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Dive into Istanbul’s nightlife scene, find the best rakı and meze as well as the best cocktails in town. With our reviews and tips you’ll know how and where to party.

Efendi The next time you want a cocktail outside the world of Old Fashioneds and Gin and Tonics, head over to Efendi. Mixologist Uğur “Dede” Tekebaş will mix something that you have surely never tasted before. Whether you are into herb-infused or sweet and light mixes, you will want to stop by the...

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Külhanbeyi

Dive into Istanbul’s nightlife scene, find the best rakı and meze as well as the best cocktails in town. With our reviews and tips you’ll know how and where to party.

If you are the 25th person to go to Külhanbeyi, they may say "We're sorry" and you'll have to find another place to drink that night. With a "first come, first served" policy and only 24 seats available, Külhanbeyi is a one-of-a-kind bar in Asmalımescit. On top of this policy, the place has no...

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Brainchild of celebrity chef Arda Türkmen and his business partners, Central has entered Nişantaşı's dining scene with the slogan 'Better Mood, Better Food, Better Music.' With a spot-on location next door to the hip Fey boutique, and outdoor seats ideal for people-watching, the place has a great...

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Funky Munky

Dive into Istanbul’s nightlife scene, find the best rakı and meze as well as the best cocktails in town. With our reviews and tips you’ll know how and where to party.

Funky Munky is one of the newest additions in town. With a cocktails-and-coffee concept in mind, Minister of Coffee ’s founder Sam H. Cevikoz opened Funky Munky in late 2015. The place is colorful, with rainbows on the walls - here, you feel like everyone can be free. Funky Munky is also a pet-...

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Eclipse

Dive into Istanbul’s nightlife scene, find the best rakı and meze as well as the best cocktails in town. With our reviews and tips you’ll know how and where to party.

Do you know how it feels on top of the world? With the opening of L’Eclipse bar, Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler guarantees it quite literally: their “bright lights, big city” view from the 34th floor combined with the signature details of an international entertainment brand create the ultimate venue...

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Dive into Istanbul’s nightlife scene, find the best rakı and meze as well as the best cocktails in town. With our reviews and tips you’ll know how and where to party.

Cocktail bars are opening up on every corner of the city these days. While most of them closes down after a few months, Efendi looks like it is here to stay. Standing out with its own style and niche crowd, the bar is like the cool kid in the class. It’s a cozy place with a narrow entrance and...

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Dive into Istanbul’s nightlife scene, find the best rakı and meze as well as the best cocktails in town. With our reviews and tips you’ll know how and where to party.

Elegance wraps around you the moment you step through the door of this upscale restaurant, Madeo. Though the owners used the same name as their popular Çeşme beach club of the 2015 summer season, the two places are not alike in concept. However, the aim is the same: offering the best. As a fine-...

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Dive into Istanbul’s nightlife scene, find the best rakı and meze as well as the best cocktails in town. With our reviews and tips you’ll know how and where to party.

Opened by former manager of Lucca, Turgay Yıldız, Mitte is located in Istanbul’s hip area of Karaköy. Mitte – whose name is borrowed from the Berlin neighborhood where Yıldız lived and also the German word for center – is meant to bring together different kinds of people from the surrounding...

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Külhanbeyi

If you are the 25th person to go to Külhanbeyi, they may say "We're sorry" and you'll have to find another place to drink that night. With a "first come, first served" policy and only 24 seats available, Külhanbeyi is a one-of-a-kind bar in Asmalımescit. On top of this policy, the place has no...

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Brainchild of celebrity chef Arda Türkmen and his business partners, Central has entered Nişantaşı's dining scene with the slogan 'Better Mood, Better Food, Better Music.' With a spot-on location next door to the hip Fey boutique, and outdoor seats ideal for people-watching, the place has a great...

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Funky Munky

Funky Munky is one of the newest additions in town. With a cocktails-and-coffee concept in mind, Minister of Coffee ’s founder Sam H. Cevikoz opened Funky Munky in late 2015. The place is colorful, with rainbows on the walls - here, you feel like everyone can be free. Funky Munky is also a pet-...

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Eclipse

Do you know how it feels on top of the world? With the opening of L’Eclipse bar, Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler guarantees it quite literally: their “bright lights, big city” view from the 34th floor combined with the signature details of an international entertainment brand create the ultimate venue...

