Thu, 2013-03-28 16:15 — Anonymous
St Anton’s reputation as one of the most vibrant ski resorts in Austria goes back years, and is indeed richly deserved. Lively après ski is enjoyed by thousands of visitors daily, all winter long, and table-top dancing in ski boots is a common sight every afternoon in popular and lively après ski bars such as the Mooserwirt and Krazy Kanguruh.
On the restaurant front, visitors can enjoy everything from Austrian cuisine to more widely known international fare, as well as basic burgers, pasta dishes and the like. In short, this is a sizeable resort with a wide range of bars and restaurants to choose from.
The Mooserwirt bar is situated on the main piste that runs from the ski area down into town. During the day, the Mooserwirt is an unassuming mountain restaurant serving lovely quality, traditional Tyrolean staples. But at 3.30pm every day during the winter ski season, the Mooserwirt takes on a whole new guise! The windows get boarded up, Final Countdown gets pumped through the speakers and then the après-ski hits start pumping. After that, chaos ensues as revellers enjoy what has to be quite simply some of the liveliest and best après ski in the world!
A short distance away from the mighty Mooserwirt is the Krazy Kangaruh, another on-mountain après ski bar. KK’s seems to cover bases the Mooserwirt does not, and offers a different atmosphere entirely. With a more relaxed feel, it’s the venue of choice for those looking to enjoy a few drinks with friends after a long day on the slopes. The atmosphere is still lively of course, but it doesn’t descend into the unbridled lunacy that the Mooserwirt has based its name on.
Situated on the main street, Bar Cuba has become a very popular watering hole for UK skiers thanks to its live music and happy hour. Bar Cuba is a great place to head for those coming off the mountain and looking for a fun venue to continue the festivities. Bar Cuba also shows most live sports, be it premiership football, international rugby fixtures and pretty much anything else you can care to name!
Scotty’s is housed in the Hotel Rosanna, just off St Anton’s main high street. This bar offers good value drinks, lively atmosphere and some very good pizzas.
This is arguably the best bar in the largely peaceful Nasserein area of the resort. Far more relaxed and low-key than its town centre rivals, Dooley’s offers the perfect spot for a quiet drink with friends after coming off the snow or as a halfway house before you hit the bright lights of the main town itself.
Kandahar’s is one of the most popular late-night establishments in all of St Anton. The venue opens at 4pm to catch the après-ski crowd with live music, and the party continues until 4am in the morning. The food is also surprisingly good if you’re hungry!
Piccadilly’s / Post Keller
These two bars are located on the main street, under the Hotel Post. Sitting side by side, Piccadilly’s and Post Keller are under the same management. Piccadilly’s is more of a live music après ski bar, whereas Post Keller is more of a late night venue open until the wee hours of the morning.
On the restaurant front, the Hozpiz Alm is perhaps the most famous restaurant in the Arlberg ski area. The restaurant’s enormous wine cellar and incredible sun terrace do make is a popular draw, and the food is great and the service attentive. Try the slide down to the WC’s for an extra bit of fun!
This is one of the only gourmet destinations that St. Anton has to offer. It’s located in the same building as the as the Galzig lift station, so it’s very central. The food is expensive but well worth it, and the service welcoming.