18/A Kadife Sok.
Our Rating Neighborhood Kadiköy Hours Daily noon-2am Transportation Boat or Dolmus: Kadiköy, then walk Phone 0216/418-0277 Amenities
Web site Arkaoda
If you feel like experiencing a different side of Istanbul nightlife, it's easy: Just take a ferry to the Asian side of the city. Here, you need to navigate the narrow streets that lead from the Kadiköy ferry port to Kadife Sokak, known locally as Barlar Sokak (Bar Street). There are a multitude of bars and restaurants to cater to different tastes, but with more alternative leaning than much of Beyoğlu with a more indie vibe. As the evening turns into night, these tend to spill out onto the street, and it becomes hard to remember which one you belong to. In the center of this street is a small unremarkable door that is the entrance to Arkaoda. With its diverse DJ line up, comfy seating, and attractive back garden it's become something of a hipster hangout. DJs play everything from dub to punk, hip hop to Arab jazz, and house to disco, and as the night gets later, chairs are moved to create a small dance floor. The only downside is that the ferries stop running around 10pm, so for late nights you'll have to take a dolmuş (shared taxi 8TL) or jump into a cab (around 50TL) back to the city center.
Map18/A Kadife Sok. Istanbul
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