I normally don't like giving tips on nightlife, accomodations and restaurants because they can change so fast. Especially the nightlife, what's hot one year can be totally forgotten the next year.
But in Alanya there is one general tip. Head to the harbour!!! This is where all the action is. If you go here looking for nightlife you are in the right place! All the big discos are situated on the harbour, and in the bazarstreets above you can find lots of nice bars and restaurants. Many locals go to these places, while most of the tourists dance the night away at one of the discos in the harbour.
But at 3 o'clock it's finished. Close to the policestation in the harbour it used to be a place that was open longer, but it has been closed for long periods many times so I don't know if it is there anymore.
Another alternative for those who don't want to finish the party is to take the free busshuttle to Auditorium. A great and big place outside of the city. But it doesn't get busy before the other places close, so don't go here too early in the night. It also has a big swimmingpool so you can jump inside there if it gets too hot...
James Dean Bar: James Dean Bar
In Alanya a night out is not complete unless you have been to James Dean – here the choices are so numerous that you will definitely find something to suit every taste.
Major renovation at the beginning of 2004 means the disco is now ready for all party people with its 10 bars and 4 different dance floors and at least two kinds of music on the different floors.
The disco is arranged in small sections with their own character and you will also find plenty of opportunities to either dance or sit down and relax in comfortable sofas and seating areas. The music is controlled by experienced DJs from Alanya, Istanbul and Germany and the style is a mix of pop, r´n b, dance and lounge.
If you enjoy discos with a good international atmosphere then James Dean is THE place for you to be. Opening Hours: 20.00 – 04.00
Dress Code: Come as you are
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Bars & Restaurants By The Harbor: Good Food & Crazy Nightlife!
After the sun sets, the discoballs and neon lights come on here! There are numerous clubs, bars, and lively eateries around the harbor area of Alanya. During the summer months, these places are packed full of mostly younger tourists looking to get their groove on, their drink on, their eat on, or just about anything else they can get on that the law allows. And the local guys that work in the bars and clubs are just insane at times, willing to due anything and everything to get people to come into the particular establishment that they work at. It is a great atmosphere if you are looking to do some serious partying, or even just grab a bite to eat and do some people watching, some very comedic people watching! Actually brought back some hazy memories of Spring Break vacations to Cancun, MX and South Padre Island, TX! :)
Alanya town: Party with the locals
The best place if you want to pay for overpriced drinks and go into tourist bars is in the harbour area - its all good fun!
There are numerous bars here most with music which are typical in any resort you go to.
However, if you want to party with the locals just go down the sidestreets away from the harbour area, all the locals are here, young and old, we were the only people in about 5 bars we went into who were not Turkish!!
Just watch the Raki - its firewater, but just has to be done!
Dress Code: Anything goes!!!!!!!
Nighttime in Alanya.
We usually went into town at night, had dinner somewhere and then went to a pub or something to have a drink. There are nice places where they have live music and we enjoyed that a lot. We are no disco people, we just like going out for a drink and talk a bit with friends.
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HOTEL HAMBURG: BELLY DANCING
I have been to quite a lot of belly dancing nights but this one is very good. If you enlarge the photo you will see that somebody has placed a Turkish banknote where they should'nt have, i wonder who put that there ? hahahaha.
Dress Code: No special clothes required, but must have a fat gut hahahaha.
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The party street in Alanya harbour: Partying all night long with local friends
We made friends with practically all the "crazy" (=good sense of humour) waiters of "our" dining place. Usually we never stick to one place, now we went to this place (Citirim) almost every evening.
We were asking for a tip about some good place, and one or two of them first said they can come and show as soon as they get free from their work later in the evening. Cool! That ended up...to having big fun, joking, laughing, drinking, but also seriously philosophising and discussing of many issues. During the last nights we had several guys accompanying us. It was great, no signs of different religion (as everyone knows Turkish people are mainly muslims), culture etc.
Some evening...no it was morning and light already ;) someone even walked with us to our hotel so that we are safe.
Dress Code: Not applicable. (No dress codes, but local men always wear long trousers no matter what they wear in the upper part of their body).
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Summer Garden: The best club in Alanya
I bet that summer garden is the best place for clubbers.There are two dj s.Dj cabin is located at the top of the disco.He can see the crowded and can easily arrange the music for the people reactions.The club looks like a castle.Think that u dance in a castle:)The air is so fresh.and the dance floor is very big.The barmans do their job very fast.If you come to turkey u should visit Summer Garden club.The music is on till the sun shines and in the morning u can drink soup.it is free:))
Dress Code: u can wear what u want.
