Where to ring in the New Year in Istanbul? We list fifteen events that may peak your interest for tonight’s New Year’s Eve celebrations...
New Year's Eve Events
Wouldn't it be nice to say hello to 2011 in a romantic environment with a magnificent view of the Bosphorus? This special evening hosted by Anjelique, which you can spend at a table with your loved ones, will cost 250 TL per person for a special New Year's Eve menu and includes unlimited domestic and foreign drinks. If you would prefer to spend the night at the bar, the price is 150 TL per person.
Muallim Naci Caddesi Salhane Sokak No: 5 Ortaköy Istanbul 212 327 28 44
Babylon continues the Oldies But Goldies tradition this New Year's Eve. If you're ready to ring in the New Year with the most popular songs in music history then come to Babylon where general entrance tickets will cost 60 TL.
Şehbender Sk. No:3 Tünel, Asmalımescit
212 292 73 68
GHETTO NEW YEAR EVE OLDIES PARTY
You're guaranteed to have a good time at Ghetto's "New Year's Eve Oldies Party", especially if you want to end the year dancing to timeless hit songs. General entrance prices for Ghetto tonight are 45 TL and 35 TL for students. If you want to enjoy a meal and a limited offering of drinks, tickets cost 145 TL.
Kamer Hatun Caddesi 10 Beyoğlu
212 251 75 01
Gina, situated in the Kanyon shopping center, will continue to offer their a la carte menu for New Year's Eve, so come enjoy delicious Italian food in an ultra chic atmosphere.
Kanyon Alışveriş Merkezi, K:1 Levent Istanbul
212 272 27 93
What about spending New Year 's Eve in a very special location situated between two continents? Make a romantic start to 2011 in KIZ KULESİ (Maiden's Tower).. Kız Kulesi is preparing a very special menu for New Year's Eve celebrations tonight. There are two options for accessing Kızkulesi tonight as it is situated smack dab in the middle of the Bosphorus. There will be services offered from Salacak between 20:30 – 03:00 as well as boats taking off from Kabataş at 20:30, 21:15 and 21:45. Prices vary between 225 TL and 275 TL for a specially prepared menu and unlimited domestic drinks enjoyed in the amazing atmosphere of Kız Kulesi.
212 727 40 50
For those who want to welcome in 2011 in the magical atmosphere offered at Les Ottoman, the cost to enjoy a special New Year's Eve menu and unlimited domestic and foreign drinks is 300 TL, to spend the evening at the bar costs 180 TL.
Caferiye Sokak No:6/1 Sultanahmet İstanbul
0212 513 61 50
POLAT TOWER FULYA
If you want to ring in the new year listening to the music of Ozan Doğulu with unlimited drinks special delights then Polat Tower Fulya is the place for you tonight. The cost for an all night party and a special New Year's Eve menu is 125TL. Those who prefer to rent a private lodge will have to dish out 200 TL.
Yeşilçimen Sok. No 12 Fulya 212 358 30 55
TAPS BEBEK NEW YEAR'S EVE BALL
Another favorite location along the Bosphorus is TAPS Bebek. Offering beer from their own microbrewery as well as an international cuisine, having recently opened a branch in Bebek TAPS is planning to ring in 2011 with a wonderful New Year's Eve party. In order to experience the specially designed decor for the New Year as well as to taste their New Year's Eve menu the price, including both domestic and foreign drinks costs 185 TL. If you don't want to eat and just want to come to party, tickets cost 135 TL.
Cevat Paşa Caddesi No: 119 Bebek
212 263 87 00
NEW YEAR'S EVE TRAIN
Or you could spend New Year's Eve on the tracks! If you want to usher in the New Year on the tracks and spend the first few hours of 2011 by a lake next to a huge bonfire then be at the Haydarpaşa train station Friday, December 31st at 20:30 to board the New Year's Eve Train headed for Uzunkum Lake. The price to enjoy this unique experience is 270 TL for credit cards or 265 TL in cash. For more information visit www.geziciyak.com.
212 238 51 07
Enjoy the music and discover the unique taste of Vanna this New Year's Eve. With views of the Bosphorus, tickets for this special location this evening cost 250 TL, including a special menu, or 150 TL to sit at the bar.
Kanyon Alışveriş Merkezi / Levent
212 353 11 80
If money is no object and you want to enjoy specialities in Mediterranean cuisine overlooking the Bosphorus, then Vogue may be a wonderful choice. Unlimited domestic and foreign drinks coupled with Vogue's special New Year's Eve menu will cost 325 TL per person, with sitting at the Lounge Bar priced at 200 TL. Spending New Year's Eve at the bar will cost you 150 TL.
Seba Caddesi, İstanbul 80680, Türkiye
212 22744 04
BÜYÜKADA ASCOT HOTEL
Of course you don't have to spend New Year's Eve in Istanbul proper... For those who want to ring in the New Year in a peaceful and romantic manner then the bigger of the Prince's Islands Büyükada may be for you.
A room for two at the Ascot Hotel costs 450 TL and includes breakfast. If you want to attend the New Year's Eve program with a special menu and unlimited domestic drinks, the price is 160 TL.
Madenler Mahallesi, Çınar Caddesi No:6 34970, Büyükada/Adalar İstanbul
0216 382 28 88
Galata Evi (House) is a restaurant with a very interesting history that spans all the way back to 1904... It was first used by Great Britain as a civilian prison and then later as a police station. The location has operated as a restaurant since 1999. If you want to usher in the New Year in this very unique and special site then you can enjoy Galata Evi's a la carte menu this evening. This may be the perfect place to ring in the New Year accompanied by live music played on the piano.
0212 245 18 61
Galata Kulesi Sok. No: 15 (61)
Karaköy - Beyoğlu - Istanbul
Should you want to spend the evening in a secret paradise situated 40 minutes' distance from Istanbul then Saklıköy may be the place for you. A special menu has been prepared for tonight which you may enjoy surrounded by nature and away from the metropolis. With tonight's special program, you can sip champagne and stay overnight for prices spanning from 350 TL to 520 TL.
Bayramköprü Mevkii No:6/A
İshaklı Köyü Beykoz - İSTANBUL
0216 434 55 22
Originally built as a water cistern, this incredible venue now serves as a restaurant in the historical Sultanahmet district. Sarnıç Restaurant will host an evening of music with the piano and violin and later a live DJ performance. Should you want to ring in the New Year with a special menu and unlimited domestic drinks the price is 166 TL.
Soğukçeşme Sokağı, 34220 Sultanahmet - İstanbul
0212 512 4291 - 0212 513 3660