Night life guide for Taksim is going to useful for both foreigns and females. Taksim is located around the famous Istiklal Caddesi (Istiklal Street). In order to have a good night life in Taksim you need to stay away from the places called Pavyon. Rather bars and meyhanes are recommended.
Sefahathane in Atlas Pasaj
Sefahathane in Atlas Pasaj is a good place to start your night. The prices of the drinks are budget friendly. You can visit the place with your friends and it is also suitable for single people. The staff of the place is going to make you feel like you are at your home. The place can be a bit crowded because of its popularity. They usually play 90’s and 80’s music.
Crab Bar in Istiklal Avenue
Crab Bar in Istiklal Avenue is one of the best place to relax on a summer night. Crab bar has 4 floors which means the place has enough space. You can listen live music.
Kara Kedi (The Black Cat)
Kara Kedi (The Black Cat) change locations very often. There is live performance starting after 9 PM. It is located on the middle point of the Istiklal Street.
Çukurcuma 49 is very near to Taksim Square. When you visit Çukurcuma, you will get the bohemian feel. Çukurcuma 49 is a bar and it also consists of a cafe. They are famous for their thin crust pizza. Also they serve best pairing wines with meals. You can visit the place to taste to fresh food and listen some live music.
Litera is located at the end of the Istiklal Caddesi. It is in the Goethe Institue building’s 5th floor. They serve as a restaurant by day and a bar by night. You can see the beautiful view of the Bosphorus and also the city. You can taste their various types of cocktails and beers. DJ is on from 11 PM to 4 AM. Litera has a rooftop which is the perfect place for a summer night.
Urban lies betwee Taksim Square and Istiklal Street. Urban is a cafe by day so many students and local people go there to read, relax, study and chat with friends. Later in the day, it serves as a bar. You can smoke, drink and have fun with your friends there.
Nargilem Cafe is famous for the Nargile which is also called water pipe. Water pipe was a symbol in 17 th century. Still at this year it is popular in Turkey. People love to smoke tobacco from nargile with their friends. Nargilem Cafe is located in Tophane. You can play backgammon with your friends and relax there. Night life in Taksim can not be considered without nargile. Get ready to be transported to back in time with this 500 year old tradition. Even if you do not smoke, you can try it for once. You will like all the fruity smells of it.