Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul

If you’re looking to unwind after a long day with a delicious cocktail in the evening, in this blog post you will discover the 25 best cocktail bars in Istanbul.

With cocktails, there’s no one right way to do things; different techniques can produce very different outcomes even from the same recipe. Tasting cocktails made by expert mixologists can leave a lasting impression with their unique flavors. Istanbul is home to countless cocktails and cocktail bars, from classic drinks to new creations by talented mixologists.

Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul On The Anatolian Side

1. 11 Kadıköy, Kadıköy

11 Kadıköy Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul

11 Kadıköy is a popular place in Caferağa known for its great cocktails. They serve everything from well-known classics to their own special drinks, all of which look amazing and taste even better.

If you’re there, don’t miss out on trying their food and snacks, too. They offer dishes from around the world, and everyone who tries them loves them.

Caferağa, Arayıcıbaşı Sk. No:11, Kadıköy/Istanbul  |

2. Allen Kitchen&Cocktail, Suadiye

Allen Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul


Allen Kitchen&Cocktail presents itself as a worldly spot, offering nearly 40 unique signature drinks alongside classic cocktail recipes. At Allen, where they use homemade purees and syrups for their mixes, cocktails are served in unique glasses.

Suadiye, Bağdat Cd. No: 477/B, Kadıköy/İstanbul |

3. The Townhouse, Suadiye

The Townhouse Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul

Although The Townhouse in Suadiye is also highly appreciated for its food, we can say that it has become the shining star of the Anatolian side when it comes to cocktails. The venue is highly appreciated for its service and hospitality principles, and each taste in its diverse cocktail menu delivers more than expected.

In addition to The Townhouse’s cocktails, its limoncello is at least as good as the ones tasted in Capri. It can be difficult to find a table at The Townhouse, especially in the evening hours. That’s why it’s best to make a reservation early.

Suadiye, Plaj Yolu Sk. No:13, Kadıköy/Istanbul |

4. Ysabel, Suadiye

Ysabel Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul

Ysabel is a great spot for tasting delicious cocktails and enjoying a cozy and fun atmosphere in the evening. It’s a good idea to book a table in advance, as it gets busy during weekday evenings and weekends.

With a brasserie style, Ysabel is celebrated not just for its drinks but also for its food. It offers dishes from around the world, and every item on its menu is highly praised. If you’re looking for unique cocktails, try the Senna, made with caramel vodka, ginger sauce, pineapple juice, and lime, or the Alessi, made with Chambord, gin, red plum, satsuma, and hibiscus sauce.

Suadiye, Plaj Yolu Sk. No:14A, Kadıköy/İstanbul |

5. Rruga Cocktails and Food, Suadiye

Rruga Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul

Rruga is well-known for its cocktails and is a place where you’re encouraged to check out the menu, which features tasty meals, snacks, and signature cocktails. Ending your day in Rruga’s warm atmosphere, where they offer their own unique cocktail mixes instead of the classics, is sure to be a delightful experience.

Bostancı, Bağdat Cad. No:448/B, 34728 Kadıköy/İstanbul

6. Folks Kitchen & Cocktail, Suadiye

Folks Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul

Folks Kitchen & Cocktail in Suadiye is popular for its tasty cocktails, food, and sushi. The place is carefully decorated, offers outdoor seating, and features live music in the evenings. To enjoy their delicious cocktails, it’s wise to book a table in advance.

Suadiye, Berna Sk. 9/A, Kadıköy/İstanbul |

7. Rossi, Suadiye

Rossi Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul

Rossi is a place that combines style and warmth, instantly making you feel welcome for a good time as soon as you enter. Its menu is crafted to enhance an enjoyable evening, and the cocktails are so good they’ll make you want to return time and again.

Plaj Yolu Sk. No:23, Suadiye, Kadıköy/İstanbul |

8. Ferida, Suadiye

Ferida Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul

Ferida is a great spot to enjoy a delicious cocktail, with locations in both Fişekhane and Suadiye. Its cocktails, made from unique recipes, are very popular. If you prefer sour flavors, the Ferida Sour is a must-try, and for those who like sweet cocktails, the Risperidon is recommended. If you’re looking to have something to eat with your drinks, the restaurant’s stone oven-baked pizzas are a great choice.

