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Best Switzerland Après Ski and Nightlife

After a day on the slopes, there’s nothing like enjoying a drink in the mountains. Whether you are looking for a quiet bar or a lively nightclub, a resort’s nightlife is an important element of a ski holiday in Switzerland. There is a great variety of bars and clubs to experience across its Swiss ski resorts. Here is our top pick of the best après ski and nightlife in Switzerland.

Crans Montana

Located on the north side of the Rhone Valley, Crans Montana has something for everyone in terms of après ski and nightlife. There are over 25 bars, three main nightclubs and even a casino if you’re feeling lucky. Both on and off the mountain you’re in for a treat. Crans Montana has some of the best après ski and nightlife in Switzerland.

A popular bar is Zerodix, be prepared for live music and table dancing well after the lifts close. Another favourite is the thriving Bar Amadeus, which has a great selection of drinks and sociable seating. For something a bit different, New Pub has a pinball machine and large TVs to watch live sports. If you’re looking to dance the night away, Monkis is one of the best nightclubs in town.

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Located in the breathtaking landscape of Crans Montana, the Crans Ambassador Hotel is a stunning five-star Alpine hotel.

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Après ski and nightlife in Crans Montana


At 1,560m above sea level, Davos is one of the highest and largest ski resorts in the Alps. It sets a high bar for nightlife too. There is a great selection of bars and nightclubs to enjoy during your visit.

If you want to enjoy the sun and a refreshing beer, head to Jatzhütte on the Jakobshorn. Popular among locals in the town of Davos is the lively Chami bar. A small and rustic après ski spot, bursting with alpine charm. For a more sophisticated evening, the Davoserhof Lounge and the Morosani Posthotel serve a great selection of cocktails and craft beer. The main nightclub in town is Pöstli Club which is particularly lively at the weekends and popular with locals and visitors alike.

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The AlpenGold Hotel Davos is a lavish Alpine getaway with superb mountain views.

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Davos Ski town

Flims Laax

Famous for its world-class freestyle facilities on the mountain, Flims Laax is a fantastic choice for Après ski enthusiasts looking for a ski holiday in Switzerland. It has everything from thriving nightclubs to classy bars and cosy mountain huts. The great nightlife is equal to the fantastic skiing. If you’re staying in Laax during a freestyle competition the atmosphere is electric both on and off the mountain.

After lifts close, II Pup bar is the first spot people head to for après ski. Riders Palace has a great lounge and bar area with a lively atmosphere. If you’re looking for something more upmarket, the Camino Bar in the Signina Hotel is a great spot for enjoying some bubbling champagne. The two main nightclubs in Laax are Tiffany Bar and Riders Club.

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Hotel Adula in Flims Laax is a family-run hotel with a fabulous range of health and fitness facilities.

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Après ski and nightlife in Films Laax


Part of the Jungfrau ski area, Grindelwald has a great après ski and nightlife scene to enjoy. It boasts the most bars and clubs out of all the ski resorts in the area. With the beautiful Swiss Alps as a backdrop, extensive skiing and a lively atmosphere throughout the town, Grindelwald is an all-around fantastic ski resort.

After a day on the mountain, the Espresso Bar in the Hotel Spinne is a great spot to socialise and enjoy a well-deserved drink. The Gepsi Bar in Hotel Eiger has a relaxed atmosphere, often hosting live music. If you’re looking to stay out late, head to the main nightclubs Mescalero at the Hotel Spinne and the Plaza at Hotel Sunstar.

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Bergwelt Grindelwald’s beautifully crafted rooms and suites provide views of the awe-inspiring landscape outside.

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Après ski and nightlife in Grindelwald


Famous for having members of the British Royal Family visit each season, Klosters has something for everyone when it comes to après ski and nightlife. There are traditional Swiss mountain huts, classy bars and fun nightclubs both on and off the mountain.

As you head off the slopes, the classy Piano Bar of the Chesa Grischuna has a relaxing ambience. Alternatively, you can visit the Brasserie of the Hotel Vereina for a lively atmosphere and cheap drinks. The Casa Antica nightclub has several floors. On the ground floor, there’s a bar with a dance floor. On the first floor, you can find a cocktail bar with popular songs played by a live pianist. The top floor has an exclusive members area, available to book on your trip.

