White Dream (5 Rue de la Mer Adriatique, Casablanca) – like Punjab lounge, White Dream is a popular local nightspot (attracting well-heeled locals) that regularly books Moroccan musical acts. For foreigners visiting this nightspot, this may be a good time to sample shisha (water) pipe smoking.
Theatro (Rue Ibrahim El Mazini, Es Saadi Grdens & Resort, Marrakech 40000) – 60 years ago, Marrakech was celebrating one of the first music hall scenes in Africa: the Theatre Es Saadi, where international musical entertainers like Josephine Baker, Charles Aznavour, and the Lido dancers have performed. In 2003, the Theatro was reopened, transformed as […]
Sky 28 (Kenzi Hotel, Twin Center, Bd. Zerktouni, Casablanca) — located on the 28th floor of the Kenzi Hotel, the premium bar lounge Sky 28 is the ideal place to enjoy a nice drink and have some finger food. At Sky 28, guests not only enjoy a refined choice of drinks and tapas but a […]
Punjab (10 Rue de la Mer de Chine, Casablanca) — this is a local lounge that books various local (Moroccan) musical acts. This is a great place for foreigners who want to sample the local musical culture, especially Rai music.
Nikki Beach (Circuit de la Palmeraie, Marrakech) — located some 5 km from the city center, Nikki Beach presents itself as the hip place to be in the Marrakech area. With a resident DJ, three pools, an Oriental twist to the international cuisine and its chic designer look, this is Dubai comes to Marrakech. Patrons […]
Le 68 Bar a Vin (68 Rue de la Liberté, derrierCarre Eden Gueliz, Voiturier Sur Place, Marrakech 40000) – this is a popular wine bar, especially for those who simply want to enjoy a couple of glasses of wine with friends (as opposed to going to a pricey nightclub in town). Its wine list consists […]
La Suite (54 Rue Jean Jaurès, Casablanca 20250) – as part of this bar’s Parisian theme, it serves French cuisine and a variety of French and international drinks (prepared by a team of competent international bartenders). It’s best known for its evening entertainment (local DJs spinning electronic dance music) – catering to visiting 20 & […]
La Plage Rouge (Route de l Ourika – km 10, Marrakech) — there are other pool lounges in Marrakech, but this is the youngest and most popular with locals. Located 10 km outside of Marrakech on a little-traveled road, the location feels like a scene in a Hollywood movie complete with camels and desert mirage. […]
La Perle Sky Bar (The Pearl Marrakech Hotel, Angle Avenue Echouhada et Rue des Temples, Marrakech 40000) – this venue of Marrakech’s answer to “Sky 28” lounge in Casablanca. This rooftop bar is on the top floor of The Pearl Marrakech Hotel. This lounge terrace is an invitation to chill out on one of the […]
La Bodega (129 Boulevard Ben Abdellah, Casablanca 20250) – given the heavy French influence in Morocco, it’s interesting to find this Spanish-themed bar & restaurant. Of course, signature Spanish items like tapas and seafood paella are readily available, along with sangria and other Spanish wines, and even beer on tap. Musically, expect to walk into […]