Queens Garden: Drink, brother, drink!
Walk around in the late evening in Alanya, follow your ears and you will eventually find a square in the shopping precinct, that turns into an open-air nightclub at night. Huge quantities of drink go hand in hand with waiters dancing on tables and seducing both men and women with their bare chests and suggestive hip movements. There are DJ's playing dance music as well as popular sing-alongs that everyone knows. They play the British Drinking Classics, The German Schlager, the Dutch Smartlap and even the odd Turkish Chartbuster. Don't be afraid to sit next to a stranger; he will be your friend when you stumble back to your hotel after a good few hours of drinking, singing, birdwatching and general fun.
Dress Code: Whatever you are wearing.Related to:
Turkish Drink music & food: Touristy perhaps but it was a night out
Meeting other people mostly young hav'n fun.
Okay its very touristy music dancing.
But the food was great the drink was good
we were entertained and could dance ourselves
we had fun.
Dress Code: Casual nice.
No tie required.
Mostly young people
Lots of strangers/tourists
Other road trips meeting
at the night-out.Related to:
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MURAT BAR: URGUP's nightlife
Murat Bar, located accross the main Bus station in Urgup, Cappadocia. There's this very friendly/charming waiter/receptionist name Adam who'll make you feel at home. He speaks English fluently, very accomodating. I've learned so much from him and other locals in the bar--the manager, the lady translator, another lady tour guide(sorry I forgot their names), their own perspective about life in Turkey, customs, traditions, values, I even had my first Raki there. I was hanging out in that bar the whole 3 nights I was in Urgup.
The atmosphere inside the the bar is awesome. Reminds me of those pictures/scenes I've seen in movies, very ethnic and/or romantic. Chairs and tables are made of wood, foamed benches accross the walls, antigue decorations, fireplace in the middle, turkish carpet on the floor. The rates are very reasonable/cheap. Food's delicious---try their Pizza. I had my choice of music from soft to discos, R and B's, and Oldies too, Adam wouldn't mind choosing the type of music I like to play. Cappadocia was the highlight of my tour and Murat's bar was an unforgetable experience.
Dress Code: Casual.Related to:
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- Food and Dining
Senat Disco, Antalya: Entertaining nightlife
Senat Disco is located in a large circular building in the premises of Hotel WOW Kremlin Palace at Kundu in Antalya. The disco's opening hours are usually between 11.00 p.m. and 2.00 a.m. nightly.
However there are shows at Senat Disco on certain days of the week at 9.30 p.m. such as the Circus Show on Saturday night and the Latin Dance Show on Wednesday night. All drinks including alcoholic drinks are free-of-charge as the disco is located in an all inclusive hotel. Please note that programmes are changing from time to time throughout the year. Our above photographs depict the Latin Dance Show held on Wednesday night from 9.30 p.m. to10.15 p.m.Related to:
- Luxury Travel
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Taksim: Hanging out
Taksim is a place with plenty of pubs also clubs, people playing on streets.. But in the night men are even more dominating public. Women be aware if you go alone to club they might think of you as a whore.. Rare women that go out are in company of their male friends. We went to club only once and must say it was quite interesting to see belly dancing style on the disco floor;)Related to:
- Women's Travel
The Castle Cafe and Bar: A great place for cheap beer and to see the sunset
The Castle Cafe and Bar was one of my favourite place to hang out in Antalya. It is located on top of a cliff, behind the Hidirhik Kulesi. The location gives you a great view of the evening sunset and the harbour. In fact I doubt there is a better sunset in Turkey. The Efes beer was cheep and so was the food. I ate lunch here but only found the food passable. It has a big outdoor patio but not much in the way of a bar.
Keravansaray Istanbul: Belly and Folk Dancing Show
Interesting show. We had dinner here too but dinner was lousy, the show was not too bad, enjoyed the last show, a stand up singing comedian. Envy the tummies of the belly dancer, not all of them, one had a flabby tummy so not much to envy ; ). The show starts about 9pm and we were all very tired and sleepy by then, only alert at the last show.
Show is harmless enough for kids.
Arena: fun fun fun
Well wat can i say about the Arena its the best night club ever! We got to no all the staff they are great ,music brill and IT HAS THE BEST FOAM PARTY EVER EVERY NIGHT! A must when u go here is dancing on bar!
Dress Code: dress like u would going to night club
Fidans: Quiet Night life
The current Major of Turunc Mr Fidan owns the Fidan night club and bar on the main street (there is only one street !!). Well he did until it burnt down three times in 2006 !!
When I was last there the night club which had the latest hours licenced in the village (I wonder why?) but after being burnt down the night club was not operational, but just as a bar.
Other bars exist in the village and a expensive night club on the first floor above the hairdressers and bag shops, opened in 2006 obviously to fill the gap left by Fidans. As I am 53 I didn't go in but I heard the drinks were expensive and from what I could see not well attended.
Marmaris is the place to visit for good Trance and Hard House (so my daughter tells me), so enjoy the quiet of the night life in Turunc, but if you have your youth then head for Marmaris. The Dolmus comes back late as does the water taxi. Not sure what times.
Klub Otuz Uc: Club 33
This is a very popular club though it is not open during the high season as everyone leaves the city and head south to the beach resorts.
Music is aimed at 18-30 year olds.....Bottled beer/drinks are the norm at a cost of around 10YTL, though the price may vary on certain nights!
Open Friday and Saturday and gets busy from around 2330 onwards - closes around 0330
Taxi there and Taxi home the sensible option....see below!!
Dress Code: If there is one I didnt notice!Related to:
jimmys bar: table top dancing
jimmys bar,fantastic place.my son bradley was made a write fuss of in here 6 yrs old with a jimmys t-shirt on dancing on tables until 4am,well they do start to party young these days.the staff,the people ,the atmosphere absolutley brilliant.
Dress Code: casual
Santana Cocktail Bar: great karaoke
this spot was one of the first places we went to on our stay, it was great the karaoke was amazing the staff were brilliand everyone up on the bars dancing and singing. great time there
Dress Code: there was no dress code just wear what u want
The Nil Bar: Rockin' Bar in Ankara
I was really surprised to find a bar in Ankara which had a quality band playing very good music. Even more pleasant was that it was free with no cover and beer that was not priced above average. I actually began sitting in the patio of this bar to watch a football game when the music being played drew me in. The staff found me a place to sit at the bar. The band, with a charismatic lead vocalists, was highly watchable and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. A beer here will set you back about $2.00.
Dress Code: Casual
orient bar.: have a drink at the orient hostel.
one of the most popular hostels in istanbul, the orient hostel has 2 good bars in the hostel
you can go there without being a guest in the hostel too.
it gets very busy with travellers there at night and for the same reason i won't really recomend staying there, because of the noise, but it's a great place to drop by for a few beers and fun company.
Dress Code: this is a real backpacker hangout and anything goes.Related to:
- Beer Tasting
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Ballet "Spartak": Theater "Aspendos"
This theatre “Aspendos” is open as a museum, but in the summer it is possible to watch operas and ballets there too. in my first visit in Turkey I had chance to watch ballet " Spartak " in this ancient amphitheater.Related to:
- Theater Travel
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