Efendi, a dandy bar with original cocktails

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Efendi, a dandy bar with original cocktails

In Istanbul, Efendi cocktail bar is becoming a veritable institution.

This nocturnal meeting place in the Nisantasi district hides behind heavy grey curtains that open to make way for a very long and narrow place, while the colourful wooden counter stretches along an entire wall.

Made from fresh herbs and subtle mixed flavours, bartender Dede's concoctions delight the palate with a whirlwind of eccentric yet balanced aromas. To be convinced, try the Erik Tursusu, made from green plum pickles!

The impressive menu offers you a sample of the most inventive preparations, in keeping with the soundscape, fluctuating between soul and funk, distilled with refinement without being deafening. If you are looking for a little more space, there is a lounge just a few steps down. On the menu: cocktails – to drink in moderation – and quieter music, given its tempo by the demands of the customers using Efendi's motto: “More, please!”

Efendi
Teşvikiye
Hacı Emin Efendi Sk. No: 28
34365 Şişli
İstanbul

+44 (0)20 3096 9292

www.facebook.com/Efendi-Topağacı

Menu: around 30 TRY a cocktail