Gay bars, clubs, saunas and events in Istanbul

Gay bars and cafes

Muratpaşa Sokak 9 Map
Its the most traditional gay bar in the city, many men with moustache drinking beer with live turkish. [...]
mon-sun 11:00–02:00
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Mor Kedi
Istiklal Caddesi,Imam Adnan Sokak 7, Taksim Map
Mostly gays comes but also lesbians are coming to this cafe bar. Turkish and English pop music. [...]
mon-sun 10:00–03:00
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Club 17
Zambak Sokak 17, taksim Map
Similar to its neighbour Queen and located near to the French consulate. Meeting point of mainly cheap young hustlers and escort boys and gay men who would be interested in them.
mon-sun 21:00–05:00
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Love Dance Point
Cumhuriyet Cd, No:349, Beyoğlu Map
One of the larger and most popular gay clubs in the country. Trendy, busy and recommended. [...]
fri-sat 23:30–05:00
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Sahra Bar
Sadri Alisik Sokak 40 Map
Originally a she-male club in a 5 floor bar/club. Packed with a compilation of transvestites, semi-transvestites, male prostitutes, queens and hundreds of horny young boys ready to screw anything (call them bi or straight) coming from ghettoes of Istanbul especially on Saturday nights. [...]
mon-sat 21:30–00:00, sun 24h
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Siraselviler Caddesi, 63/1, Taksim, 34250, Beyoğlu Şehit Muhtar Mh. Istanbul Map
Tekyon is the busiest gay night club of Istanbul. No entrance fee, which makes it very popular with younger guys, however drinks are (like everywhere in Istanbul) quite expensive. [...]
mon-sat 23:00–05:00, sun 23:00–00:00
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Gay sauna

Aquarius Sauna
Istiklal Caddesi, Sadri Alisik Sokak, No: 29/1 Map
A sleazy gay sauna. Many in-house rent boys who offer 'erotic massages' starting around 100 YTL.
mon-sun 24h
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Beşinci Kat
Soğancı Sokak 7 Map
The "Fifth Floor" is located at the fifth floor of a renovated building near Alman Hastanesi in Siraselviler Caddesi. [...]
mon-fri 17:00–02:00, sat 10:00–01:00, sun 11:00–02:00
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Gayfriendly places

XLarge Club - El Hamra Cinema
Maslak Mahallesi, Atatürk Oto Sanayi Sitesi, 52. Sok., 2. Kısım 12/1, 34485, Map
Big club in a former cinema. It used to be mostly gay but now it has become more and more str8. [...]
mon-sun 23:00–05:00
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