Best Bars in Istanbul

Istanbul´s nightlife is one of the best nightlife in the world. You will experience diversity in food, drinks, and different places. Bars are one of the main aspects of a happy nightlife. Istanbul E-pass provides you a complete detailed guide for the best Bars in Istanbul for your convenience.

Updated Date : 15.01.2022

Best Bars in Istanbul

The best way to ease the day's tiredness is to go to a bar and sip a drink accompanied by pleasant music and tastings. This is best experienced in the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul.

We made a mini list for you. We chose our "Best" bars, but we did not place them in order of importance. Each bar in the pub has a different feature, a different beauty. Let's take a look at our list of Best Bars in Istanbul.

360 Istanbul – Beyoglu

360 Restaurant is a restaurant that serves modern Turkish mezes as well as international cuisine. In a few minutes, while you're eating your meal, you'll see that they're getting you ready for the night. It also stands out with its return to the club, especially on weekends. It is one of the oldest restaurants and bars of Istanbul, fascinated not only with its food and bar but also with its view.

Istanbul 360

Babylon Bomonti – Sisli

Babylon, founded in Bomonti district, one of the rising regions of Istanbul, is like a meeting point. If you are one of those who say  "good drink, good music,"  this can be your meeting point. This is the meeting point preferred by Jimmy Scott, Lykke Li, Jane Birkin, and Patti Smith. So order your drink now and enjoy. Because you are in the historical Bomonti Beer Factory, and you are sipping your drink. 

Balcony Restaurant / Bar – Beyoglu

We are in one of our favorite parts of the city when it comes to bars. Asmali Mescit area hosts the "Balkon" Restaurant & Bar. Order your drink accompanied by terrific Italian pizzas. Enjoy the view. Funk, House, and electro will replace jazz and Soul music as the hour's pass. It is one of the best Bars in Istanbul. 

Corner Irish Pub - Beyoglu

This is one of the favorite pubs of all young and old. We can list many reasons, but the biggest reason is probably the live broadcast of football matches. So if you want to make new friends and have pleasant conversations, this is the place for you.

Corner Irish Pub

Backyard Backbar – Bebek

This is a necessary place for those who escape from the hustle and bustle of the city center. This is our discovery and our darling. Welcome to Backyard, located in the Backyard of the historic French Orphanage. We have always loved the green areas in the hills of the Bebek district. A place that offers much more than any other coffee shop in this region makes us happy. Don't forget to order something to taste along with your cocktail orders.

Joker No.5 – Nisantasi

It is one of the places where locals who leave work or school go before returning home. So if you want music, lots of chat, laughter, and beer, say hello. Although we love the Nisantasi branch, the Besiktas branch will also be waiting for you.

Joker No5

Efendi – Nisantasi

Let us introduce you to a cocktail bar that will make you feel at home. Efendi is a candidate to be the most excellent place in the neighborhood. If you like the Neighborhood Bar concept and front-door conversations are a must, this is the place. You can try the amazing cocktails of the owner Kivanc Kasar and his team here.

Lucca – Bebek

Lucca is the place that Wallpaper calls "The definitive leader of its field, which started the movement in Bebek."Listed by the Financial Times in the 10 most important places in Istanbul". Since 2004, this place is Modern, Cosmopolitan & Hip. Every time you go, you see a local celebrity. Lucca will always be unique with its colorful plates, delicious cocktails, and pleasant chill place.

Lucca

Arsen Lupen – Beyoglu

Arsen Lupen is one of the most favorite comfortable places for expats. If you are looking for an affordable and enjoyable place, we are here. Balkan music predominates especially preferred by young people and those who are fond of comfort.

The Final Word

We hope you have plenty of time to experience all of the places we mentioned above. In the meantime, don't forget to share your experiences with us and tag  "Istanbul E-pass"  on your Instagram page.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can you drink alcohol in Istanbul?

    You can drink alcohol in Istanbul. Most of the restaurants serve alcohol.

  • Does Istanbul have nightlife?

    Yes, Bars usually open and start serving at noon. Some close around 12:00-2:00 in the evening, while some continue until the early hours of the morning.

  • What is the best area for a bar?

    We can suggest many places, but if you plan to drink a lot of alcohol, the closest or most accessible area to your hotel where you can walk will be the best choice for you.

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