Drinking and nightlife in Rabat

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    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 holds cultural events and music nights, including Monday Jam Sessions (Dh30), slam poetry nights on Thursday and music masterclasses. Check the Facebook feed for details.

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    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 pastry sellers will pass by with trays of cornes de gazelle (almond-paste cookie laced with orange-flower water) and ghriba (almond cookies).

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    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 R&B.

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    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.

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    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, then dine elsewhere.

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    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 ice cream anytime.

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    Oliveri

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

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    Boulangerie Pâtisserie Majestic

    The shaded terrace at this old-school cafe is lovely, but stick to coffee and people watching; pastries were flyblown on our last visit.