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Drinking and nightlife

Top ChoiceCocktail Bar in Gueliz & Ville Nouvelle

Barometre Marrakech

Barometre Marrakech

Step into a mad professor’s underground lab where apothecary jars and brewery piping line the dimly lit bar. Barometre is a first for Marrakesh: an experimental cocktail bar that wouldn't look out of place in...

Top ChoiceCafe in Mouassine & Central Souqs

Bacha Coffee

Tucked within the chambers of the Dar El Bacha museum, this fancy salon cafe intends to bring coffee connoisseurship back to Marrakesh. Prepare to scrape your jaw off the floor when you see the opulent rooms (a...

Top ChoiceRooftop Bar in Djemaa El Fna & Southern Central Medina

Kabana

It feels like there's a bit of Bali and a bit of Senegal in this lively yet relaxed rooftop bar with views of Koutoubia Mosque. Vintage furniture, natural materials and palm prints give the terrace a chic boho...

Top ChoiceCafe in Medina

Chez Abdellah

Tiled floor to ceiling, this is less a tea shop than a decorative box, a kind of tiny theatre in which the voluble Abdellah, a born showman, mixes teas to order from piles of fresh herbs – not just mint, but also...

Top ChoiceCafe in Djemaa El Fna & Southern Central Medina

Café El Koutoubia

The street terrace at this charmingly old-fashioned cafe with wrought-iron balustrades has cracking views of the Koutoubia Minaret across the road. Despite its touristy position, it's a favourite hang-out for...

Top ChoiceBar in Medina

L'Alcazar

One of the most elegant places for a cocktail (Dh120) in all of Fez, the gorgeous courtyard bar at Riad Fès drips with atmosphere: the stucco columns catch the light reflected off an ornamental pool, and an oud...

Top ChoiceCocktail Bar in Mouassine & Central Souqs

El Fenn

The best place to see the Koutoubia Mosque's nightly illumination is this achingly hip rooftop bar set up by Richard Branson's sister. Here, Marrakesh's movers and shakers converge for the medina's best cocktails...

Top ChoiceCafe in Gueliz & Ville Nouvelle

Grand Café de la Poste

Restored to its flapper-era glory, this landmark bistro oozes colonial decadence. Prices run high for food, but you can't beat the atmosphere if you want to be transported back to the art deco era when French...

Top ChoiceCafe in Tangier

Gran Café de Paris

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...

Top ChoiceRooftop 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...

Top ChoiceBar 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...

Cafe in Gueliz & Ville Nouvelle

Café du Livre

This upstairs cafe-bar is a chilled-out spot with draft beer, coffee, bar snacks, cushy seating and walls of books to browse and buy. Come for happy hour (6pm to 8pm Tuesday to Saturday) for some of the cheapest...

Bar in Gueliz & Ville Nouvelle

Kechmara

Kechmara

Want to hang out with the Marrakshi cool kids? Head straight to the covered rooftop bar at Kechmara after sunset and watch it pack out with a buzzing young crowd who lounge on sofas sipping wine and cocktails....

Bar in Djemaa El Fna & Southern Central Medina

Les Jardins de la Koutoubia

This 1920s hotel offers drinkers double trouble. At sunset, head straight up to the Sky Bar, a secret haven of stylish, shady day beds and trickling fountains, with a shisha menu. When night falls, move...

Bar in Mouassine & Central Souqs

Café Arabe

Gloat over souq purchases with cocktails on the roof of this bar-restaurant popular with artists, designers and expats. Prices are reasonable for such a stylish place, and you can order half bottles of decent...

Teahouse in Mouassine & Central Souqs

Chichaoua

See the black door left ajar, leading to an ascending tiled staircase, just west of Café des Épices on Rahba Kedima? That's the entrance to Chichaoua, the secret tea room launched by Nomad restaurant across the...

Bar in Djemaa El Fna & Southern Central Medina

Le Salama

You might not be able to see the Djemaa El Fna from Le Salama's light-filled 'sky bar', but the 360-degree views from its floor-to-ceiling windows make up for it, particularly with a sundowner in hand. With...

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 crêpes and Moroccan cookies or...

Teahouse in Ait Ben Haddou

Tawesna

This small teahouse serves up a basic set menu (Dh25) of coffee or tea and a plate of homemade local sweets, the proceeds from which support the local Association for Rural Women and Solidarity. With advance...

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, 'the Actor's...