Drinking and nightlife in Southern Morocco & Western Sahara

  • Nightlife in Taroudant

    Hôtel Palais Salam

    Tucked away poolside in the lush, expansive gardens of the Hotel Palais Salam, this is the best (only!) place to relax over a cold beer away from the hubbub of the medina. Jutted up against the city ramparts, the crumbling decadence of the grounds are a throwback to a bygone era. The scruffiness only adds to the romance.

  • Nightlife in Taghazout

    Panorama Bar

    Featuring a 180-degree view of the beach and breakers, the Panorama is a perfect place to take a juice break while exploring the town. Simple meals are available, including pizza and fish.

  • Nightlife in Tiznit

    Espace Asrir

    Housed in a heritage courtyard house, Asrir is a surprising find amid the winding alleyways of Tiznit's medina. Tasty juices and coffee are served to a soundtrack of delicate birdsong, and old radios and a piano fill nooks and crannies perfect for escaping the Moroccan sun. Tiznit's younger residents come to chat over shisha, mint tea and light snacks.

  • Nightlife in Tafraoute

    Hôtel Les Amandiers

    Order a Flag Special or Heineken from the inside bar and then retire to the outside deck for great views. Just the ticket if you've been mountain biking or hiking amid Tafraoute's quirky landscapes (or even if you haven't!). Note it's around 1km southwest of the centre of town; the last bit is uphill.

  • Nightlife in Agadir

    Papagayo

    One of Agadir’s most popular nightclubs, attracting international DJs and the party set (you saw them sleeping it off by the pool earlier). If you're up for a fist pump or two, join the fun: dance the night away on Papagayo's spacious dance floor, and take a break from the beat right on the beach.

  • Nightlife in Agadir

    So Night Lounge

    The hippest club in Agadir and one of the most expensive, laid out on several levels with features like champagne and vodka bars, a live-music stage and a restaurant, all held up by massive columns. Local players save this one for the climax of the evening’s entertainment.

  • Nightlife in Sidi Ifni

    Hôtel Bellevue

    Perched on a cliff above the beach, the bar at Hôtel Bellevue is a wonderful spot for a sundowner. Order a Casablanca lager and watch the breakers roll into the beach below. Simple food is available (tajines from Dh30).

  • Nightlife in Sidi Ifni

    Eddib

    Our favourite of the laid-back cafes lining Ave Hassan II. Order up a robust black coffee, tune in to the bouncy 1960s Spanish pop music and take in views across the street of the cool art-deco profile of the Cine Avenida. The friendly owner speaks English.

  • Nightlife in Sidi Ifni

    Café Tagoute

    Pull up a chair, order a Coca Cola and join the dozens of young men shooting the breeze at this cafe, one of several on the cliff-hugging corniche overlooking the waves breaking on Ifni beach. Breakfasts available too, from Dh15.

  • Nightlife in Dakhla

    Hassan Fruits

    Across the pedestrian crossing from the Dakhla peninsula monument, this is popular for a slice of cake and a mixed fruit cocktail. Look for the fluorescent plastic chairs out front.

  • Nightlife in Agadir

    Orange Café

    This cool little courtyard cafe, with chilled Arabic electronica on the stereo and a fountain gurgling away, serves coffee and light meals (Dh25 to Dh35).

  • Nightlife in Agadir

    Jour et Nuit

    A popular spot for a seafront sundowner. The newer of the two neighbouring branches has a panoramic terrace with brilliant views of the beach.

  • Nightlife in Tiznit

    Hotel Mauritania

    One of the only places in town to get a cold beer, the back bar at the Hotel Mauritania dispenses icy Heineken and Flag Special, making it a favourite watering hole of visiting motorcycle riders and 4WD desert-bashing enthusiasts. It's a little dismal, but you probably won't care after a few rounds.

  • Nightlife in Sidi Ifni

    Gran Canaria

    This is the most popular spot for local chaps to shoot the breeze over an espresso. Upstairs there's also a restaurant that usually does a brisk trade in tasty pizza and seafood tajines. It was closed when we last dropped by, but the owner reckons he'll reopen again by 2020.

  • Nightlife in Agadir

    Le 111 Café Club

    Want to know why the hip young things of Agadir pack this lightless, pleathery cavern filled with sweet shisha smoke every night? Let us know if you figure it out. Still, it's fun to get a dose of local tastes, especially with a group.

  • Nightlife in Taroudant

    Orange Juice Stands

    Freshly squeezed OJ is just Dh5 at these simple stalls.