BARS & CLUBS
La Massana has a few proper late night spots, but it is Arinsal that really keeps Andorra's party flag flying.
Listed below is a selection of some of the best venues in both resorts.
Most resort hotels have their own in-house bars too, many of which can be fairly animated, depending on the liveliness of each week's clientele. At the very least they're ideal for starting the night off, or for a final wee cheeky one before bed.
The area's only true nightclub, located down at the tiny hamlet of Erts.
Housed in a small, nicely converted, old Borda barn. Really only a weekend venue and promoted mostly to a local clientele.
Decent music policy: mainly House, Trance and Euro-Dance.
In-house pub at the Hotel Princesa Parc. Wild West Saloon theme, with a quality feel to the décor and ambiance; live music almost every night.
Open to non-residents.
Bang in the centre of Arinsal vilage, this big 2-floor venue promotes one of Arinsal's biggest weekly events: 70s Night.
The entrance just off the main road leads first to the lower mezzanine-level music bar, with a small dance floor and nightly DJs. The huge upper floor, accessed via a separate ramped entrance, is the setting for the gloriously kitsch 70s Night and other themed events. Pack a wig and a medallion or two.
A well-established bar/restaurant in a lovely old converted house, just off the main street in the middle of Arinsal village. Compact, rocking music bar on the first floor; popular with Vallnord's Latin-American personnel.
Good Tex-Mex restaurant on the upper floor above the bar.
El Derbi (Darby O'Gills)
Irish-themed bar, although proper Guinness is available in many bars in Andorra. Pleasant venue with a convivial atmosphere; pool table and arcade video-games. First bar on the right when approaching the village centre from the lower suburbs.
A legend in its own night-time! Undisputedly Arinsal's key pub, with a welcoming international bar team, DJ, plasma screens with daily footage of current visitors on the slopes, plus great snowsports videos and live TV sports showing regularly;
all-day breakfasts, snacks and evening meals too.
Most visitors start their evening off in the ‘Quo’, many never leave.
Located on the main street, in the centre of Arinsal village, on the ground floor of the Poblado apartments.
In-house basement ‘disco-bar’ with nightly entertainment; located in the Hotel Sant Gothard, down the main valley road in the lowest-altitude suburb of Arinsal.
Open to non-residents.
Big music-bar/club underneath the Hotel Solana, at the roadside towards the lower end of Arinsal village.
Big-screen sports, pub games and lively party nights.
Large music-bar and restaurant, housed in a converted stone-built barn next to Arinsal's gondola base station, on the far side of the river from the main road.
Varied programme of events, but mostly DJs playing Latin, House & Commercial Dance music.
Good steak restaurant too.
Main-street bar close to the Hotel Marco Polo.
Exudes a proper pub feel: pool tables, arcade video-games, lively atmosphere and a good mixed crowd.
Fair-sized, weekend-only nightclub; mostly House and Euro-Dance music policy.
Situated down on the river level behind and below the Comu de la Massana in the middle of town.
Small local pub and Internet café, located on the Avinguda el Través (the road that swings round the far side of La Massana towards Ordino).
Small out-of-town late-night club with two floors: House & Commercial Dance music on one level; R&B on the other.
Located in Anyós, a short taxi ride down the valley from La Massana.
An up-market café-bar and restaurant with a wine-bar feel.
Designer décor and quality food service. DJ till 03:00hrs on Fridays & Saturdays.
Just off La Massana high street, up the steps from the little statue of a schoolboy.