Never ceasing to attract the attention of people of all ages, Istanbul offers a wide range of activities taking both tourists and locals by the storm. Along with its deeply rooted history and countless attractions, Istanbul also houses the finest examples of nightclubs, turning the city into a never-ending party. Here are some of the best nightclubs in Istanbul where you can dance the night away! Enjoy!
One of the most famous nightclubs in Istanbul, Anjelique has fundementally altered the concept of nightlife in Istanbul ever since it opened its doors in 2001.
Located in a three-storey waterfront mansion in Ortaköy, Anjelique flaunts the unique beauty of the Bosphorus. The club is open from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. With a capacity of 1,700 people, Anjelique serves as a restaurant till midnight. Different restaurants on different storeys offer the best examples of world cuisine before the party begins!
An up and coming region in Istanbul, Karaköy houses several hip and trendy restaurants and nightclubs, Zelda Zonk being one of them.
Zelda Zonk opened in 2013 on the top floor of Gradiva Hotel. Combined with the magnificent view of the restaurant, the eccentric variety of the foods served turn Zelda Zonk into a meeting point in the city. Turning into a nightclub after 11 p.m., Zelda Zonk guarantees an unforgettable experience and a night full of fun.
Arabesque brought a breath of fresh air into the nightlife scene in Istanbul. Not only the cuisine, but also the decoration is what makes Arabesque one of a kind. The club follows a Neo-Lebanese style, reflected in even the tiniest detail. Upon entering, oriental karaoke takes the guests by surprise. The concept of entertainment in Arabesque transcends even the Middle Eastern standards!
Located in Bebek, the pearl of Istanbul, Chilai offers a relaxing and friendly atmosphere in addition to its ambitious menu created by celebrity chefs.
In addition to fine-dining and entertainment boosted by famous DJ performances later at night, Chilai also houses an art gallery. It is definitely worth trying!
Reina, where the heart of nightlife beats in Istanbul, is actually among the most popular nightclubs all around the world thanks to its superior quality and excellence in world standards. Ever since it opened its doors in 2002, Reina has become a lot more than just a nightclub. Indeed, it is a tourist attraction in addition to a meeting point for international statesmen, businessmen, and even world stars.
It is certainly a privilege to sip your drink at Reina while admiring the amazing skyline of Istanbul. It is the place to see and be seen!
The atmosphere in Cahide is unlike that of any other nightclub in Istanbul. Especially famous for its cocktails, Cahide is the entertainment venue for bachelor parties, henna nights, and birthday celebrations.
Cahide definitely takes the concept of entertainment to the next level with its wide variety of music choice, accompanied by its distinguishing shows, starting after 9:30 p.m.
Located inside the famous Ulus park, Ulus 29 is made up of a restaurant, a club, and a roof bar. Ulus 29 overlooks both bridges in Istanbul, offering its guests a unique view.
The restaurant is open every day, after 6:30 p.m. There is a separate section for private parties, special events and business meetings. As for the club, it wouldn’t be wrong to assert that Ulus 29 spices up the nightlife in Istanbul on Fridays and Saturdays.
Meaning “Exit” in French, Sortie is the place to blow off some steam. Established on a 3500-square meter venue, Sortie houses 7 different restaurants, and the world-famous Sortie Club, where you are guaranteed to have quite a blast and have a memorable night!
Nardis Jazz Club
Nardis Jazz Club is the venue where you can tap out the rhythm of the jazz scene in Istanbul. The location of this club is as unique as the club itself, since it is right next to the Galata Tower. The club houses countless events appealing to jazz enthusiasts. It is, therefore, not be missed for a night full of jazz in Istanbul.
Another trendy place in Karaköy, Gaspar is named after Gaspar Noe, the famous director. Ferit Sarper, the owner of Gaspar, is a big fan of the director. For that reason, he personally paid extreme attention to each and every detail in order to make sure that he has accurately reflected Noe’s unique style into the place.
With a capacity of 120 people, Gaspar is made up of two floors, the top of which can also be used for private dining and special events. DJ performances start right after dinner at Gaspar, turning this “cool” restaurant into a full-blown nightclub!