Printable Istanbul Gay Guide

Printable & brief guide of Istanbul gay bars and clubs as well as hammam, sauna, cruising areas, lesbian and transgender clubs, .

Abbreviation:
G - Overwhelmingly gay clientele / g - Few gay people / gf - Gay-friendly
L - Overwhelmingly lesbian /  l - Few lesbian people/ lf - Lesbian friendly
B - Overwhelmingly gay bears /  b - Few bears
T - Mainly transgender / transvestites /  t: - Few transgender / transvestites
R - Many rent-boys / r - Few rent-boys.
H - Many hustlers and unsafe people / h - Few hustlers.
S - Mainly straight people / s - Few strait people..  
GS - Gay and straight mixed venue, with visible gay scene. 

Note: Click on name of the venue for detailed webpage, on highlighted address link for location map.
Print Tip: Copy the area you want to print and right-click to see print command.
 

Gay Bars and Clubs in Istanbul
Durak Pub (B,G)   19:00 - 02:00  @ Muratpasa Sokak No:9, Aksaray, Istanbul
Chaplin Cafe (G) -20:00 - 02:00 (G) @ Istiklal Cad. Ipek Sokak 16, Kat 3, Daire 5 - Beyoglu, Istanbul
Mor Kedi Cafe (G) : 20:00 - 02:00 @ Istiklal Cad, Imam Adnan Sok, No: 7 / Kat 3, (3rd floor) Beyoglu, Istanbul
Haspa Bar (G) : 20:00 - 02:00  @ Istiklal Cad. Ipek Sokak No: 16 , Beyoglu - Istanbul
Chianti Bar (G):  20:00 - 02:00 @ Istiklal Caddesi, Balo Sokak, No: 31 (2nd floor) Beyoglu, Istanbul.
Pinokyo Cafe & Bar (G): 20:00-02:00 @ Istiklal Cad. Buyukparmakkapi Sk No: 26/1, Beyoglu, Istanbul
Kappak Club (G,r) 23:00 - 05:00 @ Istiklal Cad Buyukparmakkapi Sokak No: 26, Beyoglu, Istanbul
Tekyon Club (G,B,r): 23:00 - 05:00 @ Siraselviler Caddesi, No: 63/1 Taksim, Beyoglu. Istanbul.
Love Club (G,S,l): 23:00 - 05:00 @ Cumhuriyet Caddesi, No: 349 Harbiye / Sisli, Istanbul
Super Fabric (G,s,l) 23:00 - 05:00 @ Cumhuriyet Caddesi No: 42 Elmadag / Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey
Club Cheeky (G,b,r) - 01:00 - 07:00 @ Tarlabasi Bulvari No: 32 Taksim, Istanbul.
Club 17 (R,g,t,h) - 23:00 - 05:00 @ Istiklal Caddesi, Zambak Sokak No: 17, Taksim / Beyoglu, Istanbul.

Lesbian Bars & Clubs
Gia Club (L,gf):  22:00 - 04:00 @ Istiklal Cad. Ayhan Isik Sokak, No:5/1 Beyoglu, Istanbul
Bigudi Club (L,g): 22:00 - 04:00  Istiklal Caddesi, Mis Sokak, No:5 , Taksim / Beyoglu, Istanbul (top floor)

Transgender Clubs
No Name Club (T,b)  23:00-05:00 @ Tarlabasi Bulvarı, No: 28/A, Taksim, Istanbul.
Bahriyeli Pub (T,b)  22:00-05:00 @ Tarlabasi Bulvari, Kalyoncu Kullugu Cad. No:8, Beyoglu, Istanbul
Sahra Club (T,b) : (24:00-05:00) @ Istiklal Cad, Sadri Alisik Sok. No:42  Beyoglu, Istanbul

Gay Friendly Cafe &  Restaurants
Arjin Cafe (S, gf) :  09:00-24:00 @ Katip Çelebi Mah, Tel Sok. No:28, Taksim, Istanbul
Ny-Ist Cafe (S, gf):  09:00 - 24:00 @ Çukurlu Çesme Sokak, No:10 34420 Taksim, Istanbul
Nar Pera (S, gf)  11:00-02:00 @  Gonül Sokak, No: 9/B     Asmali Mescit, Beyoglu, Istanbul.
360 Restaurant & Bar (S, gf)  :  11:00 - 04:00 @ İstiklal Cad, No: 163, Mısır Apt, Kat 8 , Beyoğlu - Istanbul.
5. Kat Restaurant & Bar (S, gf) : 09:00 – 02:00 @  Sıraselviler Cad, Soğancı Sokak No: 7 Cihangir,  Istanbul

Other Coffe Shops
These are not officially gay venues, but rather cruisy venues where gay man hang out
Simit Sarayi Taksim (S,b,g,r,h): 07:00-22:00 @ Tarlabasi Bulvari No: 6 Taksim, Istanbul.
EspressoLab Taksim (S,g,l): 07:00-24:00 @ Istiklal Avenue No: 15 Taksim, Istanbul.
Starbucks Coffee (S,g): 07:00-24:00 @  Istiklal Caddesi, No: 30-32 Beyoğlu, Istanbul. 
Burger King Taksim (S,g):  07:00-01:00 @ Address: Istiklal Caddesi No:1 Taksim, Istanbul

Sauna & Bath Houses
These are not officially gay venues
Aquarius Sauna (R,G,b): 7/24 @ Istiklal Caddesi, Sadri Alisik Sokak, 29/1 Taksim-Beyoglu, Istanbul. 
Davutpaşa Hamam (G,B) : 10:00-23:00 @ A. Nafiz Gurman Str. No:21 Samatya, Istanbul
Firuzaga Hamam  (G,B):  10:00-24:00 @ Cukurcuma Cd. No: 6 Cukurcuma, Beyoglu
Yesildirek Sifa Hamam (G, B): 10:00-21:00 @ Tershane Cad. No:124, Azapkapı, Beyoglu, Istanbul
Cihangir Sauna (G,B,r)  10:00-22:00 @ Altipatlar Sokak, No: 14 Cukurcuma / Beyoglu / Istanbul

Cruising Spots (g,b,h,r)
Taksim Gezi Park, Taksim Square, Fatih Park, Kadikoy Breakwater, Kinaliada Beach
There maybe thieves / hustlers in all cruising places. It is advised not to carry valuable things and a lot of money in such places. Click on highlighted text for location maps

Recently Closed
Following venues has been closed recently and they may still be be listed on other online / printed gay guides.
Rocinante Bar (G,l) - Neo Club (G,l, s) - Sugar Cafe (G) - Ekoo Club (G,R,t) 


Survey - Gay Bar Popularity

If you have visited any, what is your favorite gay bar & club in Istanbul among the list ?
Click here top see survey results and to vote for your favorite gay bar / club !

Accommodation
GAY HOTELS

Istanbul gay and lesbian friendly hotels. Direct reservation

Read More
Travel
NIGHT TOURS

Private guided night tours in Istanbul for gay clubs and other venues

Read More
Travel
TURKEY TOURS

Turkey tours by gay friendly travel agency based in Istanbul

Click Here
Travel
DAILY TOURS

Gay friendly Istanbul tours, daily Bosphorus boat cruises.

Read More
Follow Us !
FACEBOOK

Like our page to follow all gay events in Turkey

Click Here