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The Beauty of Morocco’s Nightlife

Destination 360   in  ·
April 11, 2015

Morocco nightlife has gotten more diverse in recent years, and travelers can surely have a good time in this mesmerizing country once the sun goes down. Most of the bars in Morocco that aren’t found at hotels are off limits to women, and as such, many travelers stick to the hotel bars. The more upscale hotels are where most of the best clubs in Morocco can also be found, and some of these hotels come in the form of resorts. There is a limited amount of non-hotel clubs and bars in Morocco that will allow women to enter and drink, and Tangier is one of the best places to look for them.Tangier is the hottest destination when it comes to nightlife in Morocco, and its bars and clubs are at their best during the hot summer months. In addition to Europeans, the clientele at the Tangier bars and clubs tends to include other Westerners, and visitors can dance until the wee hours. As is true in most of the Moroccan cities and towns, the medina in Tangier is a nonalcoholic zone. As such, drinking within the country’s various medinas is best done at the riad restaurants. Riads are Moroccan guesthouses, and they figure among the most attractive lodging establishments in the land, not to mention the best places to get a drink in the country’s historic city districts.

Not far from Tangier is the Tamuda Bay resort area, and while this area is known as family friendly, it is also home to some good bars and clubs. Most can be found at the hotels and residential complexes. The nearby town of Ceuta, which is actually part of Spain, is also home to some good bars that Westerners might like while hanging out up north. While Tangier and the surrounding area is arguably the best place to enjoy some nightlife in Morocco, it isn’t the only area where visitors can unwind with some drinks and dancing. The Marrakech nightlife is more varied than ever, and female travelers looking to enjoy some nighttime fun will be happy to know that an increasing amount of the bars here allow female patrons. The best nightlife in Marrakech is to be had in the ville nouveau, or new district, and more specifically in the Hivernage area. Since the bars and clubs in this dynamic city tend to be on the chic side, dressing to impress is the norm. Most of the Marrakech nightclubs don’t start heating up until midnight, so showing up late is also fashionable.


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