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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 500 Hidden Secrets of Istanbul reveals off-the-beaten track places and interesting details for anyone who's keen to explore Istanbul's best-kept secrets.
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