Flims Laax has a reputation for offering some of the liveliest après ski – or perhaps more accurately in its case, ‘apres board’ scene – than pretty well any other Swiss resort. Much of this reputation is built around the legendary Riders Palace which has established itself as one of the world’s top après ski venues, has a capacity of 1,500 people and is reported to stay open 24 hours a day on occasion. The adjacent Palace Club sometimes has live music.
This has been joined more recently by the fashionable Crap Bar, named after the main mountains above the village and a source for sniggering among English speaking clientele. Although that’s all forgotten when you walk in the door and the wow factor takes over as you’re confronted by surfaces made of glass or granite (24 tons of it apparently).
Both Laax and Flims have their fair selection of slopeside après ski joints for when the ski day ends too, but while Laax has a reputation for a little hedonism in the afore mentioned establishments, Flims offers a rather quieter, conventional and refined Swiss nightlife on the whole. However the Aktienbrauerei micro-brewery does a good local brew and can be lively, and The Iglu Bar, built out of glass and surrounded by palm trees, is usually busy for cocktails when the lifts close.