A former bakery set in a split-level churchlike space decorated with frescoes by local art students. Ghetto Istanbul is a self-proclaimed music lounge catering to an affluent crowd of enthusiasts from their 20s into middle age.
World famous saxophonist Ilhan Ersahin (who also opened Nublu in New York) books eclectic D.J.’s. for Ghetto. The fare covers the spectrum of world music as well as cutting-edge brands of jazz. Sets don’t normally begin until around 11 p.m.; until then, the venue serves as a more peaceful bar. Turkish food is served upstairs.
Kalyoncu Kulluk Caddesi, 10, Beyoglu 34440, Istanbul
Tel: 90 212 251 7501
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