Kasette – for our night owls $$

Located on a side street away from the bustle of Istiklal street, the red glow of Kasette pulls in crowds every night, where the dancing continues until the morning hours. Equipped with a great sound system, this is another one of the top places to visit if you’re looking for good quality electronic music. There…

Minimüzikhol – Quality music in Cihangir $$

Minimuzikhol is one of downtown Istanbul’s premiere locations for quality electronic music. As the name suggest, the venue is really small and it is like crashing into a friends living room. It gets more than crowded, so make sure to be there not too late, especially on weekends. Check their agenda online for guest DJs;…

Fosil – the rock and roll hotspot $$$

Karakoy is well-known for all its little cafés, breakfast places and restaurants in the small streets, but definitely not for its night life. Although there are some few places that have an alcohol license, nights were rather empty here. That changed with Fosil, a rock and roll bar on the third floor at Kemankeş Caddesi.…

Tektekçi- Paradise for shot lovers $$

One of the newest trends in Istanbul are shot bars and Tektekçi is the first and most successful one. Over 100 (!) different shot combinations are available and can be ordered in menus, served on custom made shot-trays. The menu is divided into sweet, sour, spicy and straight tasting shots- if unsure about what to choose…