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“Good time...great host”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Istanbul Pub Crawl - CLOSED

Istanbul Pub Crawl
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Best Way to Discover Istanbul's Nightlife" GO OUT WITH LOCALS AND FOLLOW THEM TO THEIR FAVOURITE PLACES, PUBS, BARS AND CLUBS. Get ready for drinking games and a wild night... You won't remember that night, but you will never forget it...
New Orleans, Louisiana
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“Good time...great host”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

We did the pub crawl a couple of nights ago. The starting point was at a hostel in sultanahmet where you pay. They accept payments by credit card! Also give you a free beer to start off the night. Then they took us over to the istikal cadessi area to head to a few more clubs.

There was a good crowd of about 25 people.

Our host Alex was great! He spoke English pretty well and negotiated a cab fare for us to get back to our hotel in the sultanahmet area at the end of the night which was very much appreciated.

One thing you must know is that most of the places where this pub crawl goes are dives and very small clubs. If you are looking to end up at a high end club at the end of the night such as a place on the golden mile ...then this is definitely not the activity for you.

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English first
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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“great organization”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

The idea of a pub crawl through istanbul is a wonderful one and Mehmet is the best host you can get. Many pubs to see so there is variety of sights and people to meet in the city. Mehmet is charming and knowledgeable about the city, and is great to hang out with. I would definitely recommend checking out the pub crawl and getting Mehmet for your host of it.

Visited March 2014
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“Great time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

I visited Istanbul by myself and this Pub Crawl really made the first night a great one. We ended up going out to several bars, most of which were dead on Thursday, so we doubled back to the bar where we started and ended up closing it out at 6 AM. It was a great time and got some great stories to share with my friends. Highly recommended.

Visited February 2014
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“The address of fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

Nightlife in Istanbul came to mind when we say the organization.If you want to safely navigate the elite places, right place

Visited February 2014
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Alaska
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“Don't Waste your Time!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014

I wasted a trip and part of a night going to the meeting point of the Istanbul Pub Crawl, (which is in a hostel). I was the only person who bothered to show up so they cancelled, (the clerk said that they have had to cancel every pub crawl for the last two months!) Part of the reason might because they don't even tell their own customers about the pub crawl, (As I was waiting, they checked in four customers and they never mentioned it once to them) so I don't know how they hope to actually get people unless they somehow accidentally stumble across it on the Internet).

Unless you are looking to waste your time, make sure you call them before you go to make sure that they might actually attempt a pub crawl, (I was told it might get better in a month or two). I won't know because I won't being going back. Any company that won't even alert their guests to an event they are sponsoring, is not worth the time to support.

Visited February 2014
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djsharkmehmet, Satış Müdürü at Istanbul Pub Crawl, responded to this review, 6 March 2014
There is no difference between; without booking expect to free seat in full or canceled flight and without reservation hope join the pub crawl.
Do you go often airport and expect the seat in a full or canceled fight ? It is good to come our door from America to hope join Pubcrawl. If you try to book before and get your confirmation email probably you wont waste your time..!
If you taking two minutes to make a reservation from our web page, you could see we do not meet for Pubcrawl in Butcher or in Tailor. Its writing our web page meeting point is in a HOSTEL..!
We recommend to other Pubcrawlers book your spot before you join the events.
This guy he didnt call and made reservation and hope to join pub crawl.
Please do not make same mistake.
Otherwise you can find yourself oterside of the world, searching some events to join.
For example without book camel safari tour in desert, do not buy your flight ticket from otherside of the world to expect join dersert tour.
Maybe you can lost your way in the middle of Sahara desert, and waste your life there...

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