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Après Ski Bars in Zermatt


The Snowboat which is unsurprisingly designed like a stunning boat is the place to après in Zermatt. The Snowboat team have a well-earned reputation for the best cocktails in Zermatt. The bar is inspired by the age old era of cocktail drinking, the 1920s, and the team is made up of creative individuals that have put together a list of mouth-watering drinks. All their infusions and cordials are homemade and only premium spirits are used.

The Snowboat is favoured by visitors and locals alike and the atmosphere is electric every single night. The live music is incredible and the acts change often so keep an eye on the line-up for the latest schedule. This is the perfect place to soak up the incredible atmosphere after a hard day on the slopes. The food here is also fantastic if you fancy a late lunch or early dinner.

Elsie's Bar

If you prefer to après in a more sophisticated manner head to Elsie's Bar to enjoy the finer things in life. During the winter season, Elsie's Bar is open daily from 11am through to 2am and is a great place to stop for a hot chocolate or Swiss-style Irish coffee, which the bar is famous for.

Elsie's Bar is located on the Kirchplatz opposite Zermatt's church and has a charming, rustic décor with a warm atmosphere. Those looking for a bit of evening elegance will find it at Elsie's Bar, the drinks menu is divine and the their light bar menu, includes oysters, snails and caviar. Elsie's Bar is popular with locals and international tourists and serves fine cocktails and scotches. If you enjoy dancing on tables to live bands then this probably is not the place for you. Elsie's Bar is the perfect haunt before a romantic evening of fine dining.

The Vernissage

A cinema, restaurant, art gallery, après bar, and nightclub; this is The Vernissage. The Vernissage is a culture-cool attraction to visit in Zermatt, entertaining visitors from all over the world. The décor was designed by local artist Heinz Julen and creates a very theatrical appearance with opulent curtains and grand chandeliers.

The lounge bar is lovely and cosy and is the perfect place to relax and enjoy an après drink. We recommend ordering some snacks and enjoying the latest movies before the party really unfolds later on in the evening. They also offer a 3 course dinner and movie options which come highly recommended. The venue also hosts regular special events and parties so it's worth keeping an eye on the website for the latest offerings.


What We Like

Lunch at Chez Vrony

Sit back, relax, and let the Chez Vrony staff dazzle you while you yourself are dazzled by the mighty Matterhorn overhead, and if you have the energy after your meal then why not hang around to experience the buzzing après ski scene too?

The 'Genesis of the World' spa treatment programme at the Backstage Hotel

This original and evocative programme echoes the need to be treated through all the mediums of our being and the world around us in order to acquire true revitalisation.