Right near Taksim Square, Cihangir is a gentrified and now high-end part of Istanbul, containing smaller neighborhoods like Çukurcuma. These alleyways in old parts of town make for a bohemian feel in establishments like Çukurcuma 49, which is a bar and cafe with bare brick walls and a wine cellar. The thin-crust pizza here is worth raving about, and the wines pair perfectly as they are specially bottled on the Aegean island, Bozcaada. The ingredients in the food are fresh, and late into the evening, the music is playing and the liquor is flowing. Stop by Çukurcuma 49 for a meal or a glass of wine or beer, and stay for the charming atmosphere.
Price: Low to Mid-Range
Watch out for: Wine cellar
Address & Phone: Turnacibaşi sokak 49/A, Cihangir, +90 212 249 0048