If you’re looking for social, picturesque locations to continue your drinking after apres is over, look no further than this perfect arrangement of bars in the village of Zermatt.
At these bars, you will not only find the best drinks on offer, but also some of the most idyllic places to drink and relax after a long day of skiing, hiking, or enjoying the many events that the resort has going on throughout the year.
Best Bars In Zermatt Village
Due to Zermatt being a small village, all of these bars are easily accessible on foot – which comes in handy after drinking since the afternoon! – as well as being open to travellers from all over the globe, with many currencies accepted and the majority of the staff having English as a first or second language. Locals also frequent many of the bars and nightclubs below, so you can be assured that none of these places are tourist traps – if the locals love the drinks and music on offer, you can be assured of a great time!
Dive into these wonderful social atmospheres, and discover your next favourite place to drink after a long day in nature.
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This beautiful, rustic structure is popular with everyone, no matter your interests or your reasons for visiting Zermatt. Night owls and snow bunnies both love Harry’s Bar because it is so cosy. It is an exuberant party spot in Zermatt, where people can be seen dancing, celebrating, flirting, singing, and even chanting to raise the roof! This former henhouse, which has been called the “Hennugädi”, has been converted by Harry Lauber and his son Fabian and has been open since December 2014, developing a high degree of popularity and wholesome fame since then.
A classic après-ski experience can be had here, with the staff dressed in traditional costumes, pop music playing, and freshly drawn Stiegl beer being served straight from the tap. Drinking continues long after apres, though, with the bar being open until the late hours. There is a wide range of wines from all over the world, as well as drinks and cocktails on the menu to suit your tastes.
The Papperla Pub, which has long been a cult venue in Zermatt and is now an integral part of the Matterhorn village, is one of the most popular meeting places in the village for locals and tourists, young and old, sportsmen and women, and connoisseurs alike. Located right in the heart of Zermatt, the Papperla Pub is a unique meeting and drinking place.
A cosy bistro atmosphere is provided in which you can enjoy wine, whiskey, or cocktails. Besides hosting some of the biggest local bands, this pub also has a fantastic reputation for having some of the most delicious food around. As part of the Pub Menu, the kitchen team spoils guests with delicacies every day of the week.
Almost as soon as you walk into this bar, you can start chatting with people in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere as soon as you enter. A rustic, cosy, comfortable Alpine look is complemented by elements that are funky and modern at the same time. The decor is lovely. A wide range of rooms is available, including a games room with a pool table, as well as several other rooms.
The location of this establishment is also picturesque and easy to access. Both north and south of the river in Zermatt, there is easy access to the bar, which makes the very short walk from the town centre well worth the effort. If you walk south of the river, you will find the bar on the ground floor of the Hotel Firefly, which can be reached by walking up Schluhmattstrasse for a couple of hundred yards from the famous Kirchbrucke.
There are some events held at Stars Bar including karaoke and live music performances almost every week. There are some of the best live piano performances in Zermatt to be found there, and it’s especially renowned for this.
Typically, this bar has a lively atmosphere and attracts a diverse crowd of regulars and tourists alike who are looking for a good time. You can enjoy a great night out with your family or friends if you are looking for an exciting night out. You can certainly rely on Stars Bar to accommodate your needs in terms of a more chilled-out nightclub if you so desire.
There is no doubt that Elsie’s Wine and Champagne Bar is one of the most popular night spots in Zermatt, offering guests a taste of traditional Swiss hospitality.
Located on the well-frequented church square in the middle of Zermatt is the unique and historic Elsie’s Bar (est. 1964). Located in an enchanting historic building from the golden era of the 20s, this boutique wine and champagne bar offers a wide and varied selection of top wines & champagnes, as well as a wide selection of regional delicacies and fine wine. In the early 1960s, the bar was established, and it features wood-panelled walls and a menu of oysters, as well as truffles and snails on the winter menu. Also, the bar sells excellent wine, which makes it a great place for a romantic night out with a loved one or a group of friends.
Located next to the valley station and the Hotel Hexenalm, the Hexenbar makes a cosy stopover after a day of skiing or hiking in the mountains. The restaurant serves a variety of snacks, drinks, and ice cream in the summer, as well as daily specials.
With its mystical design, Hexen Bar is an authentic Zermatt bar with a unique atmosphere. In the heart of Bahnhofstrasse, it is a little gem of a restaurant. Witches Bar is the name of the bar because there are a lot of magic figures that decorate the interior of the bar, hence the name. Stars and lights are decorating the outside of the bar, which makes it look like a nightclub, but it’s a rather calmer venue. It serves a wide selection of spirits, cocktails and other drinks. It can be a more expensive bar but is really worth a visit.
The Brown Cow pub is located in the Zermatt village, at Bahnhofstrasse 41, and it is located on the village’s main busy street. In addition to its excellent food and drinks, the restaurant is renowned for its atmosphere and the quality of its service. Both tourists and locals enjoy this area as it’s a popular spot among both groups.
In addition to beers from all over the world, there is also a full bar serving a wide variety of wines at this bar, as well as a wide selection of beers. A full English breakfast is available for those who get up late in the morning. In addition to this, there are snacks, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, coffees à la Starbucks, and takeaway options are available as well. It is also possible to request a table service rather than a queue, which isn’t actually that common at many bars in Zermatt. The live music that is played there also frequently draws locals and tourists alike.
This is one of those things that is tucked away so well that you almost miss it. It is only those who look closely that will be able to enter the Grapes & Juniper Bar held within the Cervo resort. It is a place where you can discover 40 types of gin as well as wines from all over the world as soon as you enter. It is a relaxed atmosphere and you can talk to the cocktail masters behind the bar if you have trouble making a decision.
