Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Istanbul

Zarifi
More of a restaurant than a club, join large groups of Istanbullis for a raucous night of unashamed Turkish fun. As the meze get cleared away and the raki goes down the volume goes up and the dancing starts. =d"
Dulcinea
Sleek, cool decor attracts sleek cool customers to this popular bar just off the Taksim end of Istiklal Caddesi. To keep with the stylish set, head over to nearby fusion-restaurant Changa for dinner.
Ghetto
With a mélange of upbeat world music, Ghetto sparks a full blown party ambience for a well-heeled crowd.
Ceyazir
Occupying what used to be an Italian school, Ceyanzir is the very epitome of laid-back Istanbul cool...
Isis
Isis is located in Kadiköy on the Asian shore and is perfect for a break from super-smart cocktail bars...
Karga
Under the radar yet full of originality, Karga's subversive yet creative atmosphere is just the thing for an art-inspired, laid-back crowd. 
Reina
To truly experience Reina in all its glory, arrive by yacht thus bypassing the queues and instantly elevating yourself to membership of the elite. Just remember to leave the deckshoes at home.
Traditional Music Clubs
Book ahead to secure a table at Kallavi 20, one of the best meyhanes to hear traditional Turkish folk music. Knock back enough raki and you'll soon feel Turkish enough to join them on the dance floor.
Kallavi
A fasil music bar that really gets the locals jigging about in an orgy of delight...
Adali Meyhane
Live Turkish music on the 8th floor of a hotel...

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