Nightlife

Top Choice Cafe in Ayvalık

Şeytan Kahvesı

One of the town's best-loved and most historic cafes, Şeytan Kahvesi (the Devil’s Coffeehouse) was named after the current owner’s grandfather, who certainly had an interesting name to live up to. Its streetside ter…
Top Choice Cafe in Eski Foçu

Kavala Cafe

Enjoying a sunset drink on the waterside terrace of this beautifully restored stone house at the very end of Reha Midilli Caddesi is a Foça highlight, and a mid-morning coffee under the shade of an umbrella is enjoy…
Top Choice Bar in Cunda (Alibey Island)

Taş Kahve

It’s worth the trip to the island just to sip tea and talk fishing in this cavernous venue adorned with stained-glass windows and period black-and-white photos. Its front terrace positively heaves with people in sum…
Cafe in Ayvalık

Açelya Cafe

The outdoor terrace right at the water's edge makes this a popular local haunt, particularly at sunset, and the indoor dining space with its large TVs is always packed when Süper Lig (Super League) matches are telec…
Bar in Bozcaada

Polente

Painted in the island's signature blue and white, this quirky cafe-bar on the road linking the iskele (dock) and the main square is one of the island's main meeting places in summer, and is always packed on sultry n…
Beer Garden in İzmir

Kafe Pi

Popular with students from Ege University, this outdoor bar and beer garden in Bornova is a great spot to while away a summer's night. There's pumping music, a food menu of pasta, burgers and pizza, and every alcoho…
Bar in İzmir

Kovan

Those who are young and fond of partying in İzmir tend to be regulars here. A barnlike space with an open-air courtyard at the rear, it literally heaves with patrons on Friday and Saturday nights. The draws are an i…
Bar in Alaçatı

Traktör

Hip staff, a courtyard garden, good coffee, cold beer and live jazz music – the recipe for a perfect bar-cafe! Traktör is one of the best watering holes in town, and is blessedly free of the attitude overload at man…
Wine Bar in Cunda (Alibey Island)

Vino Şarap Evi

Lingering over a glass of wine at one of the laneway tables at this convivial wine bar close to the harbour is a popular local pastime. Choose from local and international drops, including a quaffable house-made one…
Bar in Bozcaada

Bakkal

As hipster as Bozcaada gets, this friendly place opposite the museum serves espresso coffee, local wine, cocktails, smoothies and sandwiches. Seating is on cushion-covered benches and chairs on the lane, or among th…