Nightlife in Istanbul: Top 13 clubs in Istanbul for a night out + prices (2024)

Looking for the best clubs for a night out in Istanbul? 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 disco and 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 pubs almost everywhere in Istanbul. If you wish, you can go clubbing 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.

This blog post has been updated on the 2nd of January 2024.

Best nightclubs & hidden gems of Istanbul’s night life

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 (nightlife street in Istanbul)
  • 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


Savage Night Club in Istanbul’s Şişli district is a standout entertainment venue, recently revamped to offer an unbeatable night out. Guests have praised it for its excellent music, service, and reasonable prices, with standing tables offering fair deals like a 2500 TL bottle of Black Label. The club’s standout feature is its courteous staff, distinguishing it as one of Istanbul’s premier venues. In summary, Savage Night Club effortlessly combines professionalism and enjoyment, making it the go-to spot for an unforgettable evening in Istanbul, as many patrons attest. Highly recommended for those seeking a great time in the city.

  • Location: Şişli, İstanbul
  • Opening Hours: Daily from 11 pm to 5 am
  • Reviews: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3,5 Stars)
  • Price Class: 💰💰
  • Address: Esentepe, Kore Şehitleri Cd. No:48/50, 34000 Şişli/İstanbul, Türkiye
  • Phone: +90 532 445 84 00


Babylon, located in Şişli the rising district of Istanbul, aims to showcase the best of progressive music to music lovers. It moved to 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 in the disco club.

  • 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

Cahide Müzikhol – Dinner Theater

Cahide Müzikhol in Istanbul’s Sisli district offers a unique alternative to regular nightclubs. The venue boasts a beautiful and noble location, providing an extraordinary experience. With top-notch service, delectable cuisine, and lively concerts, it stands out as a stylish and pleasant place. While on the expensive side, the price/performance ratio is deemed very good, making it worth the investment for special occasions. The venue’s extravagant decor, fine cuisine, and creatively named cocktails contribute to its reputation as a must-visit destination for a memorable and special night in Istanbul.

  • Location: Harbiye, Şişli
  • Opening Hours: Daily from 10 am to 11 pm
  • Reviews: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4,3 Stars)
  • Price Class: 💰💰💰
  • Address: Harbiye, Cumhuriyet Cd. No:52/A, 34367 Şişli/İstanbul, Türkiye

Klein Harbiye

Klein, a disco 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

Escape Club

Escape Club Night Club in Taksim is a rare gem, celebrated as one of the city’s best spots for an unforgettable night with friends. It offers an exceptional atmosphere with top-notch drinks and attentive waitstaff, all at reasonable prices. Located in istiklal Caddesi, the heart of Taksim, this establishment consistently exceeds expectations with its objective and positive reviews, making it the ideal choice for those seeking an electrifying atmosphere and great music. The friendly servers foster a welcoming environment, attracting a diverse and decent crowd. With its fantastic music playlist and affordability, Escape Club Night Club is the ultimate destination for a memorable night out in Istanbul.

  • Location: Taksim, Beyoğlu
  • Opening Hours: Daily from 9 pm to 5:30 am, weekends until 6 am
  • Reviews: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4,9 Stars)
  • Price Class: 💰💰
  • Address: istiklal Caddesi, Bekar Sk. No:10, 34435 Beyoğlu/İstanbul
  • Phone: +90 531 355 81 00

Nardis Jazz Club

With the slogan ‘Music is listened to in a club’, Nardis Jazz Club has been presenting jazz-based music for years. 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 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

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 is located in Ortakoy, a neighborhood on the European side of Istanbul that is known for its vibrant nightlife scene. One of the main draws of Ruby is its location on the Bosphorus, offering stunning views of the city and the water. The club is situated in a historic building, which has been renovated to provide a luxurious and modern atmosphere.

The club features multiple bars, a large dance floor, and comfortable seating areas, making it an ideal spot for both dancing and socializing. The venue frequently hosts events featuring renowned DJs and performers, adding to the excitement and energy of the atmosphere.

Ruby has built a reputation as one of Istanbul’s premier nightlife destinations, attracting locals and visitors from around the world. Its luxurious ambiance, stunning views, and vibrant atmosphere make it a must-visit spot for those looking to experience Istanbul’s exciting nightlife scene.

