Geyik Coffee Roastery and Cocktail Bar
Centrally located in the hip Cihangir area of Beyoğlu, Geyik gets so busy that patrons of the bar spill onto the main street almost every night. A third-wave coffee shop by day, this venue turns into one of the city’s best cocktail bars by night, starting at 5pm. As one of the first cocktail bars in the city, Geyik is now a town classic. Patnode recommends trying the classic cocktail options here. “I might be biased, because I helped create the cocktail menu,” says Patnode, “but I think they do the best whiskey sour in town.” Other classic options to be enjoyed here include their unique takes on the old-fashioned and mojito cocktails.