If you're looking for a booze-fuelled holiday on the beach, then one of Turkey's nightlife meccas like Marmaris or Antalya City will be your best bet. By and large, Kalkan attracts a breed of tourist who are more interested in the finer things in life. Having said that, there are still enough music lounges, cocktail bars and pubs to keep you occupied after dark, with even one or two open-all-night clubs thrown in for good measure.
With an enviable location overlooking Kalkan, getting here is a bit of a trek. The large number of TVs allows for any sporting occasion to be broadcast, while in the absence of a big match, the soundtrack ranges from disco to rock.
Slightly pricier than some of the other locations, Mojito Lounge Club compensates with its stylish furniture, fishbowl-sized beverages and indoor swing! Plus, the mix of Turkish locals and overseas tourists makes it a melting pot of conversations and cultures.
This one-man show is owned and run by Deniz who specialises not only in crafting the perfect cocktail, but also in creating a unique and welcoming atmosphere for all of his guests. The rooftop terrace here is the ideal place to cool off with a beverage while you take advantage of the gentle sea breeze.
This chic and trendy hangout is perfect for a pre – or post – dinner drink. Its superb location makes it a great place to kick back with an ice cold beer or a custom-made cocktail and watch the world sweep past you.
At the centrepiece of this charming cocktail bar stands a picturesque fountain, illuminated by uplighting. The rooftop terrace is a great place to watch the sun sink beneath the waves, while the excellent selection of complementary nibbles are a nice touch.
With a spacious dancefloor and excellent DJs, Club Karma is the ideal place for strutting your stuff when the time comes to party on your Turkey holiday. Alternatively, if you're looking for a more relaxed evening, the rooftop terrace offers great sea views as you sip on some of the finest cocktails Kalkan has to offer.
Very popular with a younger crowd, Chocolate only starts to get busy after 11pm, keeping the tunes pumping and the alcohol flowing until the sun creeps back over the horizon. Prices are slightly higher than some of the other neighbouring bars and clubs, but it will be worth it just for the atmosphere.
People come to this harbour-front bar for its prime location and stunning views – but most stay for the excellent atmosphere and incredibly friendly staff. A Particular mention must go to the owner Hass, who goes out of his way to welcome, entertain and serve everyone who walks through the door.
Another friendly bar on the marina, Yacht Point offers sublime service, an inviting atmosphere and a great view of the boats swaying on the tranquil Mediterranean waters. There are also plenty of TV screens for sport-watching, making it a good choice for relaxing with a cold beer during your cheap holiday to Turkey.
Located on the outskirts of town, Aqua offers a laid-back alternative to some of the more hectic hotspots down at the waterfront. With peaceful views of picturesque olive groves, exquisite cuisine and delicious cocktails, you'll find this drinking spot housed in a trendy building characterised by a nautical theme.