What’s Happening in Istanbul Night Life?
There's a climbing action in Karaköy!
Unter, belonging to NuPeople group is hosting big crowds filling up the streets in Karaköy especially during the weekends. You may have some casual night out with smooth chat and nice drinks in Unter, but don’t expect dancing or crazy partying in here. Sorry, let’s not forget that there’s actually a private room upstairs of Unter, called as Loft in which you can organize private parties and events as well. So you can make your own custom-made night out in here too!
Where else we have in Karaköy to dance? Zelda Zonk and Nublu that opened up in Hotel Gradiva last season are still to be among the hits of night life this year. Watch out for the live performances in Nublu and check Zelda Zonk on Saturday nights when DJ Tarık Koray is on the set.
Fosil is the new comer in Karaköy, also mentioned this month in Gurulogy’s “Fresh” venues. With its view of Golden Horn and good music, Fosil is a nice alternative for a night-out if you want to remain in Karaköy area.
Ferahfeza, as the rising star of Karaköy with its good local food and nice atmosphere is becoming quite popular with its bar as well. Is more of an early-bar alternative with the nice view of the Galata Tower.
Going back to Taksim area, surely we should mention that Nu Pera reopened for the winter season last week and was busted with crowds over the last weekend. The small room at the right end corner of Nu Pera was opened by Tolga Sezgin and Can Soylu this year, named as “POP”. POP is a cosy, small bar with sounds of 80’s and 90’s. Quiet popular these days as well..
And last but not the least we have a new comer in Istanbul night life for those who do not want to get into big crowds in Taksim and have a relaxed, chilled evening. The Rocks opened like a week ago by Ryan and Yonca (an Australian and Turkish couple) in Nişantaşı district right next to W Hotel in Akaretler. The Rocks is a friendly Indie Rock Pub which you can hang out with friends casually, have some drinks and nice finger foods. Let's start scrolling!!!
And don't forget to look at the picks of Night Owl:)