How to Spend a Night Out in Izmir, Turkey

Izmir City Night
Izmir City Night | © Marcel Oosterwijk / Flickr
Feride Yalav-Heckeroth

Izmir’s nightlife is wide and varied, with something for everyone, including jazz clubs, hardcore rock pubs, and laid-back and cool bars. Culture Trip rounded up some of the best places to hang out with the locals when the sun goes down.


One of Izmir’s best nightlife venues, you’ll see all the city’s cool kids hanging out at 1888 while dancing the night away to some of the best local and international DJs. Located inside an old and beautiful Izmir home, every weekend is like one giant house party, complete with plenty of drinks from the bar. The house-bar also hosts live music events, so keep up with their Facebook page for the latest happenings.

1888, Alsancak Mahallesi, Cumhuriyet Bulvarı, No: 248, Konak/Izmir, Turkey, +90 232 463 18 74

1. Nar Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Turkish, Pub Grub, Beer

One of Alaçatı’s (a very popular resort town in the Izmir province) most popular bars, Nar Bar also opened a branch in Izmir city and became an instant favorite. Enjoy excellent cocktails in a laid-back and cool atmosphere, including a pretty great backyard. Also a café, you can go from day to night quite easily at this venue or start out your night here with a few drinks before heading to the next venue.

2. Bios Bar

Music Venue

A favorite on crowded Gazi Kadınlar Sokağı, Bios Bar features some of the best live performances you can find in Izmir. The large stage has hosted famous names from Turkey’s music scene, from the alternative to the classic, as well as up-and-coming names with a lot of talent. Order a drink at the bar and enjoy some great live music.

3. Sirena Pub

Pub, Beer, Turkish, Pub Grub

One of the best places to enjoy a tall glass of beer and some excellent pub grub in a very laid-back atmosphere is Sirena Pub, a local favorite during every season. In the summer, the outside seating is always full, while the interior abides by the classic pub look, including decorative steins and a coaster collection from all around the world.

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