Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Nightlife

El Beso Restaurant and Club

Location: Kurucesme

Type: Nightclubs

El Beso Restaurant and Club

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El Beso Restaurant and Club

With a cool white and gold interior, Mediterranean menu and hip music, El Beso Restaurant & Club is the ideal place to chill with friends, party to local & international DJ's or enjoy a romantic meal. ...more »

  • Location: Kurucesme
  • Type: Nightclubs
  • Tel: +90-212-2875759

Kadife (Bar) Street in Kadikoy

Kadikoy’s Kadife Street, referred to by locals as ‘Barlar Sokak’ (‘Bar Street’), is one of the most popular nightlife districts on the Asian side of Istanbul. ...more »

  • Location: Kadikoy - Asian side
  • Type: Nightlife Districts

Çinaralti Restaurant

If you’d like to combine dinner at a meyhane with a fantastic waterside setting, head up the Bosphorus to the “village” of Ortaköy. ...more »

  • Location: Ortakoy
  • Type: Meyhanes - Turkish Tavernas

Kemanci Rock Bar

Istanbul's oldest rock bar offers 3 floors of rock, hard rock and heavy metal to a a largely youngish crowd. Once situated under the old Galata Bridge, Kemanci is now located in the nightlife centre. ...more »

  • Location: Taksim
  • Type: Bars

360 Istanbul

360 Istanbul enjoys a 360 degree panoramic view of the city, the Marmara Sea, Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. This funkily-decorated glass penthouse hosts a restaurant, bar and gallery. ...more »

  • Location: Istiklal Street
  • Type: Nightclubs

Al Jamal Badawi

Al Jamal Badawi in Besiktas combines mouthwatering tastes from Lebanese cuisine with a highly entertaining Turkish-Arabian night show. ...more »

  • Location: Akaretler
  • Type: Turkish Nights

Jolly Joker Balans

This multi-storey pub hosts a range of live music acts including rock, pop, metal and indie, and DJ's also feature. This unique bar is lined with artwork and jesters. ...more »

  • Location: Istiklal Street
  • Type: Bars

Reina Nightclub

One of Istanbul's most famous nightclubs, Reina is situated right on the Bosphorus. This large venue features several gourmet restaurants alongside its lively club. ...more »

  • Location: Ortakoy
  • Type: Nightclubs

Ortakoy at Night

Few nightlife districts are as scenic as Ortakoy. With its prime pick of Bosphorus-hugging nightclub complexes, Ortakoy is the place to be seen in Istanbul. ...more »

  • Location: Ortakoy
  • Type: Nightlife Districts

Ocean's 7 Restaurant

Set inside a restored 300 year old Ottoman building with remnants of Byzantine-era walls, Oceans 7 Restaurant in Sultanahmet is a family business run by seven brothers. ...more »

  • Location: Sultanahmet
  • Type: Turkish
  • Tel: +90-212-4588668

All Istanbul Nightlife

Our Local Experts say:

As the sun goes down the energy definitely goes up in Istanbul, which boasts one of the best nightlife scenes in Europe. Get ready for a spectacular selection of pubs, bars and nightclubs in just about every style imaginable.

Whether you’re after a cosy wine bar, a raucous Turkish tavern, roof terrace bar, or a raging nightclub on the Bosphorus, there’s something for every night owl in Istanbul.

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