Mediterranean Coast & the Rif Mountains drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Cafe in Tangier

Gran Café de Paris

Gravity weighs upon the grand letters of the Gran Café de Paris, reminding us of its age at the crossroads of Tangier. Facing Place de France for almost a century, this is the most famous of the cafes along Blvd Pas…
Top Choice Rooftop Bar in Tangier

Dar Nour

After 6.30pm, the roof atop the outstanding Dar Nour guesthouse becomes one of the best cocktail parties in town, featuring flavourful mojitos, martinis and wines beneath the sunset and the stars. There's no better …
Top Choice Bar in Melilla

Casa Marta

This is a great tapas bar that brims with people of all ages both inside and out: outdoor seating is under a tent in the street. Free tapas are included with drinks (from €2.50); larger plates are available from the…
Teahouse in Melilla

Tetería Nazarí

Over 100 teas fill the menu of this Moroccan-style teahouse owned by a Spaniard (try his speciality, floral mint tea). To go with your beverage, choose from sweet snacks like crepes and Moroccan cookies or savoury d…
Bar in Oujda

Hôtel Atlas Orient

With several drinking options, the Atlas hotel is the best place for a night out in Oujda. By the reception is a classy bar with red velvet chairs and matching chandeliers. West of the entrance, Actor’s lounge serve…
Bar in Tangier

Number One

Inside an apartment building, left after the entrance, this bar is perennially popular with expats. The decor is adorably funky, as is the bar's CD collection. The bar's owner, Karim, whose quotes hang above the tab…
Bar in Chefchaouen

Oum Rabie

Smoky Oum Rabie manages to be the best bar in town, though the competition isn't exactly fierce (it's the only one not in a hotel). The two-floor establishment has character, with Moroccan-style furniture and neon l…
Bar in Tangier

TangerInn Pub

The former hangout for Beat writers William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg has been renovated to suit the next generation, and now teems with expats and young Moroccans. On weekends, house and R&B mu…
Bar in Melilla

La Cervecería

This Melilla institution has been slinging drinks and tasty tapas (€3) across its long marble bar top since 1991. The decor is an ode to the city's modernist design, with a curvaceous ceramic-laden bench as the foca…
Cafe in Melilla

La Pérgola

This cafe-bar on the pleasure-yacht harbour and overlooking estación marítima is an exceedingly pleasant place for a drink in the late afternoon, particularly on Saturdays when its wide sunny terrace overflows with …