Happiness is on the roof
Hanging between sky and earth on the terraces of Riad Monceau, La Pergola is a little piece of paradise where jazz lovers and epicureans like to meet and chill.
Right off the Jemaa El Fna square, a stone’s throw from the souk and the Koutoubia mosque, this oasis/urban-camp-like venue is the first rooftop to have been created in Marrakech.
In perpetual evolution, as if animated by a life of its own, La Pergola brings together all the ingredients of unmissable places: breathtaking surroundings, casual atmosphere, signature cocktails, fine food by celebrity chef Abdel ALAOUI, happy hour, without forgetting the famous jazz sessions that made the reputation of the place. As a famous guest once said: ” Come here for the food, you’ll stay for the mood! “.
OPEN EVERYDAY FROM MIDDAY TILL 11PM.
Without reservation for a drink. Upon reservation for lunch or dinner.
HAPPY HOUR: noon to 6.30PM.
LIVE JAZZ SESSIONS: every night from 8PM to 11PM
LA PERGOLA / TERRACES OF RIAD MONCEAU
7/8 derb Chaabane – Riad Zitoun Lakdim
Marrakech Medina (100 m from Jemaa el Fna square)
Phone: 00. 212.(0).524.429.645 or 646.
A roof ahead
Marrakech, its 350 days of sunshine a year and its flat roofs. If there is a town that seemed designed to become the capital of rooftops, it was the ocher city. However, while the concept had already been widely imposed around the world, Marrakech continued to shun its roofs, for reasons relating to the local culture but also to the high temperatures which push Moroccans to rather seek the shade of the patios and narrow alleys. Never mind, having been seduced by establishments such as the Perchoir in Paris or the 230 Fifth in New York, it seemed to me that the adventure was worth trying. Back from one of my trips, I decided to launch the Pergola concept on the roof of Riad Monceau. The instant success of the new venue confirmed that Marrakech was only waiting for an opportunity to invest its roofs so long unused. It is now a safe bet that, like Lebanon, Marrakech will largely live between heaven and earth in a few years. When rooftop bars and restaurants will have spread and become obvious, one will remember that, on a fine day in 2018, Riad Monceau launched the phenomenon by creating La Pergola.