An indispensable list for those who want to enjoy a view of the city away from the crowds, in peace accompanied by delicious food.
Istanbul’s best terraces
Those who think entertainment is the Asmali part of Taksim is dead, Balkon refuses to give up. The suborn venue continues on strong and has even renewed the frightening elevator that used to take you to the top of the building. Once at the top the yellow light bulbs decorating the terrace make you feel like you’re in New York but then the magnificent view of the city reminds you that you are in Istanbul.
Located on the terrace of the Palazzos Donizetti Hotel in the historic Pera neighborhood, Duble Meze Bar offers a peaceful and pleasant atmosphere in the city center combined with Emre Çapa and Arto Ankaralıyan’s modern take on mezes, promising guests an unforgettable taste experience.
While most terrace venues feature a DJ, those who want to listen to real electronic music should head to Mentha. Located right next to the British Consulate, on the terrace of the Room Mate Hotel, the venue is a savior for those who are sick of listening to deep-house or disco music in tight spaces.
What do you expect from a meyhane? A night filled with Turkish music, a wonderful view of Istanbul to accompany a night filled with great conversation, or a rich meze menu? There are many venues that promise these things but one Istanbul venue can deliver all of them at once; the number one choice to the question ‘where should we go to dinner’, is Mükellef.