Nightlife in Istanbul: Top 10 clubs in Istanbul for a night out

Istanbul’s nightlife is another feature that the city offers to its enthusiasts in addition to its touristic destinations and rich cultural activities. This unique city built on seven hills embraces Europe and Asia and has the advantage of being the most active city in Turkey in terms of nightlife.

When it comes to Istanbul nightlife, it is necessary to consider the European Side and the Anatolian Side separately in order to keep the pulse of the city. While Istanbul nightlife is mostly located in Taksim-Beyoğlu-İstiklal Street-Tunnel line, Cihangir, Galata, Ortaköy, Beşiktaş, Nişantaşı, Etiler, Levent and Bebek on the European Side, these areas are Kadıköy, Bağdat Street, Moda, Suadiye on the Anatolian (Asian) Side. Read more about the best places to stay in Istanbul!

There are many bars, nightclubs and venues almost everywhere in Istanbul. If you wish, you can dance until the morning, listen to your favorite artist, have a nice dinner with your friends in a luxury restaurant with a sea view, have a beer and chat in a local bistro, or find a bistro where you can have a delicious meal of meze and raki, listen to folk songs and sing karaoke, in short, you will find a place for all kinds of entertainment.

Best Istanbul nightclubs in Taksim, Galata and Şişli

360 Istanbul

360 Istanbul, one of the best roof bars in Istanbul, is located in a very central location. It welcomes entertainment lovers on the top floor of the Historical Mısır Apartment in Beyoğlu. Both locally and globally recognized DJs take the stage in the club. The venue, which has branches not only in Istanbul but also in Izmir, has a breathtaking 360-degree view of the Bosphorus. You can choose 360 Istanbul, which promises great entertainment with its rich and exclusive wine menus, bar menus and delicious food.

  • Location: İstiklal Street, Taksim
  • Opening Hours: Daily from 12 pm to 2 am, Friday and Saturday to 4 am
  • Reviews: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4,0 Stars)
  • Price Class: 💰💰
  • Address: Tomtom Mah. İstiklal Cad. No:163 K: 8, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Phone: +90 212 327 85 85


Babylon, located in Şişli the rising district of Istanbul, aims to showcase the best of progressive music to music lovers. It moved to the Bomonti island to create more space for its guests and to host them in a performance center suitable for their purposes. Bringing different sounds, new ideas and new discoveries to its guests, Babylon hosts local and foreign music genres and their popular representatives.

  • Location: Bomonti, Şişli
  • Opening Hours: Depends on events
  • Reviews: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4,5 Stars)
  • Price Class: 💰💰💰
  • Address: Merkez, Silahşör Caddesi & Birahane Sokak Tarihi Bomonti Bira Fabrikası No:1, 34384 Şişli/İstanbul
  • Phone: +90 212 334 01 90

Klein Harbiye

Klein, established on the site of the popular 70s As Movie Theater in Harbiye, within walking distance of Taksim, is a popular venue among Istanbul nightclubs for its unique architecture and interior decoration that will pleasantly amaze you. Offering mostly electronic and techno music by famous local and foreign DJs, Klein is only open on a few days of the week.

  • Location: Harbiye, Şişli
  • Opening Hours: From Wednesday to Saturday from 9 pm to 3 am
  • Reviews: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3,8 Stars)
  • Price Class: 💰💰💰
  • Address: Harbiye, Cebel Topu Sk. No:4, 34373 Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Phone: +90 542 333 33 23

Nardis Jazz Club

With the slogan ‘Music is listened to in a club’, Nardis Jazz Club has been presenting jazz-based creative music for years, regardless of genre. In Nardis, music and musicians come to the forefront in the comfort of a club in a concert environment. The sound system and acoustics of the space are designed to deliver the music to the musicians and listeners in the clearest and most lossless way. Designed by Gökçen Adar, the menu of Nardis, includes fingerfood plates, tenderloin and chicken served with different sauces, spaghetti with different sauces and salads. If you want to secure your seat at Nardis, where at least once a month a soloist from abroad performs with the local rhythm section, you should make a reservation. The club has a capacity for 120 people.

  • Location: Galata, Beyoğlu
  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Reviews: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4,5 Stars)
  • Price Class: 💰💰
  • Address: Bereketzade Mh, Galata Kulesi Sk. No:8, 34421 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Phone: +90 532 244 57 78

Istanbul’s best nightclubs in Ortaköy and Beşiktaş

Sortie Club

The Sortie is a combination of 7 restaurants and 3 bars with stunning panoramic view of Istanbul. Situated in Kuruçeşme, Sortie Club strives to bring people together with “good food, good music and good entertainment”. Sortie, which means ‘Exit’ in French, stands out as a point where entertainment lovers have come together since 2012 on an area of 3500 square meters. Sortie welcomes its guests with 7 restaurants offering successful examples from world cuisines in summer and the Sortie Restaurant in winter. Catching up with the entertainment trends in the world, Sortie Club entertains under the musical coordination of DJ Tarık Sarul throughout the entire year. Hosting different events with the most popular tracks of current music and surprise artists, Sortie Club is one of the symbolic venues of Istanbul nightlife.

