Korfez Bar: Local Bar, Lively Atmosphere
Korfez Bar is a gem of a place hidden slightly back from the main shopping throughfare in Bodrum. The unique thing about this bar is the music - predominantly rock but also others, and the customers who are mostly young Turkish people enjoying a night out. It looks a bit intimidating when you first arrive as the side street is so full of people who have spilled out from the bar but don't be put off.
This bar is always busy and getting to the bar can be hard work, well worth the effort however. Drinks are priced as in other bars and are mostly beer and spirits with a small cocktail menu, it is a rock bar after all!!
Dress Code: No dress code
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Jimmy's Bar: Friendly Bar!
Jimmy's bar is on one of the main roads towards Gumbet. It is a lovely place to start the evening and can get quite busy quite quickly. We always found it a handy rest point between the hotels in the upper part of town and Bodrum itself.
They have satellite television, a good range of drinks and also serve food late into the evening (they have a restaurant about 3 doors away), the food on offer is "traditional" UK fast food type stuff such as burgers, chips and they also do a Sunday Lunch. The bar has seating outside, plays a range of popular music, shows all the UK football matches and other sporting events. The bar does Karaoke and the staff join in too (usually quite badly!!). Jimmy's has a taxi rank next door should you decide against the hills :-)
The staff are very, very friendly but do shout at you to try and entice you in to join them. This is the Turkish way however and the friendly banter should be taken as just that.
A round of drinks is very cheap too.
Dress Code: No dress code
Ship Ahoy: Best club in Turkbuku
It's a restaurant/beach club by day and everybody just goes there at around 11:30 at night. A great place to be with friends and mingle. Dinner is also served right on the water at your desired table if you book early enough. DJ Metin has been there since my first time there in 2003 and again rocked the 'ship' this past summer of 2006. I love the music (combo of house, Euro dance, some retro (he plays a Gloria Gaynor tune every now and again for some patrons) and of course, top Turkish pop songs of the summer. I love the place and its energy. It is bigger and better since 2004 and have increased their dining space and added another huge bar on the deck. Waiters bring you drinks anywhere you are so that's very handy too. Drink are pricey though at 20YTL for a cocktail. That's US$16!
My friends and I love it that DJ Metin plays our favorite songs.
Dress Code: beach chic/marina hip and a fun attitude. Dancing is encouraged but optional.Related to:
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ADI Bar: gay life
Actually there is no obvious gay life here in Bodrum but it is a summer meeting place of gay&lesbian people from all over Turkey.. There is no social pressure except "typical strange looks" but again it is better to be more cautious..
Dress Code: just as you wish...Related to:
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De Ja Vue: Nightlife
THE best nightclub in town. De Ja Vue is full of friendly staff. The owners are super nice and make for a great atmos. The music is bril'.....dancing a plenty (even on the bar!!)
There is a chilled room above the club with comfy sofas etc next to big windows looking out to the beach and the outside drinkers.
This club is not pretentious, very relaxed and a lot of fun.
Great for dancing the night away, then watching the sun come up 'chillin' before you go home in the morning.
Dress Code: Anything goes....no-one there will judge you.
Deja Vu Bar/Club: Great for socialising, drinking and dancing!
This is located on bar street next to Red Lion and overlooking the sea (used to be Orange Club) still same people but a different name.
I have been to Bodrum twice and love coming here! Has a great atmosphere, friendly staff and the music is great. Its like a bar/club with seating mostly outside where you can watch people passing by. Some seating inside also. Then you have the dancefloor towards the back. It has a great sound system for a place of it's size and you will want to dance until you drop!
Starts to get busy at 1am and stays open until 5am.
Go to Bodrum and go there!
Dress Code: Don't think there is a dress code??
Turkey has a very different atmosphere and culture than England and its a real joy just to walk around the streets of Bodrum on a warm summer night, the aroma of the food and every shop trying to sell you something is quite specialRelated to:
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On the see,huge catamaran disco: Bodrum Club
You can not believe how beatiful a nigth with a huge catamaran on the see dancing , it really big i guess for 3 thousand people and really good dj s and mc s there.quiet expencive but better then all.
Dress Code: Nothing special but just go if you are in the really party mood...Related to:
CATAMARAN: The biggset floating disco
a perfect experience... both on sea... and dancing... in and out of the city at the same time..
entrance fee : 34 YTL, nearly 25 euros
if you are bored or sick then there are yatch services every 30 minutes to the land...
Dress Code: casual
Kervansaray: "Turkish" evening
Kervansaray offers a "turkish evening" several times a week. Starting at 9pm, it goes on until 12 midnight or so.
On stage are: a couple of turkish musicians (so-so), a "folk dancing group" (terrible), Alex the male belly-dancer (amazing !), a female belly dancer (not bad) and a turkish "pop singer" (OK).
The trips are normally booked via a travel agent but can be done directly at Kervansaray (as we did - but for exactly the same price :-(
25 USD for the show+drinks+snacks, or 30 USD with a meal. Transport to and from your hotel is included.
bars street: bars in Gümbet
music is mostly the top ten list kind... can be boring but if you do not want to be disturbed while dancing in a crazy way and if you are a bit bored of the bars in bodrum town center, gümbet is a nice choice with karaoke bars and dancing points... especially in the center there are more than 10 different style bars.. there are many british people in the area... if you want a change it can be fun...
Dress Code: causal.. anything you wish..Related to:
Night Club Bodrum (Catamaran): Party in the Middle of the Sea
This is one of the coolest experiences you can have in Bodrum. You board this (boat)club before 1 ' o clock and then it departs into the sea. The music is great, very good DJ and sometimes even well known international DJ's. The floor is made of glass so you can see the sea underneath you which is also very nice. Beautiful people go to this club, a lot of tourists but also a lot of Turks come here. The club is a the worlds biggest and only catamaran club with a capacity for 5000 people. If you want to get off board earlier thats also possible since you can take small pendel boats to the coast again.
Dress Code: No specifik dresscode, but dress nice so you dont look very different from the rest ;)
Iskele Meydani: Party Time !
Iskele Meydani is a good place to sit, enjoy your drink and watch people passing-by. There is a famous Kale Cafe where you can go and get your favourite drink !
Dress Code: It is sometimes windy but not too cold so, u should better have a jeans and a shirt or if u are from scandanavia then T-shirt will be fine too :-)Related to:
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Halikarnas: Crazy foam party
If you ever go to Bodrum on your summer holiday you must go to discothek Halikarnas. It's very big open air club for 5000 people. The best night is saturday when is a foam party. Entrance fee is 35.000.000 TL (it's about 23 € ). Foam party start on 02:00 AM and last till 06:00 AM and I have the best time ever. Four hours of good music and dancing in the foam. Four hours you are wet but that's the best part. Forget your shoes after that : )
Good clubs are also boat discothek Catamaran and club Temple
KUBA Bar: Number 2
Is one of the most famous and loud bars in Bodrum. As anywhere else at the seaside you can find a multinational crowd there. As it seemed to me people of a higher than everage standing usually go there :))) it can be hardly called a typical student or back packer place
WARNING: drinks are too b**dy expencive in this place (like for ex. a bottle of beer - about 5 eur)
Dress Code: Not any particular dress code, but you bette have something chic on :)))
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