Middle Atlas drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Cafe in Medina


There's something a bit special about Abdullah's nook-in-the-wall tea shop, and it's not just the owner's beaming smile and mosaic tile-decorated counter piled high with fresh herbs to pop in your brew. Abdullah swe…
Top Choice Bar in Medina

Riad Fès

You're spoilt for choice at Riad Fès, without doubt the classiest place for a drink in the whole city. Its courtyard Alcazar bar is a delight, with stucco columns that catch the light reflected off the central ornam…
Cafe in Meknes

Cafe Restaurant Place Lehdime

Come dusk, this succession of roof terraces with front-row seats onto Place El Hedim is the place for young, trendy Meknès locals to come for a sundowner coffee. Courting couples vie with groups of friends for the b…
Bar in Fez El Jdid


Scoring highly on the fashion meter and for late opening, this bar is more Ibiza than Moulay Idriss, and popular with the hip young Fassi crowd. The covered roof terrace overlooking Jnan Sbil (Bou Jeloud Gardens) is…
Cafe in Meknes

Café Tulipe

The Tulipe is a much more modern affair than most Moroccan cafes, with a large shady terrace and very decent coffee. It’s one of the most pleasant spots in which to kill an hour or two, and the patisserie on offer (…
Cafe in Medina

Cremerie La Place

Put a cafe in one of the most interesting spots in the medina, and you have a near-perfect combination. Over juice, tea, coffee and pastries, the parade passes before you, accompanied by the tapping of the square’s …
Rooftop Bar in Ville Nouvelle

Jungle Social Club & Tapas

Perched on the roof of the elegant Hotel Sahrai, Jungle is aptly named, being dark and full of plants. Green velvet seating surrounds a central bar. Outside on the terrace there's a DJ, more seating and terrific vie…
Bar in Medina

Hôtel Batha

There are a couple of options for drinks around this handily located medina hotel. The Churchill Bar is inside the hotel and in winter even features a log fire to warm yourself. At the back of the hotel (side entran…
Cafe in Meknes

Café Opera

Airy and old-fashioned, this grand cafe is a classic, and among the most popular for Moroccan men to sip their mint tea. Sitting outside and people-watching is a great breakfast pastime. There's also a bakery inside…
Bar in Ville Nouvelle


Dark leather, stylishly rough stone walls and a well-stocked bar make this place the perfect ville-nouvelle retreat for a classy drink or two, served with tapas. It's just a shame it's a little out of the way.