Despite its name, you don't have to be a red wine connoisseur to enjoy this place. While the house has a good selection of Cappadocian wines (reputedly the best in Turkey), they do serve beer, and the much-dreaded raki.
The place seems to have it all: ambiance (as friendly as it is intimate with its candle-lit interiors ); architectural integrity (formerly a stable with low arched ceiling - an original in Goreme); and history (it's one of the first backpackers' watering holes and Carlos Satana - yes, THE Carlos Santana - used to perform here in the '80s).
If you're lucky, the owner, Muharrem Serinsu, a chatty old chap, will entertain you with the history of the place. It's also Goreme's de-facto official community pub that's open even in the coldest of winters. Perhaps this is what makes the place more special - it's authenticity as a community gathering place, not just one made for tourists. A must visit in Goreme.
Dress Code: None.
This pub may lack the ambiance of Red Red Wine House, but it sure does attract a good crowd, mainly lured by the giant TV screens showing live football (at the time of my visit, live rugby matches). It's a no-frills place to enjoy a few rounds of Efes and if you're more daring - raki.
If football (or rugby for that matter) is not your thing, you can hone your tavla skills here, just like I did. Chances are, friendly Turks will come to your rescue should you forget the basic rules. They might even teach you a few tricks even if that means missing their football game.
Dress Code: None.
Apparently the Flintstone's Cave Bar is one of the most popular place for a drink and to get social in Goreme. When I stepped in, it was not. This was because I did not visit Cappadocia during the height of tourist season. Just the same the bar was very interesting largely because of the it's setting within a cave and for its fun decore.
Located on the edge of town, Flintstones Cave Bar is the most popular watering hole. They play great music - mixture of classic drinking songs and new stuff.
The crew behind the bar were pretty damn spunky as well - which also helps.
Dress Code: i was there in april, it was pretty cold then, so wear lots of layers.
the fat boys bar is the place to go if you want to watch both turkish and international football.
the place is a favorite hangout for both locals and international travellers.
some nights can get quite lively and the dance floor might get busy.
the place has a nice outside seating area too for warm evenings.
Dress Code: don't worry about dress code.
the place is run by a real australian girl and is very casual.
The best bar in town. It can fill up to be a busy dancing spot. The terrace and outside sitting places are cosy and an ideal place to enjoy Cappadocia life during the day or at night. Here locals and tourists meet. Prices are moderate and you get good drinks for the price. They have a good collection of music. Staff is very friendly and helps with whatever you need.
of course there are lots of bars in goreme , very touristics and unpleasent ones.well if all you want is to have few beers,playing pool&darts you can try one the pubs in the centre. but if you are into something classy&stylish and good music i say CoffeeDOCIA jazz bar.They got special events at the weekends : such as : sea food nite on friday , live music on saturday nite and brunch on sunday.
Dress Code: feel free to dress what you want to put on.Cappadocia is not a place that High Society appears often :))
As you havent got many choices to have a proper fun and music in Cappadocia , i kindly ask you to leave Goreme and come over Urgup.Urgup is the only 'up market' place in Cappadocia with some better options comparing to goreme.There is fire place in the cafe and quite good music they make and also some snacks are available.
Dress Code: causal
There few bars at the town center of Goreme, one along the road which you would not miss if your're heading to the Goreme Open Air Museum, is the Flintstones Bar.
And further down the road is the Hazan Turku Evi Live Music, although, they are closed during the winter we were there.
Winter is very quiet, not much people going to bars, maybe in summer.
I had a great day relaxing in Fatboys after a little adventure in the morning. A few of us went here to play free pool for a few hours with a couple of beers. The pool was good with all of us seeming to win and lose the same amount. I had a nice lentil burger here as well for lunch which went down well. Later on in the evening the place began to fill up. There was live football shown on the big TV.
My biggest regret now looking back on my time in Goreme was that I did not go to a Whirling Dervish show. There are frequent shows in a town about 15minute driver from Goreme, on the way to the Neveshir airport. You can arrange a tour to a show with any of the multiple of travel agents in the area
Find a nice spot to sit and watch the sunset over the Cappadocia plains, especially in the direction of the Rose Rock. It is quite lovely. Afterwards relax with some good friends, drink some tea and smoke some nargileh. Good times!
I don't know who he was but what I can tell you that he is maybe one of the worst singers I've ever seen. We sang over an elvis presley song, singing in playback and with the worst sound I've ever heard!! I promise, horrible!!!
I love turkish music and dancing, so combine this with excellent food, jumping over a bonfire and as much as you can drink and I and the whole group were sold on the turkish night out just down the road from Goreme. What a great opportunity to join in and dance on the table!!