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A big plus and a big minus

I entered the bar for the music and stayed long - the music was great and authentic, the clientele... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2015
Franka B
via mobile
Cheaters on İstiklal

Good live music but the food runners are dodging by charging extra on the bill for stuff we never... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Seaside05941100949
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Istiklal Cad. Balo Sok. No: 1 Kat:3 | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34435, Turkey
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

You will get charged 50 lira for a glass of beer on top of some live music charge of 50 lira per person at the end. The waiting stuff is useless and the music is very bad and very load. The place is small and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good live music but the food runners are dodging by charging extra on the bill for stuff we never ordered! They charge 50 lira extra for live music which they never mentioned in the beginning! Never go!

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

You will get charged 50 lira for a glass of beer on top of some live music charge of 50 lira per person at the end. The waiting stuff is useless and the music is very bad and very load. The place is small and...More

2  Thank Titus B
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Most of drinks were more expensive. Glasses were not washed. Before we use it was smelling raki. they bring more things what we ordered offcourse we had to pay. We ordered a bottle of raki and a dish of cheese. They bring just one were...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

I entered the bar for the music and stayed long - the music was great and authentic, the clientele also. So much for the plus. The minus side: too expensive, been charged not only for the beers but also for some nachos I did not...More

Thank Franka B
Reviewed 5 April 2015

Got charged 10 lira per person for the music, which was not mentioned anywhere. Also a 6 lira service charge. We were 3 people, we purchased 2 beers and ended up getting charged 60 TRY. If the music was good, maybe I'd be less annoyed...More

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Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal
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people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive
Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of
the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned
restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening
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