Restaurants Tepebaşı

Özgür Aras’s new venture has already become one of the most frequented nightclubs on Meşrutiyet Caddesi several months after its opening. Its status as the heir to Eelence undoubtedly plays a role in its popularity, though Ablam does offer fresh blood.


Here the cocktails are served in flat bottles. The mastic-flavoured ‘Nagihan’ is more of a shot, while ‘Şıp Sevdi’ is a hit with those who like their poison sweet. Our favourite was hands-down the ‘Aptal Sarışın’, which literally translates to ‘dumb blonde’ – the balance of tangerine and alcohol is so well struck that it’s possible you’ll be drunk before you know it.


Ablam’s popularity only comes with one defect: given its small size, the venue gets immensely crowded after a certain point on Saturday nights. Best to go earlier and get yourself a table. 


Venue name: Ablam
Address: Meşrutiyet Caddesi 83

Opening hours: Tue-Sat 22.30-05.00
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