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June 4, 2007updated Dec 07, 2015

The 4 Best Things to do at Night in Istanbul

By Chris Boyle


Sip cocktails in Ottoman luxury at Cubuklu 29, practice belly dancing at Sultana’s, or mingle with celebrities at Reina.

For inspired live music in a vibrant atmosphere try Tamirane or Nardis Jazz Club. From converted power plants to stunning riverside terraces, Istanbul’s VIP venues guarantee you a night to remember.



Forming part of the Santralistanbul arts complex, Tamirane is an avantgarde and upscale café-restaurant and performance hall.

Formerly a water purification plant and repair yard, Tamirane has a raw industrial aesthetic. The DJ booth is made from a water purification machine and Siemens electricity measuring devices are used as service appliances. The menu is Mediterranean inspired and includes a Small Bites tapas menu. Try the bar’s signature Apple Mojito or Green Lemonade. There are weekly gigs, morning jazz sessions and regular DJ sets. Zero 7, Ursula Rucker and Kid Loco have all performed here. With 12 meter-high-ceilings, seating for up to 120 and a 600-meter-squared garden, Tamirane is a versatile venue for private events.

Ceyda Kalafatçıoğlu

+90 530 936 6566

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Group 29 owns a number of high-end entertainment venues.

Begin your evening in 1940s glamour at fine dining restaurant Ulus 29, and enjoy an aperitif on the terrace bar beneath a unique Kurucu Köçanöglu chandelier. After savoring the restaurant’s flavorful stone-oven-baked dishes, head next door to Club 29 and sample their sparkling cocktails. For special events with up to 900 guests consider hiring Cubuklu 29. Located next to the Bosphorus, Cubuklu 29 is accessible by boat. Here your guests may dine under glittering starlight, take a dip in the outdoor pool and recline on sumptuous cushions surrounded by sensual muslin drapes.

+90 212 358 2929


Adnan Saygun Caddesi, Ulus Parki Ici 1, Ulus, 34340

Ulus 29:

Ahmet Adnan Saygun Caddesi, Ulus Parkı ici No:1. Ulus, Istanbul

Cubluku 29:

Pasabahce Yolu No:24, Cubuklu 81650 Istanbul



The Reina bar is Istanbul’s hotspot for celebrities, including Salma Hayek, Kevin Costner and Calvin Klein.

With state-of-the art outdoor heating, Reina’s expansive terrace can be used all year round and offers dazzling views of the Bosphorus Bridge. Reina offers an à la carte menu; try the smoked salmon tower with avocado, mascarpone cheese, Pak choi and Japanese caviar, or tuna tartar with guacamole and a lemon flavored vinaigrette sauce. For its VIP guests Reina will reserve an exclusive lounge and arrange sea shuttle and private car transfers to and from the club.

Ali Dal

+90 212 259 5919

Muallim Naci Cad. No.44, Ortaköy, 34347


Nardis Jazz Club

Located near the Galata Tower in lower Beyoğlu, Nardis is Istanbul’s premier jazz club, featuring live jazz six nights a week.

All interpretations of jazz are on offer from classic to modern; mainstream to fusion. More avant-garde artists tend to be showcased on Monday nights and there are regular performances by solo artists. Nardis has an intimate ambiance and comfortably seats up to 120. Reserve your place next to the stage, relax and enjoy the music.

Ms. Zuhal Focan

+90 212 244 6327 / +90 532 244 5778

Kuledibi Sok. No. 14, Galata

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