weekday: 16:00 - 04:00
weekend: 16:00 - 04:00; Sun 16:00 - 03:00
Opened since 2010, Haspa Bar has quickly become a popular gay bar in Istanbul, with go-go dancer, Zenne, karaoke, live music and shows.
The bar plays traditional Turkish music on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Special activities start from 9:30pm.
| facebook | +90 212 245 5562 |
weekday: 20:00 - 02:00
weekend: 20:00 - 02:00
audience rating: 2.9 stars from 8 votes - click to vote
Small upstairs gay bar Chaplin Café draws a young, local pre-party crowd. Fun, relaxed atmosphere and budget-conscious prices.
Located a 10-minute walk from Taksim metro station.
+90 533 039 5875 |
weekday: 17:00 - 04:00
weekend: 17:00 - 04:00
A must for all karaoke fans. This popular gay café bar features handsome, singing waiters who can actually sing, along with the bar owner himself.
A unique experience to hear some traditional Turkish favourite songs. Pinokyo serves a bar food menu and attracts a mixed crowd.
| facebook | +90 541 629 8970 |
weekday: 15:00 - 02:00
weekend: 15:00 - 02:00
audience rating: 3.3 stars from 9 votes - click to vote
Café by day, bar by night. This friendly local gay bar has a laid-back atmosphere and gets busiest early evenings. There’s karaoke.
+90 533 551 5314 |
weekday: 10:00 - 19:00
weekend: 10:00 - 19:00
Palamutis is a lesbian-owned, LGBT-popular, vegan-friendly café and eatery that serves breakfast, lunch, sandwiches, homemade cakes, healthy smoothies, juices and exceptional coffee.
Located in Beyoğlu district, this cosy place has a laid-back atmosphere and friendly staff. Opening hours may vary slightly each day.
| +90 212 244 2592 |
weekday: 10:00 - 00:30
weekend: 10:00 - 00:30
audience rating: 2.7 stars from 9 votes - click to vote
Long-running gay café bar attracting a younger local crowd. Open daily.
The transgender community is long-established in Istanbul where a few bars for transvestites and transsexuals can be found.
At these venues, there are regular-attending trans-girls acting as ‘hostesses.’ If one of them sits and talks with you at your table, then you are expected to pay for their drinks. To avoid this, make sure you notify the bar staff that you are not paying for their drinks.
Trans-girls can go out with clients, but the bargain should be done clearly in advance.
| +90 212 235 9453 |
weekday: 00:00 - 04:00
weekend: 00:00 - 04:00
audience rating: 3.8 stars from 5 votes - click to vote
The most accessible transgender bar in Istanbul, located next to the flower shops of Taksim Square. This small bar is popular with transgender locals and a mix of gay, bisexual and straight men.
| +90 212 244 3306 |
weekday: 23:00 - 04:30
weekend: 23:00 - 04:30
audience rating: 2.8 stars from 5 votes - click to vote
Istanbul’s long-running transgender bar with two floors, attracting a mixed local crowd including drag queens.
Sıraselviler Caddesi 61/18, Taksim, Beyoğlu, Istanbul
| +90 21 229 3631 |
audience rating: 4.0 stars from 7 votes - click to vote
Well-known she-male bar with two floors – dance floor on the first, and bar on the second. Club 1001 features DJ music with live Turkish music performances and also serves food.
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