184 rue el Mouassine, Marrakech (00 212 524 429 728; www.cafearabe.com). Cafe Arabe is a firm favourite among the foreign contingent, and the rooftop terrace practically overlooks the nearby mosque (the call to prayer sounds particularly fine at sundown). It's the perfect spot for an alfresco drink, and also serves dinner.
Avenue Echouhada, Hivernage, Marrakech (00 212 524 437 702; www.comptoirdarna.com). For post-dinner drinks on a Saturday night, le tout Marrakech decamps to Le Comptoir for funky music in a gorgeous setting, resplendent with black and red tadlekt walls and a slinky grand staircase littered with pink rose petals. Well-heeled Marrakech comes out to play, with expensive drinks and a ritzy clientele. Interesting as an experience of modern Morocco at its most Westernised and fashion-conscious, it also serves dinner.
Le Palace Jad Mahal
Avenue Haroun Errachid, Hivernage, Marrakech (00 212 524 436 984). This is a complex of bar, restaurant and dance space beside the roundabout just over the way from the Mamounia. Take in the outrageous folie de grandeur of this contemporary orientalist fantasy.
Boulevard Mohamed VI, Marrakech (00 212 524 388 400; www.pachamarrakech.com). Sister to the iconic Ibiza club, Pacha Marrakech has a club, two restaurants (including Crystal, which features in Where to Eat), a pool and a bar in the sprawling complex.
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