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RIVIERA HOTEL: FIRE
Goodness greacious great balls of fire LOL, this Turkish night had a bit of everything in it, belly dancing, snake charming, singing and dancing, but it also had a man and woman doing some fire eating, we was directly above the flame on the balcony of our hotel room, it was that hot i could have lit my ciggarette on the flames leaping up hahahahahahaha
Robin Hood: Robin Hood Dance Bar
A good place to meet people from other countries is the Robin Hood Dance Bar. Furthermore it has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere which is very inviting. The inspiration behind the decoration is Sherwood Forest and Robin Hood's merry and service minded men ensure that you receive excellent attention .
The layout and different floors give you the chance to either sit in the bar and enjoy its atmosphere or try your luck on the dance floor, where the music changes throughout the night – so, whatever your musical preference pop, dance, latin, r'n'b, hip hop or golden oldies, there will always be something for you.
In the summer Robin Hood also holds surprise parties with a variety of themes.
One of the few in Alanya, Robin Hood Dance Bar is open all year round.
Dress Code: Come as you are...
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Bistro Bellman: Bistro Bellman
Although Bistro Bellman made its name as part of Alanya’s nightlife it is much more than just a disco. Before dark Bistro Bellman is open for dinner guests who get an amazing view to the harbour, Alanya castle and the Red Tower whilst choosing from a varied menu with Turkish, European and Latin dishes.
Later the bar opens and the music changes from quiet to more lively and modern.
Around midnight both style and mood change when the dance floor is full and young party people take over Bistro Bellman to have a good time.
Bistro Bellman is Alanya’s largest open-air restaurant/disco and on the two floors there are different dance floors, five bars and several terraces with soft sofas.
Once you have stepped into Bistro Bellman you don’t have to go anywhere else –with its superb food, good atmosphere in the bar and partying till the morning comes.
For restaurant customers a pick up service is offered. Opening Hours: 12.00 – 03.30
Dress Code: come as you are...
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Robin Hood Dance Bar: And don't drink to much.....
You can sit in the bar and make a nice conversation with one of the many tourists. If you are a dancer you can go to the dance floor. The music is various. They play various types of popular music.
Opening Hours: 9.00 p.m. - 03.00 a.m.
Robin Hood Dance Bar is open all year.
Dress Code: No problem but most people dress young and trendy.
Bistro Bellman: Open air-discoteque
Bistro Bellman is a big open air disco with a large bar. The bar personal is very friendly and hard working. They are always in for a good laugh. The dj plays modern music and the dancefloor is filled with lot's of partypeople...
Before it gets dark Bistro Bellman is also open for dinner. I didn't eat here myself but the menu offers Turkish, European and Latin dishes.
On the two floors there are several dance floors, five bars and some terraces with sofas.
Opening Hours: 12.00 – 03.30
Payment: Cash and credit card
Dress Code: There is not really a dresscode here, but most people were dressed very trendy.
Central Alanya: Shop 'til you drop!
At night time central Alanya wakes up! Go there (the bazaar area) and buy as much as you can carry! The prices are low and they will get even lower if (when!) you bargain...
I didn't go to any nightclubs when I visited Alanya because shopping at night was so mucher funnier :-)
Don't remember...sorry...: For the thirsty ones - try the aquarium drink :)
According to my opinion this place was otherwise nothing special, but if someone wants to get quickly drunk (I didn't as we had so many drinkers) or otherwise try something we at least don't have in my country (stupid legislation puts limits on how much alcohol you can sell to one person at a time), this is your place:
They sell a thing called acquarium. It is a huge fish bowl looking thing full of booze! And it is not beer or cider, it is a ready made mixture; a huge shot or a drink. They will bring several straws, and the idea is to drink from the bowl together so you don't need to order many drinks. But keep your head - someone might be faster! The only negative thing was that the bowl was quite expensive even to us westerners.
Otherwise the place is quite silent; no own music played, no dancing, but surely you can hear noise, people and music from the street and the neighbouring restaurants.
Dress Code: No dress code at all; the same way as in all of the harbour or beach party- and drinking, dancing, nightclub streets and restaurants during high season.
Anyhow I wouldn't put shorts or sports gear on; locals (those few) didn't use them; they had long trousers always, with a nice short sleeve shirt or even T-shirt. Otherwise the dressing is casual and the trousers don't need to be taken from your black suit.
Women/girls dress as anywhere - so many styles as girls. As you want; mostly the disco or nightclub style but relaxed and easygoing.
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