A quintessential Istanbul experiences is to spend an evening hanging out in Beyoglu’s labyrinth-like tiny alleyways filled with back-to-back outdoor restaurants, cafes and bars. One of the most popular casual and affordable places for traditional Turkish cuisine is Refik, where you’ll find a rowdy local crowd indulging in their hearty meze plates of marinated vegetables, grilled meats and fresh seafood, along with the rocket-fuel like aniseed flavoured liquor, raki. Another popular option is the nearby modern and trendy Muzeyyen, along with Boncuk and Imroz which are all within a short walk of one another. Finish the night at one of Istanbul’s vibrant nightclubs, Babylon, which is just down the road from Refik.
Refik - Sofyali Sok. 10-12, Istanbul
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