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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You'll know you've arrived at the Tudors Pub when you see the statues of knights in full armour standing guard outside. Tudors offers a large outdoor garden and live music most nights a week, mixing things up with a chilled out atmosphere in busy Antalya.
This popular bar is peppered with throwbacks to the late, great James Dean in the form of murals and movie posters. It's a gigantic space, complete with laser shows, foam parties and a roomy dance floor. To top it off, it's open 24 hours a day, which means the fun here literally never stops.
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.
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.