Après-ski in St. Moritz: Best Spots in Town

The nightlife in St. Moritz is as cool as its ski slopes. As one of the top ski resorts in the world, St. Moritz’ high mountains, shimmering lakes and verdant pine forests lure an affluent crowd peppered with celebrities. This is skiing with more than a touch of glamor, and the exclusive clubs and bars reflect this.  Après-ski in St. Moritz is all about unparalleled luxury to help you unwind completely after a day on the slopes.

Pavarotti & Friends

I’m not sure which is better at Pavarotti & Friends: the wine, the tapas or the atmosphere, but altogether it makes for a winning combination. Conveniently located in the centre of St. Moritz, Pavarotti & Friends boasts one of the best selections of wine in town.

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Upon entering the restaurant, you feel as if you’ve descended into a candle-lit wine cellar. Hundreds of wine bottles line the walls and wine barrels are regularly used to serve food. While listening to Italian pop songs, dining on gnocchi and ricotta and sipping a glass of full-bodied Tuscan wine, I’m immediately transported to past vacations in Italy.

King’s Club

One of the most legendary clubs in Switzerland, let alone St. Moritz, the King’s Club at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel attracts a sleek and sexy crowd peppered with celebrities.

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Famed for its regular billing of international and well-known DJs, this is the best spot for hitting the dance for – if your legs aren’t too tired from a day on the slopes that is. The dress code here is “dress to impress” and expect to party well into the early hours.

Roo Bar

If the dancefloor seems a little too energetic after a full day’s skiing, Roo Bar offers the perfect chilled out après-ski in St. Moritz. You can kick back on the terrace with a comforting mug of Glühwein or chilled beer in hand.

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Among the ritzy lounges and chic bars that make up the majority of St. Moritz nightlife, Roo Bar’s laidback ambiance is a welcome breath of fresh mountain air.

Sunny Bar

One of the classiest joints in St. Moritz (and that’s saying something), the Sunny Bar is full of history. At this richly decorated bar in the Kulm Hotel, many decades of Cresta riders (those who take on the Cresta Run, St. Moritz’s infamous ice skeleton racing track) have received their medals. Photographs of participants plaster the walls and have inspired more than a few patrons to take the plunge themselves.

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Devil’s Place Whiskey Bar

If you appreciate a good glass of whiskey, don’t miss Devil’s Place at Waldhaus am See. This exclusive whiskey bar has over 2,500 kinds of whiskey to choose from, making it the largest whiskey collection in the world. This cosy bar is renowned for its exception service and is a favourite post-ski hangout for the rich and famous.

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Charlotte Claxton

Charlie is a freelance writer who specialises in travel, luxury and food. Having earned her chops as a staff writer for international travel brands and digital marketing companies, she now writes for freelance clients and runs her own travel blog. Charlie grew up in London and has since lived in Canada and Australia. She currently writes from various cafés, hammocks and beaches as she travels the world, bringing LuxeInACity readers first-hand insight into the best luxury experiences worldwide. Get to know Charlie better at www.charlieclaxtonwrites.com