Alpe d’Huez by Night

Alpe d’Huez is renowned for having an exciting and diverse nightlife. From lively Après bars to quaint local establishments, Alpe d’Huez has something for everyone. Have a read of our favourite places and get planning your week!

La Folie Douce

Folie Douce
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The Folie Douce is a legendary party bar that is famous throughout the Alps for having some of the best Après. Located at the top of Marmottes 1, with an incredible view of the valley, this is a great place to get the champagne flowing and dance on the tables. This bar is a must for visitors to the resort.

Underground Bar

Underground Bar
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This bar was one of the first British bars to have established itself here in Alpe d’Huez. It is famous for its live bands, great Après deals and for having the friendliest bar staff in resort. As it starts to warm up you can enjoy a fantastic BBQ and a beer, whilst catching the rays on their south facing sun terrace. All in all, this is a firm favourite with our resort team. Don’t leave without trying a slammer!



O bar
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This warm and cosy restaurant-bar is located in the very heart of the old town. Serving delicious tapas and hearty, creative burgers it’s a great spot for families. And for any sports fans who don’t want to miss out on the latest games while in resort, this bar offers international sports channels.



You will often hear regulars refer to this bar as Rum Bar thanks to its enormous selection of flavoured rums. If you really want to get involved, arrive dressed as a pirate and get a free drink in return. For any beer lovers, this bar even sells litre ‘steins’. And with its own table football, you can’t go wrong here.


Free Ride

Free Ride
Free Ride is more of a French-style bar that has a real ‘local’ feel. It is a great place to visit if you’re looking to experience a bit of French culture. One of the main attractions for our resort staff is that there is a slide that takes you from the bar to the bathroom. They also do a stock exchange in busy periods where prices increase or drop depending on what’s selling!


Sphere Bar

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This bar is a favourite amongst resort staff and other seasonaires in Alpe d’Huez. It is located in the Quartier des Jeux and is famous for its great deals all around the clock. Live music and other events are often held here so come down and join the fun.


Lounge 21

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Lounge 21 serves amazing cocktails, as well as a tasty tapas menu. They also offer wine tasting, where you get to try their delicious wines and pair them with different mountain cheese and meats. Relax on the sofas and enjoy…

Smithy’s Tavern

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Smithy’s can be found on the vibrant Route du Coulet and is famous for its late night live music and lively atmosphere. This spacious bar serves a wide variety of pitchers, shots and bombs; they even serve a rack of Genepi. You will find yourselves dancing on the table before the night is over. This is the classic end-of-evening stop before Igloo.


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This is the late night club for those of you that are looking to dance into the early hours of the morning. It is conveniently located in the centre of town surrounded by plenty of other bars attracting young locals and holiday makers alike. The best DJs around play at Igloo meaning you will have the time of your life dancing the night away.


Other spots include O’Sharkys Irish Bar, Zoo Bar and Eight Bar – all of which have pool tables! There’s also the relaxed Indiana, nicely positioned in the middle of the old town – it even has a brand new TV for showing all the sports. With this much on offer, you have some serious decisions on your hands. But don’t worry, we run a nightlife orientation evening on Monday nights – our Tour d’Huez is a great night out and takes the guess-work out of bar decisions!