Hg2 : The Hedonist

5 Kat

Owned and run by Turkish actress Yasemin Alkaya, star of independent Turkish movies such as Woman Smelling a Candle and Woman Without a Roof (the titles lose something in the translation), the fifth-floor bar (‘kat’ meaning storey) is decked out with heavy, plush furniture and velvet drapes, all in dark, seductive colours, making it a good, if extremely camp, location for a winter’s drink (or bite to eat). In summer – when heavy velvet becomes a little too outré even for 5 Kat regulars (assorted creative types) – the action moves upstairs to the lovely roof terrace, with, needless to say, excellent views of the surrounding city. Even in the sunshine, though, touches of kitsch survive, with a string of those brightly-coloured, swirly, plastic things that you can get in hippy-dippy shops decorating the bar. It’s worth hunting down this slightly out-of-the way street off Siraselviler Caddesi

Soganci Sokak 7,
+90 212 293 3774
Opening Times
daily, 10am-2am
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