Vefa Bozacısı

Bar in Bazaar District

This famous boza bar was established in 1876 and locals still flock here to drink its viscous non-alcoholic tonic, which is made from water, sugar and fermented barley and has a slight lemony tang. Topped with dried chickpeas and a sprinkle of cinnamon, it has a reputation for building up strength and virility, and tends to be an acquired taste.

In summer, the bar also serves şıra (fermented grape juice), limonata and Osmanlı şerbeti (Ottoman cordials).