Nightlife

Top Choice Cafe in Beyoğlu

Federal Coffee Company

Our favourite of the recent tsunami of coffee roasteries to open in the city, the Federal Coffee Company advertises itself as an 'Australian Coffee Roaster' and visitors from Down Under will certainly feel at home w…
Top Choice Coffee in Beyoğlu

Manda Batmaz

Bored with the brouhaha over modern-day coffee culture? Don't care where your beans have been roasted, or whether your barista's tattoos are on show? If so, this tiny coffee shop is for you. Serving Beyoğlu's best T…
Top Choice Bar in Beyoğlu

Mikla

It's worth overlooking the occasional bit of uppity service at this stylish rooftop bar to enjoy excellent cocktails and what could well be the best view in İstanbul. In winter the drinking action moves to the bar i…
Top Choice Bar in Beyoğlu

Unter

This cafe, bar and restaurant hybrid epitomises the new Karaköy style: it's glam without trying too hard, and has a vaguely arty vibe. Ground-floor windows open to the street in fine weather, allowing the action to …
Bar in Beyoğlu

Ravouna 1906

A glass eyrie on the roof of a charming art nouveau building on Beyoğlu's major boulevard, this comfortable bar/restaurant commands a panoramic view of the Historical Peninsula and Bosphorus and is a fabulous perch …
Cafe in Beyoğlu

Kronotrop

Specialty coffee bars have proliferated in İstanbul in recent years, spearheaded by businesses such as this hip place opposite the Firuz Ağa Mosque in Cihangir. Owned by noted restaurateur Mehmet Gürs, it sources be…
Bar in Beyoğlu

Geyik

A hybrid coffee roastery and cocktail bar? Yep, you read that correctly. Run by one-time Turkish barista champion Serkan İpekli and mixologist Yağmur Engin, this ultra-fashionable place is popular with coffee aficio…
Cafe in Beyoğlu

Fil

Dedicated to photography books, creative workshops and coffee, this bookshop-cafe in Karaköy is crammed into two floors of a small space that has been stylishly fitted out with a marble bar, comfortable banquettes a…
Bar in Beyoğlu

360

İstanbul's most famous bar, and deservedly so. If you can score one of the bar stools on the terrace you'll be happy indeed – the view is truly extraordinary. It morphs into a club after midnight on Friday and Satur…
Bar in Beyoğlu

Leb-i Derya

On the top floor of a dishevelled building off İstiklal, Leb-i Derya has wonderful views across to the Old City and down the Bosphorus, meaning that seats on the small outdoor terrace or at the bar are highly prized…