Happy Hours, bargin beer in Chamonix

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Given Chamonix is a quite a swanky resort it’s not known for being cheap.  As great as being plush and chic is, sometimes it’s nice just to find a cheap beer at the end of the day when the whole ambiance thing isn’t as important as a swiftly before going home for tea.

As much as I don’t endorse binge drinking of course, being married to a Yorkshireman I am conditioned to look out for bargains and happy hours 😉

A recent discussion on Snowheads consequently caught my eye.  I was eager to see all those marvelous bars and restaurants with special offers to look forward to visiting next time we go out a.  Then I realised that we knew them all.  Is that as a result of a well honed yorkshire nose, or the sheer fluke that we’re the Cham Sud side of town?  Um, probably both, but it doesn’t half make it convenient and we’re far enough away not to have to listen to the noise afterwards.

So here we go……

Our closest and favourite is The Jekyll, just next to L’Impossible on the same road as us.  You can sit out in the summer and catch the last few rays of the sun between 4.30 and 6pm, and if I remember correctly a jug of beer is 9E and glass of wine 2E.  Same format in the winter, just indoors of course.  Later in the evening there are promotions on cocktails and shots.

A little closer into town we have Cham Sud with a selection of bars.  In the summer you’ll find the Monkey Bar open with it’s BOGOF on beer and wine early evening.  In the winter you have both the Munster Bar and Monkey Bar offering early evening deals.

I look forward to finding some more 🙂

And we have…..


7 thoughts on “Happy Hours, bargin beer in Chamonix

    […] So a good find we think.  If you’d like to check out the other places with happy hours, (this one is 17.30 to 18.30) click here. […]

    Gary said:
    February 20, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Used to really like this bar but unfortunately it has now been taken over and was told to leave as they didn’t want families, such a shame

      barratschamonix said:
      April 20, 2013 at 7:37 am

      Which bar are you talking about? Not sure about the others this year, but The Jekyll is definitely family friendly and they are laid back enough to let our dog in too

    barratschamonix said:
    September 18, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Thanks Kate. Yes, I think you have spotted a Troll!!!

    Visited the Vagabond for the first time this summer and thourally enjoyed it. A happy hour with a terrace and a view of the mountains. Shall we writting a little more about it later.


    Kate Brown said:
    September 18, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Mmm Interesating comment from Juan- the exact same one (word for word) as I’ve seen on another website- trying to diss the competition perhaps?? http://www.vagabondish.com/5-cant-miss-bars-chamonix/

    Juan said:
    May 16, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I have been in Chamonix Sud for six years. Munster is meh. Tons of drunk people in winter. Tons of bastards looking for problems and waiters looking to other side meanwhile drunk donkeys push and hit everybody. A place to avoid.

      barratschamonix said:
      May 16, 2011 at 3:22 pm

      Yep, thats the risk of long happy hours, lots of drunk people. Not nice, but not quite sink estate level either!!

      Thankfully Cham sud is quite self contained so I’m not aware of trouble elsewhere. However, we’ve personally never had any trouble there. Maybe that’s the benefit of visiting early evening.

      So if you’ve spent 6 years in Cham Sud I think you must be in need of a change, there are plenty of good bars in town and on the edge of it. And if you’d like to stay somewhere other than Cham Sud, I know of a nice apartment that might fit the bill….

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