Suadiye, Noter Sk. no: 11-13, 34740 Kadıköy/Istanbul |

9. The Rua, Suadiye

The Rua Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul

The Rua in Suadiye serves delicious cocktails in a romantic atmosphere. With a wide range of signature and classic cocktails, the venue prides itself on its diverse drink menu. For those exploring different tastes, the White Peach cocktail at The Rua is highly recommended.

Ulus Sk. No:6A, Suadiye, Kadıköy/İstanbul |

10. Paolina, Suadiye

Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul

Paolina is known for its welcoming atmosphere, beautiful decor, and delicious cocktails, making it a must-visit for anyone who enjoys trying new flavors. With a menu full of tasty options, you’re sure to find a cocktail that suits your taste at Paolina.

Suadiye, Noter Sk. No: 29/A, Kadıköy/İstanbul |

11. Mathilda’s Cocktail Bar, Moda

Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul

Mathilda’s Cocktail Bar, known for its modern and minimalistic ambiance, stands out with the lively crowd it attracts. The bar has earned high praise for its cocktails from those who have tried them and has also been awarded by Gault & Millau.

Moda Cd., Caferağa, Kadıköy/İstanbul |

12. Artois, Caddebostan

Artois Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul

Artois is known for its wide-ranging menu, offering everything from breakfast to snacks, and stands out for its cocktails. With an ambiance that encourages guests to stay awhile, Artois is highly rated for its service, the friendly attitude of its staff, and the quality of both its cocktails and food.

Haldun Taner Sk. No:7/B, Caddebostan, Kadıköy/İstanbul |

Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul On The European Side

13. Alexandra Cocktail Bar, Arnavutköy

Alexabdra Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul

Alexandra serves both her signature cocktails and classic ones, truly showcasing her artistry in each glass. Must-try cocktails include Ap_ranax with pineapple and melon, Aphrodite with a hint of cinnamon, Cronus with sour notes, and Eros featuring strawberry and orange flavors.

Situated along the Arnavutköy coastline, another appealing aspect of Alexandra, besides its cocktails, is the stunning Bosphorus view. Whether you’re looking to unwind in the evening or enjoy the city lights after dark, Alexandra Cocktail Bar is an ideal spot for experiencing a variety of cocktails.

Arnavutköy, Bebek Arnavutköy Cd No:50, Beşiktaş/İstanbul |

14. Angelo Grande, Arnavutköy

Angelo Grande Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul

Angelo Grande offers an opportunity to dance to music by Turkish DJs, including jazz, funk, and house styles, while enjoying well-crafted signature cocktails. In Angelo’s smaller room, Disco Grande, live music is featured four days a week, starting at midnight. Among the cocktail selections, we suggest trying Angel Wings and Flavonus.

Arnavutköy, Bebek Arnavutköy Cd No:92, Beşiktaş/İstanbul |

15. Galata Hills, Galataport

Galata Hills Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul

Galata Hills, located in Galataport, is inspired by Istanbul’s rich history and modern vibe. It serves a variety of seasonal cocktails. There are separate menus for lunch and dinner, and guests enjoy the music selection too.

Galataport, Kemankeş cd. No:42 Paket Postanesi, Beyoğlu/İstanbul |

16. Monkey Istanbul, Şişhane

Monkey Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul

Monkey Istanbul, located on the rooftop in Şişhane, is one of the perfect places to enjoy the Golden Horn view at sunset and watch the lights of Istanbul at night. Even though there is not much variety on its menu, cocktails, and food is excellent. There is a DJ performance on some days of the week.

Nejat Eczacıbaşı Binası Şişhane, Beyoğlu |

17. La Boom, Emirgan

La Boom Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul

La Boom, a favorite spot in Emirgan, is well-known for its cocktail menu. Must-try cocktails include Esperenza with fresh ginger juice and green apple, Damage with poppy sherbet, and Espuar with the delightful flavor of cinnamon bark. Because La Boom has many regular visitors, it’s a good idea to book a table in advance, especially on weekends.

Emirgan, Sakıp Sabancı Cd. No:14/A, Sarıyer/İstanbul |

18. Goose No.25, Arnavutköy

Goose No.25 Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul

Goose No.25, with both indoor and outdoor seating, is in Kuruçeşme. It’s a small place with eye-catching decor, so it’s important to book ahead if you want to secure a spot in the backyard. Recommended for its food as well, Goose No.25 becomes even more fun in the evenings with live music.

