About Bars & Nightlife in Morzine
There’s no shortage of places in Morzine to go for a drink or two but each bar offers something unique.
From amazing apres ski spots to late night venues, there's something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a quiet drink or something more lively with some live music - Morzine really does have an eclectic mix, making it the perfect place for a holiday to remember no matter what you’re looking for.
After an amazing day on the mountain, nothing really beats a beer or two before dinner to top it off. Apres life in Morzine starts to get going at about 3 or 4pm each day when most people make their way off the mountain.
One of the most popular and famous bars to head to for some apres is Bar Robinsons, known more commonly around these parts as Robbos. It’s a no frills spot on the Rue du Bourg with the main pull coming in the shape of the beer it serves. The only beer on tap in Robbos is Mutzig, and we’re not talking about the watered down version you get in some resorts, this is the real thing. At 8% you’ll know when you’ve had a couple. It’s recently changed hands, the nephew of the original owners has taken over, meaning opening hours are a little more flexible these days and the bar stays open a little longer.
Once you’ve had enough Mutzig but aren’t quite ready to go home- then Chez Roger’s is a great next stop off. It’s just up the road from Robbos and is great for an early evening drink or even on into the late evening. Run by a local legend, Chez Roger’s is cheap, cheerful and a great place to hangout after a day on the slopes. Drinks are served with cheesy nachos as well so if you’re feeling a little peckish it’s a welcome extra.
If you’re looking for something a little closer to the piste and don’t fancy walking anywhere in your ski boots then Le Tremplin at the base of the Pleney could be just what you’re looking for. It remains one of Morzine’s most popular apres haunts and is often busy right into the early evening. It usually has a DJ playing so it’s a great place to go to get the party started. Although be warned, if you start at the Tremplin there’s a high risk of you might not want to head home for dinner...apres often quickly becomes an accidental late night after starting there.
Most of Morzine’s bars stay open until late in the evening and on into the early hours but there are plenty of places that carry on the party for even longer than that. If you’re looking for a late venue then there are a few in Morzine worth keeping your eyes open for.
Le Crepu is a great starter spot for an evening drink or two and you’ll often find yourself there for a lot longer than you’d originally planned. The team behind the Crepu know how to start the party. You can find the bar on the main street leading up to the Pleney which is right next to some of the later venues. As you leave the Crepu you turn right and bars such as The Tibetan Cafe, Coyote Bar and The Cavern are right on your doorstep. The Tibetan is very popular with tourists, seasonnaires and expats alike. It has a DJ playing classic party tunes until about 3am most nights so a safe bet if you’re looking for a late night.
Down the stairs from Tibetan you'll find Coyote Bar which is an unusual mixture of kid's arcade games, shots and scantily clad ladies on the looping Fashion TV.
Downstairs again and you'll enter The Cavern. This is the main nightspot in Morzine and it's very popular on Wednesdays when hotel and chalet staff have a night off. You can expect a lot of shots to be making their way around. It's a good, friendly bar with a live DJ and screens showing ski and snowboard movies. A must visit night out if you're coming to Morzine.
Cafe Chaud is quickly becoming one of the most popular venues in town. Run by the team behind Retro Rentals and some of the biggest parties on the mountain you’re bound to have a good time if you head here. They’re trying some different with the bar so you’ll always find a themed night going on if you’re looking for something different to do with your night out.
If the live music and party scene isn’t really your thing or if you’re looking for a slightly quieter evening out then there are a number of lovely wine bars in Morzine that are well worth exploring.
The Coup de Coeur is a great place to test out some local wines and cheeses whilst watching the sun go down behind the mountains. The wine list there is extensive and gives you a real flavour of the different wines that are made in the region. They also have a great pizza menu if you’re looking for a bite to eat. It has a great heated terrace with views of both the Pleney and the Nyon mountains so it’s a great place to head on a Tuesday when the torchlight descent takes place.
The Chaudanne is a popular restaurant in Morzine however its downstairs wine bar is a relatively hidden gem. It’s a glitzy addition to the wine bar scene in Morzine and serves a variety of different cocktails as well as a good selection of wines. Many people choose to head here before having a meal in the restaurant above however it’s a great place to visit if you’re looking for somewhere for a drink on a special occasion or for something a little up market.
If you’re looking more for of a party vibe and fancy dancing the night away to a little live music then you’ll be pleased to know that the band scene in Morzine has really taken off over the last couple of years. Most nights of the week you’ll be able to find a bar offering some form of live music whether it’s a band, a DJ or a local singer. You’ll also find the odd open mic night if you fancy joining in yourself!
Dixie Bar is the original live music venue and is still going strong. Band 'the Dixie Mix' can often be found gigging there and they’re a band not to be missed. Dixies is also a great place to head to for live sport. If there’s an important football match happening, you’re likely to be able to catch it here.
Beanies is also a surprisingly successful live music venue. In the day it’s a popular coffee bar serving hot drinks and delicious cakes but by night it’s a wine bar often hosting singers like Amy Dearlove and bands like Zuri Aura.
Remaining at the top of the live music venue list in Morzine is Inferno. The popular restaurant/bar can be found on the Nyon plateau so it’s usually somewhere you head for a bit of an apres party. It throws huge parties with bands playing on its branded double decker bus on its terrace that overlooks Morzine and the surrounding mountains. You’ll find people dancing on tables in ski boots and really enjoying themselves before skiing down the hill in time for dinner.
La Kinkerne in Prodains has taken control of the live music scene here in Morzine. It threw a series of festival style nights with live music from resident DJ Chicane to bring the season to a close. This year it’s carrying on the tradition with regular music nights to entertain people as they come off the slopes of Avoriaz in the evenings. It’s well worth heading up to the Kinkerne if you fancy a bit of lively apres.
L’Aubergade Hotel at the base of the Pleney is also a regular host of live music nights. From big charity events to sausage festivals you’re likely to always find something a little different going on at this piste side venue. Local bands like the CAB Collective make regular appearances there and the team at the Aubergade certainly know how to throw a party.
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Beer and Real Ale
There is a real up and coming beer scene in Morzine with micro breweries and local ales popping up all over the place. Mutzig remains a favourite in the area however some locally made beers are starting to come into their own.
The Bec Jaune has really established itself as one of the favourite bars in Morzine and is continuing to grow in popularity. The guys behind the Bec produce their own beer and also work in conjunction with other local suppliers to bring something really different to the pub scene in Morzine. The food there is also really good so if you’re looking for a lively night out and some non savoyard food then the Bec is always a good option. Their scotch egg is the talk of the town, along with their amazing offering for vegetarians. The Rhodos bar is also a popular haunt within the expat community in Morzine - it’s open throughout the year and is a great place to go to if you’re looking for a no frills attached pint, some decent pub grub and perhaps a game of pool. It serves a wide selection of beers as well if you’re looking for a break from the wine.
The Sherpa Bar serves local ales as well and seems to be a popular place for a late evening pint or two. It also often throws live music and quiz nights so again, a good place to go to if you want an easy going drink or two.
Keep an eye on our Events Calendar for all the latest parties and events in Morzine.