Printable Istanbul Gay Guide

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

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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, or on the highlighted address link for location map.

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
Rocinante Cafe & Bar (G,l) -20:00 - 02:00 (G) @ Ogut Sokak, No:6, Kat 2 (2nd floor),  Beyoglu, Istanbul.
Pinokyo Cafe & Bar (G): 20:00-02:00 @ Istiklal Cad. Buyukparmakkapi Sk No: 26/1, Beyoglu, Istanbul
Chianti Bar (G):  20:00 - 02:00 @ Istiklal Caddesi, Balo Sokak, No: 31 (2nd floor) Beyoglu, Istanbul.
Haspa Plus Bar (G) : 20:00 - 02:00  @ Siraselviler Caddesi, No: 14/1, 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
X Large Club (G,S)  23:00-05:00 @ Ataturk Oto Sanayi Sit. 52.Sok. No:12/1, Maslak, Sariyer / Istanbul
Club 17 (R,G,T,h) - 23:00 - 05:00 @ Istiklal Caddesi, Zambak Sokak No: 9, Taksim / Beyoglu, Istanbul.
Prive Club (G,T,b)
  23:00-05:00 @ Tarlabasi Bulvarı, No: 28/A, Taksim, Istanbul.
Club Cheeky (G,b,r) - 01:00 - 07:00 @ Tarlabasi Bulvari No: 32 Taksim, Istanbul.

Lesbian Bars & Clubs

Gia Club (L,gf):  22:00 - 04:00 @ Istiklal Cad.  Mis Sokak, No:15, Kat:2, Beyoglu, Istanbul
Bigudi Club (L,g): 22:00 - 04:00  Istiklal Caddesi, Mis Sokak, No:5 , Taksim / Beyoglu, Istanbul (top floor)

Transgender Clubs

Bahriyeli Pub (T,b,h)  22:00-05:00 @ Tarlabasi Bulvari, Kalyoncu Kullugu Cad. No:8, Beyoglu, Istanbul
Sahra Club (T,b,h) : (24:00-05:00) @ Istiklal Cad, Sadri Alisik Sok. No:42  Beyoglu, Istanbul
Club 17 (R,G,T,h) - 23:00 - 05:00 @ Istiklal Caddesi, Zambak Sokak No: 9, Taksim / Beyoglu, Istanbul.
Prive Club (G,T,b)
  23:00-05:00 @ Tarlabasi Bulvarı, No: 28/A, Taksim, Istanbul.

Gay Friendly Cafe &  Restaurants

Arjin Cafe (S, gf) :  09:00-24:00 @ Katip Çelebi Mah, Tel Sok. No:28, 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.
Burger King Taksim (S,g):  07:00-01:00 @ Address: Istiklal Caddesi No:1 Taksim, Istanbul

Sauna & Bath Houses

These are mostly visited by gay men but they not officially gay / gay-freindly venues
Aquarius Sauna (R,G,b): 7/24 @ Istiklal Caddesi, Sadri Alisik Sokak, 29/1 Taksim-Beyoglu, Istanbul. 
Nur Hamam (G,B) : 10:00-23:00 @ Hamalbasi Cad. No:14, Beyoglu / 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.
Kappak Club - Neo Club - Sugar Cafe - Ekoo Club


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