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Cocktail bars are opening up on every corner of the city these days. While most of them closes down after a few months, Efendi looks like it is here to stay. Standing out with its own style and niche crowd, the bar is like the cool kid in the class. It’s a cozy place with a narrow entrance and...

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Elegance wraps around you the moment you step through the door of this upscale restaurant, Madeo. Though the owners used the same name as their popular Çeşme beach club of the 2015 summer season, the two places are not alike in concept. However, the aim is the same: offering the best. As a fine-...

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Klein is not like other Istanbul clubs. "It's just like Berghain," someone said in the queue outside, referring to the infamous Berlin nightclub. And he was right, to a point: like Berghain, Klein is big, the music is powerful, and the people are not just there to be seen - they're there to dance....

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Opened by former manager of Lucca, Turgay Yıldız, Mitte is located in Istanbul’s hip area of Karaköy. Mitte – whose name is borrowed from the Berlin neighborhood where Yıldız lived and also the German word for center – is meant to bring together different kinds of people from the surrounding...

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A dedicated whisky bar with a fantastic selection of single malts and blends from all over the world. If you're a whisky-drinker, there's plenty to explore: from tart and fruity flavours to the heavier, smokier ones. Each whisky comes beautifully presented with a small snack to compliment the...

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In order for a place to survive in Karaköy, it has to offer something original. From their cocktails to their side dishes, Finn Karaköy does this to perfection. An award-winning bartender and one of the four owners of the place, Onurcan Gençer picked his 14 favorite cocktails for the menu. Each...

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Colonie is the newest restaurant/bar venture from the owners of Çırağan’s fine dining Topaz restaurant. In keeping with the rejuvenated creative neighborhood of this venue, the industrial-chic atmosphere of the restaurant echoes the rapidly gentrifying port area around it. The concrete floors, gray...

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Arnavutköy may once have counted as a sleepy village on the outskirts of the city, but those days are long gone. The picturesque seaside neighborhood’s wooden mansions now harbor upscale fish restaurants, and it was only a matter of time before cocktail bars got into the mix as well (no pun...

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Corridor Kuruçeşme

Once located in Nişantaşı’s Milli Reasürans Çarşısı, Corridor has now moved to Kuruçeşme. Its laid-back atmosphere has been attracting customers from day one. It's also known as a celebrity watering-hole, so it's a good spot to people-watch. More relaxed during weeknights and more crowded and...

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The best electro club in Istanbul, with international DJs and a very scene-conscious crowd. The club décor is grungy with the DJ booth in a cage and flashing neon lights to complete the electro atmosphere. Gets going after around 1am. Also very popular on the gay scene.

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Hayal Kahvesi is a classic venue in the heart of the Beyoğlu nightlife scene. Located just of the bustling İstiklal Caddesi, it is well-known for its live music but also serves as a bistro during the daytime. Hayal Kahvesi was established in 1992 and currently has 13 branches across Turkey. This...

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Cihangir’s hotspot MiniMüzikhol is the underground legend of Istanbul’s nightlife. The loyal fans of MiniMüzikhol (aka Istanbul’s most hardcore hipsters) make their way there in the wee hours of the night (it doesn’t really get going before 2am). Local and international DJs get behind the deck from...

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360 East is located in the Double Tree by Hilton in Moda and benefits from a truly spectacular panoramic view of the city like its Beyoğlu counterpart. However, this panorama stretches from the Princes Islands floating in the Marmara Sea to the busy Bosphorus Strait. Designed by architect Ufuk...

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Located right next to the Pera Museum in Beyoğlu, NuPera & NuTeras is a restaurant/club complex that houses two venues. During the summer, the entertainment moves up to the rooftop restaurant/club called NuTeras, which is famous for its exceptional views of the old city as well as its young and...

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A venue dedicated to concerts and concerts only, KadıköySahne has events lined up for the "better half" of the week. From Turkish singers and musicians, to international guests, KadıköySahne has a variety of guest appearances constantly.

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Popular with foreigners, students, and local party-goers alike, Beat tends to get busy weekdays as well as weekends. Playing mainstream electronic and world music to a young crowd, Beat stays open after everything else has closed, taking in the young people who aren't ready to call it a night...

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