Istanbul Nightlife, Turkey
Due to the unique mix of cultures in Istanbul especially the European and Asian influences, it is one destination that enjoys some degree of liberty in terms of nightlife and clubbing spots. It has a good number of destinations to enjoy the night away. In fact, nightclubs and pubs infiltrate the city much to the delight of visitors - locals and foreign alike.
For nightclubs, the hottest of is the Queen of Bosphorus Reina or simply Reina. It is home to a number of restaurants and bars that can accommodate as much as two thousand guests. Although relatively high-end, this spot found is open for everyone. However, fancy clothes are required. Some occasional celebrity sightings can happen in this club if you are lucky enough. Crystal, another famous club, is a known part place where people flock the spot at around two in the morning. Although fancy dress is required, this place dubbed as the best in Istanbul and also open to everyone. Samdan is the oldest club in Istanbul yet its crown never seems to cease. For its 30 long years of existence, this two-floor complex has been the place to be with the first floor being the restaurant and the second floor is club. Riddim is the ultimate place of entertainment in Istanbul. It is home to three clubs found in one commercial complex, it is as good as having three lasting leisure at the price of one. Lastly, Kemanci is a three-floor complex has three themes in each floors - hard rock on the main floor, techno on the second and pop rock on the third floor.
For the dining and good drinks, there are also several destinations to head. One of which is the Hayat Café, owned by 'your grandfather' or 'crazy uncle', it is a hole-in-one kebab shop offering the best of Turkish food and trinks and very affordable prices. Asitane, on the other hand, offers traditional Ottoman cuisine. Imagine having to splurge in the best cuisine that has lasted for centuries offering unique yet equally delectable tastes. Beyti restaurant is one place that has been acclaimed by all diners. Owing to its delicious meat in the 45's at Küçükçekmece and its pleasant environment, a trip to Istanbul is almost never complete without dining there.
Dining and clubbing in Istanbul is an experience of a lifetime. Seldom do you appear in a predominantly Middle Eastern country that offers the best of both Europe and Asia.
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- Pasazade Restaurant
travel tip by papillon posted more then 30 days ago
Featuring Ottoman cuisine with rich flavors the Pasazade Restaurant or terrace for that matter is a delight in its own. They absolutely delicious dishes with spicy ingredients and it just waters your mouth the minute you just look at...
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We just loved the food and the service at the Aloran Restaurant. Though a bit pricey, and we had quite a trouble finding the place for starters, but aside from that, the food, the atmosphere was worth it. At least for us. When we went...
- Imbat Restaurant
travel tip by Johan posted more then 30 days ago
Located on the rooftop of the Orient Express hotel, this Imbat Restaurant is delight. Not just because of its view of the city and the Bosporus, which is absolutely gorgeous, but their Turkish cuisine is just delicious. We had the lamb...
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