  • Location: Kuruçeşme, Beşiktaş
  • Opening Hours: Daily from 6 pm to 4 am
  • Reviews: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4,0 Stars)
  • Price Class: 💰💰💰💰
  • Address: Kuruçeşme, Muallim Naci Cd. No:54, 34345 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Phone: +90 212 327 85 85

Ulus 29

One of the most famous nightclubs in Istanbul is Ulus 29. Being one of the popular addresses of fun nights, Ulus 29 promises a decent environment with its celebrities and international guests who have become regulars. It is a special place where you can have fun with your loved ones and eat delicious food and appetizers. It is recommended to go to the venue on Saturday nights, where world-famous DJs such as Voile Rouge, Sam Young, Matteo, Les Caves du Roy, Jacky E, Fitz Brown perform.

  • Location: Ulus, Beşiktaş
  • Opening Hours: Daily from 6 pm to 2 am, Friday and Saturday to 3 am
  • Reviews: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4,3 Stars)
  • Price Class: 💰💰💰💰
  • Address: Ulus, Ahmet Adnan Saygun Cd. No:71/1, 34340 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Phone: +90 212 358 29 29


Ruby, located in a trendy and sparkling seafront location in Ortaköy, offers a brand new entertainment experience in Istanbul with its magnificent Bosphorus view and delicious menus. After dinner, you can enjoy unforgettable nights of dancing and music until dawn in Ruby’s downstairs or upstairs club sections.

  • Location: Ortaköy, Beşiktaş
  • Opening Hours: Daily from 6:30 pm to 2 am
  • Reviews: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3,3 Stars)
  • Price Class: 💰💰💰💰
  • Address: Yıldız, Ortaköy Salhanesi Sk. No:5, 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Phone: +90 212 327 28 44


Limoncello is one of the most popular and trendy clubs in the city. With its unusual, original and interesting decoration, its always fresh and vibrant energy, it is a buzzing place where entertainment is at the highest level. With mainly Turkish Pop music and live music on Wednesday nights, Limoncello gives its guests a party atmosphere every night. Later in the night, Limoncello turns into a club in Akaretler for those who want to continue the fun. Named RuN Akaretler, the club continues to entertain with house music until the first light of the morning.

  • Location: Akaretler, Beşiktaş
  • Opening Hours: Daily from 9:45 pm to 4 am
  • Reviews: ⭐️⭐️ (2,1 Stars)
  • Price Class: 💰💰
  • Address: Vişnezade, Süleyman Seba Cd. No:34, 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Phone: +90 212 258 98 22

Oligark Istanbul

Oligark Istanbul, one of the leading nightclubs in Istanbul, offers its guests a joyful night in a pleasant environment with its modern decoration and seafront location. Oligark Istanbul’s understanding of service, variety of menus and alcohol selection are at an excellent level. In addition, there is an ‘Ocakbaşı’ concept in Oligark, which we are not used to in nightclubs. You can enjoy delicious food throughout the day and have fun with pleasant music in the beach bar concept at night.

  • Location: Kuruçeşme, Beşiktaş
  • Opening Hours: Daily from 10 am to 4 am
  • Reviews: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3,9 Stars)
  • Price Class: 💰💰💰
  • Address: Kuruçeşme, Muallim Naci Cd. No:58, 34345 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Phone: +90 212 265 65 12

Best night clubs of Istanbul in Bebek, Maslak and Sarıyer

Cahide Palazzo

Cahide Cabaret, one of Istanbul’s best nightclubs with its unique entertainment concept, promises fun in an unusual environment in an extraordinary setting thanks to its renewed décor and delicious menus. It is one of the rare venues where tuxedoed waiters and “Drag Quenn” culture is kept alive. The Cabaret continues its services in Maçka with entertaining shows and performances every night.

  • Location: Maslak, Sarıyer
  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8 am to 12 am
  • Reviews: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4,2 Stars)
  • Price Class: 💰💰💰
  • Address: Maslak Mah Taş Yoncası Sok, Maslak 1453 Cd No:1-H D:B30, 34367 Sarıyer/İstanbul,
  • Phone: +90 212 706 78 90


Lucca is a Restaurant and Bar in the heart of the nightlife in Istanbul’s trendy Bebek district, an ideal place to socialize, eat and drink. Every weekend it transforms into a bar where you can dance and listen to good music with a mix of DJ sets, nostalgic hits and live house music. It’ s all about the elite people who love to spend time at Lucca. With its great cocktails, extensive wine list and elegant decor, Lucca is a must for Istanbul nightclubs.

  • Location: Bebek, Sarıyer
  • Opening Hours: Daily from 10 am to 1 am, Sundays to 2 am
  • Reviews: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3,8 Stars)
  • Price Class: 💰💰💰
  • Address: Bebek, Cevdet Paşa Cd. 51/A, 34342 Sarıyer/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Phone: +90 212 257 12 55

Best nightclubs on the Anatolian Side of Istanbul

Dorock XL

Dorock XL, which has one of the largest indoor live music stages in Istanbul, offers three different concepts: Stage, Cafe & Bistro & E-Sports. How about having fun in this 2,000 square meter venue where you can enjoy music, different flavors and the world of games and sports? Dorock XL is also well known for hosting local artists and giving space to unforgettable concerts and DJ shows.

  • Location: Kadıköy
  • Opening Hours: Depends on events
  • Reviews: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4,0 Stars)
  • Price Class: 💰💰
  • Address: Caferağa, Namlı Market Yanı, Neşet Ömer Sk. 3C, 34710 Kadıköy/İstanbul, Turkey
  • Phone: +90 535 363 93 49

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