Just above the centre of Zermatt, just opposite the Sunnegga lift, you will find this boutique bar tucked among the trees. From the Cervo’s sophisticated sun terrace, guests have a stunning view over the Matterhorn, as a result of the hotel’s elevated position, which makes it convenient for guests to walk to the centre of town or ski lifts.
In addition to offering a fun, friendly and cosy atmosphere, Grizzly’s Bar & Bistro offers a delicious home-cooked menu, an array of international beers and fine wines, and shows live sports in HD at its bar and diner. This bar is run and managed by the well-loved Graham and Isabella who run it with a relaxed vibe, making it the perfect place to unwind after a hectic day spent in nature and exercise activities.
In comparison to a busier bar or a nightclub which is open until the wee hours of the morning, this bar is open until midnight, giving it a more relaxed atmosphere. This bar focuses particularly on its food, so if you’re looking for a wider range of drinks, you may find a larger selection elsewhere.
The North Wall Bar
A busy bar, again open until midnight, with a wide range of pizza options available to choose from to pair with your cocktail or local beer, this is a popular place to grab a drink. If you are interested in trying out some of the local beers and ales that are served in this bar, then you have come to the right place. You will be able to taste your favourite local alcoholic beverages here.
As a matter of fact, there is an impressive selection of wine available here, as well, offering a variety of flavours, locations, and ages of wines. There are only 5 days a week that this bar is open, so it is often recommended that you make a reservation in advance to guarantee a table.
Best Night Clubs In Zermatt Village
Although only a few nightclubs can be found around any ski resort, Zermatt is unique: it has more nightclubs than any other resort in the Valais, ensuring that the party animals and younger folks of your skiing or hiking party will definitely enjoy themselves. The bars and pubs already mentioned are clearly amazing locations to drink and relax, but since many of them close around midnight, there can be certain limitations. With these high-standard nightclubs in Zermatt, the party can keep going until the early hours of the morning – whilst still leaving you with enough energy for your activities the next day.
It should be noted that many of the nightclubs below have higher age restrictions than you might elsewhere, with some restricting entry to 25+. Given that this can be the case, make sure to double-check any nightclubs you’re planning to visit. Other than that, these clubs are accessible and fun for all, with different music and interiors to suit all tastes.
Read on to find your next favourite nightclub in Zermatt!
Loft Club (25+)
There is no doubt that the Loft hosts the best parties in town.
Featuring a mix of music, most of which is from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, the older members of your party will be able to enjoy the traditional disco atmosphere of this nightclub. When you step outside of this club, you will immediately be reminded of your rustic, natural surroundings since it has an underground aesthetic mixed with rustic wood panels to give you a feeling of the underground.
South American culture is the focus of Club Mamacita, which is dedicated to the culture of the region. Mamacita’s Band and DJs are on the road every night with spicy food, exotic drinks, and live music with Mamacita’s Band and DJs.
While the drinks are not as affordable as they could be, this nightclub is ideal for those who are looking for a warmer, more exciting environment in the village’s nightlife. In addition to its chic and modern American exterior, this nightclub stands out in Zermatt for all of the right reasons, offering a trendy take on the newest cocktails along with expert service that makes the night stand out.
Broken Bar Disco
As one of the oldest vaulted cellars in Zermatt, The Broken Bar is one of the main clubs where all the day skiers come to put on their best attire at the end of the day.
Zermatt’s famous nightclub, with its famous wine barrel that has enticed revellers from all around the world into its catacombs for generations, can be considered one of the most legendary clubs in the Alps. A true experience of Zermatt can only be reached by those who have danced all night on the barrel until dawn. This famous cellar below the Hotel Post is one of the most iconic locations in Zermatt and has become a popular destination for locals as well as regular visitors from all over the world.
There is no other live music bar like it in Zermatt, making Pink a highlight for fans of classic high music. High- class, international bands are performing here between the hours of 9.00 pm and 2.00 am, interpreting the best of soul, funk, jazz and R&B.
There is a high level of quality service displayed at this location as a result of their professional staff. The prices here will be fair, and you will not have to worry about getting the most out of your favourite cocktails and beers. There is a pleasant atmosphere and nice decor at this spot, which makes it a nice place for guests to relax – as well as have a great opportunity to unwind.
There is no doubt that this is a complete experience that touches all the senses. Whether it is in the Cocktail Lounge enjoying a drink or snack, in the club where your ears will be inspired and indulged by the coolest sounds, in the cinema with an exceptional and unique ‘cine-dinner’ or in the “Kunsträume” gallery, with an exclusive private dinner.
This club has some impressive decor, truly providing a special place to sample some live music and some pretty wild after-parties. The Vernissage is probably the coolest bar in Zermatt, making it a good place to finish off our tour-de-force of amazing nightclubs at the resort.
In a village like Zermatt, which has so much to offer, knowing the best and brightest locations to enjoy yourself can save you a lot of time and money. Whether you like a glass of wine to unwind with your meal, or you want to dance the night away in the hottest clubs in Europe, these bars and nightclubs are sure to fill your evenings with laughter, striking flavours, and a friendly atmosphere. No matter where you decide to spend your evenings in Zermatt, you will find some of the most accommodating staff and state-of-the-art facilities at all of these bars and nightclubs in the village. With this ultimate guide to the ideal social and drinking spots in the village, you won’t miss a single tasty pub dish nor an expertly-made cocktail. Combined with some of the most impressive decor, glossy interiors, and exciting live music, you’re in for a fun time when you visit Zermatt.