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Famed for its Michelin starred restaurant, the Hotel Walserhof is the gourmet destination of choice in Klosters.

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Après ski and nightlife in Klosters

Saas Fee

Considered the hidden gem of Swiss ski resorts, Saas Fee delivers great nightlife. It has a charming traditional mountain vibe but also a brilliant atmosphere. There are fantastic bars and nightclubs to explore on your visit.

For a drink in the sun, Zur Mühle has a great terrace to relax and enjoy the views. The party gets started at the Black Bull with regular DJ sets on the large sundeck throughout the season. If you want a quieter evening, Metro Bar is a cavern-like setting to enjoy an aperitif. The Walliserhof’s is a classy drinks lounge with a laid-back vibe. A great place to socialise after a day on the slopes.

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Located in the heart of Saas Fee, the Walliserhof Grand Hotel & Spa is one of the top luxury ski hotels in Switzerland boasting superb swimming pool and spa facilities.

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Après ski and nightlife in Saas Fee

St. Moritz

St. Moritz is not only one of the most luxurious ski resorts in the world but it also delivers top-class après ski and nightlife. The rich and famous regularly visit the glamorous resort. It’s no wonder with the incredible choice of modern bars and fantastic nightclubs.

Pirates on the Rocks outside the Corviglia lift station is a popular spot to start the night. Admire the beautiful Engadine Valley views and a drink at the Alpina Bar. On the terrace of the Hotel Hauser is the Roo Bar which serves a selection of Australian beer. If you want a sophisticated evening, Hotel Schweizerhof’s piano cocktail bar is a relaxing establishment to enjoy an evening aperitif.

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Located in the centre of St. Moritz, the Hotel Steffani is a popular with a wide range of clientele.

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Après ski and nightlife in St. Moritz


In the centre of the Four Valleys ski area, Verbier has some of the best après ski and nightlife in Switzerland. With some fantastic clubs and bars to visit, it is no surprise that Verbier is one of the most popular ski resorts for those seeking an unforgettable ski holiday.

A popular place to start is the Ice Cube bar at the top of the Medran lift. Le Rouge has fantastic views across the valley and regular live DJ sets. For great live music head to Le Farinet bar. If you want a relaxing drink visit the cosy Fer a Cheval bar. Farinet Lounge serves some of the best cocktails in the Alps.

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Situated in the heart of Verbier, the Hotel Vanessa is an ideal spot for an Alpine break.

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Après ski and nightlife in Verbier


Home to the famous Lauberhorn ski race, Wengen is also a great destination for après ski and nightlife. Located in the Jungfrau ski area, Wengen has some brilliant bars to visit. On and off the slopes there’s a great atmosphere and beautiful mountain views.

On the mountain, Mary’s Café and the Schnee Bar are perfect spots to enjoy a classic schnapps or alcoholic coffee. A great place to socialise is the Pickel Bar in the Hotel Eiger. If you love a cocktail try the delicious drinks at The Tanne bar. The liveliest place in town is the Hasenstall bar which stays open until 5 am.

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The Hotel Regina in Wengen has a reputation for serving some of the best food and wine in the resort.

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Après ski and nightlife in Wengen


The iconic views of the Matterhorn are not the only reason to visit Zermatt. In fact, it is home to some of the best après ski and nightlife in Switzerland. The combination of stunning views and incredible skiing is topped off with fantastic bars and clubs to experience.

Papperla Pub is a popular spot to dance to live music as the lifts close for the day. For great food and drink at affordable prices, Sparky’s is the perfect choice. Alternatively, if you want a more sophisticated evening, Hotel Alex has a modern lounge bar with a log fire. The Cavern is another favourite for a quiet drink off the slopes.

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One of the leading hotels in the Alps, Zermatt’s Mont Cervin Palace is located near the Gornergrat station in the centre of town.

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Après ski and nightlife in Zermatt

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