OUR HISTORY

 Dick Yates-Smith opened the bar in 1979

Dick Yates-Smith opened the bar in 1979


The internationally renowned Dick's Tea Bar has come to be known as an institution in Val d’Isère to locals and tourists alike. Legendary founder Dick Yates-Smith opened the venue in 1979 and by the mid 80's had turned the one-time game-hall into a winter jet-set and celebrity ski hang out. From professional footballers to pop stars, the likes of Bono and Richard Branson to more recently DJ Martin Garrix (Who even jumped behind the decks) and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction have spent nights at the venue making it one of the most famous Alpine nightlife names in Europe. Whilst having an international tourist clientele from France, the UK, Scandinavia and Russia among other places, Dick's also prides itself on being the seasonaire's second home.

 

The only late-night venue located in the resort town-centre, the bar/club is open 7 nights a week from 11pm, holding over 500 people with 2 bars and a range of VIP and table areas. Nights kick off with house music mixed with a range of classics accompanied by live sax and electric violin players. The larger nightclub section opens up after midnight with a variety of international residents and guest DJs performing

Like many ski lovers, nightlife entrepreneurs Alex Fateh and Seb Hall had frequented Dick’s over the years and jumped at the opportunity to take over the business in 2010. They set out to further grow the famous brand by fully refurbishing the venue installing state of the art sound and lighting systems and bringing with them an international team of staff. Whilst adding their own personal stamp on the venue they made sure to hold onto the core values Dick’s Tea Bar was built on. 

 DJ Martin Garrix

DJ Martin Garrix

 Owner Alex Fateh with the team. 

Owner Alex Fateh with the team. 


Our Resident DJ's



THE AFTER DINNER CLUB 11.00pm - 01:am

From 11.00pm, experience the After Dinner Club, where you are treated to music from our extremely talented performers. Our in-house violinist, saxophonist & percussionist kick start the evening  alongside Dick's international resident DJ's Dave Ryan. Guests can enjoy, table service, fresh fruit cocktails and live musicians. This all takes place in the Dick's main bar area, which later extends into a full nightclub from 12.30pm until 5am. 


LUNA THURSDAYS
11pm - LATE

Dick's Tea Bar introduces a brand new, signature Thursday night event - LUNA. Each Thursday, Dick's plays host to an array of incredible international DJs, who bring an impressively unique style of music to the venue. With each week being different from the last, this is a unique party you will not soon forget.