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An authentic Turkish experience can be combined with a racuous nights drinking at one of
Turkey's meyhanes. These tavernas serve raki, beer and wine, along with an awe-inspiring selection of mezes
(starters), succulent kebabs and fruits of the season. A favourite location for raki drinking, the atmosphere gets
louder and merrier as the night progresses, with clients often breaking into impromtu renditions of Turkish classics.
The most famous meyhanes in Bodrum are located near Bar Street, ask for Kaptan Mahmud's Meyhane
Lets start our bar and disco walk right underneath the impressive walls of the castle -
on Iskele Meydani, the place just on the harbor side where there are many cafe's are, just next to the tourism
Here starts Dr. Alim Bey street, later it leads to Cumhuriyet street, but both together are known all over Bodrum
as 'Barstreet'. This one mile long street runs parallel with the sea, so all the bars and restaurants on your right
side offer a sitting area on the beach with the scenic view of the castle.
McDonalds fast food will be the first on the left side.
Then next to it is VELI BAR, with frequent live music. This one is probably the oldest bar in town.
Nestled among boutiques with good quality textiles you'll see YETTIGARI
and then a bit further on HADIGARI BAR & RESTAURANT
Before you come to an open place, known as PIDE Place you will pass the formerly M&M DANCING, which has recently
changed hands, that once was a disco of high quality standard sound system and decoration, we have no idea how
it is now.
Now you have reached a little square, in precise words the Hilmi Uran Meydani, or in short: the 'Pide place', because
you find a bunch of shops selling snacks like the Turkish Pizza, called Pide. Take a rest here.
On the right then you'll see a stone house facade with the name FORA BAR.
It is again one of these nice bar/discos situated on the beach offering a marvelous view of the sea and castle.
Now you enter directly into the extension of this bar street, the Cumhuriyet Caddesi. If you come in high season
you'll find it difficult to walk on this narrow and crowded street.
Many shops and boutiques sell all kinds of goods and among them are the restaurants and bars. And don't forget
- you are still parallel with the sea.
By now you have reached another opening, called Azmakbasi, but the Cumhuriyt caddesi carries on.
Here on the right you find FASIL CAFE RASIT, an upstairs bar with authentic
Turkish music and belly dance. The program starts around 11 PM. New is the BEBEK
Bar here, it is one of the most distinguished 50 bars of the world, as the 'Newsweek Magazine' has listed. At its
terrace bar overlooking Bodrum bay with the castle, you can enjoy the long established specialties of the famous
Bebek Bar in Istanbul.
After Azmakbasi you'll have the open sea on your right side and many bars and inviting restaurants to your left-
your eyes will be attracted by a building in nearly Victorian style THE WHITE
HOUSE BAR offering live music.
A bit further on is SULTANS BEACH H0USE, owned by friendly Erdogan
More discos and bars follow and still on your right side is the open Aegean sea. A nice little cafe called MAVI BAR - the blue bar invites you for a drink while you can have a look at their galleries
From here you walk about 50 meters along the little ascending street to one of the nicest discos in the world,
the HALIKARNASS DISCO. They really don't need an advert - it
is so wellknown. We even do not get paid by them, but a page like this would be incomplete without mentioning this
Halikarnas is the biggest, trendiest and most stylish club in Bodrum, if not the whole Aegean. The disco seems
a joke to us, it's very expensive (admission price includes first drink) but the setting, the laser show and the
no-expense-spared floorshow makes it for some people attractive. You can't miss it as it has the loudest music
system in town. Many people around complaining. Open 2200-0400.
On any given night of the week something is happening at 'HALIKARNAS', be it a 'foam Party',
Ladies Night' or 'Night of the Dance'. Entry fee is between 20 and 30 Million TL. The advertised FREE BEER NIGHT
sounds a bit funny to us. Keep in mind that in Gumbet you'll have many places where you pay not more then 2 Million
for a beer
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The nightlife of Gumbet
In Gumbet you can take your pick for top nightspots. Wander along Bar Street and go into whatever takes your fancy.
Trends change and what is hip one week may not be the next. The best bet is to follow the crowds if a bar or club
is busy that usually means a good night can be expected. Try the Queen Vic, Memories, The Shamrock, Mystery Bar,
Victoria Bar, Beach Club and Heart Beat Disco. Bars are open from midday until the small hours. Discos generally
don't get going much before 2200 or 2300 but stay open until 0300 or 0400.