Istanbul Nightlife: Where to Party
Istanbul straddling two continents is where east meets west and history and modernity sit side by side. During the day lose yourself amid the hustle and bustle of the markets, step back into history and admire the magnificent Islamic architecture of the mosques and palaces from the byzantine and ottoman empires and when the sun goes down leave old Istanbul behind and step into the glitz and glamour of the Istanbul nightlife. Discover where young and young at heart go to party the night away with our guide to the Istanbul nightlife…
On the banks of the Bosphorus, this glamorous club is where Istanbul’s super trendy and wealthy come to party. Featuring five restaurants serving world cuisine, several bars and dance floors it is the place to be seen in Istanbul. The spectacular decoration is only matched by the spectacular views of Asia lying across the waters of the Bosphorus and of the Bosphorus Bridge. Reina is a popular hangout for local and international celebrities. Where:Muallim Naci Cad, 44 Kuruçesme Ortaköy
Home to Istanbul’s electronic music scene this club packs in the punters looking to dance the night away to the latest house, disco and electro by top national and international DJs. An excellent sound and lighting system maximise your experience in this classic of the Istanbul nightlife scene. Where:Istiklal Cadessi, Akarsu Sokak 1-2-4-5. Beyoglu
As the name suggests if you want spectacular 360º views of Istanbul then this high-rise club is the place to be. Open for lunch and dinner serving modern international and Turkish cuisine, this place converts into one of Istanbul’s hottest clubs after midnight where you can dance all night long to the sounds of soul, house and R&B. Stay until dawn and you can watch the sun come up from this privileged position. A must visit on the Istanbul nightlife scene. Where:Istiklal Cadessi Misir Apt.8 163. Beyoglu.
The Asian side of Istanbul is where the Istanbul indie crowd gather and one of their favourite haunts is Dunia, located on Kadife Sokak or as it is better known Bar Street. A relaxed vibe, great music and an enormous garden keeps people coming back to this alternative to the usual Istanbul nightlife. Where:Kadife Sokak 19/2 Kadiköy.
A restaurant during the day this place converts into the place where Istanbul’s wealthy and well connected come to party. The resident DJs spin a mix of Nu-Jazz, Nu-Soul and Lounge music. Lucca is a great place to start the party before heading off to explore more of the Istanbul nightlife with some new found friends. Where: Cevdetpasa Caddesi 51/B, Bebek
After exploring the Grand Bazaar, the markets, historical sights and indulging in some delicious Turkish Cuisine what better way to finish the day than by diving headlong into the vibrant, eclectic and exciting Istanbul nightlife. Sure to be an unforgettable experience.
James – Marketing Team