The Best Bars In Essaouira, Morocco

Rebecca Wilkinson

A beautiful seaside city in the touristy region of Marrakech, Essaouira attracts a lot of yearly visitors, as well as boasting a friendly local community. Whilst Essaouira is very much a city for the day, there are some lovely bars spend the evening in. Read on to find out about the best bars in this stunning city.

Essaouira

2. Le Chalet de la Plage

Bar, Restaurant, Mediterranean

Beach at Essaouira
© Tanel Teemusk/Flickr
Le Chalet de la Plage boasts an ideal tranquil location right by the sea, and has been pleasing guests since 1893. It has since become a landmark in the city, and devotes itself in the daytime to typically Mediterranean cuisine, in particular succulent seafood, serving everything from oysters, to prawns, and even sea-urchins. Also boasting a popular bar area, guests can stick around after food to enjoy their best wine, Le Val d’Argan.

3. Dar l’Oussia

Bar, Moroccan

With an idyllic location close to the beach and overlooking the tranquil harbour, Dar l’Oussia is more than a simple riad hotel. It features a relaxing spa, open terrace, and its very own bar. The Cosa Bar boasts a cosy and welcoming atmosphere, inviting guests to enjoy a colourful cocktail either in the romantic interior, or in the spacious outdoor terraces filled with inviting cushion filled sofas.

Sofitel

At the luxurious and upmarket Sofitel hotel, visitors to Essaouira can head into an oasis of luxury and relax by the sunlit pool, or head to the popular cigar room to enjoy some of the most delicious and colourful of cocktails. Friendly and helpful staff serve up delicious gourmet meals and enticing drinks to intrigue and satisfy guests. Choose from their pool bar, Tiki Bar, Le Gary Player Lounge, or even their very own disco/club for an entertaining night.
Address: Domaine Mogador, Essaouira 44000, Morocco, +212 5244-79400

4. Il Mare

Bar, Restaurant, Italian

Il Mare is a restaurant, café, and bar, and is renowned for its popular and entertaining live music. It’s funky terraces boast fantastic views of the historical ramparts and make for a stunning backdrop to the eating and drinking experience. Not only do visitors flock here for the live music, they’re also tempted in by the idea of sipping champagnes whilst watching the most beautiful of sunsets at the sophisticated piano bar.
landscape with balloons floating in the air

KEEN TO EXPLORE THE WORLD?

Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.

Winter Sale Offers on Our Trips

Incredible Savings

X
Edit article