A guide to nightlife in Marmaris

Along with Bodrum City and Antalya City, Marmaris enjoys a reputation as a premier nightlife hub in Turkey. As a result, it should come as no surprise that Marmaris is positively teeming with bars, pubs and nightclubs just waiting for your arrival on your next Turkey holiday. So, here’s a head start on some of the most highly regarded places to visit, check out the 10 watering-holes listed below.

Evening events for the whole family at Purple Garden

Located just across from the Grand Azure resort, is the Purple Garden, a great choice for an evening full of delicious food, tropical drinks and a friendly atmosphere. As a family-friendly venue, you can’t go wrong if you’re looking for somewhere to take the little ones when the sun goes down.

An open-air atmosphere at SHAME Hip Hop Bar

If you like hip hop and R & B, you can’t miss out on SHAME, a small but atmospheric venue near the harbour. Don’t worry about its diminutive size – the open-roofed aspect removes any claustrophobic effect and it’s great for meeting new people in a fun and vibrant environment.

Go wild at Crazy Daisy Bar & Night Club

Crazy Daisy is the place to pound the dancefloor all night long. With an accomplished DJ spinning everything from dance and techno to house and garage, the emphasis is on the beat. Prices are slightly higher than other places, as is to be expected due to its extended opening hours.

All-night raves at Club Pacha Marmaris

With a huge selection of drinks and strobe lights galore, Club Pacha is not for the faint-hearted reveller. The prices are almost as high as the volume, which generates a pulsating atmosphere that carries on well into the wee hours of the morning.

Music with a view at Santana Bar

Positioned right on the beach, this family-friendly bar has spectacular sea views and enough live entertainment to keep even the shortest attention-span occupied. The ever-friendly staff never forget a face and welcome returning customers with open arms, as well as being superb with young ones.

Test your talent at Mad Hatter's Karaoke Bar

Hone your singing skills at Mad Hatter’s Karaoke Bar, just one street back from the beach. For those who prefer to enjoy a cocktail without splitting their eardrums, the al fresco patio area has comfy chairs and a more chilled-out vibe.

Rock out at Davy Jones Locker

This raucous rock bar has a live band every night of the week, pumping out energetic covers of all the rock, blues and many more classics. It’s situated on the main thoroughfare, so expect prices to be in keeping with the neighbouring establishments – but the atmosphere is through the roof.

Relax or party on the sand at VIP Beach Bar

VIP perfectly straddles the line between upbeat nightclub and chilled-out cocktail lounge. When you feel the music take you, head inside and hit the dancefloor. If you’re in search of a low-key evening, head outside to the VIP section and relax with friends.

Unwind at Chill Out Cafe & Bistro

For a more laid-back experience, Chill Out Cafe does exactly what it says on the tin. Shisha pipes and free Wi-Fi make this a great place to unwind with an icy cold cocktail at the end of a long day on the beach, while the snack menu is short but satisfying.

Sample delicious drinks at Karma Cocktails & Dance Bar

The staff at this beachfront bar make sure every person who comes through the door feels at home right away. An extensive and enticing cocktail list comes at very reasonable prices – making it perfect for travellers seeking a cheap Turkey holiday. But whatever you do, don’t forget to catch the talented fire-dancer who puts on regular shows.