Here is a list of the top rated Istanbul rooftop bars in Istanbul. All just a stop or two away from Lavanta Hotel – your best budget hotel in the heart of Taksim Istanbul. Check them out!
Located in walking distance to Lavanta Hotel, this is a very chilled out place with a dj playing 70’s and 80’s music. You get views from the Halic bridge and a chilled out setting when in Taksim.
Address; Şehbender Sokak 5, Asmalımescit İstanbul https://www.balkonbeyoglu.com
Located in Ortaköy, this is a definite place to visit after eating Kumpir in Ortaköy. This is a hidden gem among the rooftop bars, and especially known for its selection of cocktails which are prepared from freshly pressed juices. Brunch is served on sundays between 10AM – 3 PM.
Address: Muallim Naci Caddesi Salhane Sokak 3, Ortaköy İstanbul http://www.banyanrestaurant.com
Duble Meze Bar
A modern take on the classic turkish tavern culture, this rooftop is the newest spot in Sishane (only a short minute walk from Lavanta Hotel) This rooftop is revered for it’s selection of local dishes from all around Turkey.
Address: Palazzo Donizetti Hotel, Asmalımescit Caddesi 55 Kat 7 İstanbul
Only steps away from Lavanta Hotel, this place is a must visit for its film-like setting and grand decor. Although it is not renowned for its external views, we had to include it in our list for this place is a view in itself – the restaurant is made up of three floors, one floor serving entirely as a gallery. The menu is extensive, and the restaurant is especially renowned for its coffee. After all Chris Owens, the world famous barista acted as an advisor here and the baristas working here had a chance to learn from the best. Good news: they also have take-away coffee.
Address: İstiklal Caddesi 201 İstanbul
Last but not least, if you are travelling on a budget, but don’t want to compromise on the view – grab a coffee at Caffe Nero Bebek. Great views for a good price. Bebek is easy to reach by foot from Ortaköy (after eating Kumpir) or via public transportation.
Rooftop bars are an absolute must-visit when visiting Istanbul! Especially if you are visiting in the warmer months. Make sure to enjoy Istanbul to the fullest with great food, great music, and the best views in the entire world! We are sure there are plenty more, but these are the hot spots for 2019. All of these places are easy to reach from Lavanta Hotel – the best Budget Hotel in Taksim. If you need help with directions, let us know!