Marrakesh drinking and nightlife

Cafe in Mouassine & Bab Doukkala

Dar Cherifa

Ring the doorbell to be admitted into this serene late-15th-century Saadian riad. Tea, juice and saffron coffee are served on ultra-comfy yellow sofas in a courtyard framed by soaring blush-pink pillars topped with …
Cocktail Bar in Gueliz & Ville Nouvelle

Barometre Marrakech

Step into a mad professor’s underground lab where potion-filled apothecary jars and brewery piping line the bar. Besides the dozens of alcoholic and nonalcoholic concoctions, fusion tapas and contemporary a la carte…
Teahouse in Djemaa El Fna & Around

Riad Yima

Acclaimed Moroccan artist and photographer Hassan Hajjaj created this kitsch-crammed tearoom and gallery. Here, all your preconceived notions of Moroccan restaurants and riads, with their Arabian Nights fantasy of c…
Bar in Gueliz & Ville Nouvelle

Compton Arms

Billing itself as the first English pub in the red city, the Compton Arms doesn’t disappoint with an interior modelled on London gastropubs and events for those yearning for a moment of home. The beer is some of the…
Bar in Mouassine & Bab Doukkala

Café Arabe

Gloat over souq purchases with cocktails on the roof or alongside the zen zellige (colourful geometric mosaic tilework) courtyard fountain. Prices here are reasonable for such a stylish place, and you can order half…
Bar in Djemaa El Fna & Around

Piano Bar

Step from the red Berber carpet into the classiest gin joint in the medina, with powerful long drinks (Dh70 to Dh90) delivered to leather club chairs as jazz classics soar to cedar ceilings. A second plush seating a…
Cafe in Djemaa El Fna & Around

Café de France

One of the Djemaa's old timers, Café de France is still one of the best places on the square to put your feet up and watch the world go by. Join the regulars on the front terrace and order a nus-nus (half coffee, ha…
Cafe in Riads Zitoun & Kasbah

La Porte du Monde

At this place, tucked into the corner of Rue Riad Zitoun El Jedid, choose either a comfy wicker-style chair at street level or escape the souq mayhem on the terrace, decorated with eclectic art and colourful wrought…
Cafe in Djemaa El Fna & Around

Le Marrakchi

It's all about the view. Grab one of the window tables so you've got ringside seats high above the Djemaa action. This is one of the few restaurants serving alcohol around the square, and cheerful staff seem happy f…
Cafe in Djemaa El Fna & Around

Bakchich

This laid-back spot is a good choice to chill after weaving through the souqs. Grab one of the tables, decorated in labels from tinned sardines and fruit, that rim the front entrance; order a juice and watch the all…