Discovering Istanbul at night is a great idea. When the sun goes down, Istanbul becomes a fantastic dreamland. Istanbul looks brighter and more magical. You can hear cheerful people’s voices from the streets and restaurants. But nights are long, so after a nice dinner, you can listen to your favorite music and enjoy cocktails with your friends in a nightclub. There are some specific districts when it comes to night clubs. Taksim, Şişli, and Kadıköy are at the top of the list to go to have a fantastic night.

Here some suggestions for night clubs in Istanbul!


It is the first place when it comes to having a fantastic Istanbul night. Along the Istiklal street, there are many restaurants and taverns. Nights clubs are usually in a hidden corner of the street. For instance; Kulp is in Şehbender street and you can go there by walking from Şişhane Metro Station. As you walk into narrow streets, you can discover other night clubs as well. Yet, Kulp is one of the oldest and popular night clubs in that area. The music starts at 11.00 p.m. and continues to sunrise. You can taste their delicious cocktails and enjoy R&B music. If you want to listen to music from local singers, you may go to Jolly Joker. It is in the back streets of Istiklal street and nearby Madame Tussauds Museum. It is open between 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. and it only serves beverages with some snacks. It is one of the well-equipped places for listening to live music, so you can enjoy trendy Turkish music with pleasure.


It is a neighbor district to Taksim and in the center of many transportations. You can get there easily by using the metro or other vehicles. For instance; Arabesque is nearby Taksim and you can walk from the park to there for a while. It is open from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. and you need to make a reservation before you go to. It has a colorful and authentic atmosphere. You can taste Lebanese aperitifs and tasteful cocktails. Besides, there can be a belly dance show and you can enjoy it as you try to dance with lively songs. Moreover, prices are a bit cheaper in comparison to other places. However, if you want to enjoy your meal as listening to Jazz melodies, you can go to Divine Brasserie and Jazz Club in Şişli. It is open from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. and serves dishes from Turkish and French cuisines. You can listen to live Jazz music and enjoy your meal with your friend or family as well since it is a kid-friendly place. Besides, making a reservation before you go there is recommended.


For the Asian side of Istanbul, Kadıköy is the right place to visit at night. You can get in the ferry from Eminönü or Beşiktaş to go to Kadıköy. Since residents of Kadıköy is mostly young, there are many clubs and pubs. Popmod is nearby the seaside of Moda. you can listen to the pop songs from the ’60s, ’70s or ’80s. It is open until 4 a.m. and serves beverages with some aperitifs. Since it is a popular night club, it can be better to make a reservation before you go there. If you want to drink tasteful beverages and listen to trendy alternative music from Turkish singers, you can prefer to go to Zeplin. You can go there by walking from Kadıköy Metro Station. It is open until 2 a.m. for Friday and Saturday nights. They serve tasty aperitifs and fantastic beverages to try.

Istanbul nights are shiny and appealing to anyone. Taksim can be the first place to visit since it has many narrow back streets you can find night clubs and pubs. Kulp can be a good preference if you want to enjoy R&B music and fantastic beverages from night to sunrise. If you want to listen, trendy Turkish singers, you may prefer to go to Jolly Joker nearby Madame Tussauds Museum in Istiklal Street. Şişli is a neighbor of Taksim and has some alternatives for having fun at night. Arabesque can be a great choice if you want to dance with energetic music and try to learn some figures from belly dancers. Besides, you may choose to have a calm night with your family or friends by listening to Jazz melodies. In that case, you can go to Divine Brasserie and Jazz Club. The last place for an unforgettable night can be Kadıköy. There are many alternatives for night clubs and PopMod can be a great choice for listening to pop songs from the ’60s and so on. Moreover, you may go to Zeplin to try some tasty beverages and aperitifs by listening to alternative Turkish music.

When you visit Istanbul, do not forget to discover city at night as well. can be helpful for further information about your Istanbul visit.