The 5 coolest nightlife spots in Istanbul

1) KLEIN

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

http://minimuzikhol.com

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

http://sumaproductions.com

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

http://mentha.co

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