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Best bars in İstanbul

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“It has a spectecular view of Istanbul. You should go on sunset hours and see the colours of the sky with Istanbul siluette.”
96 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“originally called the Cité de Péra, is a famous historic passage on İstiklal Avenue in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, Turkey. It is filled with boutiques and meyhanes. ”
75 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“After a romantic dinner at KiKi, one of the most hit places in Sıraselviler, you can enjoy an unforgettable night in the presence of famous DJ performances. It can be because of the smoking area and good music preference;)”
43 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Underground music scene grows up here, includes dj sets, concerts and good prices for drink.”
51 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Nardis Jazz Club is a very cool jazz club as you can imagine It is not a big place but you will listen to very quality music. http://nardisjazz.com/”
40 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This restaurant has One of the best view in Cihangir. the food is also so nice ”
47 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Best lounge / bar in Istanbul. It is located in Istanbul’s trendy Bebek neighborhood near the beautiful Bosphorus. It’s well known for its delicious cocktails, especially its mojitos and satsuma vodka. At 11 pm the bistro transforms into a bar where you can dance and enjoy quality music. Also good for lunch on a nice Sunday! It's very upscale, and crowd is always great! ”
35 locals recommend
Outdoor Event Space
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“Definitely check out Bomonti Ada! A historic beer factory in the Bomonti neighborhood of Istanbul has undergone a complete renovation and repurposing to become Bomontiada, a large complex full of restaurants, shops, an art gallery, and a concert hall. ”
28 locals recommend
Café
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“Classy restaurant with a great back garden where you can enjoy a good meal outside when the weather is nice. Otherwise it's nice inside as well when the weather is not that nice :) ”
39 locals recommend
Bar
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“Barlar Sokağı is where usually university students hang out at night. There is live performances on Fridays and Saturdays. For those who prefer electronic music Karga Bar is a good choice. ”
34 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Perfect place to start your night. You can go there for cocktails, beer or coffee.”
32 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Take a boat tour of the Bosphorus from Karakoy iskele! Also stop by at the Balik (Fish) & Ekmek (Bread) restaurants near the Karakoy shore. The number two most popular street food in the city is indisputably balık-ekmek, better known as the fish sandwiches that are impossible to ignore anytime you’re near the Karaköy or Eminönü shore. You might be tempted to sit down at any one of the restaurants below the Galata Bridge to feast on these tasty sandwiches, but take it from the locals: the balık-ekmek you’re served at a table is just not the same as the one you enjoy on your feet.”
39 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of the most popular and oldest bars in Kadiköy. It gets really popular in the last years and that's why it's really overcrowded at weekends. But you can even come under the week or during the day to sit in the nice backyard garden and have a beer! At the weekend there are DJ's and you can dance as well. Check out there program. ”
23 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“This posh and residential neighborhood is a favorite among the young crowd of Istanbul for shopping, dining and let’s be honest- to see and to be seen. Many high-end fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Christian Louboutin have their stores in this neighborhood alongside Turkish department stores Beymen and Vakko and popular fashion brands. Most of the cafés have tables on the sidewalks, perfect for an afternoon of people watching over a cup of coffee. But Nişantaşı isn’t just for shopping and dining. It also has a very laid back feel to it once you start discovering the side streets. Many families have lived here for generations and small businesses such as butchers, produce shops, corner stores, barbershops and tea houses still operate successfully. Easily accessible from the city center, we recommend spending half a day here when you get a little tired of the sight seeing.”
13 locals recommend
Bar
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“You can listen all kind of music. If you want to have fun you have to try with your friends or single...”
12 locals recommend
Bar
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“Stunning view, cozy design, interesting ottoman fusion recipes and a nice list of wines and cocktails. With warm weather you would raise your glasses on the terrace feeling on the top of the world :)”
17 locals recommend