Andorra may be small, but the bars are mighty! It’s fully equipped with sun-soaked locations for après alongside enough clubs to keep you busy after dark.
What’s more, all the tax haven rumours you’ve heard are true. Gone are the €8 pints, get ready for 3 drinks for a tenner with change. If that’s not enough to get you excited we don’t know what will!
Best for: Table top dancing in the sun
Often referred to just as the flying saucer, or the UFO, Coll Blanc is hard to miss. At the summit between Pas de la Casa and Grau Roig, this après spot gives you the best views of the Grandvalira, and is perfect for a lunch stop. Come 3pm however, the sound system comes out, the DJs from Underground get going and you’ve got a bar to rival anywhere in the Alps. They’ve got all the best tunes and welcome table top dancing but forget Folie prices. You heard correctly when they said €3 for that large beer. And just because you’re not in France, don’t worry, they’ve still got pêche to give your pint a fruity twist.
Best for: Experiencing the mountain meal, Pas style
Milwaukee is the largest bar in Pas, and with the option to split into two different venues, it’s the perfect place to start any evening. With some tables upstairs as well as DJs from early evening, it’s great for pre-drinks before venturing further in town. Downstairs is where Pas hosts its version of the mountain meal, with about as much rowdiness as you’d expect in the Alps. Expect airborne ribs, lots of organised fun led by the owner and best of all – beer refills at your table!
Top tip: Make sure to befriend the owner, Mel, early in the week. She’s absolutely lovely and a good face to know.
Best for: boozy afternoon freestyle
Attached to hotel Olimpiades by the main base station, this bar is your second après spot of choice. With plenty of space on the decking and the snow, it’s the perfect destination if you’re looking to carry on the party once Coll Blanc shuts. When the sun is out and the snow is soft, you’re likely to find a kicker or two built on the slopes outside. It won’t be the Henrik Harlaut Park, but it’s the perfect opportunity for spectating on some afternoon antics, including the inevitable cheers whenever someone stacks it. The added bonus of being right by the apartments allows an easy stumble home if you’ve overindulged in those tax free pints.
Paddy’s and Red Lion
Best for: Feeling at home away from home
An Irish bar and a local boozer in the centre of town, these two are home away from home establishments. Run by the same family alongside Underground, you’ll be able to get as much British comfort food as you’ve been craving, all washed down with plenty of Guinness and Magners during their two hour happy hour(s). They have live music every afternoon for après, and if being in the mountains isn’t enough sporting action for you, you’ll even be able to catch all the big UK games on the TV. Plus the full English breakfast and a pint to get you going in the morning will cure any hangovers
Best for: Flaming Jägerbombs
A convenient stumble across the road from Milwaukee, Underground is the perfect option to step up your night. Expect the bar to catch fire every couple of minutes as the next round of Jägerbombs gets ordered. The bar isn’t the largest so it’s maybe not the ideal destination if you’re there with 500 other students, but it’s perfect for those small trips. You’ll find decent tunes provided by DJs who spent their summer in Ibiza and yes, the entire venue is modelled around a London Underground station and train – they know their audience.
Best for: When you’re not bothered about first lift tomorrow
If you’re going big then Bilboard is most likely where you’ll end up. The largest and rowdiest club in Pas, it’s the perfect destination when you’ve worked your way around the rest of the town. They’ve got a couple of bars so it’s easy enough to get served, but expect to lose your mates in about 5 seconds with all the different levels and dancefloors they’ve got going on.