Best places for entertainment in Istanbul

Explore all the amazing neighborhoods of the city…

Istanbul is equally fantastic at nights! The city offers you not only the chance to enjoy amazing views and historical monuments, but also the opportunity to get lost in big or small neighborhoods full of all kind of bars, cafes, restaurants and night clubs, where you can experience unforgettable moments…

Below is a list with the Best places for entertainment in Istanbul:




A lovely neighborhood right on the banks of Bosphorus, almost right under the first bridge. There are dozens bars and restaurants, offering not only tasteful meals and coffees but also great views! Ortakoy is also famous for the Kumpir, which is stuffed a baked potato…don’t miss it!


Istiklal Street/ Taksim


The city center and the most lively place in Istanbul! A big and crowded road only for pedestrians which offers hundreds of bars, clubs, restaurants, taverns, traditional coffee shops and many more!




Right in the middle of Istiklal street, a side road where you can find plentiful food, small souvenirs shops, lively gypsy music and crowds fusing together to create an atmosphere like no other. Turkish taverns, fill the area, offering a dizzying assortment of mezes, seafood and raki!


Akbiyik Street


This place is located in the Old City near Blue Mosque. A neighborhood with many hotels and cute cafes, bars and restaurants that put tables and chairs out into the street, making a unique scenery. It also has several hotels in a range of prices, a few carpet shops and several grocer’s shops




One of the most elite and high class areas of the city. Very close to the city center, a fashionable shopping district with many luxury cafes, bars and restaurants! Classy choice for a night out…




Full of lovely narrow streets and buildings with beautiful old facades. A lively place, located at the end of Istiklal street, where even if you get lost, you will definitely end up somewhere inside the quarter, enjoying your drinks and having fun!




A vivid neighborhood, almost on the banks of Bosphorus, which offers numerous choices for those who want to spend a great night. Near Barbaros street, which is the main road of the area, there are many places for Doner, street food and Turkish taverns…lovely small traditional coffee shops and nice bars!




Although it is located very close to the city center, this neighborhood has a totally different atmosphere! A quiet place, with many small but lovely coffee shops, bakeries, restaurants and bars with very nice decor, ideally for relaxed evenings…




A totaly modern area, which begins from the pier and ends almost next to Tophane. Many small roads jumbled with each other, creating a beautiful result! Karakoy offers georgous places for your meals and drinks. Newly renovated buildings and beautifully decorated! Dozens of bars, cafes, restaurants and traditional shops waiting you to visit them…


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