  • 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, one of the leading nightclubs and discos in Istanbul, offers its guests a joyful night in a pleasant environment with its modern decoration and seafront location. Their 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

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

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


Located in Gayrettepe, Masquerade Istanbul stands out among the best nightclubs in Istanbul for its exceptional features. With a capacity to host 3000-4000 guests, it sets the stage for unforgettable nights. This venue pays special attention to a great light show and boasts state-of-the-art sound and light systems used by world-famous entertainment clubs. What makes Masquerade Istanbul truly unique is its ability to bring together the most popular artists and distinguished guests, adding its own special spirit to the city’s nightlife. This club’s enchanting atmosphere and captivating dance performances draw international attention, attracting top executives, famous artists, and sports stars. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a night out with friends or plan a special event, Masquerade Istanbul offers tailor-made solutions for every occasion. Get ready for a unique entertainment rhythm that’s second to none.

  • Location: Gayrettepe
  • Opening Hours: 11:30 pm–5 am, closed on Monday and Tuesday
  • Reviews: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3,6 Stars)
  • Price Class: 💰💰💰
  • Address: Gayrettepe, Sinan Passage, Yıldız Posta Cd. No:38 D:26, 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Türkiye
  • Phone: +905330270387

Unveiling Istanbul’s Nightlife: A Guide to Alcoholic Drink Prices (Updated 01/2024)

Navigating the nightlife in Istanbul becomes much easier when it comes to understanding the alcoholic drink prices. If you’re ready to dive into the energetic scene of nightclubs, bars, and restaurants, rest assured, we have you covered.

  • While average meals and starters start at around 250 TL, heartier meat dishes might reach up to 550 TL or beyond.
  • Quenching your thirst with soft drinks can range from 50 to 150 TL, depending on the spot and your choice of drink.
  • Should you be looking to enjoy a beer, you can anticipate prices of around 150 TL and upwards, with variations not only stemming from the location but also the beer’s origin. Imports tend to be pricier.
  • A glass of wine starts at 180 TL, while a bottle could set you back around 900 TL.
  • If you’re in the mood for cocktails, prepare for variations ranging from 300 to 600 TL, dependent on the night club.
  • Meanwhile, high-alcohol spirits, such as shots, begin at approximately 170 TL per 4 cl. And for those seeking a bottle, allocate a budget of 1700 TL and more.
  • So, whether you’re planning a night of revelry or a casual evening, knowing the drink price spectrum adds that extra layer of preparation to your Istanbul nightlife experience.

We updated this blog post on the 24th of August. Exchange rate: 1$ = 29.32 Turkish lira, 1€ = 32.57 Turkish lira.

Frequently Asked Questions about night clubs in Istanbul

What is the dress code in Istanbul’s nightclubs?

The dress code for nightclubs in Istanbul can vary depending on the specific venue and the type of event being hosted. However, generally, nightclubs in Istanbul have a smart casual dress code.
For men, this typically means wearing a collared shirt and dress pants or nice jeans. T-shirts, shorts, sandals, and athletic wear are usually not allowed. Some nightclubs may also require men to wear a jacket or blazer.

For women, smart casual attire such as a cocktail dress, dressy pantsuit, or a nice blouse and skirt or pants is usually appropriate. Clothing that is too revealing, such as excessively short skirts or low-cut tops, may not be allowed.

What is the average price of drinks in a nightclub?

The average price of drinks in nightclubs in Istanbul can vary widely depending on the venue and the type of drink. However, generally, you can expect to pay higher prices for drinks in nightclubs compared to bars or other establishments.

In Istanbul, the average price for a beer in a nightclub can range from 100-150 Turkish Lira, while a cocktail can cost around 200-500 Turkish Lira. Of course, these prices can vary significantly based on the location, popularity of the venue, and the type of drink ordered. It’s important to note that some nightclubs may also have minimum spending requirements or bottle service options, which can significantly increase the overall cost.

Is entry to nightclubs in Istanbul free? What is the entrance fee for nightclubs?

Entry to nightclubs in Istanbul is not always free, and it can vary depending on the specific venue, the night of the week, and the type of event being hosted. Some nightclubs may charge a cover fee, which typically ranges from 150-300 Turkish Lira, although prices can be higher for more exclusive or high-end venues.
It’s important to note that some nightclubs may also require reservations or have a minimum spending requirement, especially for tables or bottle service. This means that even if the entry fee is waived, you may still need to spend a certain amount of money to secure a spot in the club.

Is it safe to go out at night in Istanbul?

