Within Morocco, Casa runs second only to Marrakech in nightlife options. Having said that, the offerings are still relatively limited, with the two most popular options being the beachside strip in Aïn Diab and a cluster of restaurant-bars in the city center, on rue Allal ben Abdellah. Warning: Solo females may find themselves under a constant barrage of male admirers in Casa's clubs.
Along the beachfront boulevard de la Corniche in Aïn Diab are the nightclubs Pulp Club, no. 3 (tel. 0522/759088); Le Village, no. 11 (tel. 0522/723541); Mystic Garden, no. 33 (tel. 0522/798877); and Candy Bar, no. 55 (tel. 0522/710934). Pulp Club and Candy Bar are the least pretentious, while Le Village is gay-friendly and Mystic Garden attracts Casa's ultrahip. Weekend nights are the most popular, as well as any night during the summer holidays, and some clubs may close on some weeknights during the winter. Admission is usually controlled by self-important doormen and fashionable, disinterested cashiers. Some clubs will deny entrance on the basis of wearing jeans, though this policy seems to change nightly and on the whim of the aforementioned doormen. Expect to pay around 100dh to get in, and at least half this again for your drinks. If you're looking for something a little lighter and less formal, the street-level cafe of the beach club Tahiti Beach serves a great selection of ice creams, sundaes, and gâteaux, along with coffee and tea. Glass wind breakers keep the night chill at bay, and there's usually a happy, friendly atmosphere.
Looking out over the Aïn Diab beachfront is the well-to-do suburb of Anfa, where you'll find the trendy lounge bar G Sound, corner of rue Mimizan and avenue de la Côte d'Emeraude (tel. 0522/797579 or 0664/540876). The mix of soft lighting, plenty of cushions and lounges, a corner just for cigar smokers, and a lineup of resident DJs offering up the latest in Euro-electronica grooves has proven a hit for Casa's wealthy and beautiful. "Soiree Disco" replaces the hard sounds every Tuesday night, and attracts a far less pretentious crowd than the rest of the week. It's open every night from 7pm to 2am, with a relatively reasonable cover charge of 100dh.
Back in town is La Bodega, 127 rue Allal ben Abdellah (tel. 0522/541842; www.bodega.ma), which has serious doormen but no admission charge. The atmosphere inside this Spanish taverna is refreshingly vibrant and fun. The ground floor is both a tapas bar and a restaurant serving light meals. Downstairs is a cavernous nightclub with a dance floor and lounge section. It's the one place in Casa where the alcohol flows freely -- there's beer on tap and plenty of sangria -- and female travelers can enjoy a hassle-free time, particularly on the ground floor. It's open Monday to Saturday 7pm to 1am.
A few doors down from La Bodega are a couple of traditional all-male drinking dens, where the beer also flows freely, as does the cigarette smoke. For a quiet drink in classy surroundings, try Rick's Café or the Casablanca Bar in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, on place des Nations Unies; both are themed on the classic movie. There's also a bar inside the restaurant Taverne du Dauphin, which is popular with businessmen, or try a fruit cocktail at Café Maure.
Finally, there's the Art Deco Cinema Rialto, on the corner of rue Mohammed el Qorri and rue Salah ben Bouchaib (tel. 0522/487040), where the latest Hollywood releases (usually dubbed in French) are screened nightly for 25dh Monday to Friday, and 30dh Saturday and Sunday. Around the Rialto are a few bars, but they're pretty seedy and not recommended for female travelers.
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