I found many small pubs with live music but I saw a great concert open air! The place was called Soyer Kultur Sanat Fabrikası but it seemed that no one knew about it because it was the first rock concert there! Anyway, my basic motive visiting Izmir was to see ANATHEMA live on stage. The British goth/alternative metal band was a favorite of mine during the 00s and I managed to see them many times in Athens but also in London.
I bought my ticket at Biletix office in Karsiyaka paying 30YTL. When I got into the place for the concert I had a bad surprise though, there was no one around and the old many that was probably the guardian told me “yarin, yarin” which means tomorrow in Turkish language! Hopefully, I had another day in Izmir and didn’t miss the concert! The next evening I was there again, the area was full of people this time and the surprise was good: the full moon was there above the stage and that was great while I was listening to their music.
Address: Manas Bulv./613 Sok. No:10
Phone: +90 2324863400
At Alsancak there are small streets with a lot of nice bars in old Greek houses. Alsancak is the most elegant suburb in Izmir. A great combination of old and modern buildings. Many cafes, pubs and some nice but expensive shops. There are some small pedestranized streets that worth walking on. The music was rock in most of them. You can also find restaurants here although not any cheap one.
Izmir State Opera and Ballet is an old cinema since the beginning of the 20th century. Don’t forget that the variety of its population (apart from the Turkish people also thousands of greek merchants but also English, French, Italians, Jews etc) that formed the importance of Smyrna as a rich port and commercial center. Westerns had special benefits from the Ottoman authorities who were pleased to collect taxes because they gave western the privilege to built houses and warehouses along the central areas of the seaside of town. As expected economic growth brought educational revival, new schools, dance halls, theatres etc No surprise in early 20th century the town had 35 printing stores for numerous western newspapers, magazines, books etc
Anyway the Opera houses many nice theatre performances, opera and ballets but I didn’t attend any while there. It’s located in the center so I passed by for some photos only.
Address: Milli Kutuphane Caddesi
Directions: It’s in the city center
Bodrum is the best known for her nightlife among the touristýic centers of the Aegean.Along wýth the vivacity nad colourfulness of the day,the attractýveness of nightlife in Bodrum is the main characteristic of the town
Halikarnas Disco has become a symbol of Borum as it's known throughout the world as 'The Most Beautiful Disco ýn the World'.The atmosphere of the outdoorvenue is very exclusive.Service is quick and with a smile.Halikarnas is open every night of the week and holds live dance shows and other ýnterestýng things.
Mavi bar is an old favorite in Bodrum should be your choýce of yuo are looking for good quality live music in a relaxed environment and not so crowded.
Hadigari bar&disco has a original still on the maain bar strip,but the new more chic venue is located just behind Bodrum Castle overlooking the sea.
Directions: Halikarnas Disco is on the Cumhuriyet Cad.
Tel;+90.252.316 80 00
Mavi Bar ýs also on the Cumhuriyet Cad.
Tel;+90.252.316 39 32
Hadigari Bar&Disco ýs on the Alim Bey Cad.
Tel;+90.252.313 90 87
Just a reminder when picking a hotel room... traffic in Izmir is loud! The Turks like to use their horns to announce their presence, and it can go late into the night. Some hotels are quieter than others.
Open Air disco : Levent Marina
Rock Bar: Kybele, Punta
Members only : En velo
Live turkish music : Ece Bar, Hanci, La sera
Discos: Secret Memories, Outside, Prenses Disco,
Kybele and Punta for very professional Live Rock
Discos to dance like hell
Turksih music to see how we party
Dress Code: NO DRESSCODE at all ( maybe en velo, but anyway they wont let you in if yo are not a member)
Directions: Alsancak AreaAdd to your Trip Planner
ÝF YOU LÝKE TURKÝSH MUSÝC,AND YOU WANT TO LÝSTEN THEM FROM POPULAR SÝNGERS LÝVE,CECE BAR ÝS THE BEST PLACE TO DRÝNK AND DANCE ALL NÝGHT:)
hadi iceliiim,askin sarabini mesk edelim,
ayrilmak yok diye and icelim,terketmek yok,and icelim!
Dress Code: nightdress
Directions: alsancakAdd to your Trip Planner
There are lots of restaurants and bars in Izmir. We went out for a beer to a place called 'The Lift' (Asansör in Turkish) which is located some 50 metres up on a hill. You get there by elevator, and sitting in the outside pub, you have a stunning view over the city. For more information about Asansör and other places in Izmir, see http://www.cankan.com/gizmir/13-interesting_places_of_izmir.htm
In Izmir, visit the street of Bars and night clubs. In Cesme, anywhere! Right; Asansor, it's a historical lift between two different streets. A couple of years ago, it's converted in to a café & bar complex. worth to see.
good fun, good&live music and great atmosphere
Directions: Eating and Drinking , Dancing , Live Music
Ooze Venue, located in Bornova has one of the best nightlife experiences in Izmir. Every Wednesday Friday and Saturday, two great bands perform: Kirli and Cirkef. Cirkef is especially good, their lead has an excaptionally good voice, and you just cannot stand still. Everybody is dancing and it plain good fun
Dress Code: No dress code, just be comfortable, you will be dancing!