It’s a small resort – so don’t go expecting anything fancy. That said, evenings out in Murren can be fun. The deckchairs of the Iglu bar at the bottom of the Allmendhubel train are the place to start, if it’s sunny. Hotel Regina has a nice sun terrace for after skiing. Later on it is all very low key, with a dozen bars, most of them in one or other of the hotels.
Stäger Stubli is where the locals go and is therefore one of the liveliest and best value places to go in the resort. The Balloon Bar is the self-appointed home of more sophisticated drinking and the bar itself is inside a hot-air balloon basket. The Belmont Pub in the Eiger Guesthouse is the best venue for an unpretentious drink. It is run by a Scot called Allan and has the resort’s only pool table – oh, and darts and table football too. Later on, the Tächi Bar in Hotel Eiger is a smart place with live music and a DJ. The Inferno Bar and Blümli Chäller are the late-night spots.
Many of the after-skiing activities take place in the Alpine Sports Centre, which has an indoor swimming-pool (and a separate children’s pool), wellness facilities, squash courts, a snack bar, and a sports hall for badminton, basketball, handball, tennis, uni-hockey and volleyball.