Supperclub: SUPPERCLUB: trendy and extravagant
I went to Supperclub in Ortaköy a several times during my stay in Istanbul and I have to say it is an amazing club. They are open 5 nights a week and every night has another theme. What I love the most about the club are the white beds used as VIP lounges, it is something that you won't see anywhere else in Istanbul, it's a special Supperclub concept.
Wednesdays: DiscoTurca nights! Lovely Turkish mainstream music performed by Dj Cihat Uğurel!
Thursday&Sunday: Legendary RnB&Hiphop nights, from old school to new songs. Mc performances and dancers with the hottest RnB moves.
Friday&Saturday: House music nights, you can dance the whole night on house, electro and international pop music!
Each night there are different dance performances, and even mc's or singers might surprise you during the night. The dance performances are really a feast for the eye, the dancers are true artist with their extravagant costumes and styles. It's a real show!
The service is pleasant as well, we always order a bottle. Soft drinks and unlimited fresh fruit is always included. The prices are reasonable for an international club like that in Istanbul.
Dress Code: Be chic, be trendy, be yourself.
Andon Taksim: Taverna
Andon is one of the classic bars of Taksim district and has got several floors with different concepts. You can listen till Jazz music to Turkish music or listen lounge music at a merry evening.
Included greek music ...
Dress Code: casual
Turkish pub: A pub
My friends "needed" a beer! I followed them and had my unique beer in Istanbul.
Not cheap (they said, I have no idea about beer prices, even in Portugal...) too big can for me, and a few minutes of relaxation and conversation, in a quiet place. OK!
- Beer Tasting
Yoti: Poetry in a strange language
This is hardly a place for foreigners. We were there searching for a alcohol allowed restaurant, and found ourselves in a very dark tiny bar, eating by candlelight, with three people talking in the corner.
When we heard a light applause we finnaly discovered that it was not exactly a common conversation: a lady was reading a turkish text (poetry?) and the two men were listening, applauding and commenting it in the end.
Well, it could be interesting, but not for us, the "barbarians" understanding only portuguese, english, french, spanish, italian and norvegian.
However, the meal and the beer were reasonable, the wine awful the prices acceptable, and eating in the dark made us laugh.
- Arts and Culture
- Food and Dining
Reina Istanbul: One of the best in the world
Reina is one of the most famous places of entertainment. It was opened in 2000 in the place of ChineWhite. Reina is also known as a night club. It can compete with Aegean and Mediterranean night clubs with its location. Reina also takes attention with its delicious meals. Reina addresses to a very larger audience as a concept company. The company has been giving service for about 15 years and is continuing to improve itself. It is among the most well-known places in which you taste so many delicious meals from different cuisines....
The prices in Reina change according to the menu that you choose. Price range is 75-100 USD
How to go to Reina?
It is located at the foot of the European side of the Bosphorus Bridge. You can reach there shortly after passing Ortaköy.
Dress Code: Be chic ....
Nupera: on the Top of Golden horn
NuPera brings together alternative entertainment venues, NuPera Restaurant and Bar, NUCLUB, NUTERAS, Moreish and Lilbitz in the 200 years old Petit-Caps Passage in Pera İstanbul.
In Summer on the rooftop of the Nu Pera building, NuTeras Restaurant offers and elegant and upscale atmosphere and stunning views of the Golden Horn. People with diverse lifestyles shake off their prejudices with the unifying spirit of music and the spell of the venue and come together under the same roof.
The area behind the bar is given over to long tables for diners, who tuck into the same nouvelle Turkish cuisine as at Lokanta, the winter venue on the ground floor.
This was the first Beyoglu venue to lure posh Turks from their usual haunts in Etiler. Unlike other new venues that were crowded out then swiftly abandoned, Nu Teras is a survivor that can be considered a classic.
Start your evening by having dinner at NuPera Restaurant, Lilbitz , 67 or AUF with a choice of French, Italian, Fusion, Californian cuisine or just finger food. And then you can start dancing to which ever music you like. At NuPera Bar you can listen to house music and contemporary dance songs, at AUF you can dance to the 80s and 90s and at NuClub you can let yourself go with the 80s electro sounds and funky house rhythms.
In summer you to have a drink at NuTeras, on the roof of NuPera, to enjoy the sunset and the amazing Golden Horn view!
