Inside Track: Morzine

The dreaded Mutzig – you’ve been warned…

For après, there are few places in Avoriaz, or in the world for that matter, that rival Bar Robinsons, or Robbos as the seasonnaires call it. They serve a viciously strong lager called Mutzig which is only about 8 per cent but feels like much more. They’re only open between 4pm and 8pm, but by that time you’ll probably be hammered anyway so you won’t need any more, but if you do, Beanies cocktail bar is just a few doors up the road. The Happy Hours in Ardent is good  too, and the Tremplin is great, especially on a Wednesday when they have live music and DJs. Another great place on a Wednesday is Rhodos, where you can play “toss the boss” – play dice with the barman and if you win your drinks are free! It’s where a lot of the French locals hang out. There’s also a new place on the Pleney road called the Aubergade – it’s a hotel but it’s got a super-nice bar and it does decently priced food. It’s a proper sun trap in the evenings too. Last but not least, the Bec Jaune – Morzine’s own micro-brewery – deserves its own special mention.

Club wise, there’s l’Opera, which open til 5am. It’s super-cheesy and the drinks are expensive, but you always find yourself ending up in there anyway, even if you don’t want to. My tip would be Café Chaud on a Sunday. They started doing different music nights last year and they gave the décor a revamp so it’s no longer too dirty.


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