Northern Atlantic Coast drinking and nightlife

Bar in Casablanca

Le Doge Cafe

There aren’t that many places to have a drink in downtown Casablanca but at the top of art deco Hôtel Le Doge’s stunning spiral staircase is an open-sided terrace with city views and craft cocktails and a good wine …
Cafe in Rabat

Café Cinéma Renaissance

This cafe-bar above the namesake cinema has kept its art deco parquet flooring and sparkling chandeliers, and a terrace overlooking the action on Ave Mohammed V. Popular with digital nomads by day, at night they hol…
Bar in Essaouira

Salon Anglais

Sip on a classic cocktail or one of their bespoke creations (Dh160) inside the stately bar of the Heure Bleue Palais, with its leather chesterfields, a pianist and a British colonial vibe. Or imbibe in the plant-fil…
Cafe in Rabat

Café Maure

Sit back, relax and gaze out over the estuary to Salé at this open-air cafe spread over several tiled terraces above the Andalusian Gardens. Mint tea is the tipple of choice at this Kasbah institution, and pastry se…
Bar in Casablanca

Le Trica

This American-style gastropub is set over two levels but still gets jam-packed on Friday and Saturday nights when the DJ spins techno. It's also a popular place to watch big football matches on the big screen or gra…
Bar in Casablanca

Sky 28

This retro-looking lounge bar, sits on the top of the Kenzi Tower Hotel, so grab a pricey cocktail and drink in the 360-degree views all the way to to the Hassan II Mosque from its floor-to-ceiling windows. They als…
Cafe in Essaouira

Dolcefreddo

Perfect for people watching from under a shady parasol, this alfresco cafe serves the best espresso in the medina, alongside top-notch gelato – or combine the two in an affogato. You can even bring your own pastry a…
Bar in Essaouira

Beach & Friends

Smack bang on the beach, this colourful lounge-bar turns from a popular sunbathing spot in to the place for sundowners. There’s a list of classic cocktails (Dh80), live music and tapas menu, with a daily specials bo…
Bar in Essaouira

Le Patio

This hip bar and restaurant is a seductively lit den with blood-red furnishings and a black mirror ball. You’ll need to buy some tapas (Dh40) to just sit and drink. There's live oriental music on Thursday, Friday an…
Club in Rabat

Amnesia

A Rabat institution (it opened in 1989), this huge, pricey and perennially popular club can accommodate more than 1000 patrons and sees plenty of action on its dance floor. Resident DJs have a fondness for house and…