Gay bars, clubs, saunas and events in Istanbul

Gay bars and cafes

Chianti Cafe Pub
Istiklal Caddesi, Balo Sokak No: 31. Map
Chianti Cafe Pub is a gay exclusive bar is located on a side-street just in the middle of famous Istiklal Street, the heart of the nightlife and gay life of Istanbul. [...]
mon-sun 16:00–02:00
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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 10:00–00:00
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Secret Club
Saka Salim Çıkmazı, 1 Map
Trendy dance club, formarly known as Exit Club. See also
fri-sat 00:00–05:00
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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 21:00–04:00
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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 21:30–05:00, sun 21:30–00:00
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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-thu 22:00–04:00, fri-sat 22:00–05:00, sun 22:00–04:00
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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-thu 10:30–01:30, fri-sat 10:30–02:30, sun 10:30–01:30
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Gayfriendly places

XLarge Club - El Hamra Cinema
Kallavi Sokak 12 Map
Big club in a former cinema. It used to be mostly gay but now it has become more and more str8. [...]
wed 23:30–04:00, fri-sat 23:30–04:00
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Gay events

Istanbul Gay Pride - Various locations
Istanbul LGBT Pride Week takes place every year during the last week of June and it consists of workshops, panel discussions, parties and a series of similar activities. [...]
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