20 Mar Nightlife in Marrakech
When it comes to nightlife in Marrakech, there are no shortages of entertainment options. Cozy restaurants to booming night clubs with the hottest djs spinning until the wee hours to cabaret style shows, and trendy cocktail bars are all options for a night out in Marrakech. In our latest blog post we’re sharing tips on nightlife in Morocco’s red city.
Without a doubt, the best nightlife happens in Hivernage where clubs like Rasputin, Buddha Bar and Théatro are alive until the wee hours of the morning. For entertainment, Le Comptoir Darna is perhaps the best known with its bellydancers, fire eaters and other unexpected performers entertaining crowds on a nightly basis. The ambiance is festive and very Arabian Nights with shisha pipes available too. VIP Club is set to open its doors on 24 March after successful openings in Paris, St. Tropez and Cannes. The three-storey club will feature DJ Jean Roch on the turntables.
For dinner and a show head to Lotus Club where the Oh La La show features five dancers from London interspersed with musician Mood and a line up of DJs keep the ambiance going until the early hours. For a night of dancing, head to the Epicurean where the live show and DJ keep locals and expats dancing until the wee hours. We’re also fans of the beautiful Jad Mahal, located just next to Rasputin, and a classic stop in Marrakech where belly dancers swoop between tables throughout the evening and performers keep guests entertained throughout the evening.
Or for a chic night out, head to Le Palace for a glamourous dinner where belly dancers provide entertainment and a DJ keeps the party going after the last of the dishes have been cleared.
Gueliz, Marrakech’s new town
Start the night off with cocktails in Barometre for some of the best cocktails in town. Grab a seat at the bar for front-row seats as the bartenders bring the drinks to life. The Burning Passion and Final Touch are some of the tasty drinks we’ve tried recently.
Hot spot Le 68 is packed on weekends as locals and expats head here for French wines and cheese boards. The smoky little bar fills up quickly, but step inside and see the menu to understand why. Head upstairs to enjoy dinner with friends away from the hustle and bustle of the downstairs crowd.
For a bit of fresh air in a little oasis in the heart of Gueliz, head to Pointbar where well-heeled locals gather for after-works while the DJ spins some familiar tunes. Casa José also attracts the well-heeled crowd, as this Spanish restaurant serves up fresh tapas in a chic ambiance.
Slightly further afar!
Though a bit further afield, the Mariinsky Russian Club opens its doors at midnight (Thursdays to Sundays) and is the spot for a chic night out. Guest DJs regularly spin, keeping the dance floor moving until 5:30 a.m.
It’s worth the trek to the Mandarin Oriental for drinks on the terrace followed by dinner at the recently opened Ling Ling by Hakassan. One of only a few locations in the world, Ling Ling has secured the top bartender in Morocco and a crew of Chinese chefs to prepare tantalizing menu. We opted for the taster menu on a recent visit and enjoyed every last bite!
We would be a miss if we didn’t include drinks and dancing at the famous Bo&Zin. With guest DJs and and various areas for dancing, this is the it spot to see and be seen.
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Photo: Le Palace © Saad Alami