A vacation in Turkey may just be a night owl’s paradise: many bars and clubs stay open to the wee hours of the morning. In Kusadasi, a resort town on the western coast, there’s no shortage of activities if you want to party the night away.
At Jimmy’s locals and foreigners alike come together to have a few drinks. It’s an Irish bar featuring all the comforts of home for some, including live football matches and inexpensive drinks. Located downtown, it’s hard to miss but easy to enjoy.
The range of clubs up and down Dolphin Square make it a fantastic place to find a good time. While it’s farther to the north than some other bars in the area, it’s close to the string of hotels, meaning that most of the people you meet are also tourists in search of a fun night out. Clubs in Dolphin Square include Medusa, Flamingos, and Galaxy, where the beat goes on well into the night. If you’d rather just have a good drink instead of dance your heels off, the Cheers Bar features a wide variety of drinks and a helpful staff.
If you want dinner and a show you’re not likely to see elsewhere, take in a belly dancing show at one of the larger restaurants or bars like the Palm Club or Paradise. Combine it with genuine Turkish raki, a local spirit, in order to really enjoy Turkey like a local.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about nightlife in Kusadasi.