It’s business as usual for most of the drinking establishments in Chamonix on New Year’s Eve. The good thing about this is that there are no extortionate entry fees, no queuing on the door, and no fancy dress codes. The flip side is that everywhere is rammed and your favourite bars may be so busy that you can barely squeeze through the door, never mind gets your drinks order in.
Get your best costumes out and start practising your jazz hands for the Mardi Gras NYE Party at Bighorn Bistro. They’ll be serving up a special Creole menu featuring Louisiana favourites like a Gumbo dip toast, a delicious crab stew, pork ribs and local fish. Vegetarian options are also available. Then it’s party time from 22:30 until 04:30 with DJ Ziggy Zero mixing the tunes and the bar staff mixing their best Southern cocktails.
Monkey Bar are glamming it up with a Dirty Disco party from 21:00 and finishing at 04:00.They're turning the bar into one big dance floor for a New Year's Eve like in Studio 54. So dig out your best glittery gear and get dancing until well into 2018.
Bar’d Up are celebrating a private party with live music. No inflated drinks prices or wrestling through the sweaty crowds to get to the bar. Tickets are only 10€ each and numbers are limited, so get yours in advance!
Ring in the new year with prosecco and hot dogs at Cool Cats, right opposite Bar’d Up. Grab yourself a glass of bubbles on their warm terrace and do apres-ski in style with live music from 19:00, followed by DJs playing funk and soul late into the night. As they're advertising it as "the shiniest New Year's celebration", they are giving away free glittery face decorations when you purchase a bottle of prosecco.
At the other end of town, The Jekyll invite you to join them for a New Year’s dinner party, complete with live music and DJs. This cosy old pub is a great place to settle in for the night and raise a toast to 2018 with friends.
Over in Les Houches, the Kitsch Inn will be popping the corks and getting the party started at 23:00 with DJ Jimbo blasting out some favourite classic 70's disco, funk and soul tunes. They’re also laying on a special menu from 19:00.
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