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Alcohol in Morocco

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Alcohol in Morocco

I just wondered if someone could tell me how accesible alcohol is in Morocco, and do a lot of the restaurants serve it? We are planning on staying in Agadir and Marrakech. I imagine more restaurants in Agadir serve alcohol if it is more touristy?? I have been to other Muslim countries such as Egypt and Malaysia and found alcohol was pretty much everywhere there, just wondered if anyone can compare Morocco with Egypt and Malaysia in this respect?

We are not alcoholics, but having a bottle of wine or a few beers with dinner is a important part of our hoildays!

Many thanks

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1. Re: Alcohol in Morocco

You should have little problem finding alcohol in Morocco. You simply need to ask at the restaurant you are interested in eating in if they serve. You are also correct in that the more a place caters to tourists, the more likely they are to have alcohol.

Some good wines I've had are Mogador Rouge (from the Essaouira region), Medaillon Cabernet, S de Siroua, and the finest Moroccan red available, Les Coateux d'Atlas.

What you won't see is much public consumption of alcohol. For the most part, establishments that serve it are a bit more discreet.

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Hi

We are just back from Marrakech and Imlil. We stayed in the Medina and found several places did not serve alcohol. The larger more expensive restaurants were not a problem. We ate one evening overlooking the square where there was no alcohol and of course if you eat at the stalls it is just soft drinks. At the Kasbah du Toubkal in Imlil they do not have a licence but you can take your own. Guide books telling you about restaurants usually indicate if you can get a drink. Also be aware that some places do not take credit cards or if they do sometimes the machine has broken!

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4. Re: Alcohol in Morocco

If you like dry white wine, try the gazelle de Mogador. Delish!

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just got back from Marrakesh (If you are fit try to do the falls, a lot of walking but so worth it) and also Agadir, no problem with bear flag draft very nice. Rose Wine seemed to be the most popular, less then 2 pound sterling if bought in supermarket. We always take a box of wine with us, the two hotels we stayed in had a fridge in room. We travelled via atlas mountains from marrakech to Agidir, fantastic is the word. wonderful country, lovely people,Norma

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We went last October and also like a large glass or two of wine with dinner! - A lot of the guide books tell you which Restuarants serve alcohol or not. The Pizza Restuarant overlooking the minaret was quite happy for you to take wine with you, we look some duty free with us and they were more than happy to open it for us.

You could try Cosy Bar down by the Palaces (sorry - my guide book has been lent out and memory is rubbish!) the one with the storks on the roof. The bar is in the small square where they make lanterns etc. The bar is on the second floor so you are at the same level as the storks/nests/roof of the palace. You have a view over the city. Great place to chill and see and listen to the sights and sounds of the city with a chilled beer or wine in your hand. They did good lunches as well.

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