Bodrum is known for a more relaxed and sophisticated approach to partying than Ibiza. It boasts clubs in stunning waterfront locations filled with beautiful people. Here are our favourite nightclubs on the Turkish Peninsular...
Perched up on a hill along with charming windmills, this timeless and modern venue decorated entirely in white with local architectural elements boasts magnificent views and promises fun nights in Bodrum. Throughout the summer, DJs take over the booth to energise the crowd, or there may be a band playing live. If you’re partial to delicious cocktails and sushi, this is the place to be.
Superb: Haremtan Sokak Bodrum Merkez, Tel. +90 532 450 11 59, www.facebook.com/pages/superb
Billionaire Club Bodrum
Billionaire Club opened in Bodrum and became the number-one destination for seekers of quality, luxury and glamour. It’s an oasis built inside the Palmarina in Yalıkavak. It boasts a 700-square-metre pool filled with sea water, but if you’re here for the open waters, then the wooden dock built over natural rocks is just some steps away. Sunbathing is optional but partying with famous DJs at the Billionaire is a must. Open from 10am to 8pm.
Billionaire Club Bodrum: Palmarina Bodrum Çökertme Caddesi, Yalıkavak, Tel. +90 252 385 43 56, www.billionairelife.com
Marina Yacht Club
Marina Yacht Club
Four different bars with different concepts (Roof Marine, Club Restaurant, Vespa Cafe & Restaurant and Jazz Bar) make up this classic destination within the Bodrum marina. Jazz Bar is the one that pulls a huge crowd every night with its live music performances. Chances are that there will be so many people you won’t even find a spot to stand. Book early and enjoy the selection from the extensive wine and cocktail menus.
Marina Yacht Club: Neyzen Tevfik Caddesi No. 5, Bodrum Tel. +90 252 316 12 28, Tel. +90 532 450 11 59, marinayachtclub.com
A perennial favourite of the Bodrum crowd, Küba Bar is located inside a historical stone building on the main road that leads to the Marina Yacht Club in central Bodrum. Sip your early evening cocktail to the jazzy tunes at the bar, checking out the crowd, with masts and palms in the background. The restaurant offers delectable seafood and meat specials from its Mediterranean-inspired menu. As the night wears on, the music gets livelier by the hour and it's very probable that you will dance the night away.
Küba Bar: Neyzen Tevfik Caddesi No. 62 Bodrum Tel.+90 252 313 44 50, kubabar.com