Springtime in Niseko is the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy soft snow and sunny days with friends, as the clouds part and we embrace some much anticipated vitamin D.
Niseko’s après ski scene is still in a budding stage, which makes for a laid back experience unlike any in the world. There is always fun and drinks to be had – you just have to know where to find it. We’ve made a quick list of bars which are always an après hit amongst guests and locals alike.
The Vale Bar & Grill
Located just a stone’s throw from the Ace Family chairlift, the Vale Bar & Grill offers an inviting outdoor terrace where après lovers can enjoy bottled beer, wine, cocktails and a selection of tapas to share. Once the sun goes down you are invited indoors to choose from the delicious al a carte menu or enjoy some tasty snacks at the bar. You can’t go wrong with this ski-in setting.
Under new management this season, The Barn has retained its reputation as the go-to restaurant for original cocktails and tasty local cuisine. Once spring hit, so did The Barn’s outdoor après scene, on a wide deck just made to catch the afternoon sun. Some days you can even catch the team filling ice buckets with chilled beer and wine trying to entice those walking back from the ski hill.
Possibly the hottest bar in town, Tamashii boasts chilled vibes and a relaxed atmosphere for those after ski sessions. In the center of town, across from Seico Mart you will find an outdoor après set up located in a prime place for people watching and goggle tanning. It’s the perfect place to chill with a group of friends over an ice cold Sapporo and Tamashii’s famous Kitchen Sink Nachos.
Two Sticks – Niseko Village
Located in Niseko Village, Two Sticks is a hip tapas bar and restaurant that offers a great place to socialize, eat and drink the night away. With different DJs and musicians throughout the week you’re bound to shake a tail feather or two sinking crazy cocktails with new friends.
If you’re not ready to leave the ski hill just yet, there are many on-piste bars and restaurants which serve beers and snacks for those 4 o’clock cravings.
No matter where you choose to end your day of skiing, Niseko has something up those powder sleeves for everyone.