Chamonix: Bars And Nightlife

Adam Ruck, The Daily Telegraph, February 06, 2014

Les Marmottons, at the foot of Argentière’s home run, is where you might find live (if arthritic) rock music on the terrace on a sunny afternoon.

In the early evening, the main youth focus in Chamonix is the triangle of bars with food, beer, cocktails and live music near the station on Avenue Michel Croz: the mellow Elevation 1904, the hectic-to-messy Chambre 9 ( ) and Moö ( ), which opened last winter and brought interesting bands and a self-service beer tap to the party.

At around 11pm, people move on to the Rue des Moulins for the Mix Bar ( ), the Bar du Moulin and Les Caves.

After a late drink at the White Hub ( ) on Avenue de Mont Blanc, survivors stagger across town to the Tof, a gay-friendly underground dance bar in Chamonix Sud, which fills up with resort night-shifters and stays open until at least 4am.

The Garage ( ), also in Chamonix Sud, has been renamed L’Amnesia, but – ironically – most people forget that.

Outside Chamonix town, the nightlife is quieter. The Office ( ) in Argentière has music, sport on TV, pitchers, pizzas and powder chat. The Chamo’Nuit night bus goes from Argentière to Les Houches via Chamonix and back, finishing at 12.30am. This might work for dining out purposes, but not for serious clubbing. See for local taxi services.

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