A guide to nightlife in Antalya
With the Antalya region‘s reputation as one of the most popular places in Turkey, you can expect its nightlife to match – glitzy, upbeat and cocktail-ready. The All Inclusive hotels found around Antalya usually act as their own hub for evening entertainment and bars, but for the most authentic nightlife, your best bet is in the bigger resorts like Alanya, Antalya City and Kalkan – where you’ll find all-night dance parties, casual rooftop spots and garden bars.
A flash of light at The Fountain, Kalkan
Stashed away on a quiet rooftop terrace, The Fountain does have an actual fountain – a neon-lit one, to be exact. With views out to sea, plush sofas fit for snoozing and more cocktails than you can shake a sparkler at – yes, the sparklers have been known to come out once night falls – this little bar is where the easy-going at heart love to settle in.
Enjoy little touches of nature at Botanik Garden Bar, Kalkan
There’s a reason ‘garden’ is in the title of this outdoor bar – it’s an Eden of sorts, hidden underneath the shade from hordes of trees and lined with stone buildings. Here, you can snag a fruit-heavy cocktail and lounge in the hammocks and bean bags, watch the sunset from the tree house or lounge beneath the lantern-lit trees.
Dance until dawn at Summer Garden, Alanya
This massive venue is a nightlife playground, equipped with shark tanks, laser shows and enough loungers to seat the whole of Alanya – well, almost. You can grab a drink from the super-sized bar before heading out to the dance floor, where the house DJ plays dance beats until the early hours of the morning.
Partying at its finest at Aura Club, Kemer
This swanky club comes with a dress code to make sure you’re feeling prime time when you set foot on these dance floors. The party rages on seven days a week at the Aura Club, where, depending on the night, you’ll stumble upon foam parties or live DJ sets.
A little bit of everything at Mojito Lounge Club, Kalkan
Another of Kalkan’s huge, neon-infused clubs, the Mojito Lounge Club brings the heat with sparklers and a cosy dance floor, then cools it off with plenty of indoor lounge space – it’s in the name, after all – and premium brand cocktails. A drink speciality here is the fish bowl cocktail, though the bar’s delicious twists on classic mojitos are a must.
Nights out with a view at Lighthouse Club, Side
Tucked along Side’s glam marina, the Lighthouse Club is a top spot for anyone looking to get their dance on. On this massive dance floor there’s room for everybody, while quiet types take solace in the leather chairs overlooking the beach with a cocktail in hand.
Get treated like royalty at King Bar, Antalya
The King Bar has the dark atmosphere of a traditional English pub, with a lovely back garden to match. The latter is where live music takes the stage, transforming this bar into a dance spot that’s incredibly popular with locals, but just as welcoming to newcomers.
Dance under the stars at Fly Club, Beldibi
Another spacious outdoor spot, Fly Club comes at you from Beldibi and faces the waterfront. On one hand you’ve got the sounds of the sea, and DJ-driven dance tunes on the other – it’s the ultimate luxury. The stage is usually filled with professional dancers clad in colourful outfits, laser shows and disco balls.