Looking for a vacation full of late nights, great bars on the beach, music festivals and more? Head to Cesme, Turkey’s famous getaway destination. Cesme is a popular destination for those looking to have a good time due to the endless outing opportunities. There are lounges and bars, beach clubs and music festivals meaning you have plenty of choices when looking for a night out on the town. We have compiled some lists of the best places to party when visiting so you can pick the right one to suit your mood.
Our top picks for nightlife
A night out on the town is a must when visiting Cesme. There are so many options for a good time, you could spend weeks here and never go to the same place twice. Downtown Alacatı offers excellent nightlife with its many bars and clubs and Cesme has a great scene on every corner. Here are some top picks:
Nar: Hidden in a side street in Alacatı, this garden bar is cozy and serves the best pear cocktails. The air swings with Indie music as friends meet to chat and drink in a laid-back environment.
Hayal Kahvesi: Looking to rock? Hayal Kahvesi is the meeting place for rock lovers who want to dance.
Tektekci Alacatı: Alacatı’s popular cocktail shot bar plays pop, indie and rock and entrance is free. Try their famous drinks: Gongo, Mud and Tiger.
Marina Yacht Club: Looking for great jazz music? This is is the meeting place for jazz lovers who want to have a great dinner as well.
Öküz Club: One of the best bars in Izmir, Öküz Club now has a location in Cesme in Port Marina. Eat, drink and dance near the seaside to jazz during the day and join the party at night.
Cin by Göz: Located in Alacati’s Hacimemis district, this cozy bar is beautiful place to visit. Perfect for dancing and hanging-out with friends.
The best beach clubs
When talking nightlife in Cesme, it is always worth heading to a beach club to soak up the sun by day, and to soak up the party atmosphere in the evening. There are many clubs offering parties late into the night especially at Aya Yorgi Bay. Expect to pay admission fees into the clubs but then you are free to party until the morning light. The crowds don’t come until after 11pm as the bars are open until just before sunrise. The clubs can hold over 3,000 people so you are sure to be in good company! Here is a list of the top beach clubs in the area.
Sole Mare: One of the most popular spots at Aya Yorgi Beach, you are bound to hear about it when in Çeşme. With its cool, outdoor colored bars and awesome beach access, you will feel like royalty here.
Paparazzi: This is one of the oldest venues in the Aya Yorgi region, which tries to entertain while making sure not to disturb its natural surroundings. As well as being a beach bar, they have a restaurant out under the trees serving Mediterranean and Aegean cuisine.
Fly-Inn Beach Club: Located in Altınkum in Ciftlikkoy, this is a place to enjoy live DJ performances. During the day, you can enjoy the sun on their sand beach and grass areas and at night take part in a spot of dancing.
Babylon: One of Istanbul's favorite live music venues, Babylon boasts excellent summer tunes to get you relaxing.
If looking for a stylish place to relax a little closer to home, Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Cesme has its own beach-front bar with a swimming pool, tanning beds, restaurants and pool bar.
Cesme may be known for wonderful beaches, windsurfing and thermal baths but those looking for a little sway in their step can also enjoy one of the awesome music festivals. The Cesme International Song Contest is a huge event in Izmir where popular singers and artists come to Turkey to perform. The festival starts at the end of June and fills the air with music and scents of classic Turkish cuisine. The festivities celebrate the country’s culture and include swimming races, cocktail parties and fashion shows. It has been entertaining visitors and locals since 1989 and is a must-do when visiting the area during summer.
If you prefer a little more beat and a lot more DJing, then head to the Electronica Festival in Cesme. This year the event will be held on the 22-23 August and promises to be as jam-packed as previous years. For those that like softer tunes, the Cesme Jazz Festival takes places each summer at the Marina. Ask the hotel's reception for more information on when and where.
Cesme promises to make your visit one to remember, filling your days with sun and nights with music. Whether raving is your style or you just want a few quiet drinks with friends, this is a great city to explore! Book your escape to Cesme with Radisson Blu.