The Best Truly Local Bars in Istanbul

If you were a drink, what kind of drink would you be? A modest but honest after-work beer? A mustache-twirlingly innovative craft IPA? A delicate artisanal wine? Perhaps a flashy cocktail with a memorable name? Istanbul has a local, hand-picked bar for you no matter what glass you come in. Our locals have your back, so buckle up, for the night is long and full of wonders.

Alexandra Cocktail Bar – Cocktails with great view

Alexandra Cocktail Bar – Cocktails with great view

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“Alexandra Cocktail Bar” in Istanbul has many floors; each floor has a different kind of music. My favorite cocktail here is the Knock! Knock! Just great.

Full Article by Yücel Babadağ

Banyan – High-end Asia fusion cuisine in Ortakoy

Banyan – High-end Asia fusion cuisine in Ortakoy

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“Banyan” is my bar/restaurant of choice in Istanbul’s Ortaköy for a drink or dinner after work. In their terrace you’ll feel as if you’re on a ship’s deck.

Full Article by Emre Kamar

BBC – Bosphorus Brewing Company – A microbrewery

BBC – Bosphorus Brewing Company – A microbrewery

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“BBC – Bosphorus Brewing Company” in Istanbul is just a really popular bar among both locals and expats. The beer is brewed in their own microbrewery…

Full Article by Emre Kamar

Beyoğlu Şaraphanesi – Wine and fire

Beyoğlu Şaraphanesi – Wine and fire

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“Beyoğlu Şaraphanesi” in Istanbul is a wine ‘bar’ that’s just immaculately designed. My office is very close by, which makes me very happy…

Full Article by Arzu Damli

Bishop Yesilkoy – Friendly place with good food

Bishop Yesilkoy – Friendly place with good food

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“Bishop Yesilkoy” close to Istanbul’s airport, is a great traditional Turkish restaurant. If you’re staying close to the airport, I can fully recommend it!

Full Article by Seyda Vardar

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