With lovely beaches, lots of history, and interesting attractions
, it’s little wonder that El Jadida is a popular destination for Moroccans seeking a fun summer holiday. Somewhat off the radar when it comes to international guests, there are plenty of reasons to visit El Jadida
when exploring Morocco’s Atlantic coast. But what to do after the sun goes down? Visitors can sample varied cuisine in the diverse restaurants
and check out the plentiful coffee shops. For those craving a tipple on vacation, these bars are also worth checking out too.
Located within the Hotel Art Suites, L’Arts Bar is casual and relaxed. A range of premium- and economy-brand beers, wines, and spirits are available, as well as a selection of soft drinks. Basic bar snacks are served with drinks, and tapas can be ordered if you’re feeling peckish.
L’Arts Bar, Hotel Art Suites, Avenue Mohamed Errafii, El Jadida
Patrons of the Safari Pub can expect a laid-back vibe, complete with dim lighting and friendly staff members. The establishment is licensed to sell alcohol to foreigners. There is an extensive food menu to go with your drink of choice, and sports are sometimes shown on the TV. The bar is located close to the Afifi Theatre.
Safari Pub, Avenue Mohamed Errafii, Villa 54, rue Chahid Rachidi, El Jadida 24000 +212 5233-40780
Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort
Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort
The stylish Atrium Bar is one of the bars within the high-class Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort. Professional bartenders serve a wide array of drinks, including fruity cocktails. Prices are cheaper during the happy hour period, which runs from 6pm to 8pm. The mood is casual, with a sophisticated and elegant edge.
The swish Jockey Club is another drinking venue at the resort. Refined and elegant, the bar is located inside the casino, perfect for those who like a heady adrenaline rush on a night out. The table service is impeccable, the surroundings are superb, and the choice of drinks is extensive. Don your best attire and have a swanky evening out.
Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort, Km 10, Route de Casablanca، El Jadida +212 5233-88080
Zahwa is an ideal destination for anyone keen to experience a local Moroccan bar. Split across two floors, the lower level is essentially a dive bar where men gulp their beers, while the upper floor is a bit more polished. Upstairs sometimes has live music. Bar snacks accompany the reasonably priced drinks.
Zahwa, Avenue Hassan II, El Jadida
One of El Jadida’s classiest eateries, Le Privé has a bar stocked with a large selection of wines and beers. Visitors can also enjoy a cocktail, mixed by the friendly members of staff. Interesting pieces of contemporary artwork hang from the walls. The lounge is an ideal place to chill out over a few of your favourite drinks.
Le Privé, 41, Avenue des Forces Armées Royales, El Jadida +212 5233-73665
Hotel L’Iglesia by Beldi is another of El Jadida’s fine hotels with an attached restaurant and bar. Located within the old Portuguese City and close to many points of interest, the sublime building was once a church. Atmospheric and peaceful, it is a great spot for couples seeking to inject a little romance into their trip. Order a selection of Moroccan pastries to complement your drinks. Relax on the terrace and soak up the views of the old fortress and the ocean, or retreat to the air-conditioned comfort of the indoor salon.
Hotel L’Iglesia, Eglise Espagnole – Cité Portugaise, El Jadida +212 5233-73400
Bar Ibis Moussafir
Part of the Ibis Hotel, guests of the Bar Ibis Moussafir can choose to sit inside or on the charming patio close to the hotel’s pool. The mood is calm and relaxing. Football is sometimes shown on the television, but with the sound down low so as not to interfere with the tranquility. Drinks prices are reasonable.
Bar Ibis Moussafir, Ibis Hotel, Place Nour El Kamar, Route de Casablanca, El Jadida +212 520-480002
Overlooking the sands and the sea of Sidi Bouzid Beach, Requin Bleu is in a great location for enjoying a few sundowners. The indoor area is primarily a restaurant, while the terrace invites both diners and drinkers. Sip a glass of wine, beer, or even mint tea as the cool ocean breeze gently caresses your face.
Requin Bleu, Centre Balneaire de Sidi Bouzid, El Jadida +212 5233-48067
Bonus bar suggestion: JuJu Bar
Despite the name, JuJu Bar doesn’t actually serve alcohol; it’s a juice bar. It’s worthy of a mention, however, as the expertly blended mocktails are so refreshing and tasty that it’s easy to forget that there’s no alcohol in your glass.
JuJu Bar, Avenue Al Massira Al Kadra, 24000 El Jadida +212 635-245648
Drinking in Morocco‘s El Jadida is often a quiet and low-key affair. Visitors seeking an energetic ambience should check out one of the town’s nightclubs. Enjoy drinking and dancing at Tazota Nightclub, Palm Tree Nightclub, Alias Club, and Club House du DHJ.