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Despite its modest scale, Alpbach has a reputation for quite a lively après-ski scene, centred on several 'must visit' venues. These include the Postalm (tel: (0699) 12755 926; www.postalm-alpbach.at), Waschkuchl Pub (tel: (0650) 5918335) and the lively Irish Pub in the Jakober Inn. These are all popular venues where locals and tourist alike let their hair down after a full day of skiing.
The 20 or so restaurants in Alpbach and the surrounding area capitalise primarily on the abundance of good, local produce with the recipes generally staying loyal to traditional Tyrolean cuisine.
Among the options in the village is the Alpbacherhof (Nr. 279; tel: (05336) 5237; en.alpbacherhof.at), which has a first-rate à la carte restaurant; and The Post Hotel (Nr. 184; tel: (05336) 5203; www.hotel-post.cc), with its traditional rustic stübl (Tyrolean wood-panelled parlour) that hosts Tyrolean music evenings.
The nearby village of Brixlegg is home to Sigwarts’ Tiroler Weinstuben (Marktstrasse 40; tel: (05337) 63390; www.tiroler-weinstuben.at), a Gault Millau and À la Carte Restaurant Guide-listed restaurant. Dopo Lavoro (Bienerstrasse 89; tel: (05337) 62613; www.dopolavoro.at) in Rattenberg also offers great food with a focus on Italian dishes.