The quaint city of Casablanca never misses its mark. So, after a full day of exploring its architectural formations, when your soul demands a relaxing drink, you can be sure to find countless places with boisterous crowds and a cheerful vibe to end the night. Here is a look into some of the best bars and pubs in Casablanca, in no particular order.
1. La Bodéga
Favourite of the beau monde, La Bodéga is a lively bar frequented by locals and tourists alike. A walk north of the central market or southeast of the old medina market, this bar promises a memorable time during both day and night. It specialises in Spanish cuisine. So, no matter which drinks you order, they are sure to have tapas that pairs perfectly with it. There is live reggae music with people grooving to it and a big television playing the games. All in all, if one wants to pass their night in a jazzy and pleasurable ambience, the full bar of La Bodéga is the place for them.
Timings: Monday to Saturday from 12:00 PM - 1:00 AM, closed on Sundays
Location: 129 Bd Ali Yaâta, Casablanca 20250, Morocco
2. Rick's Cafe
For all the fans of the 1942 Hollywood classic who wish to dine the cinematic way, Rick's Cafe is always at the top of their bucket list. Situated on Boulevard Sour Jdid, it is not far from Hassan II mosque. Be it the traditional interior or the Veuve Clicquot 1926 wine, this cafe pays an ode to the movie in numerous signature ways. The menu features delectable seafood dishes and an exquisite selection of cocktails. Your romantic evening is complete with 'As the time goes by' and other melodies played on a piano in the background.
Timings: Every Day from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM and 6:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Location: Place du jardin public, 248 Bd Sour Jdid, Casablanca 20250, Morocco
3. Le Cabestan
Many details make Le Cabestan a popular spot for the aristocrats, but the breathtaking views it offers are its high point. This classy restaurant features a stylish interior that overlooks the rocky coasts of the Atlantic ocean. They even have relaxing outdoor seating for those who wish to dine while enjoying the scenic beauty of the harbour. It is close to Le Petit Rocher, a famous lighthouse turned modern restaurant. Some of the best cocktails in the town get served at its lounge bar. As the evening nears, its intimate ambience transitions into a hip club atmosphere.
Timings: Every day from 12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location: Phare d'El hank، 90 Bd de la Corniche, Casablanca 20000, Morocco
4. Sky 28
Why Sky 28, you ask? It is because this bar sits on the 28th floor atop the Kenzi Tower Hotel. Nestled in a busy part of the town, this sky bar promises 360-degree views of the city skyline. From its window seating, you can capture the loveliest sunsets while sipping wine with your beloved. Their menu comprises a decent range of drinks alongside tapas and other side dishes. The evening commences with smooth jazz music and later turns into a club setting with the DJ setting the mood. Since it is mostly bustling with a crowd, good advice will be to make a reservation before visiting.
Timings: Every day from 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location: Kenzi Tower Hotel، Bd Mohamed Zerktouni, Casablanca 20100, Morocco
5. Secret Wine Gallery
This upscale lounge bar, situated in the heart of Casablanca, is the one-stop destination for connoisseurs of high-quality wine. Decked with blue-coloured walls and seating, the royal cellar interior, teamed with its soft lighting and mellow music, provides an intimate atmosphere for date nights. Its menu is inspired by French cuisine. One can't help but marvel at the extensive collection of wines displayed. Moreover, there is a trained mixologist who knows his drinks and can suggest the perfect cocktails.
Timings: Monday to Saturday from 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM, closed on Sundays
Location: Bouiblane Triangle d'or، 3 Rue Jbel Abou Billal, Casablanca 20100, Morocco
6. Janim Marthe (a.k.a Bar Du Titan)
Otherwise known as Bar Du Titan, Janim Marthe is the place for those seeking an authentic pub experience. Situated in the proximity of the central market, this tavern gets sought after for its relaxing vibes, warm atmosphere and amicable staff. It offers American and French amongst other varied cuisines. The comfy decor of this place comprises green walls decorated with funky posters. In short, it is the perfect bar to enjoy drinks with fellow tourists over a soccer match playing on its big screen without burning a hole in your wallet.
Timings: Every day from 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location: H9VQ+RQ9, Boulevard Hassan Seghir, Casablanca 20100, Morocco
7. The Nixx
How about a secret underground bar which requires a code to get into? Sounds exciting, isn't it? That's the prime idea behind The Nixx. Situated on the Boulevard Mohamed Abdou, The Nixx/Xxin is Casablanca's one-of-a-kind bar. It was, in fact, the earliest speakeasy bar in the city. Getting admission to this bar is a thrilling adventure in itself. But once you get in, you are promised a happening time. The hip crowd there has a majority of party goers and travellers. There is an extensive menu of cocktails served alongside mouthwatering tapas and their famous cheese nachos.
Timings: Every day from 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location: 1 Bd Mohamed Abdou, Casablanca 20000, Morocco
Another renowned rooftop restaurant bar captures charming views of the ocean and city. Nestled on the terrace of Hotel Villa Blanca, Skybar is a trendy open air bar. Its deck has intimate seating and affords a view of the alluring coast, which is what makes tourists want to return every time. They have a variety of dishes and desserts, sushi being the highlight. To top it all is a dance floor led by the in-house DJ.
Timings: Every day from 9:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Location: Bd de la Corniche, Casablanca 20000, Morocco
9. Bar Longchamps
Bar Longchamps is what people categorise as a brown pub. With polished wooden decor and a quaint vibe, this place's charm is a result of its simplicity. It lies on Rue d'Ifrane in the vicinity of Marché CIL. A tavern where you can sip a bottle of cold beer, munch on snacks and watch a game on TV is an apt one-liner for this bar. A must-try from their menu is the signature Moroccan style kefta meat.
Timings: Every day from 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location: 21 Rue d'Ifrane, Casablanca 20210, Morocco
10. La Java
In the mood for singing the night away? La Java is your answer. This hip karaoke bar is located on Boulevard Abdellatif Ben Kaddour opposite Velodrome Park. The food menu may be limited, but there is a range of both hard and soft drinks to choose from. On selected days, like weekends, they even have band performances put together by the local talent. The simplistic interior, dim lighting, welcoming staff, and affordable prices make it an ideal spot to hang out with friends. simplistic interior, dim lighting
Timings: Every day from 6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location: Boulevard Abdellatif Ben Kaddour, Face au Vélodrome, Casablanca 20000, Morocco
With multiple options, some new and some old favourites, the bar scene and nightlife of Casablanca have become more tourist-friendly over time. Drop a review the next time you are in Morocco. To never tracking memorable times and glasses of wine.