After dinner To taste the best Istanbul has to offer, you should go back in time to
the traditional recipes. Right across the tram line you will find the famous
Konyalı standing from 1897 to offer Turkish style sweets. Head to Karaköy for the best
Güllüoğlu Baklava from 1820. Or taste the oldest Turkish delight from the experts in 1864 in Sirkeci at
Hafız Mustafa.Dessert at Tazé
is homemade with different offerings each week.
Istiklal’s Tünel area and Asmali Mescit Streets have many of Istanbul’s young people partying through the night. For a creative cocktail you can stop into Parantez for a drink or climb to the roof top floor at Balkon. Also, Check out Babylon for a live show. The place to be seen any night of the week is Lucca in the chic seaside Bebek area. Wine Bars Tazé Tapas Bar & Restaurant has the best selection of Turkish boutique wines and hosts wine tastings every Thursday night. In the Galata area there is a lovely wine bar called Sensus Sarap Evi. Clubs
Reina is one of the most famous and beautiful clubs in Istanbul. Angelique looks out onto the Bosphorus from the Otakoy area and hosts different international DJs spinning house music. Fenix has a Havana vibe in the hip Etiler district and is a local hotspot. Or have dinner with after party at Ulus 29 up on the hill looking out over the city. Shows: Check out the state of the art Zorlu PSM (Performing Arts Center) for Broadway, opera, and musical shows. The beautiful Hoca Paşa Dance Theatre near Barbera Hotel for traditional and spiritual whirling dervish shows. To experience an oriental dance show while sipping your raki go to Arabesque. A Bosphorus boat tour with dinner and Turkish dance shows is available in warmer months.