Istanbul - Anatolian Side Hidden Gems
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Bars to have a cosy atmosphere and grab a beer with your friends

AKSİ Moda
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The first branch of Aksi. It firstly got your attention with the lovely corner that they chose in Moda. The best time is summer as the front part feels like you are living in that neighbourhood and it is your garden🌸 In the bad weather interior is also so cosy with dark green walls and the yellowish lighting of the old apartment that is reflecting the characteristic of the district. They have their own playlists on spotify and also selecting the music as per the atmosphere of each branch. Moda branch is the one that has the best music taste. Their menu is very rich with many local and foreign beers and coctails in addition to the meals. These will be served while you are enjoying some small cultural events, quiz nights or just a friend gathering at this place.
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The North Shield Caddebostan
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Welcome to the most relaxed and fav english bar of the district 🍻. Away from all that kind of ‘fancy’ places at Bagdat Street this place emphasize its unique identity. I have been living near this area for many years. They have another branch much close fo Göztepe before, It is exactly the same concept and ambience since then. The menu is so wide mostly with bar foods all are delicious, my and my friends favs are below; 🖤the snack basket in the sharing menu 🖤meat schnitzel with sauce 🖤burgers (mostly the one with the truffle) 🖤frankfurter plate 🖤house beers (this is mostly the beers that Efes serves specially to the places, so they are brewing by their own but still these are special beers that you cannot buy from the supermarket) they also have most of the local and foreign beers. They also have salads and coctails for the ones who do not like the concept I defined above but my suggestion is; if you are not up for some snacks, burgers &compatible beers then go some other place ehich you can find many options nearby:)) 🖤They have a part in the menu where you can find beer & food pairings. Give it a try. ***I also love going here alone or just with one friend to seat at bar (and watch some legendary past sport events on the tv) ****Important suggestion, do not order everything you see in the menu. The portions are quite big. You ending up by opening a button of your pants..
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Old English Pub Cafe & Restaurant
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The oldest one of Bagdat Street, just in the center where you can watch all pedestrian flow if you sit at the balcony. Pub foods and beers are nice. Mostly 90s kids who raised in this district are coming here as a habit. Wood & bottle decor is nice and never changes in years. Also you can watch major sports events here from F1 to tennis, basketball to football.
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Craft Beer Lab
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The first branch in Beşiktaş was my fav pub in that district. For three years, they are also on the Anatolian side 🍻 The most appreciated part is the social tables with the tables lightening your face when it is dark. When you are passing by, the ambience catches your attention to be a part. Two times, I just sit for half an hour to grab a beer while I was just passing by alone:) Pub food & snacks are delicious. You can find most of the beers you want to give a try.
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Gastronomy corners

Basta Neo Bistro
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Newbie of the neighbourhood🤩Gastronomic corner at your district. I went there during winter so I can only define the atmosphere inside. Also in summer I will prefer inside. The uniqueness of this place as ambiance is the open kitchen amd chef plates. You can admire all the process of your food at the open kitchen by your table nearby. The conguratiob of the soace is rectanfular and open kitchen and the tables are located paralel to the long edges of that rectangle so that they provide you watching the cooking experince during having your first wine while waiting🍷 There are so many nice meals but espacially if meat/chicken is not your fav, here you can taste very delicious meals without them as well. Favourites from the menu; 🖤Hummus & Fumette Meat 🖤Tarama 🖤Ravioli with onion, piselliand asparagus
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I am Deniz, I am living in Istanbul. I lived in Milan for one year, have been in Carib island for three months this year. Travelling around in my style, not counting how many cities, countries I visited; mostly I am going to my fav cities, countries many many times.. I am an architect; in addition, a graphic design and typography lover. This also affects my road maps during my travels😌 I also play tennis and run; there are some tips & suggestions about these on my page (mostly local, based on my personal experiences)
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Istanbul - Anatolian Side Hidden Gems
5 Places • ago
Free

