Socrates Bistro

Bar in Beşiktaş, Nişantaşi & Ortaköy

Infused liquors, mad-scientist-style barware and drinks poured theatrically over dry ice make this sleek but cosy bar a worthy stop on Nişantaşı’s burgeoning cocktail circuit. Ample beer and wine menus, and gourmetified pub grub like sous vide burgers or nachos with artichoke-and-spinach gratin (mains ₺34 to ₺65), too. It’s named after the Brazilian footballer, not the philosopher.