Bridging the East and West
Turkey’s nightlife is again a mix of cultures. Istanbul’s nightlife district of Beyoglu is famed as ‘the place to be’ if you are looking for a night out on the town! With a wide range of bars, dance clubs and other hangouts to choose from, Beyoglu has it all. There is an excellent selection of live music in Istanbul, as well as plenty of disco and techno clubs. In addition, many restaurants and cafes have music, which they crank up after midnight. Such places allow you to combine dinner and dancing without changing location. For a more sedate experience, the bars at upscale hotels in Istanbul are generally comfortable, and many are popular with both Turks and foreign visitors. They can give you the chance to meet Istanbul natives while enjoying the ease of ordering from an English-speaking staff. For a more cultural experience on your party holiday in Turkey, head to one of the Eastern Clubs where you will get to see belly dancers and their troupes performing traditional dances. Istanbul is home to a number of classic rock bars, discos, cover band bars and even rave, grunge, alternative and techno clubs. Most drinking and dancing clubs in Istanbul are open till the wee hours of the morning.