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Bodrum is synonymous with nightlife. Turkey’s most vibrant, anything-goes resort-town rarely kicks off the action before midnight. The clubs span all tastes from huge discos and floating clubs to small jazz venues and gay bars.

Bodrum Nightlife

Bebek Bar

A branch of a long-lived Istanbul favorite, this bar and restaurant offers splendid castle views from its upper floors.

Dr. Alimbey Caddesi, 011-90-252-316-2331
Tags: nightlife | smart splurge | bar

Hadigari Nightclub

Well into its fourth decade, this massive bar accommodates up to 2,000 punters who come for live shows by bold-faced Turkish and international names like Norah Jones and Mercan Dede.

Dr. Alimbey Caddesi, 1025 Sokak 37, 011-90-252-313-9087
Tags: nightlife | dancing | nightclub


Renowned for its decibels (they’re reputedly audible on Kos), the Halikarnas has been pumping out dance parties for more than a decade. Check the website for special events like foam nights and costume parties.

Cumhuriyet Caddesi, 011-90-252-316 8000,
Tags: nightlife | dancing | nightclub

Kuba Bar

Hip hangout overlooking Western Bay in converted stone house. Latin rhythms ring out as diners put down their knives and forks.

Neyzen Tevfik Caddesi 62, 011-90-252-313 4450,
Tags: nightlife | trendy | dancing

Marina Yacht Club

This elegant restaurant morphs into a nightclub and live music venue after dinner. It hosts famous Turkish singers and bands during high season.

Karada Marina, Neyzen Tevfik Caddesi 5, 011-90-252-316-1228,
Tags: nightlife | nightclub

Marine Club Catamaran

The party gets started on this disco-boat after 1am and continues into the wee hours of the morning. The transparent dance floor lets guests peer into the sea.

Dr. Alimbey Caddesi, 1025 Sokak 44, 011-90-252-313-3600,
Tags: nightlife | dancing | nightclub | boating

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