Marrakech is a city filled with treasures. Bustling souqs, ancient palaces, fragrant spice markets and breathtaking gardens compete for your attention in this exotic Moroccan city. And what better way to revel in it all than from the elevated vantage point of a rooftop bar? From an enchanting garden oasis to a picturesque terrace overlooking the vibrant Jemaa el-Fnaa square, read on for our selection of the five best rooftop bars in Marrakech…
- An Afternoon at Le Grand Balcon du Café Glacier
- Style & Spirits at Sky Lounge Marrakech
- Boho Sunsets at Kosybar
- Hide Away at La Terrasse des Épices
- Enjoy the Vibes at Nomad
First up on our list of the five best rooftop bars in Marrakech is the sky-high Le Grand Balcon du Café Glacier. Situated in the historic UNESCO-listed medina, this captivating spot overlooks the vibrant Jemaa el-Fnaa square and offers front-row seats to the lively street performances below. The picturesque terrace is designed for lounging with comfortable seating and plush cushions, and is the ideal spot to soak up the sights and sounds of Marrakech with a tipple or two. Order a refreshing cocktail, a chilled beer or a traditional Moroccan mint tea and indulge in a delectable tagine or mouthwatering mezze platter. You’re on holiday after all.
Nestled within the luxurious Kenzi Tower Hotel, Sky Lounge Marrakech offers one of the most exceptional rooftop experiences in the city. Located in the modern Gueliz district, it boasts a sleek contemporary interior and incredible panoramic views of Marrakech's skyline. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just enjoying a night out with friends, it’s the perfect spot to spend an afternoon or evening sipping on handcrafted cocktails and fine wines. There’s often live music too, so keep an eye out for what’s on during your stay.
Next up we’re heading to Kosybar, a bohemian escape that we just had to include on our list of the five best rooftop bars in Marrakech. Perched on top of a traditional riad in the centre of the medina, this trendy bar-come-cultural-hub celebrates Marrakech’s thriving arts scene and regularly hosts exhibitions showcasing the work of local artists. It’s a lovely laid-back space decorated with potted plants and hanging vines, colourful Moroccan-inspired textiles, dreamcatchers and tapestries, and low-rise loungers. You’ll also get some amazing panoramic views of the medina here, including the iconic Koutoubia Mosque and surrounding rooftops, and it’s the perfect spot to watch the sun set over Marrakech with a boozy beverage or fruity mocktail in hand.
Tucked away in the spice market, La Terrasse des Épices is an enchanting rooftop oasis that offers respite from the lively maze of the old city. Unwind in the lush garden setting of this rooftop escape – adorned with colourful cushions, cosy seating and exotic plants – and tuck into flavourful tagines with ice-cold cocktails, aromatic couscous with a cup of mint tea or succulent grilled meats with perfectly paired wines, all against the backdrop of Marrakech’s undulating rooftops and the majestic Atlas Mountains. Before you leave, book yourself in for a traditional Moroccan hammam or massage in the venue’s rooftop wellness centre for the full pampering package.
Last up on our list of the five best rooftop bars in Marrakech is Nomad, a trendy establishment set within a lovingly restored riad in the middle of the medina. From thirst-quenching juices made with locally sourced ingredients to innovative fruit-infused cocktails and thoughtfully selected wines, there’s a wide selection of enticing beverages to try. If you’re visiting for lunch or dinner, there’s also a delicious selection of sharing plates or hearty mains to choose from, including signature dishes like vegetable tagine or lamb mechoui, a slow-roasted lamb dish cooked with a unique blend of spices. Like Kosybar, Nomad serves as a platform for showcasing local artists and artisans so it’s a great spot to pick up some souvenirs before heading home.