Nightlife in İzmir
İzmir is a different kind of beautiful after the sunset. Here are the most popular places where you can have fun until late in this beautiful city.
Like many big cities, fun in İzmir doesn’t go to sleep. If you want to continue to have fun after spending your day on the beaches of Izmir or where you can enjoy the nature of paradise, there are countless places to go.
After watching the magical sunset in one of the best 10 places to do so, you can start by turning your route to Alsancak and Konak region. In this region, where the city's cafes, restaurants, and bars are the busiest, you can have your dinner with sea views and then have a pleasant time with your loved ones by sipping something in a cafe or bar. It is impossible not to find a place suitable for your taste in the streets of Cyprus Martyrs Street in Alsancak. A wide range of live music options from the traditional Turkish music (fasil) to jazz, pop to rock music are waiting for you in this region.
In Karşıyaka, there are many luxury meat and fish restaurants, cafes, bars, and taverns where you can listen to live music. In the Bostanlı and Mavişehir neighborhoods, there are many bars where you can listen to the bands and have fun until late at night.
Another region where the nightlife is most active in İzmir is Bayraklı. There are many cafes, restaurants, and bars where you can listen to live music among the places whose lights reach up to Kordon. Many cafes and restaurants are waiting for you on the ground floor of Folkart Towers in Bayraklı. If you want to have fun in night clubs in Bayraklı, you can take a look at the Turan region.
In Bornova, which is renowned as the students’ district of İzmir, you can watch the performances of famous singers and bands from İzmir, especially in rock bars around Küçükbar. If you want to enjoy a fasil in a tavern or dance in a night club, you can stop by Kazım Dirik neighborhood, Süvari Street, and Captain İbrahim Hakkı Street.
If you intend to have fun until the first lights of the morning, you can reach popular holiday resorts such as Alaçatı in the summer with a 45-minute car journey and have fun at night clubs here.
Apart from all these popular destinations, you can find many cafes and bars in the quieter tourist resorts such as Urla, Foça, Dikili, and Seferihisar, where you can have fun on the coastline in the summer.
On the other hand, if nightlife means taking the time to cultural and arts activities for you, İzmir offers many options: You can watch a play at the İzmir State Theater, attend a concert in Ahmed Adnan Saygun Art Center, which is one of the most beautiful art centers in Turkey, or you can watch a ballet at İzmir State Symphony Orchestra. Do not forget to check the program of the plays in İzmir State Theater, Bostanlı Suat Taşer Open Air Theater, İnciraltı İzmir Art Open Air Theater and many other private theaters all around the city.