If you’re asking what there is to do on a night out in Istanbul then the answer is simple. Istanbul is among the most enjoyable places in the world for tourists to visit and attracts thousands of people every day. And one of the many benefits of thus is that there are loads of clubs to choose from. So, to boost your mood and destress, club-hopping in Istanbul may be just the ticket. Here are some of the best options for an unforgettable night in Istanbul.
1. Sortie Club
Our first stop is the Sortie Club which has almost come to represent Istanbul nightlife. Located by the sea, it offers fantastic views of the Bosphorus along with delicious food and drink, making Sortie more than just a club. It’s a very popular destination so booking is highly recommended, but you’re guaranteed a great night there.
Open Hours: 18:00 – 04:00
Location: Kuruçeşme, Muallim Naci Cd. No:54, 34345 Kuruçeşme/Beşiktaş/Beşiktaş/İstanbul
Phone Number: (0212) 327 85 85
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2. Dorock XL
For a more affordable option, or for live music, you might prefer Dorock XL. Situated in Kadıköy, which is fast becoming the new nightclub centre of Istanbul, Dorock XL boasts the best lighting and sound system in the city and you’re sure to have a great night there.
Open Hours: 09:00 – 05:00
Location: Caferağa, Namlı Market Yanı, Mühürdar Cd. No:60, 34710 Kadıköy/İstanbul
Phone Number: (0535) 363 93 49
3. Nardis Jazz Club
Our next stop is the Nardis Jazz Club, located in Beyoglu which offers a unique experience. If you’re after something a little different from the usual nightclub then this is the place to be; the authentic atmosphere, cool cocktails, and live music from live jazz bands combine to make Nardis Jazz Club one of the coolest clubs in Istanbul.
Open Hours: 20:00 – 01:30
Location: Bereketzade Mh., Galata Kulesi Sk. No:8, 34421 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
Phone Number: (0212) 244 63 27
Ruby is another high-quality nightclub located in Ortaköy. With its excellent view of the Bosphorus and superb food and drinks, as well as music, you’ll find it has all the ingredients for a great night out. In addition to its magnificent location, Ruby offers a huge variety of food from Eastern and Western cuisine as well as traditional Turkish and Mediterranean dishes.
Open Hours: 18:00 – 04:00, Sundays 19:00 – 04:00
Location: Yıldız, Ortaköy Salhanesi Sk. No:5, 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul
Phone Number: (0212) 327 28 44
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360Istanbul is a luxurious restaurant & bar offering a fine dining experience along with a 360-degree view of Istanbul. Located in Taksim, Beyoğlu, once the centre of Istanbul nightlife, the fact that the area is less crowded these days simply means getting seated at one of its high-quality restaurants such as 360Istanbul is easier. With its exceptional view, dance shows and fine dining experience, this place is well worth a visit.
Open Hours: 12:00 – 02:00, Fridays and Saturdays 12:00 – 04:00
Location: Tomtom, İstiklal Cd. No:8 D:163, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
Phone Number: (0212) 251 10 43
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Located in Harbiye, Şişli, Klein is another location popular with clubbers. With its large dance floor, lively atmosphere and banging audio system, it’s considered one of the best clubs in Istanbul. You’re assured a top night out but beware it is quite pricey so check before you book or turn up.
Open Hours: Fridays and Saturdays 23:00 – 04:00 Closed at Other Days
Location: Harbiye, Cebel Topu Sk. No:4, 34373 Şişli/İstanbul
7. Masquerade Club
Masquerade Club is one of the most popular clubs in Gayrettepe, Beşiktaş. It has regular theme nights, and always plays high-quality music. The location is good and prices are average. The club lays on some highly enjoyable dance shows which are very popular but can make it overcrowded.
Open Hours: 23:00 – 05:00 Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Location: Yıldız Posta Cad. Sinan Pasajı No:38 D:26, Gayrettepe / Beşiktaş/İstanbul
Phone Number: (0212) 347 13 47
8. Kumsaati Blues Club
Kumsaati Blues Club, in Asmali Mescid, Beyoğlu offers reasonably priced drinks accompanied by top quality blues music. It’s a great way to enjoy your food & drink in a unique and original atmosphere. Details of prices and the concert calendar are available on the club’s website.
Open Hours: 14:00 – 02:00, Thursdays and Fridays 14:00 – 03:00, Saturdays 14:00 – 00:00 Closed on Sundays
Location: Asmalı Mescit, Jurnal Sk. No:17, 34430 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
Phone Number: (0212) 292 55 73
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