Fodor's Expert Review Araf


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Located on one of Istanbul's busiest nightlife strips, Araf is usually packed to the gills with a young, energetic, and unpretentious crowd that likes to dance their hearts out to funky beats. Sunday through Thursday nights generally feature live bands playing Turkish folk, Balkan/Gypsy, or reggae/ska music, while on weekends a DJ spins music from around the world. There's no cover charge.

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Balo Sok. 32
Istanbul, Istanbul  Turkey


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