Çiçek Pasajı is the L-shaped courtyard of a building named Cité de Péra, one of the first European-style buildings constructed in the 19th century. Its name refers to the flower shops that used to be there and have been replaced by restaurants today. It took on its present appearance in the ’90s, after a restoration sponsored by Mey group (producer of Yeni Rakı, a well-known rakı brand).
There are two beer pubs at the entrance and the rest is made up of restaurants serving as meyhane. Although the standards of the restaurants are more or less similar, my favorite one is Seviç. It is an old one where frequent visitors are still journalists, novelists and artists. Even if you don’t plan to dine, Çiçek pasajı is worth a visit for being one of the most stylish buildings of Beyoğlu.