With jaw-dropping vistas of two continents, the Golden Horn and enormous, illuminated mosques, the club/restaurant 360 Istanbul (Istiklal Caddesi Misir Apt. No. 311 K. 8; 0212 251-1042-43) makes a good place to end your day in Turkeys’ largest, most cosmopolitan city.
Run by the South African expat chef Mike Norman, 360 is housed in a pre-World-War II apartment building in the historic Beyoglu neighborhood. It’s become one of the hottest spots in the city, offering the coolest view in town and attracting an international crowd of locals, visitors and expats. The steeple rising up next to the club belongs to St. Antoine‘s, since 1725 the site of Istanbul’s largest Catholic church. Arrive for drinks and a meal of Thai-Turkish fusion at sunset or wait until 11-ish, when the blonde DJ heats things up on the dance floor and the club’s Ukrainian go-go dancers begin to do a Slavic techno frug.
Thanks for the update Andrew!
- Nat Geo Expeditions