Bodrum Peninsula drinking and nightlife

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Dada Salon

Occupying an old sponge warehouse, this bohemian speakeasy is owned by Okan Bayulgen, a well-known TV, film and theatre actor. An intimate venue for cabaret, theatre and live-music acts, it occupies three floors and…
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White House

This doyenne of Bodrum's party scene, approaching its third decade, has beachfront chill-out rattan sofas, a dance floor pumping with house music and blissed-out tourists.
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Ship Ahoy

Nothing says power and prestige like understated Ship Ahoy: essentially just a wide dock extending over the water, it's the antithesis of the lavish nightclub concept of entertainment, and the first port of call for…
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Not to be confused with a similarly named seafood restaurant dating back to 1927, this unpretentious old favourite with its face to the sea and back to town does rock, with a dark-wood atmosphere to match and alleyw…
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Marina Yacht Club

This big, breezy waterfront nightspot has four bars and offers live music most nights year-round. Merrymakers congregate at the tables dotting the water-facing deck; in winter the inside section by the port gates is…
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Bodrum's poshest and most popular address for Turkish clubbers, Küba has all the plasma screens, disaffected DJs and laser beams one would expect. lts terrace bar-restaurant is a cool spot for a waterfront drink.
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Opening right onto the beach, chilled-out Moonlight is a friendly hang-out off Bar St – great to meet people or just enjoy the castle views.
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Jazz Cafe

This come-as-you-are beach bar, founded by jazz greats Cengiz Sanli and Mete Gurman in 2008, hosts live jazz and blues on weekend nights.