Bar in Beşiktaş, Nişantaşi & Ortaköy

Çırağan Palace Kempinski Hotel

Nursing a mega-pricey çay (₺18), coffee (₺20) or beer (₺20) at one of the Çırağan's terrace tables and watching the scene around İstanbul's best swimming pool, which is right on the Bosphorus, lets you sample the li…
Cafe in Beşiktaş, Nişantaşi & Ortaköy

Malta Köşkü

Built in 1870, this unlicensed restaurant and function centre was where Sultan Abdül Hamit II imprisoned his brother Murat V, having deposed him in 1876. The terrace has Bosphorus views, as does the upstairs dining …
Beer Garden in Beşiktaş, Nişantaşi & Ortaköy

Craft Beer Lab

There’s a long list of bottled international beers and a few on tap at this lively Beşiktaş pub with an industrial-chic vibe to its interior spaces and a big backyard equipped with umbrellas and heat lamps for outdo…
Gay in Beşiktaş, Nişantaşi & Ortaköy

Love Dance Point

Well into its second decade, LDP is the most Europhile of the local gay venues, hosting gay musical icons and international circuit parties. Hard-cutting techno is thrown in with gay anthems and Turkish pop. The pla…
Club in Beşiktaş, Nişantaşi & Ortaköy


Behind its high walls, Sortie has long vied for the title of reigning queen of the Golden Mile, nipping at the heels of its rival dowager Reina. It pulls in the city's glamour pusses and poseurs, all of whom are on …
Club in Beşiktaş, Nişantaşi & Ortaköy


A subterranean space with a huge dance floor and top-notch sound system, Klein has DJs who spin techno and electronica, two bars and a dance-focused crowd. Check the Facebook feed for events.