Bars to have a cosy atmosphere and grab a beer with your friends

AKSİ Moda
@denizc
The first branch of Aksi. It firstly got your attention with the lovely corner that they chose in Moda. The best time is summer as the front part feels like you are living in that neighbourhood and it is your garden🌸 In the bad weather interior is also so cosy with dark green walls and the yellowish lighting of the old apartment that is reflecting the characteristic of the district. They have their own playlists on spotify and also selecting the music as per the atmosphere of each branch. Moda branch is the one that has the best music taste. Their menu is very rich with many local and foreign beers and coctails in addition to the meals. These will be served while you are enjoying some small cultural events, quiz nights or just a friend gathering at this place.
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The North Shield Caddebostan
@denizc
Welcome to the most relaxed and fav english bar of the district 🍻. Away from all that kind of ‘fancy’ places at Bagdat Street this place emphasize its unique identity. I have been living near this area for many years. They have another branch much close fo Göztepe before, It is exactly the same concept and ambience since then. The menu is so wide mostly with bar foods all are delicious, my and my friends favs are below; 🖤the snack basket in the sharing menu 🖤meat schnitzel with sauce 🖤burgers (mostly the one with the truffle) 🖤frankfurter plate 🖤house beers (this is mostly the beers that Efes serves specially to the places, so they are brewing by their own but still these are special beers that you cannot buy from the supermarket) they also have most of the local and foreign beers. They also have salads and coctails for the ones who do not like the concept I defined above but my suggestion is; if you are not up for some snacks, burgers &compatible beers then go some other place ehich you can find many options nearby:)) 🖤They have a part in the menu where you can find beer & food pairings. Give it a try. ***I also love going here alone or just with one friend to seat at bar (and watch some legendary past sport events on the tv) ****Important suggestion, do not order everything you see in the menu. The portions are quite big. You ending up by opening a button of your pants..
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Old English Pub Cafe & Restaurant
@denizc
The oldest one of Bagdat Street, just in the center where you can watch all pedestrian flow if you sit at the balcony. Pub foods and beers are nice. Mostly 90s kids who raised in this district are coming here as a habit. Wood & bottle decor is nice and never changes in years. Also you can watch major sports events here from F1 to tennis, basketball to football.
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Details
Craft Beer Lab
@denizc
The first branch in Beşiktaş was my fav pub in that district. For three years, they are also on the Anatolian side 🍻 The most appreciated part is the social tables with the tables lightening your face when it is dark. When you are passing by, the ambience catches your attention to be a part. Two times, I just sit for half an hour to grab a beer while I was just passing by alone:) Pub food & snacks are delicious. You can find most of the beers you want to give a try.
Add to
Details

Gastronomy corners

Basta Neo Bistro
@denizc
Newbie of the neighbourhood🤩Gastronomic corner at your district. I went there during winter so I can only define the atmosphere inside. Also in summer I will prefer inside. The uniqueness of this place as ambiance is the open kitchen amd chef plates. You can admire all the process of your food at the open kitchen by your table nearby. The conguratiob of the soace is rectanfular and open kitchen and the tables are located paralel to the long edges of that rectangle so that they provide you watching the cooking experince during having your first wine while waiting🍷 There are so many nice meals but espacially if meat/chicken is not your fav, here you can taste very delicious meals without them as well. Favourites from the menu; 🖤Hummus & Fumette Meat 🖤Tarama 🖤Ravioli with onion, piselliand asparagus
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* * *
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I am Deniz, I am living in Istanbul. I lived in Milan for one year, have been in Carib island for three months this year. Travelling around in my style, not counting how many cities, countries I visited; mostly I am going to my fav cities, countries many many times.. I am an architect; in addition, a graphic design and typography lover. This also affects my road maps during my travels😌 I also play tennis and run; there are some tips & suggestions about these on my page (mostly local, based on my personal experiences)
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