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 the lookout for the odd celebrity guest. Its six restaurants open in summer give extra reasons to sortie.