Drinking and nightlife

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 it...

Cafe in Rabat

Café Maure

Sit back, relax and gaze out over the estuary to Salé at this open-air cafe spread across several tiled terraces above the Andalusian Gardens. Mint tea is the tipple of choice at this kasbah institution, and...

Club in Rabat


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...

Bar in Rabat

Casa José

Soak up the Andalusian vibe at this Moroccan chain of classy bars, complete with flamenco shows and Spanish tapas. Enjoy a glass or two of Moroccan wine with dishes such as paella, patatas bravas and tortilla.

Bar in Rabat

Le Dhow

This authentic wooden dhow (a traditional Arab sailing boat), permanently moored in the Bou Regreg, is the perfect spot for a sundowner overlooking Salé. Enjoy a cold beer, a chilled wine or a classic cocktail,...

Cafe in Rabat

Cafetéria du 7ème Art

Set in a pretty garden, this buzzy outdoor cafe is popular with students, professionals and visitors. It serves a good breakfast and snacks such as pizza and sandwiches, and is a good spot for a coffee, juice or...

Cafe in Rabat


Oliveri has been serving up top-notch ice cream and superb sundaes since 1950, and this Agdal branch is just as popular today.