Switzerland has a deserved reputation of being a bit too clinical sometimes, but luckily Zermatt likes to let its hair down and party hard after a day on the hill. Things begin on the slopes, après style, at the Hennu Stall near the base. It’s difficult to miss as you head down from the Matterhorn, with a live band inside.
If you’ve spent the day on the Sunnegga then you’ll be hard pressed to miss the Snowboat Cafe, which is well worth a prosecco. It is situated on the side of the river near the funicular entrance. At the Matterhorn end of the village, the Papperla Pub starts early outside and moves inside when the band kicks off. The bar is open until 1:30am but the party continues on downstairs at the Schneewittchen until 3:30am. On the main street, the Hotel Post has five bars and four restaurants.