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Top bar recommendations from locals

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“You can try 360 Istanbul to chill out on the terrace with fantactic view . They also have a stylish kitchen with contemporary Turkis dishes. ”
  • 86 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Çiçek Pasajı, originally called the Cité de Péra, is a famous historic passage on İstiklal Avenue. Many restaurants offers average mezzes and fish and rakı. On any given corner you will be entertained by buskers.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Underground music scene grows up here, includes dj sets, concerts and good prices for drink.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“After a romantic dinner at KiKi, one of the most hit places in Sıraselviler, you can enjoy an unforgettable night in the presence of famous DJ performances. It can be because of the smoking area and good music preference;)”
  • 39 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Old-school, 120 seat venue serving up international jazz acts along with cocktails & snacks.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“it’s a local cocktail bar with nicest owners and waiters. do yourself a favor and grab a Negroni!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“World cuisine in upscale 5th-floor restaurant with a rooftop terrace, live music & Bosphorus views.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Lounge
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“(Bebek, Istanbul) Well-known Turkish and international DJs spin for the upbeat crowd focusing on Jazz, Funk, and House. A restaurant has to be pretty good to cut it with the locals in Bebek and Lucca certainly does. The venue features high ceilings and a minimalist décor and its cuisine is Turkish-American fusion with a fair sprinkling of world cuisine, including an extensive range of sharing plates,bowls, eclectic seafood dishes, and sushi and sashimi varieties.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Outdoor Event Space
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“If you want to drink or eat something good in a Turkey's first beer factory, that's the place! It is a historical complex with many venues.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
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“Barlar Sokağı is where usually university students hang out at night. There is live performances on Fridays and Saturdays. For those who prefer electronic music Karga Bar is a good choice. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Take a boat tour of the Bosphorus from Karakoy iskele! Also stop by at the Balik (Fish) & Ekmek (Bread) restaurants near the Karakoy shore. The number two most popular street food in the city is indisputably balık-ekmek, better known as the fish sandwiches that are impossible to ignore anytime you’re near the Karaköy or Eminönü shore. You might be tempted to sit down at any one of the restaurants below the Galata Bridge to feast on these tasty sandwiches, but take it from the locals: the balık-ekmek you’re served at a table is just not the same as the one you enjoy on your feet.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of the most popular and oldest bars in Kadiköy. It gets really popular in the last years and that's why it's really overcrowded at weekends. But you can even come under the week or during the day to sit in the nice backyard garden and have a beer! At the weekend there are DJ's and you can dance as well. Check out there program. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“While you are around, why not visit the fashion and branding star of the city? Here, like almost anywhere in this great city, you can find whatever you need. But you can also find the things you need somewhere else: top fashion brands of the world, top-notch international cuisine restaurants, third-wave coffee shops and many more.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Café
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“Beautiful garden they have prices are a little high but the staff was really helpfull. It has a cozy atmosphere to take a seat and chit chat with friends.Food is OK.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“This place is very famous. many singer, footballer and actress lives here. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
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“Lebiderya is a nice restourant with seafood , Turkish&Greek mezes along with long drinks . ”
  • 18 locals recommend