GQ Bar Istanbul, GQ Magazine’s first night-club globally opened in Istanbul’s upscale district, Etiler.
Located on lively Nispetyie Street and spread over two floors with a capacity of 250, the GQ Bar Istanbul is now open for lunch, dinner, late night drinks and dancing. With over 750m2, the space intends to be a meeting point for those who are passionate about premium quality leisure and cuisine.
By means of the numerous outshining design details, GQ Bar transforms itself throughout the journey and keeps up with various gatherings. It offers carefully crafted dishes for lunch, drinks in the afternoon, and equally an intimate dinner or a night of a party.
Condé Nast International have partnered with The Dogus Group in Turkey to realize this enterprise. The GQ Bar serves a contemporary international menu using the finest quality ingredients, says Condé Nast. “It reflects the essence of the GQ man; balanced and healthy, stylish and sophisticated” comments Gary Robinson, Deputy Director of Restaurants, and former head chef to HRH The Prince of Wales. “The international look and feel to our menus almost always pays respect to the availability of wonderful Turkish ingredients we have at our disposal and we try to source as much as possible locally. This attitude will run through all of our restaurants with GQ Bar Istanbul setting the benchmark.”
The GQ Bar also has an extensive wine and cocktail menu. A state of the art DJ, light and sound system offer upbeat urban music throughout the day and can be programmed to create a club environment several nights a week.
This launch marks the first of several planned openings in 2013 from the Condé Nast International Restaurant division, with undertakings in Dubai and Singapore due to open later this year.
Update: Unfortunately GQ Bar & Restaurant didn’t last very long and closed at the end of 2013….
GQ Bar in Istanbul
Address: Nispetiye Caddesi No:79, Etiler, 34337 Istanbul
Phone: +90 212 265 4451
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