The 5 coolest nightlife spots in Istanbul


Often referred to as the Berghain of Istanbul, not because of anything lascivious but because of the picky doorman, KLEIN is for people who want to dance carelessly to good electronic music. In the summer, the KLEIN crowd goes to the rooftop club KLEIN.garten on Meşrutiyet Caddesi 67.

KLEIN club in Istanbul

Harbiye Mh. Cebel Topu Sk. 4

+90 212 291 84 40

2) Bina

With a whole house to itself on Kadife Sokak (Velvet Street – Kadıköy’s infamous nightlife epicentre), Bina is a cafe by day, where locals hang out in the comfy lounges upstairs, and a restaurant and bar at night. Listen to different DJs spin their best every week while you mingle with the cool crowd in the courtyard.

people having a drink at Bina

Caferağa Mh. Kadife Sk. 26

+90 216 330 84 66

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3) Mini Müzikhol

A true Istanbul nightlife institution, all the cool kids end up at Mini when every other bar begins to close. A tiny apartment-turned-club, some of the city’s best DJs perform here on the weekends to a carefree crowd that is not yet ready to call it a night.

Mini Müzikhol in Istanbul

Cihangir Mh. Soğancı Sk. 3

+90 212 245 19 96

4) Suma Han

This gorgeous historic apartment building hosts Istanbul’s best parties on its lower floor. Seasonal events include a coveted line-up of local and international DJs that infuse the crowd with enough energy to keep them going until the wee hours of the morning. That and the delicious cocktails, of course.

a show at Suma Han

Karaköy Mh. Yanıkkapı Sk. 3

+90 532 131 20 59

5) Frankhan Istanbul

One of the latest additions to the Karaköy neighbourhood, which was completely changed with the Galataport project, this performance and event venue is making waves with its amazing line-up. Follow Frankhan on Instagram ( to see which DJ or musician is taking the stage, from Habibi Funk to Mount Kimbie and many more.

Yellow spotlights and people dancing at Frankhan

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