This small, single room, just off Sofayali Sokak, Badehane is one of the earliest colonisers of the once rough ‘n’ ready Asmalimescit bar zone and is still one of the best. Originally a haunt of an unwashed collection of liberals and poets, it’s a shade more 21st-century now and attracts a nice, happy crowd, mainly in their 20s. Patrons still fall into spontaneous and raucous dancing, however, and backgammon tables remain stacked up on the bar counter. In winter a coal-fired brazier heats up the interior and the atmosphere becomes bookish, romantic and London pub once again. And since Badehane is located in the heart of lively Asmalimescit, you can have plenty of other picks to head to afterwards.