Best 10 Bars in Marrakech
Apart from the popularly-talked-about Sahara Desert, snow-capped mountain peaks, century-old buildings, Marrakech is a host to more than 50 bars and nightclubs. Their happening atmosphere and vibrant ambience will have you grooving. While, most bars serve delicious Moroccan dishes, they have an extensive menu that includes sumptuous dishes from Italian, Asian, European, and Mexican cuisine as well.
The real question is how to find the finest gourmet destinations around you in the city.
This is what you are going to discover in this article, our guide to ten best bars in Marrakech, the Red City.
What is the best part about this article?
The best part is that we have visited, tried, and tested all the bars across the city more than just once before coming up with this list of top ten.
The countdown begins…
Located within the heart of the Sofitel gardens in the Hivernage area of Marrakech, So Lounge is one of the most popular venues among the locals as well as tourists.
So, Lounge has an extensive menu offering a lot of variety in Asian and Moroccan cuisines, which foodies will love to delve into. The restaurant serves starters, main course, and desserts.
The best time to go there is at night when the live music is playing, and the bar is full of excitement.
The bar serves dinner all 7 days of the week.
If you are looking for a place that is also a socializing hub and lets you experience the diverse culture of Marrakech, then Café Clock is the bar for you.
Café Clock is a cross-culture zone where foreigners and locals mingle with each other. From sandwiches and salads to the signature camel burgers, the café serves finger-licking good food. Its menu is a mix of classic Moroccan and exotic dishes. The portions are generous and fulfilling.
There’s always something going in this unconventional café. There are Jam sessions on Wednesdays, Hikayat night on Thursdays, dancing on Saturdays, and concerts with Gnaoua troop on Sundays.
The café is open every day of the week and does not serve alcoholic beverages.
Located in the most popular quarter of Marrakech medina, this is the first Western-style café in the area or at least the first to serve a glass of rosé and decent lunch.
The café serves different dishes centered around Moroccan and Italian cuisines. It is a colorful and spacious riad with comfortable seating. If you are seeking exotic surroundings and luxurious dining experience, then Café Arabe is your go-to lounge-bar restaurant.
The café is candlelit at night, creating a soft and soothing environment with music playing in the background. It is a popular romantic spot where couples and friends come to watch sunset over the city.
Le Grand Café de la Poste
Located in Gueliz, Le Grand Café de la Poste is an elegant restaurant that serves French cuisine with Mediterranean flavor. The ambience of the café mixes up Moorish and French colonial spirits.
In the evening, the energetic atmosphere of the café settles down into a more intimate one with soft lighting, Jazz music, and candlelit dining tables. The café has a nice lounge where you can go for a cigar.
Their apple tart is a must try.
Le Grand Café de la Poste opens every day from 8:00 am to 1:00 am.
A bar and a restaurant, Kosy Bar is located in the corner of the Place des Ferblantiers. It is a pretty convenient spot to go for lunch if you are strolling in the medina.
In the daytime, the café serves sandwiches, soups, and salads. The menu is more diverse in the evening with Moroccan dishes including lamb and fish tajines alongside Asian cuisine. At night, the atmosphere inside Kozy Bar turns intimate with soft lighting and lounge music playing in the background.
The café has a good collection of wines to relish while enjoying the stunning view of the city from its roof terrace.
Le Salama Restaurant and Lounge
Located in the Marrakech medina, this restaurant and lounge offers three very different experiences at one place – the restaurant, the brasserie, and the skybar.
The menu of Le Salama serves classic Marrakchi dishes in the style of authentic Moroccan cuisine. Complementing its extensive menu is a long list of refreshing cocktails, exquisite wines, shisha, and spirit, including the Prosecco favorites.
Each night, the restaurant is graced by the belly dancers entertaining the visitor with their mesmerizing beauty and dance.
Mama Afrika is the African café-restaurant located near the Boulevard Mohamed V in the Rue Oum Errabbi.
It has a tantalizing menu of fruit juices, cocktail, and hot beverages. However, the food options are only limited to sandwiches and ice-creams. The portions served are generous and the staff is attentive. The café has some energetic non-alcoholic drinks and makes great alternative to the bars in the neighborhood.
Mama Afrika is a must-try restaurant in Marrakech. It is open 7 days a week.
Situated in Hivernage, Le Palace is recognized as one of the world’s best clubs by the Grey Goose–sponsored World’s Finest Clubs. With posh interior and exotic Moroccan tracks mixed with international chartbusters playing in the background, the glamorous club lives up to its name.
Le Palace combines French cuisine-inspired menu with cocktail bar, dance club, and a comfortable cigar lounge. Its dark and glitzy interior evoke a more sophisticated feel than the neighboring nightspots.
Café Du Livre
Located in the new city, Marrakech, Café du Livre is a quiet spot for local bibliophiles and literati. Its warm interior is surrounded by 2000 books lined up on the wooden wall racks.
Opposed to the fancy menu of a typical café, Café du Livre focuses on serving home-made, fresh dishes such as salads, hamburgers and speared kebabs. The prices are also very reasonable. You can also enjoy a glass of wine instead of hot coffee while reading your favorite book.
The café organizes quiz contests on Monday nights.
Royal Mansour Bar
The upscale, luxurious bar is located in Rue Abou Abbas El Sebti, Marrakech and is overlooked by an award-winning manager. It is known for the buzzing nightlife experience. You can expect above-average quality and prices. The menu is a succulent mix of French and Moroccan cuisine.
The bar is opened 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
This is the list of our top-ten, recommended bars around the city of Marrakech. However, there is a little surprise. On our way to exploring the bars and restaurants, we tumbled upon yet another bar which we just cannot exclude from this list. So, here it is.
Churchill Bar or Bar Le Churchill is a haven for Jazz fans. Its lavish interior is elaborate with a leopard skin carpet, black-velvet armchairs and soft lighting. The opulent padded-leather walls are decorated with jazz-age wall decals, giving the feel of a New York Jazz club. Most nights host live piano music with traditional drinks being served to the visitors.
If you are planning to visit this bar, dress to impress since it has a dress code.
This speakeasy bar serves delicious cocktails and traditional drinks. Go retro with a Mamoune Lady cocktail with infused gin, lemon and orange-flower water.