Laidback Le Point presses all the right buttons for a chilled out evening. There's a rather eclectic ambience; part tapas bar, part late night lounge and part sports bar (with football games played on the big screen) but that all adds to its easygoing charm. Slouching out, with a beer or cocktail, on a comfy sofa along the palm-studded terrace is the relaxing remedy after a day treading the dusty medina streets.
3 bis rue Abou Hayane Taouhidi 40000 Marrakesh |
+212 614-554254 |
DJs take to the decks at night, but Sky Bab may well be at its best by day. Decorated in a stylish black-and-white colour scheme and outfitted with plush banquettes underneath a gauzy awning, it's a perfect mid-afternoon oasis.
Rue Mohamed El Beqqal |
One of Marrakech's most striking - and glamorous - riads, El Fenn combines a traditional Moroccan feel with vibrant contemporary design. You don't need to book a room to dip your toe into the scene: simply nab a table on the roof terrace, where you can sip Moroccan wine (or the bar's famous, frosty Mojitos).
Derb Moulay Abdullah Ben Hezzian, 2 |
+212 524441210 |
Above the Medina's mania of souks and winding alleyways, this old foundouk (merchant's inn) is a haven for weary shoppers in need of refreshment. Before the sun sets, head upstairs to Café Arabe's sumptuously decorated terrace, which offers impressive city views and no shortage of aperitifs.
184 Rue el Mouassine, Medina |
0524 429 728 |
Le 68 Bar a Vin
Small on size, big on atmosphere; this wine bar is a late night Gueliz hotspot with a large collection of both Moroccan and European wines to quaff. Arrive early to grab a table because it's standing room only as the evening goes on. Yes it can be a bit of a squeeze but the friendly vibe, with conversations often spilling over between tables, more than makes up for the lack of space.
68 Rue de la Liberte, Guéliz |
0524 449742 |
No Mad Bar
If the view from the No Mad Bar is inviting (and it is, with the Atlas Mountains in the distance and sunset-framed palm trees in the foreground) then the rooftop bar's ambiance might be even more so. The Palmeraie party set flock here for DJ-spun tunes and house cocktails like La Vie en Rose (Rosé Champagne with eau de rose).
Palais Namasker, Route de Bab Atlas |