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Top Choice Live Music in Istanbul

Babylon Bomonti

İstanbul's pre-eminent live-music venue has been packing the crowds in since 1999 and shows no sign of losing its mojo, especially now that it has moved to a larger space in an atmospheric old beer factory in the up…
Live Music in Bodrum Town

Kule Rock City

This rock bar and club is grungy by Bodrum's standards, although there are still plenty of beautiful people on the outside decking. Two-for-one drink promotions are sometimes offered. There are great old motorbikes …
Live Music in Alanya

Çello Türkü Bar

This rollicking, friendly Turkish bar features live 'protest and folk music' and is a top spot for an acoustic-fuelled night of rakı (aniseed brandy) and beers. Locals crowd in before the bands start (at 10pm), esca…
Live Music in Kuşadası

Orient Bar

On a narrow street in the Kaleiçi, this perennial favourite in an atmospheric old stone house is the perfect escape from Bar St, where you can listen to the nightly acoustic guitarist or settle in for a cosy chat be…
Live Music in Selçuk

Pink Bistro Cafe

The oldest drinking establishment in Selçuk, Pink calls itself a bistro-cafe, looks like a pub, but functions as a bar-cum-nightclub. Live music at 8pm on Friday and Saturday.
Live Music in Beyoğlu

Salon İKSV

This intimate performance space in the İstanbul Foundation for Culture & Arts (İKSV) building hosts live contemporary music (classical, jazz, rock, alternative and world music) as well as theatrical and dance pe…
Live Music in Eskişehir

Eskişehir Municipal Symphony Orchestra

Eskişehir's symphony orchestra is one of Turkey's best, and offers weekly concerts for an enthusiastic local audience. It also provides backup for operas and ballets. Works performed here run the gamut from classica…
Jazz in Beyoğlu

Nardis Jazz Club

Named after a Miles Davis track, this intimate venue near the Galata Tower is run by jazz guitarist Önder Focan and his wife Zuhal. Performers include gifted amateurs, local jazz luminaries and visiting internationa…
Live Music in Eskişehir

Peyote

This venue on Barlar Sokak hosts local acts from across the musical spectrum, including rock, metal, jazz, hip-hop and acoustic. Shows start around 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays and cost about ₺10; grab a drink befo…
Live Music in Ordu

Jazz Pub

On the 5th floor of the Atlıhan Hotel, this cool jazz bar has live music at 9.30pm on Sunday nights. With low lighting, English-speaking staff manning the long bar, and an open roof on warm nights, it's a mellow spo…