Istanbul - Bars & Nightlife
The really trendy places are outside the city centre, in Etiler, Levent and Örtaköy, but there’s also plenty to do around Taksim.
Orient Express Bar
A nostalgic must where kings, spies, writers and film stars have all taken a drink. Don’t forget to see Agatha Christie’s room 411, which is now a museum.
Reina has become a well known and highly appreciated party venue, for locals as well as tourists. It opened in 2002 and has been seen frequently in the media, thanks to celebrity guests.
Hodjapasha is a Culture Center located in a former Turkish bath. These days you can come here an evening for inspiring music and dance shows. Here you can see solo oriental dances as well as group performances and dances from different regions of Anatolia.
On the upper floors of this nine-story tower is a nightclub which hosts Turkish shows like belly dancing. The medieval stone tower is located just to the north of the Golden Horn and is an important landmark in Istanbul.
Roxy is another reliable address that has kept its position over the years with performances by national and international stars. This is a crowded place with a great dance floor.