Taksim Square is the place to go for
discos and rock clubs. Jazz bars are popular, as are nightclubs,
where you can have dinner and see a Turkish-themed show with
belly dancing and the like. Night cruises along the Bosphorus
are also a fun (and cheap) way to spend the evening.
GL WE VS !) 24-04h Abdulhakhamit cad. Belediye Dukkanlari,
Phone : (212) 256 21 21. Operates an FM radio station radio 2019
at 90.6 MHz Young crowd, lively atmosphere, good music and
5.KAT (FIFTH FLOOR) (B C R gl M !) 18-02h Siraselviler cad. Soganci
sok. No:7, Taksim. Phone:(212) 293 37 74 (Close to German
Hospital, ask for BILSAK) View of Bosphorus. Chic, stylish and
BARBAHCE (FIRST FLOOR) (B GL M) (The same building with 5.KAT) Lively
atmosphere, trendy place and busy at weekends.
PRIVE (B D G) 24-04h Tarlabasi Bulvari 28,Taksim. Phone : (212) 235 79
99 Alternative to Club 14, less trendy but very cruisy.
CAFE (B G F MA) 09-02h Cumhuriyet cad. Taksim Square. Evenings and
nights. Very cruisy. Back bar has a lesbian barmaid.
(B D gl f) 24-04h Siraselviler cad. Arslanyatagi sok. 9, Taksim.
Phone: (212) 249 48 39
An ex-gay disco. Good concerts (jazzrock) throughout the week,
very good music, friendly staff.HENGAME
(B G tv r) 02-07h Istiklal cad. Sahne sok. 6,
KEMANCI / MANDALA (B NG YP !) Siraselviler cad.69, Taksim. Phone :
(212) 245 30 48 Three floors each with its own bars and live
rock music. Top floor more gay.
MARLYN (AYOR TV R B D S) 24-04h Siraselviler cad. Risk of being
69 I/II (AYOR B D TV R S WE) Istiklal cad. Imam Adnan Sok.
7,Taksim. Risk of being overcharged.
(AYOR TV B R) Cumhuriyet cad. Taksim Square, 100 m.down from
(B g) Istiklal Street, Atlas Sinemasi Pasaji
Phone: (212) 251 22 45
(Tünel Meyd. 3, PHONE:
a café during the day, becomes a jazz bar evenings
Tuesday-Saturday. It's at the opposite end of Istiklal Caddesi
from Taksim Square.
(Büyükparmakkapi Sok. 19, Beyoglu, PHONE:
attracts a mostly young crowd for live (and loud) rock and
(Hyatt Regency Hotel, Takisla, Taksim, PHONE:
sometimes hosts live blues and rock acts.
(Zambak Sokak 6, Istiklal Cad., Beyoglu, PHONE:
has live music every night and Irish music on weekends.
(Divan Hotel, Cumhuriyet Cad. 2, PHONE:
is a good place to sample the latest in Turkish music - it has
live pop and jazz.