Ischgl has a very lively après-ski scene, and though it errs on the side of high-energy and booze-fuelled, there is a quieter side too. With bars and clubs galore, there’s plenty of opportunity for hitting the dance floor, and staying there well into the small hours (try the Trofana Arena or Pacha). You’ll also find many a raucous tavern with loud music, scantily clad dancing girls and drinking games. Some of the most popular and lively après-ski bars are Niki’s Stadl, Trofana Alm, Kuhstall, Freeride and Champagner Huette. For a sit down drink try the Golden Eagle or the Kiwi Bar, and for more refined après-ski surroundings try Guxa or one of the other hotel bars.
Restaurants in Ischgl
When it comes to dining in Ischgl many people staying in the ski resort will have booked hotel accommodation on a half-board basis, so will often dine in their hotels. If venturing out, then there are some truly excellent restaurants in Ischgl, many of them housed in the resort’s higher-end hotels. The Salnerhof and Gramaser, in particular, are recommended, as is the Michelin-starred restaurant at the Trofana Royal. For more budget friendly dining in Ischgl try the restaurant in Hotel Central, or the Golden Eagle. As well as hearty Tyrolean cuisine, featuring warming stews, dumplings and sausages, you’ll find all manner of international cuisine on offer in Ischgl’s many restaurants, including some especially tasty pizzerias (try the restaurant in Hotel Gramaser or Salz & Pfeffer).
There are some great eating and drinking options among the mountain restaurants too, with the ever-popular Paznauner Thaya restaurant offering reasonably priced self-service dining (table service upstairs) and marvellous views. At the Idalp hub you’ll find the budget-friendly and recently refurbished Pardorama restaurant, a glass-fronted restaurant offering well priced self-service dining as well as table-service. At the other end of the scale, Ischgl’s stylish Alpenhaus restaurant offers designer surroundings and excellent cuisine. Over on the Swiss side of the mountain the Marmotte restaurant serves good food amid basic surroundings, and the Alp Bella restaurant serves up traditional Swiss mountain fare in a lodge-style atmosphere.