Must-see nightlife in Western Anatolia

  • Black Cat Coffee & Roastery


    The best cup of coffee you'll get in Turkey. This is serious coffee-nerd territory complete with a vintage-meets-contemporary interior vibe and baristas…

  • Monk


    There are retro vibes aplenty at this chilled-out cafe, with old vinyl stacks, walls lined with bookshelves and a soundtrack of acid jazz and lounge. They…

  • Haller Gençlik Merkezi'nde


    Cafes in this restored 1930s building serve caffeinated sustenance along with mantı (Turkish ravioli) and kumpir (baked potatoes). With exposed brick…

  • İnkaya Tarihi Çınaraltı Çay Bahçesi

    Western Anatolia

    This tea garden in İnkaya village (7km from Bursa) is a popular pit stop near Uludağ. Head here for çay and cold drinks as well as simple gözleme (stuffed…

  • Akpınar Yörük Çadiri

    Lake District

    For panoramic lake views head to this mountain-top teahouse in Akpınar village, 5km uphill from Eğirdir. Order your tea by the pot as the locals do (for…

  • Gren


    Bursa's 'photography cafe' hosts exhibitions, workshops and other events matching its antique-camera decor and arty clientele. Relax on the deck with a…

  • Memphis


    Exposed brick, wine racks, ceiling-to-floor windows and cool artwork give Memphis the feel of a craft brewery, and its draught beer selection indeed…

  • Travelers Cafe


    Grandstand views of the Poruk River and loads of travel memorabilia from around the planet are fine reasons to come here, but the addition of some of…

  • Kalyon Cafe

    Western Anatolia

    A favourite haunt of younger İznik locals who come here to gossip and sip çay for hours, Kalyon is a friendly joint with a wide lake-facing veranda. Head…

  • Voodoo

    Western Anatolia

    The best of the pubs and bars along the southern end of Atatürk Bulvarı. Most of the crew behind the bar speak pretty good English and, as it's popular…

  • La Bella


    This relaxed bar has a terrace overlooking the leafy Gök Deresi gorge. It is entered next to Simit Sarayı cafe; look for the sign to Yener Ocakbaşı. It's…

  • 222 Park


    Housed in an enormous former wood factory, 222 (pronounced as it is in English) is Eskişehir's party colosseum, with a club, live stage, cafes and a…

  • Pareto


    Beneath hanging creepers, this side-street courtyard cafe is a welcome retreat from the Bursa bustle.