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Zell am See has one of the liveliest after-ski scenes in Land Salzburg. All the clubs and taverns are very informal and, unlike some other resorts, are unpretentious. In addition to the establishments below, there are countless taverns where you can sit around an open fire and enjoy a cold pint of beer or warm wine.

Bacchuskeller, in the Hotel Waldhof, Schmittenstrasse 47 (tel. 06542/775), is a rustic alpine tavern that often has a local musician, attired in lederhosen and red stockings, play for skiers, who like to dance on the small floor. A beer costs 2.95€ ($4.70), and a four-course supper goes for 15€ to 32€ ($24-$51). It's open daily from 7 to 10:30pm; closed April 15 through April 30 and October 15 through December 15.

Gasthof Alpenblick, Alte Landersstrasse 6 (tel. 06542/5433), is a typical Austrian Bierstüberl in the satellite hamlet of Schüttdorf on the road to Kaprun. Zither music is usually played every evening in winter. There's a restaurant on the premises, popular with hikers in summer and skiers in winter. It serves food daily from noon to 9pm in summer and from noon to 10:30pm in winter. Meals here cost 11€ to 27€ ($18-$42), and beer goes for 3.50€ ($5.60). The Gasthof is closed April 5 to May 5 and November 28 to December 28.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.