Cafe in Alanya


The shaded garden of this restored Ottoman residence is a trendy hang-out for Alanya's bright young things, and a great antidote to the more touristy bars and cafes around town. Enjoy a relaxing combo of tea, nargil…
Tea Garden in Anamur


We really like this sand-between-your-toes tea garden smack-dab on the seafront. Run by a couple of friendly sisters, its highlights include cheap eats and a couple of kilim-bedecked day beds. Fire up a nargile sess…
Juice Bar in Antakya

Antakya Vitamin Bar

Need a vitamin injection after some hard travelling? This friendly place, lined with photos of famous clientele, is the spot for freshly squeezed juices or an 'atom shake' (₺7), a regional speciality of banana, pist…
Club in Alanya

Club Zapfhahn

One of Alanya's most popular clubs gets packed with a fun, young and up-for-it crowd of both local and holidaying revellers. There's usually a different DJ every night during the height of summer, plus go-go dancers…
Bar in Kızkalesi


One of the biggest clubs/bars on the Kızkalesi beach, the Albatros is perfect for sundowners around the outdoor bar, with full views of the sea castle. In season things get younger and noisier as the night progresse…
Bar in Antakya

Barudi Bar

The Barudi Bar is one of Antakya's most happening hang-outs, with its hideaway inner courtyard, decent range of imported beers and impressive list of cocktails.
Irish Pub in Adana

Newport Irish Pub

An Irish pub in name (and some decor) only, the Newport is nonetheless a pleasant option for an evening restorative after wandering the upmarket shopping streets north of Atatürk Parkı. The open-plan layout and corn…
Bar in Kızkalesi

Turkish Turtles Club

Exposed bricks, saucy pop-star prints and giant beer cans make this the funkiest place in town. You may be keeping company with Turkish teenagers from Adana or Mersin, proudly showing off the newly inked tattoos the…
Club in Alanya

Havana Club

This 1st-floor venue is a summer-holiday favourite for partying young Turks, with DJs playing a mix of club classics, modern pop and R&B dance hits. Women, especially single ones, are often excused the entry fee…
Bar in Alanya

Tudors Pub

Live music and decent beer are the draws at this slick, multistorey venue by the harbour. There's not too much about it that's reminiscent of a certain 16th-century royal house from Wales, but it can provide a regal…