The Best Marrakech Nightlife Spots
Aug 11 , 2011
Marrakech nightlife offers a chance to dance the night away under a star-filled night sky, an evening of hookah puffing, surreal city exploration, superb local dining, and swanky Moroccan pubs filled with overstuffed sofas to relax on.
If exploring the Djemaa El-Fna by day is exciting, exploring the area at night is straight up exhilarating as a host of exotic scents and sounds bewitch your senses under the glow of the lights within the darkness. In the Djemaa El-Fna, which is the largest square in Africa, visitors can stroll around watching street performers such as snake charmers, acrobats, and musicians while taking in samplings of local cuisine at the many food stalls. Restaurants with sidewalk café seating and pubs surround the square, so visitors can relax and enjoy the sights of the Djemaa El-Fna Marrakech nightlife.
Montecristo is a varied little piece of Marrakech nightlife with a little bit of something for everyone. Montecristo is a former mansion refurbished into an entertainment complex. An restaurant serves both local and international cuisines in a cool, Moroccan atmosphere. One pub offers DJ music and a dance floor and the other serves up live music on stage most nights of the week. The outdoor “Terrasse Fumoir” is a smoking patio where patrons can sample local smoke from hookahs.
Kosybar is a former Riad, which is a home with an interior courtyard, that is a popular Marrakech nightlife destination. Kosybar offers three levels of seating with a stunning top-level terrace view of the surrounding city. The restaurant serves both local Moroccan favorites and international cuisine. The bottom floor of the Riad takes on an African savanna animal theme, while serving up cocktails and providing music to move to on the dance floor. Smaller, more intimate seating arrangements are found throughout the Riad.
The Piano Bar
The Piano Bar is located adjacent to lobby reception at the luxurious Hotel Les Jardins De La Koutoubia. Soothing music fills the air each night at the bar, while top-shelf drinks and wines pour. The Piano Bar is a quiet little corner of the Marrakech nightlife, serving as a relaxing Moroccan nighttime retreat. Feast on some of the finest meals in Marrakech at the Hotel Les Jardins De La Koutoubia, or just unwind after a long of exploring the city. Another restaurant located within the hotel provides music for dancing, so if the course of your night changes, so can your surroundings.
Hotel La Mamounia has three themed onsite bars to contribute to the Marrakech nightlife. Le Bar Churchill was a favorite of Winston Churchill’s with the original reflective and dark 1930s Jazz club appeal. Le Bar Italien offers familiar Mediterranean dishes and drinks in a sultry atmosphere draped in red velvet. Le Bar Morocain occupies the top floor of the hotel with a breezy, open atmosphere that overlooks the city.
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