Istanbul: City That Never Sleeps


28 Haziran 2021

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The Nightlife of Istanbul


The Nightlife of Istanbul offers world-class entertainment and nightlife activities with its lively nights, quality restaurants, music clubs, theater and concerts, club nights, bars, and pubs.

Entertainment and nightlife in Istanbul are very lively and unlimited. It is possible to find all kinds of entertainment in the nightlife of Istanbul, which lasts until the morning.

On the European side; Taksim, İstiklal Caddesi, Asmalımescit, Nevizade Street and Galata in Beyoğlu district, Beşiktaş, Ortaköy, Bebek, Nişantaşı, Şişli and Etiler, on the Anatolian side; In Kadıköy district, Moda, Bahariye, Kadife Street and Caddebostan Bars Street are the districts where entertainment and nightlife are the liveliest and most colorful in Istanbul.

Aksaray-Beyazit region for Turkish nights for tourists, the most popular places for traditional taverns and taverns are in Sulukule, Kumkapı, Istiklal Caddesi, and Kadıköy for experiencing the nightlife of İstanbul.

Istanbul is a cultural capital, a city of events. Istanbul may surprise you with its colorful and rich nightlife. You can have fun at classical entertainment venues or go to full festivals, concerts, and theater play. Depending on the date you stay in Istanbul or get involved in nightlife, you can look at the programs and buy tickets. In the nights of this city, incredible shows are performed on many stages. UNIQ Hall Lounge, Volkswagen Arena, Salon İKSV, Babylon, Küçükçiftlik Park, Ghetto, Jolly Joker Istanbul, Santral Istanbul, Garageistanbul, Turkcell Kuruçeşme Arena, Parkorman, İş Sanat Culture Center, and Akbank Art Culture Center are the main places where these events are held. If you can come when it’s Istanbul Jazz Season, which starts in October – November, you can watch concerts at İş Sanat and Akbank Sanat. Many concerts and theater performances are held in these art centers throughout the year, which has attracted global attention.

Istanbul’s open-air concert centers host thousands of people and host many events. Küçükçüftlik Park, Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Stage, which has hosted many famous artists from Leonard Cohen to Gloria Gaynor, and Turkcell Kuruçeşme Arena with its unique Bosphorus view are some of them.

If you are in the winter months, Zorlu PSM, Babylon, Ghetto, If Performance Hall, The Hall, Santralistanbul, and Volkswagen Arena will be waiting for you. Musical, theatre, concerts, and countless parties are held in these performance venues. You can be informed about the concert programs by following them on the internet and social media.

If your understanding of nightlife consists of bars and nightclubs, we can first recommend Beşiktaş, Kadıköy, and Taksim venues for you. The places that have been popular in recent years have been gathered especially in Kadıköy. You can find some places in which there is an area to sit, eat, drink and chat, as well as the opportunity to listen to a concert every night. Or if you are interested there are many places that you can taste craft beer.

You can start the night early in Beşiktaş. Numerous chocolatiers, third-generation coffee shops, and lovely cafes can be found here.

Even though there is no trace of Taksim’s old Taksim nightlife, many places can still be incredibly entertaining. There are many lively venues where the heart of entertainment beats in Taksim. If you want to feel the nightlife of Istanbul, you must visit Taksim.

So, is the nightlife of Istanbul limited to bars, cafes, and concerts? Definitely not. There are many taverns which are called “old generation” or “new generation”. You can listen to old Turkish music in old generation taverns and popular old Turkish pop songs in new generation taverns while you are having your mezes and raki.


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