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

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 Beach

Beach club by day and open-air nightclub by night, Suma Beach is the place to party without any inhibitions. Catch a Suma Beach bus from Taksim and get ready to spend your whole day dancing to a slew of excellent DJs that play non-stop music until the sun comes up.

DJ playing at Suma Beach

Gümüşdere Mh. Boğazici Kampüs Yolu Sk. 1-A

+90 505 974 19 03

5) Mentha

If partying on a rooftop with a 360-degree view of Istanbul is your thing, then make sure to put Mentha on your nightlife list. Some of the best local DJs such as Barış K. play at Mentha, and you’ll be happy to know that they also serve delicious food and cocktails.

Mentha rooftop bar

Kamer Hatun Mh. Meşrutiyet Cd. 34

+90 554 923 40 43


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