Marrakech : 6 Best Rooftop Bars and Restaurants with a view

    Rooftop drinks with a view is an experience not to be missed in chaotic Marrakesh where there is nothing quite like finding a quiet roof top bar with panoramic views to sit back and relax in the bustling city. Marrakesh has an amazing choice of rooftop bars with beautiful views and we wanted to share our faves: here’s our guide to the best rooftop Marrakesh spots to enjoy the many stunning sights and sounds of Marrakesh!

    1 | Le Grand Balcon du Café Glacier

    Jemma el-Fnaa is one of the craziest places in Marrakesh: snakes, monkeys, henna tatoo artists, orange juice stalls, a night food market, spinning fireballs and thousands of people!  For the absolute best view of the Jemaa el-Fnaa Square one café beats all others: Le Grand Balcon du Café Glacier has simply the most incredible view of the square, day or night.

    Marrakesh sightseeing tip: There is a small cover charge to enter and you’ll need to buy a drink: mint tea please! The only downside of the café is that it is packed with tourists and better for drinks. For a more relaxed spot to chill out at Jemaa el-Fnaa check out #3 Cafe de Paris below.
    Taking in the crazy Jemaa el Fnaa from above!

     2 | Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech

    A photography museum is a fitting place to capture one of the best rooftop views of Marrakech. The relaxed rooftop terrace at the Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech looks over the Marrakesh rooftops towards the Atlas mountains and shows off the Marrakesh skyline at its finest!

    Marrakesh sightseeing tip: There is a small entrance charge into the museum which itself has some amazing pics. The rooftop terrace is an added bonus!

    The Marrakech skyline with the Atlas mountain in the distance
    3 | Cafe de France, Jemaa el-Fnaa

    This cosy cafe has stunning Jemma el-Fnna views, similar to Le Grand Balcon du Café Glacier, but is a lot less crowded and serves good food.

    Marrakesh Sightseeing Tip: Make sure to climb the stairs to the top floor for the best view and a relaxed terrace area.
    The chilled top floor terrace at Cafe de Paris
    Mint tea crazy in Marrakech!

    Traditional tagine at Cafe de Paris, Marrakech

    4 | Café Arabe

    This restaurant/bar (the first serving alcohol on our list!) is located right on the tourist trail within the Marrakech Medina and is a great place to grab a bite to eat and a glass of wine while out exploring the city.

    Marrakech Sighseeing Tip: Cafe Arabe is one of the few café’s that serves alcohol in the Medina and also has great views of the city!

    Cafe Arabe
    5 | Kosybar

    KosyBar is located close to the Palais El Badiî and is the perfect place to take break from a busy day of sightseeing. Settle down to a refreshing mint tea or something stronger as KosyBar. KosyBar is a more bar like setting and perfect if you want to indulge in something alcoholic on your Marrakesh travels!

    The view from the Kosybar terrace

    6 | Riad Rooftop

    If you’re lucky enough to be staying in a Riad within the Medina chances are there is fantastic views from its rooftop so make sure to ask the owner when you check in. We stayed in Riad Joya which had a stunning rooftop and we loved indulging in some sunshine, fresh orange juice and medina views to start the day.