There is something for everyone in Istanbul, when it comes to partying at night. Contemporary modern music, popular music, rock, house, techno, hip-hop... Themed parties, de tableu entertainment or bar hopping in the back streets. It is impossible not to have fun in this big city...
Day 1 - Istanbul
Given its positioning, the view from its dock, its atmosphere, and the huge chandelier that seems as if it is hanging from the sky over the club, Reina is definitely a must-visit place for party-goers of Istanbul. It is a chic and elegant place, a place where people reserve high-tables and/or lounges to dance into the morning, not just the night.
Following Reina on the list is NuTeras. Another very entertaining, very trendy place with a vast view of the Bosphorus and Istanbul from the top of a huge terras. NuTeras is for the casual chic people. It is to take an evening, after work drink or to dance into the night casually, easily and comfortably.
Anjelique is a trendsetter with its DJs, music and concepts. It overlooks the Ortakoy mosque and the bridge: an enchanting and mystical view during the night. Very much preferred by the locals.
Otto and Babylon do not follow each other; they rather complement each other. Start hanging out at Otto from 10 pm until a little after midnight and then head out for a lively concert at Babylon later on. The hazelnut shots at Otto: OTTIMO!!!
Otto and Babylon are both on Asmali Mescit: the most crowded and the trendiest bar street of Istanbul, located in the bohemian quarter of Beyoglu. Reserve your dinner here for 8 PM and then don't leave these streets until 3-4 AM. There are also cool after-hour places, and traditional buffets that make Turkish pizzas in Asmali Mescit, where you can either not end the night, or satiate your hunger before you hit for home or your hotel.
360 Istanbul is another famous nightclub, especially among the foreigners, for its 360 degrees panoramic view... There are also live music events here as well during and perhaps a little after dinner time. Check out its Web site for more information.
Mojo and Roxy are alternative places to go. These are closed spaces, and are always very crowded. Cheaper as well.
Going down to the very botton of our list: Samdan. This is one of the very old nightclubs of Istanbul, very much preferred by the social elites of the city. Exclusive and elegant. Hard to get in, reservations may be necessary. Also, open in winters only -moves out to Reina for the summer season.
Muallim Naci Caddesi 44
tel: 90 30 212 259 5919 / 90 30 212 259 5921
fax: 90 30 212 260 1083
Tepebaşı Mesrutiyet Caddesi 147-149
tel: 90 212 245 6070
Muallim Naci Caddesi Salhane sokak no. 5
tel: 90 212 327 2844
fax: 90 212 327 2845
Asmalımescit Mah., Şehbender Sokak No:5
34430 Istanbul, Turkey
tel: 90 212 292 7015
Seyhbender Sokak 3 Tunel-Asmalimescit
80040 Istanbul, Turkey
tel: 90 212 292 7368
fax: 90 212 243 4527
Asmalı Mescit Beyoğlu
Misir Apt. K:8 N:32/309
80600 Istanbul, Turkey
tel: 90 212 251 1042 / 90 212 251 1043
fax: 90 212 251 1048
Büyükparmakkapi Sokak 26
(off Istiklal Caddesi )
tel: 90 212 243 2927
Aslanyatagi Sakak 7
tel: 90 212 245 6539
fax: +90 212 252 2708
Nispetiye Caddesi No:30
Gerenkuyu Mevkii Yaliciftlik
tel: 90 212 263 4898
fax: 90 212 2632195