Gay bars, clubs, saunas and events in Istanbul

Gay bars and cafes

Durak

Its the most traditional gay bar in the city, many men with moustache drinking beer with live turkish. Its a simple beer pub, exname was Değirmen. Its not mixed, gay only. Friendly clientle, not cool.

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Durak
Muratpaşa Sokak 9
Istanbul
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mon - sun11:00 - 02:00
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Mor Kedi

Mostly gays comes but also lesbians are coming to this cafe bar. Turkish and English pop music. The price is cheap.Everyday is open but weekend is good crowd. Friendly atmosphere.

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Mor Kedi
Istiklal Caddesi,Imam Adnan Sokak 7, Taksim
Istanbul
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mon - sun10:00 - 03:00
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Dance

Club 17

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.

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Club 17
Zambak Sokak 17, taksim
Istanbul
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mon - sun21:00 - 05:00
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Love Dance Point

One of the larger and most popular gay clubs in the country. Trendy, busy and recommended. Hip hang out for Istanbul's trendy boys, (and some girls) hosts international DJs and theme parties.

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Love Dance Point
Cumhuriyet Cd, No:349, Beyoğlu
Istanbul
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fri - sat23:30 - 05:00
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Sahra Bar

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.

Some gay men who like such rough boys would also go here comfortably. Watch your wallet and do not expect to be highly esteemed.

On its own as fun house or horror show according to your opinion

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Sahra Bar
Sadri Alisik Sokak 40
Istanbul
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Tekyön

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.

Occasionally drag shows. Trendy music, with a big dance floor. In the back there is an outside smoking area. Busy on Tuesday & Wednesday - Packed on Friday & Saturday.

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Tekyön
Siraselviler Caddesi, 63/1, Taksim
Istanbul
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mon - sun23:00 - 05:00
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Gay sauna

Aquarius Sauna

A sleazy gay sauna. Many in-house rent boys who offer 'erotic massages' starting around 100 YTL.

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Aquarius Sauna
Istiklal Caddesi, Sadri Alisik Sokak, No: 29/1
Istanbul
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Other

Beşinci Kat

The "Fifth Floor" is located at the fifth floor of a renovated building near Alman Hastanesi in Siraselviler Caddesi. The restaurant has a terrace where you can enjoy the Bosphorous view during summer. The restaurant turns into a bar by late night and welcomes gays too.

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Beşinci Kat
Soğancı Sokak 7
Istanbul
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mon - fri17:00 - 02:00sat - sun10:00 - 02:00
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Gayfriendly places

XLarge Club - El Hamra Cinema

Big club in a former cinema. It used to be mostly gay but now it has become more and more str8. With Smoking Area in separate Garden. All opening days Xlarge has show performances on stage.(Drag Queens, Gogo Boys and some cabaret Shows and Gogo Ladies just for the Ladies.)

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El Hamra Cinema
Maslak Mahallesi, Atatürk Oto Sanayi Sitesi, 52. Sok., 2. Kısım 12/1
Istanbul
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fri - sat23:00 - 05:00
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