Arnavutköy, Kuruçeşme Cd. 25B, Beşiktaş/İstanbul |

19. Flekk, Taksim

Flekk Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul

Flekk, located in the Taksim Tomtom District, is a place where you can hang out both inside and outside. It quickly became popular thanks to its cozy ambiance, comfort, and tasty cocktails, boasting a wide selection of drinks on its menu.

A unique feature of Flekk is its homemade liqueurs and the avoidance of syrups for drink flavoring, offering a more authentic taste. If you’re looking to try something original from their menu, the Gravling and St. German come highly recommended.

Tomtom, Yeni Çarşı Cd. 54/A,Beyoğlu/İstanbul |

20. Moretenders’ Cocktail Crib, Taksim

Mortenders Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul

Moretenders, situated in Asmalımescit, is not just known for its excellent cocktails but also for its atmosphere, decor, and music. The cocktail menu offers a wide variety and is organized by base (like whiskey, gin, vodka, and coffee), making it easy to pick something based on your preference.

In addition to cocktails, Moretenders is also famous for its sushi. If you love Japanese cuisine, you should try their sushi, which is as well-loved as their drinks. The chefs at Moretenders prepare sushi with great skill and according to traditional methods.

Asmalı Mescit, Müeyyet Sk. No:5, Beyoğlu/İstanbul |

21. Lucca, Bebek

Lucca Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul

Lucca, a well-known spot in Bebek, is famous for its inventive cocktails. Enjoying these cocktails, crafted by skilled mixologists in a lively atmosphere, is a real treat. Among the classics, the satsuma vodka stands out as a signature and highly popular drink at Lucca. Due to high demand, especially in the evening, making a reservation is recommended to avoid waiting.

Bebek, Cevdet Paşa Cd. 51/A, Sarıyer/İstanbul |

22. Kosmonot, Topağacı

Kosmonot Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul

When you visit Kozmonot, which has locations in both Nişantaşı’s Bomonti and Topağacı areas, there are many excellent cocktails to try. However, you should start with the Marshall Aid. Other favorites include Tereskova with passionfruit and Queen’s Island, which combines sour and sweet flavors.

Kozmonot is popular for its large and spacious setting, music, and space and astronaut-themed decor that fits its name, alongside the delicious flavors that complement both its cocktails and meals.

Topağacı, Teşvikiye, Poyracık Sk No:9-A, Şişli/İstanbul |

23. Geyik Cocktail Bar, Cihangir

Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul

Geyik, situated on Akarsu Hill in Cihangir, is styled as a neighborhood bar perfect for relaxed chats. Geyik crafts both classic and its story-driven signature cocktails that might become your new favorites.

All of Geyik’s cocktails are worth a try, especially Birds and the Bees with lavender, Polo with fresh ginger, and 164, featuring rose and marshmallow. Popular for its unique blends, Geyik also sells its cocktail bases in bottles for easy home preparation. While each bottled blend has its admirers, the hibiscus and dried rose variant is particularly notable.

Cihangir, Akarsu Ykş. Sok. No:22, Beyoğlu/İstanbul |

24. Kavanoz, Arnavutköy

Kavanoz Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul

Kavanoz, situated on Tekkeci Street which leads to the beach in Arnavutköy, offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, highlighted by its cozy interior and a tree-surrounded backyard. While the dishes prepared by the chefs are popular, it’s their cocktails that have gained a notable reputation. Notably, the Green Duck, made with cucumber juice, melon, and lemon, and the Blondie, crafted with Bodrum tangerine, stand out as famous cocktails at Kavanoz.

Arnavutköy, Tekkeci Sk. No:1, Beşiktaş/İstanbul |

25. Olden 1772, Sirkeci

Best Cocktail Bars In Istanbul

The 250-year-old Muhsinzade Inn in Eminönü has been renovated and turned into a hotel, named Inn 1772. Within it, the restaurant Olden 1772 captures guests with its historical charm and lavish atmosphere. Olden 1772 offers dishes from Anatolian and Istanbul cuisine with a modern twist. Known for both its food and cocktails, the restaurant has unique signature cocktails. The 1772 and Olden Margarita cocktails are particularly recommended.

Hobyar, Mimar Vedat Sk. No:3, Fatih/İstanbul |