When it comes to cocktails, there is no single truth; because when you prepare the same recipe with different techniques, very different results can be obtained. Trying the cocktails prepared by skilled mixologists leaves distinctive flavors on the palate.
From iconic cocktails to new flavors created by talented mixologists, Istanbul has countless cocktail and cocktail bars that you can explore. While discovering new places to have a good time, to have a long chat with a delicious cocktail; If you want to choose a place by point shooting, you should save this guide.
Alexandra Cocktail Bar, Arnavutkoy
Serving both her signature cocktails and classics, Alexandra offers her art in each glass. Ap_ranax with pineapple and melon, Aphrodite accompanied by cinnamon flavor, Cronus with sour notes, Eros Alexandra with strawberry and orange are among the cocktails that must be tried.
Located on the Arnavutköy coast, the place that attracts as much as its cocktails is the view of the Bosphorus. Both to relieve the tiredness of the day in the afternoon and to watch the lights of the city after dark; Alexandra Cocktail Bar is the perfect place to include different cocktails.
La Boom, Emirgan
La Boom, one of Emirgan’s most popular venues, is also very popular with its cocktail menu. Esperenza prepared with fresh ginger juice and green apple, Damage flavored with poppy sherbet, Espuar La Boom, which has the delicious taste of cinnamon sticks, are among the must-try cocktails on the menu. It is a good idea to make a reservation before going to La Boom, especially on weekends, as it has a lot of regulars.
Flekk in Taksim Tomtom District is a place where you can spend time both indoors and in front of the door. With its ambiance, comfort and delicious cocktails, Flekk has a large number of fans in a short time, and its cocktail menu is also quite crowded.
One of the differences of Flekk, which offers a warm atmosphere in a neighborhood environment, is that they make their own liquors and do not use syrup to flavor the drinks. If you want to try one of the original flavors of the place on the menu, the highly recommended Gravling and St. Consider German.
The Townhouse, Suadiye
Although The Townhouse in Suadiye is also very popular for its food, we can say that it has become the shining star of the Anatolian side in cocktails. Each taste in the wide variety of cocktail menu of the place, which is admired for its service and hospitality principles, gives more than expected.
The Townhouse’s cocktails, as well as limoncello, are just as good as those tasted in Capri. It can be difficult to find a table for The Townhouse, especially in the evening. That’s why it’s a good idea to book early.
16 Roofs, Besiktas
The 16 Roof on the top floor of Swissotel The Bosphorus is a great place to sip a cocktail while soaking up the day or enjoying the view of Istanbul illuminated in the evening. DJ performances accompany the entertainment throughout the night in the venue, which is also admired for its service quality. It is absolutely necessary to make a reservation for the 16 Roof, which is open from May to the end of October.
The Rustyfork, Etiler
Serving American cuisine in Etiler, The Rustyfork is one of the places known for its cocktails. The restaurant, which prepares classic cocktails such as Mojito, Margarita, Aperol Spritz and Bloody Mary, also makes a difference with its own tastes. In addition to Pinky, the signature of The Rustyfork, their own mixes Spice Range, El Paso Green, The Rusty, Hot Lips are among the most popular cocktails.
11 Kadikoy, Kadikoy
11 Kadıköy, one of the most popular restaurants of Caferağa, serves cocktails in a comfortable and fun atmosphere. From the classics to the own recipes of 11 Kadıköy, each cocktail is highly appreciated by those who try it; their presentation also makes each glass extraordinary.
If you have time, you should definitely try the food and snacks of the place. 11 It should be said that Kadıköy’s dishes, which offer a selection from the world cuisine, also get full marks from those who try it.
Ysabel Brasserie, Suadiye
Ysabel is the perfect place to try good cocktails and enjoy the relaxed and fun atmosphere in the evening. It is a good idea to make a reservation before you go, as there is a high demand on weekday evenings or weekends.
Ysabel, which is in the Brasserie concept, is known for its food as well as its cocktails. Ysabel brings flavors from the world cuisine to its menu, and every flavor on the menu gets full marks from those who try it. If you want to try something out of the ordinary cocktails, consider Senna and Chambord prepared with caramel vodka, ginger sauce, pineapple juice and lime, and Alessi prepared with gin, red plum, satsuma and hibiscus sauce.
Located on Tekkeci Sokak, which leads to the beach in Arnavutköy, Kavanoz is a place with a warm and friendly atmosphere both with its interior and its backyard surrounded by trees. The meals prepared by the chefs of the place are also very popular, but their cocktails have a considerable reputation. Especially the Green Duck prepared with cucumber juice, melon and lemon and the blonde Kavanoz made with Bodrum tangerine are among the famous cocktails.
Kavanoz also has a branch in Bodrum Yalıkavak. This is a great alternative to end the day with delicious cocktails against the perfect sunset view of Yalikavak.