Pano Wine Bar: Wine Bar
Visited in 2007, the place left good memories. It is basically a winehouse with wooden furniture (bar-like tables downstairs and standard tables with seats upstairs). My companion told me that Pano was founded by Greeks and in fact I was listening to some Greek music all evening on. Good wine and fresh cheese made my stay there pleasant. Be aware that the place is quite noisy with music and people talking. This is a bar anyway.
Suada: Water island
Suada Club run by Su Entertainment Group, bids fair to leave its mark in 2012 summer season with another atmosphere kept alive each season. Suada Club , reached by a fancy short boat trip, seems like it will also be hosting a heavy crowd this summer with its bars restaurants and swimming pool with a Bosphorus view. Prominent restaurants in Turkey such as fish,Mezzaluna,G-Balık,Aslan Restoran,Suda Kebap,360 Istanbul, Itsumi are once again at your service in Suada Club.
Venue that will bring comfort to summer parties with an area, which has top opened and closed quickly, becomes indispensable for organisations such as weddings , concerts and lunch parties.
Dress Code: Casual
Sortie: Sortie in Bosphorus
This place, which was founded at the Bosphorus shore in 2006, is among the top elite places. Having the most beautiful view of Istanbul at the bottom of the sea, Sortie succeeded to get the “best place award” in the competitions arranged by many companies. With the participation of many celebrities the place was opened in 2006 and caught the eye with its laser show at the opening. Having the slogan “pearl of Bosphorus”, Sortie continues to impress people with the parties it arranges.
How to go?
It is right at the Bosphorus shore once you pass by the Cemil Topuzlu Park in Kurucesme. Transportation via sea route or taxi is possible.
Orient House: Dinner and Orient Show
We thought we could not leave Istanbul without seeing an oriental show and we were in luck. The Orient was 2 minutes walk...down the hill and round the corner.
The meal was tasty and there was a good choice available. We listened to the "Kanun" a typical Turkish instrument...saw belly dancing....other examples of folk dancing...men this time and even some vocal.
A good choice if you want to experience the flavour of words and customs of the Turkish people.
Dress Code: Some wore evening dress...not formal. Just be tidy. I would not consider jeans or sneakers appropriate.
For a la carte menu and the show the cost was 90 euro in 2011. We paid by credit card and it was charged as TL.
Look at the photo to get an idea of the programme.
Jolly Joker Istanbul: Great concerts...
Jolly Joker Istanbul has become a popular concert venue for local rock bands as well as international rock artists coming to Istanbul for a live gig. Recently I have watched one of my favorite guitarist Vinnie Moore here on stage. The sound system and the ventilation was great. I enjoyed the concert a lot and I am sure I will come here again for other concerts. You can check out the coming up concerts from the website provided. I share a few pictures from Vinnie Moore's great concert.
Dress Code: No code...
Livingroom: A new art café
Livingroom is a new art café recently opened in Kadiköy. I had the chance to watch an acoustic performance of a famous Turkish guitarist in this place. We enjoyed it a lot with my wife. The ambiance was very relaxing and the concert was great. The prices for drinks and appetizers are very reasonable. The service staff are quick and friendly. You can check their website for the recent performances.
Dress Code: Dress as you feel like
Erol Taº Cafe and Nargile: CAFE FOR VILLANS
Erol Taº was a Turkish movie legend. He appeared in over 200 films usually in the role of a villan. Even a villan needs a home and this was Taº's. Opened in 1945, the cafe opens with the sun and remains open until midnight 9 or in our case - well beyond). Taº died in 1998 at the age of 70 but his spirit lives on here at his old home.
- Budget Travel
- Historical Travel
- Arts and Culture
David Villa Hotel: Relaxing
David Villa is a hotel/restaurant, which is very relaxing and fun!
You can sit in the pillows and watch David bring new costumers in.
Have a beer, a laugh or a waterpipe!
You just have to go there when you`re in Istanbul!!
We were there every night!
Dark time period is quite nice in Istanbul centre with huge bunch of people around, illuminated architectural objects like mosques, sellers, who change their assortments from boiled and roasted conkers to nuts or sunglasses to umbrellas.
On my opinion, places as square near Blue mosque or shore near Galata bridge is quite interesting ones to enjoy views of city and feel atmosphere of active and everything - full city.
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