Taksim Square is the place to go for discos and rock clubs. Jazz bars are popular, as are nightclubs, where you can have dinner and see a Turkish-themed show with belly dancing and the like. Night cruises along the Bosphorus are also a fun (and cheap) way to spend the evening.
CLUB 14 (B D GL WE VS !) 24-04h Abdulhakhamit cad. Belediye Dukkanlari, No:14, Taksim
Phone : (212) 256 21 21. Operates an FM radio station radio 2019 at 90.6 MHz Young crowd, lively atmosphere, good music and friendly staff.
5.KAT (FIFTH FLOOR) (B C R gl M !) 18-02h Siraselviler cad. Soganci sok. No:7, Taksim. Phone212) 293 37 74 (Close to German Hospital, ask for BILSAK) View of Bosphorus. Chic, stylish and good food.
BARBAHCE (FIRST FLOOR) (B GL M) (The same building with 5.KAT) Lively atmosphere, trendy place and busy at weekends.
PRIVE (B D G) 24-04h Tarlabasi Bulvari 28,Taksim. Phone : (212) 235 79 99 Alternative to Club 14, less trendy but very cruisy.
HAN CAFE (B G F MA) 09-02h Cumhuriyet cad. Taksim Square. Evenings and nights. Very cruisy. Back bar has a lesbian barmaid.
ROXY (B D gl f) 24-04h Siraselviler cad. Arslanyatagi sok. 9, Taksim. Phone: (212) 249 48 39
An ex-gay disco. Good concerts (jazzrock) throughout the week, very good music, friendly staff.
HENGAME (B G tv r) 02-07h Istiklal cad. Sahne sok. 6, Balikpazari,Taksim
KEMANCI / MANDALA (B NG YP !) Siraselviler cad.69, Taksim. Phone : (212) 245 30 48 Three floors each with its own bars and live rock music. Top floor more gay.
1001 MARLYN (AYOR TV R B D S) 24-04h Siraselviler cad. Risk of being overcharged.
VAT 69 I/II (AYOR B D TV R S WE) Istiklal cad. Imam Adnan Sok. 7,Taksim. Risk of being overcharged.
TEQUILA (AYOR TV B R) Cumhuriyet cad. Taksim Square, 100 m.down from McDonald's
SAFAATHANE (B g) Istiklal Street, Atlas Sinemasi Pasaji Phone: (212) 251 22 45
CAF… GRAMOFON (TŁnel Meyd. 3, PHONE: 212/293-0786), a cafť during the day, becomes a jazz bar evenings Tuesday-Saturday. It's at the opposite end of Istiklal Caddesi from Taksim Square.
HAYAL KAHVESI (BŁyŁkparmakkapi Sok. 19, Beyoglu, PHONE: 212/224-2558) attracts a mostly young crowd for live (and loud) rock and blues.
HARRY'S JAZZ BAR (Hyatt Regency Hotel, Takisla, Taksim, PHONE: 212/225-7000) sometimes hosts live blues and rock acts.
JAMES JOYCE (Zambak Sokak 6, Istiklal Cad., Beyoglu, PHONE: 212/244-0241) has live music every night and Irish music on weekends.
KEHRIBAR (Divan Hotel, Cumhuriyet Cad. 2, PHONE: 212/231-4100) is a good place to sample the latest in Turkish music - it has live pop and jazz.
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