Bold, busy, and yes, a bit brash – scantily clad dancing girls are an advertised feature in several bars – Ischgl buzzes with a sense of après enjoyment throughout the winter months. Piste-side partying develops into traditional foot-stomping Austria sing-alongs and late night clubbing, and for those who want it there are more sophisticated hideaways in upmarket hotels. Traditionally, Ischgl holds its start- and end-of-season Top of the Mountain concerts (free to attend, though lift passes cost more that day).
Golden Eagle Pub
A British home-from-home for over 40 years, the Golden Eagle Pub plays UK pop, rock and soul to add to the atmosphere. Prices are good at and bar snacks are available.
Arguably the most unusual bar in town, Niki’s Stadl has been providing genially rowdy song and dance entertainment for over 30 years. The music is oompahpah Germanic, but the whole place buzzes, so after a few drinks it's hard to tear yourself away.
Ischgl après ups its style game at Champagnerhütte, part of the five-star Schlosshotel on the piste at the foot of the Silvretta gondola. It has a variety of top-end bubbles and music on offer from 3pm, for those with an unlimited thirst for champers (and deep pockets) the party ramps up in the Champagne Club later on.
Close to the Pardatschgrat gondola, Kitzloch serves food, typical Austrian oompah and sing-alongs to create a fun atmosphere. There are cosy booths too.
A little bit of Ibiza in the Austrian Tirol, Pacha is one of the après venues run by Hotel Madlein and attracts international stars, models and actors. The interior decoration changes regularly with the aim of keeping VIP guests coming back for more.