Davos is party central and the nightlife ranges from elegant piano bars and lounges to techno music venues, with the apres starting as soon as (or even before) skiers and snowboarders come down from the mountain into the valley. Highlight is the Bolgen Plaza at the foot of the 23ft walled super pipe on Jakobshorn, which turns into a party zone with a DJ. Hotel Bolgenschanze is just a stone’s throw away, featuring DJs, gigs and parties. The Jatz Hut starts well before the lifts close…at 2.30pm with DJs and table dancing.
Prefer a quiet evening or live music?
For something a little quieter, Cafe Confiserie Cioccolino (+41 81 413 68 61) and Kaffee Klatsch in Davos Platz, and Cafe Weber (+41 81 410 11 22) in Davos Dorf are traditional coffee houses with mouthwatering cakes. The cozy Krokowski Bar in the Waldhotel is a good place to enjoy a drink in Davos Platz.
The art nouveau Montana Bar (+41 81 416 17 75) by the Davos Dorf station is the perfect starting point for a tour of the town. It is a locals’ favourite with a good choice of drinks and decent music. Around 20 venues are open until midnight, including the Chaemi Bar (+41 81 413 55 55) which is lively and popular with locals. Ex-Bar (+41 81 413 56 45), in the town centre, is legendary and stays open until 5am. The decor is kitsch, with a chandelier hanging from the ceiling and an oversized stuffed toy reindeer hanging over the door. The Postli Bar and Club are two of the main venues, and are open till late. Davos Casino is another popular place to spend the evening. A younger crowd heads to the Cabanna Club which is the late-night venue that gets going at 9pm.
Alternative apres-ski activities
Skating on Europe’s largest natural ice-rink at Davos Dorf attracts a large apres-ski crowd. Swiss league and international ice hockey matches are staged at the Sports Centre. Shopping is a major apres-ski activity, with a wide range of outlets as befits a rich town of this international calibre.