Après Ski in Flaine
While Flaine is not renowned for having the wildest après scene and nightlife in the Alps, there are a few good bars where you can kick back after a day on the slopes, and even a nightclub where you can party until the early hours.
Après generally begins in one of Flaine’s many on-mountain bars and restaurants, many of which are only a short descent back to the resort centre where the fun continues.
Le Flying Dutchman
This Dutch-run bar in Flaine Forêt, close to Résidence La Forêt, is probably the liveliest of Flaine’s bars, and attracts a largely Dutch and British crowd. Thirsty skiers and boarders start to congregate on its terrace from mid afternoon and it tends to stay busy well into the evening thanks to reasonably priced drinks and a buzzing atmosphere. There are also outdoor heaters on the terrace for those who want to enjoy an al fresco drink after the sun has gone down. The bar runs a weekly pub quiz, regular barbeques, and karaoke nights, which are popular with holidaymakers and seasonaires alike.
Le Diamant Noir
Also located in Flaine Forêt, Le Diamant Noir is another popular spot with a good happy hour, regular live bands, pool tables and other games.
Le White Pub
For those staying in Flaine Forum in residences such as Le Centaure, Le White Pub is the main place to party. This large bar has a British feel to it and serves a wide range of beers, with some good offers during happy hour. They often have great live bands playing, and a large TV screen makes it the place to head when there’s a match on.
If you’re on holiday with the family, head to the bowling alley in Flaine Forêt where you can enjoy a few drinks at the bar while the kids hit the lanes. The complex is open from 5pm (2pm on bad weather days) to 3am and also has a games room, pool tables and large screens that broadcast live sport.
Les Caves Nightclub
Flaine Forum is also home to the resort’s Les Caves nightclub. Open from 11pm to 5am, seven days a week, it’s the place to head if you want to dance the night away.