Mizmiz is usually a good bet, as entrance is almost always free. It’s a hybrid venue somewhere between a Moroccan restaurant and a music bar, where the entertainment is almost as important as the food. The menu offers generous, flavourful dishes cooked with authentic spices, like ‘saffa’, a delicious sweet and savoury chicken dish with almonds and cinnamon, and the elegantly spiced house couscous for just €7. A big stage is set up in the centre of the tables where from Thursday to Saturday, there are DJs and live reggae soul, folk, hip-hop, RnB and afrobeat. Later in the evening, the sounds moves towards dubstep, drum’n’bass, house and techno. Weekends, MizMiz is open until 4am, an excellent retreat when other bars are closed. The delightful patrons also organise exhibitions and fundraising evenings for humanitarian NGOs – you can follow the programme on their website.