Istanbul’s Best Nightclubs for 2023

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Istanbul is a city that never sleeps, and its nightlife scene is proof of that. Whether you’re looking for a vibrant party atmosphere or a more relaxed vibe, there’s a nightclub for every taste in this bustling metropolis.

“No one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they got plenty of sleep” – College kids everywhere

Nightlife in Istanbul might not be on same level as it is in major European or American cities, but it still has so much to offer – you just need to know where to look. We took the heavy burden of partying in many different clubs around the city upon ourselves so that we could give our top 5 picks for the best nightclubs in Istanbul:



Klein is a relatively new addition to Istanbul’s nightlife, but it’s already making a name for itself as one of the city’s premier electronic music venues. The club’s futuristic decor and state-of-the-art sound system provide an immersive experience for techno enthusiasts. Klein’s impressive lineup of DJs and producers attracts a dedicated crowd of music aficionados.


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karga (@kargakadikoy)’in paylaştığı bir gönderi

Karga Bar


Karga Bar has been around since 1999 and has a laid-back and welcoming atmosphere, which makes it a favorite among locals and expats. The venue regularly hosts live performances by local bands and DJs, with a focus on indie and alternative music genres. The interior is decorated with retro and vintage furnishings, giving it a unique character that sets it apart from other nightclubs in the city. So, if you’re looking for a cozy and intimate nightclub with great live music on the Asian side of Istanbul, Karga Bar is definitely worth checking out.



Istanbul’s indie scene finds its mojo in Dunia. Asian side Istanbul nightclubs usually suck but Dunia offers world music as well as a relaxed environment. You know those clubs that blast music so continuously that you can’t wait until your friends decide its time to leave? Well, Dunia offers you that perfect change of environment within its own establishment.

A little bit of chillin’ is all you might need to get the party started again. The crowd here is usually a bit younger than what you will find in some other clubs in the city. Whether you’re rolling solo or if you show up as a crew, Dunia will make you feel like you belong. – No website. Address: 2 Velvet Sok. 19, Caferağa / Istanbul


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RUBY (@ruby_istanbul)’in paylaştığı bir gönderi



Ruby Nightclub & Restaurant is a popular nightlife spot in Istanbul, located in Ortaköy neighborhood, hugging the beautiful Bosphorus. Yes, the place is fancy and expensive but it offers a unique combination of dining and dancing, with a restaurant on the first floor and a nightclub on the second. The restaurant features a menu of Turkish and international cuisine, with dishes prepared by acclaimed chefs. The nightclub on the second floor is known for its impressive sound and lighting systems, as well as its diverse music selection. The club hosts popular local and international DJs and performers, playing a variety of genres from house to pop to hip hop. The interior of Ruby is designed with a luxurious and modern aesthetic, featuring a spacious dance floor, VIP areas, and a bar. With its combination of fine dining and vibrant nightlife, Ruby is a popular destination for locals and tourists looking for a memorable night out in Istanbul.


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Great views, fun music, nice bouncers (if you have long pants, girls and enough money) make 360 an essential member of the Istanbul clubbing scene. Not as posh as the likes of Reina and Lucca, but not as down to earth as Indigo and Dunia, 360 is – you guessed it – right in the middle. In other words, the perfect alternative. And it also has really nice bathrooms. –

There you have it, our top 5 picks for the best nightclubs in Istanbul. No matter which one you choose, you’re guaranteed to have a memorable night out in this vibrant city.