Drinking & Nightlife

İstanbul and the Mediterranean and Aegean resort towns have an awesome nightlife, including a raucous rainbow of bars, terrace bars, cocktail bars, Irish pubs, nightclubs, booze cruises and the Turks' beloved meyhanes (taverns), where live fasıl accompanies rakı (aniseed brandy) and meze. Drinking precincts are popular and enjoyable with outdoor tables and roaming buskers, from the strips around İstanbul's İstiklal Caddesi to the Bar Streets of Marmaris, Kuşadası, Bodrum and Fethiye.