With a population of over 17 million people, there is no shortage of bustling streets and lively bars in Istanbul. The city is a major draw when it comes to a vibrant nightlife scene and is becoming more cosmopolitan as time goes on. There is something to suit everyone’s taste, whether you are looking for a coffee with friends or a night of partying to remember. Istanbul is divided into two parts: Asian and European. Both sides have numerous bars, night clubs and restaurants.
Asian Side v European Side
Nightlife in Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul, is just as exciting on the European and the Asian side. If you cannot decide, why not party on two continents in one night, or better still, on a boat on the River Bosphorus, which divides the two.
Stroll down the lively Istiklal Street, situated on the European side in the Beyoğlu district. This is one of the city’s most popular and famous streets full of restaurants, pubs, cafes, theatres and shops. It is thought that during an average weekend this area attracts three million visitors and locals alike. Here, there really is something for everyone, whether that is a quiet drink, a theatre show, concert or a hard night of partying. Make sure you also take time to explore the many side streets. On the whole, Beyoğlu district will not disappoint.
The city offers a sprawl of rooftop terraces, cosy wine bars and nightclubs covering all genres, often with stunning views over the city. There are many bars on the Asian side where you can enjoy a relaxing drink whilst watching beautiful and unforgettable sunsets. It is impossible to list all the nightlife and entertainment venues in Istanbul, but to really see the city come to life, make sure you venture outside after the sun sets.
Accommodation near Istanbul’s Vibrant Nightlife Venues
Whether jazz, hip hop, dance, folk or indie is your passion, there is a bar, club or café in this magical city waiting for you. From comfortable accommodation at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Istanbul Pera, you will find the city’s great amenities on your doorstep. Should you need to travel a little further to reach the venue of your choice, easy transport links will take you to your destination. The staff at this service-minded hotel are available to help you with recommendations of where to visit.