Istanbul has a vibrant nightlife scene, and many people enjoy going out and clubbing at night. However, as with any city, there are risks associated with going out at night, including potential theft, pickpocketing, and other crimes. It’s important to take precautions to stay safe while enjoying the nightlife in Istanbul.

Some general tips for staying safe while clubbing in Istanbul include:
– Stick to well-known and reputable clubs.
– Avoid going out alone, and always stay with your friends.
– Don’t accept drinks from strangers or leave your drinks unattended.
– Be aware of your surroundings and stay alert to any potential risks.
– Only use licensed taxis or ride-hailing services to get around at night.
– Keep your valuables, such as your phone and wallet, in a safe place on your person.

Overall, with common sense and a few basic safety precautions, it’s possible to enjoy the nightlife in Istanbul and stay safe at the same time.

What is the nightlife scene like in Istanbul?

The nightlife scene in Istanbul is known for its variety, vibrancy, and diversity. There are many different types of venues to choose from, including nightclubs, bars, rooftop lounges, jazz clubs, and more. The city’s nightlife scene is spread across various neighborhoods, each with its own unique vibe and atmosphere.

Some popular neighborhoods for nightlife in Istanbul include:
1. Beyoğlu: This historic district is known for its lively nightlife, with many bars, pubs, and clubs lining the streets.

2. Ortaköy: Located on the Bosphorus, this trendy neighborhood is popular with young professionals and features many waterfront cafes, bars, and clubs.

3. Nişantaşı: This upscale neighborhood is home to many high-end bars and lounges, as well as trendy restaurants and designer shops.

4. Kadıköy: This bustling district on the Asian side of the city is known for its vibrant nightlife, with many bars, cafes, and clubs catering to a younger crowd.

What are some popular nightlife neighborhoods in Istanbul?

Istanbul is a city with a lively nightlife, and there are many neighborhoods where you can enjoy the city after dark. Some of the most popular neighborhoods for nightlife in Istanbul include:

Beyoğlu: Located on the European side of the city, Beyoğlu is home to many bars, clubs, and restaurants. The main street of İstiklal Caddesi is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, with its many shops, cafes, and nightlife options.

Kadıköy: On the Asian side of Istanbul, Kadıköy is another popular neighborhood for nightlife. The streets around Kadıköy’s main square are lined with bars, cafes, and restaurants, making it a great place to spend an evening.

Nişantaşı: Located on the European side of Istanbul, Nişantaşı is an upscale neighborhood known for its high-end restaurants, bars, and clubs. It’s a popular destination for Istanbul’s fashionable crowd.

Ortaköy: This neighborhood on the Bosphorus is known for its picturesque waterfront, and it’s a popular destination for nightlife. You’ll find many bars and cafes along the water, and the area is especially popular during the summer months.

Bebek: This neighborhood is another popular destination on the Bosphorus. It’s known for its beautiful waterfront, and it’s a great place to enjoy a drink or dinner with a view.

What are the opening hours for nightclubs in Istanbul?

The opening hours for nightclubs in Istanbul can vary depending on the venue and the day of the week. Generally, most nightclubs in Istanbul open their doors around 11pm and stay open until the early morning hours, often until 4-5am or later.
However, it’s important to note that some clubs may have different hours depending on the day of the week. For example, some clubs may be closed on weekdays and only open on weekends, while others may have different hours on Fridays and Saturdays than they do on other nights.
Additionally, during certain times of the year, such as during Ramadan or other religious holidays, some clubs may have reduced hours or may be closed altogether.

Which street is best for nightlife in Istanbul?

Istanbul has many neighborhoods and streets that offer a lively nightlife scene, but one of the best-known areas is Istiklal Avenue in Beyoglu. Istiklal Avenue, also known as Istiklal Street, is a pedestrianized street lined with cafes, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, making it a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.

In addition to Istiklal Avenue, there are several other neighborhoods and streets that offer a vibrant nightlife scene in Istanbul, including Kadikoy, Bebek, and Nisantasi. It’s worth exploring different areas to find the one that suits your tastes and preferences the best.

Can you drink alcohol on the street in Istanbul?

No, it is illegal to drink alcohol in public places, including on the street, in Istanbul and throughout Turkey. This law is strictly enforced, and individuals caught drinking in public can be fined or detained by the authorities.

However, there are many bars and restaurants throughout Istanbul where alcohol is served, and these establishments are licensed to do so. Visitors can enjoy alcoholic beverages in these venues without any legal issues, but they should avoid drinking in public places to avoid any potential legal problems.


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