This long awaited Grand Opening of a premier private restaurant and lounge was very disappointing. My expectation of this high end establishment was to see something new hit the Rabat nightlife scene, this was not delivered.
The club is clean, dim lit and the sound system is balanced and nice. The jazz music and DJ selections are agreeable as well. Decor is upscale with good furniture but with the Moroccan oriental cabaret style set up. The tables and chairs are touching each other and you literally are sitting rubbing elbows with your neighbor.
The Bar service is good but the wait staff has a very short sided attention span. They will stand by your table when they have just brought you your drinks then remain there just starring, very disturbing. Then, when you need a drink they are either talking or zoned out until you practically tackle them for another order.
The American Singer is outstanding and that is the best thing going for the club. She has an amazing voice and really works hard to get the croud to show some life and they respond to her.
The food is good and the plating is nice, compliments to the chef.
In my humble opinion the atmosphere is what really needs to be attended to. There is a snubbish feel to the air that really takes away from the mood. The sense of arrogance from the staff that really does not support Good Customer and Client relations. This club was anticipated to bring something new and unique to the Rabat nightlife that is desperately needed and it failed at the ever so important first impression. Perhaps the club will make some supporting changes to not fall into the Rabat mold of the other clubs and bars of the area. I would offer the following areas to work on:
1) Modify the floor plan to give the room a bigger feel and not soo cramped. Spread the tables out and not have them on touching each other. True, you will lose some seats but in the long run you will keep more clients beacuse they are comfortable and are able to have a little bit of privacy when conversing with their guests when they go out.
2) Train your wait staff with genuine customer service skills. Show them to be attentive but not intrusive, have them focus on their tables and anticipate drink orders, set-up requests. Have them recommend food, drink, specials and to explain the pricing and service protocals to the clients. If they have foreign guests that do not speak French or Arabic have them designate the staff that does speak their language to wait on them. If you do not have a multi-lingual wait staff, HIRE THEM!!!
3) The security staff is great, a good presence and they are very polite and attentive, Good Job.
Finally consider bringing something to the club in addition to the live music to make it unique, either a cultural floor show or some type of hook that is different from the others.
If they can focus on evolving the atmosphere they could really have something special. The venue space is exceptional and the potential is there. It would be unfortunate for this to fall into the same Black Suit, nose in the air-Snobbish, un-customer friendly and tourist repeller as the other establishments in the city.
Let's see what happens, only time will tell...
Dress Code: Upscale Club Attire.
Serves tea and cofee and soft drinks,opens till 3 AM
The place is special couse It has many male and female prostiture,rent boys...and of cours other people who go there to watch and have a drink.
we paid for 1 tea and coffee 18 Dirhams for both.
This is the adress on Google.
Jour & Nuit
This was definitely my favorite place for a night out. They have lots of dance space, and play a variety of club songs and local mixes. I always went with a group of Moroccan friends, and rarely saw other foreigners there - I rarely saw other foreigners just about anywhere in and around the medina, especially at night - but I never got the impression that they wouldn't be perfectly welcome.
I believe there is a decently-priced cover charge, but as a blonde, white girl showing up with a group of Moroccan's I never had to pay it. =) Bring some extra cash with you, just in case, though.
And definitely check out some of the side rooms while you are there. The decor is certainly not what you would expect - espeically in the back room which could be straight out of a diner! They main dance floor was everything a night club should be - in my humble opinion. =)
Dress Code: You'll probably get a sense for it pretty quickly, but everyone in Morocco tends to dress more conservatively than in Europe or the US. There are not strict rules, at least as far as I ever knew, about what to wear - but I would suspect that if you wore something especially tight or revealing you'd end up drawing more attention to yourself than you may want to - and most likely not in a good way. I always wore jeans and a nice/fun shirt.
Rabat has a couple of places
where both Moroccans and
These places come both in the
shape of bars as well as discos.
While there are plenty of the typical nightclub/bar/brothel places in Rabat,
a handful of places are visited by
young Moroccans of both sexes,
and on equal terms.
Prices are more European than
most other things you get across
Oops, you've got me.
We didn't really explore the nightlife here (too tired!)... unless you consider have some drinks at the hotel lounge an exciting nightlife. :-) Well, if you really wanna know... I'll be very honored if I were invited for dinner at the King's Palace (please see pic below). That is... if I can get pass the tight security at the Palace gates!
Located at Avenue patrice lumumba,the drinks are cheap.
15 Dirhams for bottle of stork locals beer.
and 15 Dirham for Spcial beer as well.
is open till 10:30 pm every day.