During your stay in Chamonix, you’ll discover a town which is overflowing with bars and pubs where the locals love to get together with their friends. Spending your holidays in Chamonix is a great opportunity to live like a local and to make the most of the best deals as recommended by those in the know. The Chamonix All Year team reveals its secrets to help you discover the best Locals’ bars in Chamonix.

Rue des Moulins – Chamonix centre

Chamonix Social Club

90 Rue des Moulins

« For pre-dinner cocktails alongside the river in the summer or inside in the winter with their tasty nibbles. »

Les Caves

80 Rue des Moulins

« For some evening bubbles and a boogie! »

Bar’d Up

123 Rue des Moulins

« Good quality beer & wine, reasonable happy hour prices & live music regularly. »

« Peroni served ice cold at a good price, sports on TV including the motoGP as well as football and rugby. And of course if you get peckish, Cool Cats serve hot dogs over the road for tasty snacks. »

« Always my first choice when I want a good beer and to meet someone (there is always someone you know there) and it’s also very central. »

« Always a good place to go with a group of friends especially Wednesday night for Singstar. The staff are also very friendly. »

Boogie Woogie

65 Rue des Moulins

« Definitely an ex-pat locals’ bar Chamonix but with the French more than welcome too. Limited range of drinks but very friendly. »

Bar du Moulin

80 Rue des Moulins

« You could easily miss this classy bar hidden between the entrance to Les Caves and the popular Cap Horn restaurant. It’s worth finding though as once you get downstairs the atmosphere is cosy yet lively and the staff are passionate about mixing up a good drink. I haven’t yet had a bad “cocktail of the day”! »

Santé! #cheers #welovechamonix

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Central Chamonix

Atelier café

12 Quai d’Arve

« Sunniest terrace anywhere in Chamonix, very friendly staff. A range of bagels and salads available all day long with fresh and homemade products. »

La Terrasse

43 Place Balmat

« It has a large terrace which is great when its a sunny day, great deals for happy hours. »


278 Rue du Docteur Paccard

« As an Italian, I have to say that I love Buonissimo since you can drink good wine and taste really good products and it’s quite cheap. The atmosphere is really good and you feel more in Italy than in France! »

Pointe Isabelle

165 Avenue Michel Croz

« A good tip as most people think it’s just a hotel and therefore they can’t drink in there. Watch this space for the roof terrace opening! »

Hôtel Le Chamonix

11, rue de l’hôtel de ville

« The best spot for the last sun in the evening in town. »

Cha Cha Cha

134 Avenue Ravanel le Rouge

« The team are friendly, the wine is excellent and they have a lovely terrace which catches the sun later in the day, with uninterrupted views of Mont Blanc. Groups of 4 or more can also book one of their tastings at lunchtime or in the evening – wine, champagne or whiskey! »

« I love it on Friday afternoons, sat in the sunshine, for one quick one on the way home. »

#champagne tasting in #chamonix #welovechamonix

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 Elévation 1904

259 Avenue Michel Croz

« It is where I met my partner so full of happy memories for us. There is always heaps of hunky mountain men glowing with adrenaline from their daily expeditions. They also have a great colouring set up for kids and the staff are full of character. »

Locals’ Bars Chamonix Sud


27 Place Edmond Desailloud

« Proper Irish pub, definitely more fun in the winter for après ski and 6 Nations / football matches. Cheap drinks. »


81 Place Edmond Desailloud

« Best burgers in town, good quality wine and really funky interior. »

« Great food and also great cocktails on happy hour 21:30-22:30. Always a good chilled vibe. »

Outskirts of Chamonix

Le Jekyll

71 Route des Pèlerins

« Nice bar with a huge range of beer, cocktails and shots. Very friendly owner, food tasty and very charismatic interior decor. More for the winter though due to lack of window and natural light. »

Le Vert Hotel

964 Route des Gaillands

« Always a friendly face, busier at weekends than in the week. The best Sunday Roast in Chamonix. If these guys have a party, be sure to be there – it goes off! »

« I love the environment maybe because is nearby the lake and it is not full of people like the some of the locals’ bars Chamonix. »

Le Vagabond

365 Avenue Ravanel le Rouge

« Great terrace in the summer time with spectacular views of Mont Blanc, plays all major sports events – 6 Nations / football games on big HD projector screen. Happy hour between 17:00-18:30. Very social area for locals and tourists alike. Amazing BON AP BBQ once a month on a Friday evening. Very cosy bar throughout the winter months with open fire and a great whiskey selection unrivalled in the valley.  »

La Micro Brasserie de Chamonix (MBC)

350 Route du Bouchet

« They make really good local beer and food, and it’s a great atmosphere both in summer and winter. »

Welcome to Chamonix & cheers!


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