The nightlife in Sauze d’Oulx is some of the least expensive you’ll find anywhere in the Alps. It’s lively, though not raucous like it used to be in its heyday of the 70s and 80s. There is live music at a different bar every evening, and almost everywhere has an apres-ski happy hour where you can buy four Red Bulls for 10€, buy-four-beers-get-one-free, and other similar deals.
Apres-ski starts on the slopes
Before leaving the slopes there’s live music on the terrace at Capanna Mulino (+39 333 691453) in the Sportinia area. Then the first place you’ll see when heading down the home run is the Village Cafe-bar (+39 0122 858660), the biggest bar in the resort. The New Scotch Pub (+39 0122 850785) is in the Sella Alpina hotel right by the slopes. Next in line is Ghost (+39 339 4481912), which also serves snacks. Then there’s the typically Irish, Paddy McGinty’s (+39 0122 850785), which has green-panelled walls. The Derby Bar (+39 0122 850176) has a laid-back ambience, log fire, and sofas to lounge in.
For a quieter evening out head out to the Old Town
Quieter venues are Caffe della Seggovia, a wine bar popular with the locals, and Bar Assietta (+39 0122 850176) which is good for a relaxing drink. Miravallino (+39 0122 858585) is the original bar and today is a bar-cum-tea room serving apres-ski cocktails, snacks and crepes. Enoteca Il Lampione is an attractive wine bar underneath Chalet Faure, which is inside a converted barn in Sauze d’Oulx Old Town – they hold everything here from wine tastings to live music evenings.
For late nights and live music
Later on there’s Moncrons (+39 0122 858051) next to the Derby. It’s run by Mark Hawkins, brother of Vince who owns Del Falco, and has quiz nights and cocktails. For live music go to Osteria dei Vagabondi from 11pm onwards. For a party atmosphere, head to The Cotton Club (+39 0122 850777), which hosts jazz nights and is open until late.
The late night spots include Il Bandito (+39 0122 850671), which holds theme nights and is the biggest nightclub in town, and Schuss (+39 0122 850194) which has DJs.