5 bars with stunning views in Istanbul

1) Spago

On the very posh St. Regis Istanbul hotel rooftop you’ll find Spago, master chef Wolfgang Puck’s California cuisine restaurant and its gorgeous bar. Order a cocktail and enjoy the view over Istanbul or head to the lounge in case of bad weather for the same amazing views.

rooftop terrace at Spago

Harbiye Mh. Mim Kemal Öke Cd. 35

+90 212 368 08 08


2) Bebek Terrace Restaurant

An Istanbul classic that has been around since the 1950s, the Bebek Hotel was recently revamped by The Stay hotel group and its iconic waterfront terrace restaurant is also better than ever. Grab a signature cocktail, have a seat and lookout over the Bosphorus strait, an essential Istanbul experience.

Terrace of Bebek restaurant in Istanbul by night

At: Bebek Hotel. Bebek Mh. Cevdet Paşa Cd. 34

+90 212 970 78 36


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3) Büyük Londra Oteli Terrace Bar

Virtually unaltered since its establishment in 1892, during the glamorous days of the Orient Express, this nostalgic hotel has an Ottoman-Victorian elegance with plenty of red velvet. Apart from the bar downstairs with its caged exotic birds, the hotel also has a terrace bar with a fantastic view of Istanbul.

Büyük Londra Oteli terrace

Asmalı Mescit Mh. Meşrutiyet Cd. 53

+90 212 245 06 70


4) Monkey Bar

Istanbul is truly fortunate to have access to the top of the Deniz Palas Apartment, now used as the headquarters of IKSV (Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Art). Monkey Bar, belonging to Firuze Restaurant, looks out over the Golden Horn in all its splendour, made more enjoyable with a round of delicious cocktails.

view from Monkey Bar

Evliya Çelebi Mh. Sadi Konuralp Cd. 5

+90 212 238 50 50


5) Però

You’ll feel like you can jump into the Bosphorus at any time because of this restaurant and bar’s location right on the water. Decked out in marble-top tables and French bistro chairs, there’s a sense of sophistication that’s also reflected in the seasonal menu and craft cocktails.

river view at Però

Yeniköy Mh. Daire Sk. 5

+90 212 223 77 77

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