With so many beautiful nights during the summer, Bodrum is home to many bars and clubs in almost every village around the peninsula. Spending the whole night dancing and mingling is part of the Bodrum experience. There is even a street in Central Bodrum called Bar Street (Barlar Sokağı).
You can walk around Bodrum and explore them, but for the ones that are really popular (see the list below) it's essential to book a table in advance. Here's our pick of the best bars in Bodrum in 2015...
Guests arrive on boats to party the night away at this waterfront hotspot in Turkbuku. By day a chilled beach club it transforms into a bar, restaurant and ultra cool nightclub for the rich and the beautiful.
Yalı Mevkii, Türkbükü Tel. +90 252 377 50 70
Fink Club, source: www.imustbeoff.com
Located inside a 130-year-old building beside a palm tree that was planted by the Fisherman of Halicarnassus this bar and nightclub boasts elegant decor and cool vibe.
Neyzen Tevfik Caddesi 32 Tel. +90 252 316 47 16
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.
Neyzen Tevfik Caddesi No. 62, Bodrum Tel. +90 252 313 44 50, kubabar.com
Vittoria, source: www.facebook.com/BodrumVittoria
This restaurant-cum-bar-cum-nightclub mixes fine Italian food with even finer beats. Attracting a mix of ages and an international clientele this is the spot to ease into smoothly into your night.
Cevat Şakir Caddesi, Bodrum Tel. +90 252 316 57 61, www.facebook.com/BodrumVittoria
Halikarnis The Club
Halikarnis The Club, source: www.facebook.com/ExperienceHalikarnas
First opened in 1979 this bar is a mainstay of the Bodrum nightlife scene. With a spectacular location overlooking St. Peter's Castle is considered to be one of the most beautiful clubs in the world. Add to that a regular rotating list of top DJs and we guarantee you'll be in for a special night. And remember what they say, “You can't say you’ve been in Bodrum if you haven't been to Halikarnas.”
Cumhuriyet Caddesi, Bodrum Tel. +90 252 316 80 00, www.halikarnas.com.tr
Barbeast, source: www.facebook.com/pages/Barbeast
Popular with the locals and those who are Bodrum regulars this bar restaurant and nightclub stands slightly off the main Neyzen Street. Serving up fine music, food and generous cocktails this is a place not to be missed.
Neyzen Tevfik Caddesi 26, Bodrum Tel. +90 252 313 28 18