Tangier, which is a port in Morocco that is located on the Strait of Gibraltar, is an incredibly popular destination among tourists. While many tourists go to Tangier to get a taste of the culture and to see the breathtaking sights, other tourists go to to Tangier to enjoy the nightlife. If you’re interested in participating in the nightlife of Tangier as a tourist, here are a few tips about the clubs and bars.
Nightlife Is Centered Around Cafes
The nightlife of Tangier is centered around the cafes in Tangier, Morocco. The nightlife in Tangier has improved since the 1950’s. The nightlife is no longer characterized by decadence and debauchery as it was before. Therefore, you shouldn’t expect to experience the same type of nightlife as you would at a holiday resort in Greene or France or at the Costa del Sol. However, for many tourists, this is a good thing.
The pubs in Tangier can be quite depressing and dark. However, you will find that the hotel bars, restaurants, and cafes are where both locals and tourists go to enjoy traditional and quality Moroccan entertainment. Therefore, you should try and go to the older hotel bars and the places that locals frequent. You can expect the newer bars to be too touristy or cheesy.
One example of a small bar that is popular among both tourists and locals is the one in Tanger Inn. This bar used to be frequented by Allan Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Borroughs. The atmosphere of this bar is wonderful and most tourists note that this bar is the best place to get a drink, even if you are not a “beatnik. The hours of the bar at Tanger Inn are restricted to 10 PM to 2 AM. The music is very loud here and you will find that the service is very prompt and satisfactory. The Tanger Inn will probably give you the best taste of nightlife in Tanger.
Hotels on the Main Beach
Near the hotels on the Main Beach of Tangier, you will find disco techs. However, you may find your experience at these disco techs strange. The population at these disco techs are predominantly male. Therefore, you should be careful if you are a female. At these disco techs, very few people drink and the music is not that great. The disco techs also don’t stay open late.
Therefore, if you want to have fun in this area and drink alcohol, it is a good idea to go down the street from the hotels on the Main Beach. You will be able to find small stores that sell a small selection of alcohol. If you buy any booze, the store will wrap it up for you in a bin bag so that you can have an easier time concealing it. Some locals will not approve of you drinking, especially in public.
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