Morzine is a true gem of the French skiing scene. It attracts hordes of enthusiasts and beginners every winter and has been popular for many, many years. But there is more to this town in the Alps than just the skiing and it offers year-round culture and enjoyment that peaks when the season is in full swing. One aspect that makes Morzine really appealing are its many world-class bars. Whether you’re looking for a cosy drink by the fireplace or live music and late night fun, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.
There were dozens of bars that could have been included, and it’s well worth checking some others out when you arrive, but these are some personal highlights that will make your stay in the town a very memorable one.
Known locally as Robbo’s, this is one of the oldest spots in the town and the character and charm of it are plain to see.
The Local Brew
Mützig is a beer brewed in the North East of France and has a special significance for patrons of Robbo’s. At 7% it’s a strong one and this was one of the first bars to serve Mützig. They really took a chance on the strong brew back in 1984 and they’re proud of their links with the beer. They do recommend taking a half-pint at a time due to its strength though!
An Unchanged Atmosphere
Bar Robinson looks very appealing from the outside, especially on the really cold days when the windows are steamy! Inside it is about as cosy as it’s possible for anywhere to be, with a relaxed local vibe and a real sense of authenticity about it. The owners claim that its atmosphere has barely changed over the years and the history of the place is visible for anybody to see. I highly recommend checking this one out as soon as you get to Morzine.
Bar Robinson is open 8am – 8pm Monday to Saturday, but only open on Sundays in-season.
Billing itself as a ‘mountain refuge,’ Inferno boasts some of the best events and activities in the region. There will always be something fun going on at this appealing venue.
No Limits on Aprés Ski
Inferno prides itself on its wide ranging and eclectic selection of events and themed nights. They have some of the best live music events around the region and your skiing holiday will definitely be all the more interesting for the variety they offer. They also have quiz nights, discos and game nights. There is something for everybody at Infernos and its worth having a look at their schedule when you get into town so you don’t miss out on anything.
Cheap and Convenient
Up on the mountain it can be hard to find reasonably priced fun, but thankfully Infernos has just that. It is one of the best value bars in town, making it the perfect spot for savvy skiers looking for some budget beating fun. It gets busy due to its popularity and that makes it a buzzing and vibrant spot to spend some time.
This spot at the base of the slopes is a prime example of how exciting and energetic après ski activities can get.
The After Party
Le Tremplin hotel and restaurant markets itself as the go-to place for après ski, and it’s hard to argue with them! Hosting concerts and DJs on a regular basis, the outdoor terrace bar makes this a fantastic place to enjoy some downtime after a hard day on the slopes. The environment is warm and welcoming and this adds to the relaxing atmosphere. It’s definitely family friendly but it’s also an attractive option for groups of friends looking to soak up some sun on the terrace.
End of the Season
As well as the daily events, Le Tremplin also offers an exciting end of season party. Billed as a festive weekend full of excitement, music and fun, it’s a great way to wind down the ski season if you happen to be there at that time of year.
The Tibetan Café
Formally known as Buddha Bar, this unique and interesting place evokes the spirit of India, Pakistan and Asia in the heart of the Alps. It’s a great place to catch up with friends after a day on the slopes, and you can while away a long evening here as it is open until 2am.
A Youthful Vibe
A relaxing and chilled bar, the Tibetan Café appeals to a youthful and funky clientele, but everyone is welcome. Its atmosphere prioritises comfort and leisure, providing sofas on which to catch up with friends and soak in the ambience. With moody lighting and affordable drinks, it’s the kind of place you can return to time and time again.
As well as providing an eclectic mix of music to suit all tastes, the Tibetan Café also shows live sport, allowing you to follow your team while you’re on holiday. Enjoy a few drinks with friends while the match is on and stay into the evening for the low-key party atmosphere.
Top Tip: Wednesday has 2-4-1 mojitos all night long.
Where to Stay
Bonne Valette – This classic Alpine hotel boasts a swimming pool and a bar at which you can grab a drink with friends.
L’Ours Blanc – With an outdoor swimming pool and a location close to the sports park, this is a great choice for the active traveller.
How to Get There
A number of great airlines fly direct to Geneva from the UK, including budget options such as easyJet and Jet2.com. The flights are short, rarely exceeding two hours and can be as short as an hour and a half.
I would highly recommend booking a shuttle transfer from Geneva airport to Morzine with Shuttle Direct, providing a hassle-free way of arriving at your destination. It also means you’ll be able to save some money by splitting the cost with your friends. It takes just over an hour and a half to do the 100km transfer. Enjoy the scenery en route.
- UK to GVA Flight Time: 1 hours 30 minutes to 2 hours 10 minutes
- GVA to Morzine Distance: 96 kilometres
- Shuttle Direct Transfer Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
About Shuttle Direct
With our team of professional and skilled drivers, we will get you to your accommodation with ease and simplicity. Take the hassle out of your holiday by arranging a pre-booked transfer with Shuttle Direct from the airport, station or port of your arrival. We will be there to make sure the start of your holiday is as carefree and relaxing as possible.