Here is our list of fun places for partying in Istanbul. Some places like Reina or Lucca are classics, and others like Klein are new in the game and really fun. This list does not include the districts of Beyoglu (Taksim, Karaköy, Cihangir, Galata, Asmali …) to which we have dedicated a special section: going out in Beyoglu.
Reina is the most famous nightclub in Istanbul, you can even see their advertising at the airport. Sure, this is not the most intimate place of the town, a bit touristy, but it’s still worth the trip. From October to May the terrace is closed but you can still have fun inside. Note that the doormen can be a little strict without reservation, especially if you are not accompanied !! You can party in Reina everyday of the week and it is also possible to get there by boat.
Opened in October 2015 in the Harbiye district next to Taksim, this is the new “cool club in town” with many nice features: it is not easy to find, has a large surface area, international and local quality electronic music DJs come mixing, and the clientele is rather trendy. Some customers name it “the Berghain of Istanbul”, referring to the legendary club of Berlin. Bouncers can be demanding, but we recommend you go check it out because it is really beautiful, fun, and the music selection is really interesting when you love electronic music. Open every weekends.
Located in the hills of the Ulus neighborhood, the place overlooks the Bosphorus and the view is breathtaking. It is primarily a restaurant where businessmen and influential people of Istanbul come dinner. It is also one of the best wine cellar of Istanbul, with a French sommelier. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 29 Ulus becomes a nightclub where the stars of the Turkish TV series and the youth get together to party. You better make a reservation, otherwise you may not find space. The place also has an open lounge every night. Perfect for a drink with a view.
Located in the upscale district of Bebek, Lucca is always full since its opening in 2004. The beautiful people of Istanbul gather there at happy hour until the late at night. Some days the place is so full that costumers sip their cocktails in the street.
Address : Bebek Mh., Cevdet Paşa Cd No:51, 34342 Istambul, Turquie
Phone : +90 212 257 1255
Link : www.luccastyle.com
The mythical concert hall of the Beyoglu district opened its doors in the former Bomonti Beer factory surrounded by art galleries and design shops in the district of Bomonti. The selection of music is quite eclectic, and there’s almost a concert every day attracting many young advertisers of Istanbul.
Address : No:, Vişnezade Mh., Silahşör Cd. No:1, 34384 Şişli/İstanbul
Phone :+90 212 334 0100
Link : babylon.com.tr/en/venues/babylon-bomonti
Angelique is one of the iconic nightclubs of Istanbul. More intimate and less touristic than the famous Reina, it has a terrace with fantastic views of the Bosphorus Bridge and the Detroit. It’s a very nice place to go out in Istanbul, if you like the glitter of the nightlife it’s the place to go. This club has two levels with two different atmospheres, pop music on the first floor and electronic music on the second. Tip: book before you go, or go early around midnight otherwise you may encounter difficulties to enter the club.
Open from Thursday to Sunday. This is the nightclub of footballers and Russian escorts. For people in need of bling bling !! It is not our favorite place although the atmosphere is always very hot.