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Jolly Joker Balans

Balo Sokak is party-central, slap-bang in the middle of barmy, boisterous Asmalimescit. But unlike many sweaty locales in this street, Jolly Joker takes its music policy a wee bit more seriously with a roster of Turkish groups and the odd international band with music ranging from rock and indie to fiery traditional folk. From Thursday to Sunday expect riotous – or tear-jerking if it’s folk-time – ensembles with crashing guitars and soaring vocals cheered on by an up-for-it crowd. DJs fill in the gaps on other nights – when the atmosphere is, as ever, more student bop than poser’s paradise.  

Address
Balo Sokak 22,
Beyoglu
Telephone
+90 212 249 0749
Website
jjistanbul.com
Opening Times
8pm-2.30am. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Price
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