area (near to the Red Bar) is more of a French style establishment and is a true après ski bar. You can sample one of their tasty cocktails or have a game of darts in a lively but equally chilled atmosphere. 

Red Hot Saloon: Probably the biggest bar in resort with a good-sized dance floor. They have regular live music throughout the season, persuasive drinks deals and partying happens late into the night. 

Bar King Mad: In the same square, offers a similar mix of music, live sports and good value, plus they also do arguably the best burgers in resort.

Le Gabotte: The equivalent to L’Ambiente, over in the Le Charvet section of Arc 1800 is this ski instructor after work hangout. The place also attracts a lot of English and Dutch clientele.

Although it is not as big as 1800, Arc 1950 is also very lively and has a good choice of bars. With its ski in/ski out location, the village is perfect for après.

Le Club 1950: A cleverly named nightclub for late night antics. 

La Belle Pinte: A large Irish pub in Arc 1950 which has a sophisticated feel during the day turning into a lively boozer when the resort is busy of an evening. There is plenty of seating and it is the perfect place for pint and a chat with friends.

The Mont Blanc Bar: Located right at the top of Vallandry close to the Grizzly chairlift. It is accessible from the piste so you can stop off for après without wasting time getting changed! There is a large terrace facing over towards La Plagne where you can catch the last rays of the day. The bar is open late and often has live music and DJ sets with specific nights such as Drum n Bass, normally on Thursday night. The English staff are young, lively and friendly and the bar also has a pool table and Sky Sports. This is not the place to come if you are looking for somewhere with more of a French feel but it is still well worth a visit.

George’s Wine Bar: A more cosy place for après that serves a wide variety of wines and beers from around the world. It’s not a late night hang-out, but it's very relaxed and convivial.

Arc 2000 has something really unique - a bar within an igloo.

Village Igloo: Ski down to the near the bottom of the Arcabulle lift and you'll find a bar carved out of ice adjoining a grotto of ice sculptures. It’s not the cheapest place to go for a drink, but it's certainly unusual!

El Latino Loco: A restaurant/bar/nightclub on the fifth floor of the Residence Aiguille Rouge. It serves great Mexican food in the daytime, and becomes one of Les Arcs’ hottest nightspots after dark, with cocktails, music and dancing until after 04:00.

Red Rock Café: You could also try the American-themed cafe - the food is good (and reasonably-priced) and their Mojitos are awesome.

Peisey Vallandry has a number of bar-restaurants which offer a more chilled out après experience. 

La Vache: At the bottom of the little Parchey lift, is wonderfully welcoming for an après ski cocktail and dinner afterwards.

Chez Felix: A small, characteristically French bar with a stunning view, which is good for a sneaky aperitif (or digestif if you have already eaten).

If you want a big night out, the main options are in Vallandry.

Le Mojo: Down the steps below the Vallandry lift you will find a stylish cocktail bar which, in typically French style, gets busier as the night deepens. Happy hours start after dinnertime here, letting you get showered, spruced up and fed before you enjoy discounted prices on their drinks.

For something a little more refined in Arc 1600 there are a couple of bars for a relaxed redemptive beverage after you have finished on the pistes.

Panoramic bar: Towards the funicular, it's good for a beer and even better for food.

Champagne by Bulles: If you have a surfeit of class, drop into this minimalist establishment which serves Champagne (obviously) by the glass or bottle, depending on how celebratory you are feeling. Prices are actually fairly reasonable.

If you are staying in the valley in Bourg St Maurice, the best choice for a night out is Bazoom Bar opposite the train station. With pool tables, live music and an upbeat atmosphere, it is definitely the most popular place for a night out in Bourg.  

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Late nights

Chalet De Luigi: As it gets later in Arc 1950 head here, the bar is open until 02:00, generally lively and has “Club 1950,” replete with dance floor, downstairs.

O’Chaud Lounge Bar: If you want to “throw some shapes” you can also check out this place with its contemporary style and rather comprehensive bar. During the ski season they have regular live music, well known DJ's and are generally pumping out electronica until 03:00.

El Latino Loco: In Arc 2000 is a restaurant/bar/nightclub on the fifth floor of the Residence Aiguille Rouge. It's one of Les Arcs’ hottest nightspots after dark, with cocktails, music and dancing until after 04:00. 

Arqiv’Pâ Café: In Arc 1600 if you are staying out late you might end up here. It has happy hours between 17:00 and 19:00, and is open until 02:00 for drinking, dancing and revelry.

Abreuvoir Bar: They regularly have live music, play endless hypnotic videos of epic skiing and even have karaoke nights.

If you still have the strength and are looking for a late night party, there are three nightclubs in Les Arcs 1800 where you can party into the early hours:

Le J.O: The ever-popular club in Charvet.

Le Carré: Slightly more upmarket (and expensive).

Le 73: Underground club .

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Keep an eye on our Events Calendar for all the latest parties and events in Les Arcs.