- Type: Nightclubs
NileGuide Expert Says:
Most elitist club of the city
NileGuide Expert tip:
Do make reservations and avoid showing up announced. The door tends to distinguish between the regular clientele and show ups rather too distinctively.
- Samdan, which is more appropriately known as Etiler Samdan, was established for the first time in 1975. That was when neither the shopping mall Akmerkez nor the gigantic Fridays, across from Samdan's current address, existed in the popular town of Etiler -within the vicinity of Levent. Samdan was not always a nightclub. Initially the upper floor of the two floored building was designed in a rustic style and was established as an elitist fine dining place. One day, one of the customers (Abdi Ipekci, whose name now ascribes one of the most popular shopping streets in Istanbul) demands that a certain song be played louder. Louder the song is played as the guest start to rise from their tables and dance. One step at a time, Samdan assumed its place in the night scene -a place that is more than often associated with high quality, good service and elitism.