Best rooftop bars and terraces with views in Istanbul

Rooftop bars and terraces with views in Istanbul are becoming more popular. Cozy and chilled atmosphere with a magnificent view over the city. Many of rooftops turned into restaurants, lounges, and bars. For many locals, this is the best way to escape from the crowded streets of the Istanbul. ” 

Here are the best rooftop bars and terraces to enjoy Istanbul’s spectacular atmosphere.

Balkon Cafe Bar

This Wonderful place has one of the best views over Istanbul. The place is very relaxed and has a beautiful local atmosphere. The best time to visit the Balkon during sunset and the night.

Asmalı Mescit Mh., Şehbender sok No:5,


The 360

Restaurant, bar and club located on an island on top of the Hilton Doubletree hotel in the Bosporus between Asa and Europe. On the top of the restaurant you get a 360 view of Istanbul cityThe club comes alive on the weekends, offering DJs and vocalists with live dancers and performances, and non-stop partying until the early morning hours.

 Istiklal Caddesi Misir Apt. No:311 K:8 Beyoglu


Neolokal is a new restaurant from celebrity Turkish chef Maksut Aşkar, located in an old bank building which now houses an art institute. Neolokal serves traditional local dishes in a modern way, and each dish has a story. The outdoor terrace offers views of the old City.

 Salt Galata, Bankalar Caddesi No. 11, Karaköy; 


Located at the top of the Marmara Pera, the roof terrace bar is slightly surreal, in the midst of jasmine scents accompanied by the chilling breeze of Galata, you feel like anything is possible in this city.

 The Marmara Pera Hotel, Meşrutiyet Caddesi No. 15, 


Georges Hotel Galata

The rooftop bar located at the Fantastic little a French-style design boutique hotel. The cozy rooftop terrace offers a stunning view of the Bosporus and Istanbul city.

 Müeyyedzade, Serdar-ı Ekrem Cd. 24, Beyoğlu


Located in Karakoy Haze Hotel’s roof. A new restaurant opened by the owner of Leblon of Asmalı designed as a modern “meyhane” with a good variety of cold and hot mezze. The restaurant opened at the end of summer 2015, quickly become one of the favorite spots in the lively, hip neighborhood of Karaköy.

 Kemankeş Karamustafapaşa Mahallesi, Maliye Caddesi No.8A Karaköy


Leb-i Derya

Lebiderya in Istanbul was chosen one of the top 15 bars in the world by Sunday Times. Leb-i derya is one of those fancy restaurants perched high above the streets of Beyoğlu with fantastic views of the Bosporus, Maiden’s Tower, Asia and old Istanbul’s peninsula.

 Şahkulu Mah., Kumbaracı Ykş. No:57, 34425 Tünel/Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey


Gaja Roof

On the 16th floor of the Swissotel, you find this magnificent rooftop terrace. A perfect rooftop bar in Istanbul for all who like relaxation. It is a variety of wines and cocktails. An excellent kitchen and live DJs who create a good atmosphere for all guests. In the summer, this is the place to be.
 Bayildim Cad. No.2 Macka, 34357 Besiktas, Istanbul



Wolfgang Puck’s first international Spago spot overlooks Maçka Park and the Bosphorous from the roof of the St. Regis Istanbul hotel in uptown Nişantaşı. Diners can expect nothing less than fantastic dishes and impeccable service.

  The St. Regis Istanbul, Mim Kemal Öke Caddesi No. 35, Nişantaşı


A’YA Rooftop Lounge

Located on the rooftop of Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet, A’YA Rooftop Lounge is one of the most awe-inspiring terraces in Istanbul with its unbeatable view of Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque.
 Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet – Tevkifhane Sokak No. 1, 34122 Sultanahmet-Eminönü, Istanbul 

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Zuma bar and terrace attract a sophisticated crowd; This is a place to see and be seen. A perfect venue to spend time with friends.

 İstinye, Bayır Çk., 34460 Sarıyer/İstanbul, Turkey



Safran offers the finest in Turkish and Ottoman cuisine and spectacular views of the Bosphorus. The covered terrace provides the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views all year round in this elegant and sophisticated setting.

 Şht. Muhtar, kat 15, Dolapdere Taksim Cd No:1, 34435 İstanbul/Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey



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