Finding a bar in Alpe d'Huez 1860 is never a problem.
Most are congregated in the Quartier des Jeux (main town) with plenty of choice for all tastes.
Their names give away the fact that the resort is very popular with visitors from the British Isles.
Smithy's Tavern has lively après with regular drinks offers in addition to serving healthy portions of Tex-Mex food. This is one of the best options for vegetarians. The Piano Bar is a large eastern influenced bar/restaurant that gives a chill out lounge alternative to some of the more hectic bars.
The Sports Bar is probably the best resort spot for catching the latest football, rugby and cricket matches and boasts a music lounge with DJ. The ubiquitous Irish pub scene is also present in the form of O'Sharkeys. In the old town, The Underground is a cozy theme bar underneath the Hotel Le Chamois and based on the London tube. A bar menu is available.
In the quieter Quartier des Bergers the Tiger Cafe serves cheap drinks and the back half of this bar is a pool area.
If this isn't enough for pub game fans there's also an electronic dartboard.
The many restaurants in Alpe d'Huez cover the usual French ski resort landscape of Savioe specialities, Pizzerias and Fondue emporiums. Situated in the main town, Le Passe Montagne is a traditional restaurant serving French cuisine and Alpine dishes. Lily Muldoons flies the flag for Ireland with a menu featuring beef and Guinness pie, surf 'n turf and Irish Mussels in Cider.
The popular Pizzeria L'Origan is located opposite the ice rink. In Quartier des Bergers the choice is more restricted. Le Farmer as the name suggests is a rustic restaurant serving mountain specialities and authentic pizzas. Taverne Lowenbrau is a reasonably priced brasserie serving pizza and crepes.
The centre of town is the place for "24 hour party people" with most of the night spots within a
stones throw of each other. Igloo is one of the top dance clubs in the resort located under Smithy's Tavern. The Yeti bar is a music venue featuring live bands and DJs who whip up a big party atmosphere.
Tropicana is popular with natives and younger visitors alike.
For those with excess energy after a day on the slopes, Alpe d'Huez boasts a sports centre, an outdoor ice rink and an outdoor heated swimming pool. The advantage of the Visalp ski pass is that holders are entitled to use these facilities free of charge. For those lacking in excess energy there is a French cinema that shows the occasional English feature with French Subtitles.
Copyright © alpedhuez.net 2012. The information on this site is intended as a guide. Alpe d'Huez Independent will not be liable for any inaccuracies, errors, or omissions.