Gay Yacht tours for bears and older men aroud the Turkish coast
in a Turkish Gullet.
Siraselviler Caddesi, 91/4 Taksim/Istanbul
Soðanci Sokak No.7 Cihangir. Right accross the Taksim hospital,
the first floor of the Bilsak building.
Tel: +90-212-243-2879 ext 117 (Ask for Barbahce)
8-9 PM until 2 AM. Closed on Sundays.
Gray 30 %, Admirers 20%, Rent/Hustlers 20 %, Music Level 5, Cruise
Factor 8, Elegance Factor 8
Can get absolutly avant-garde, esp. weekends. Different programs
on different days. Newly decorated as the name suggests: (Bar-bahce
= Bar-garden) . The manager is a beautiful young guy, but I'm
afraid he's occupied nowadays. No entrance fee. Weekends and wednesdays
they remove the gates for more space, therefore wear something
light. Might sponatenously turn into a dance floor.
Update 0802: The manager has just left the place and instead
opened a beauty parlor on the fourth floor of the same building.
The other factors still apply. The new manager is bartending too.
Great looking waiters.
Sepetciler Kasri, Kennedy Street no 3, Sarayburnu, Eminonu
Tel: +90-212-511 6386
Opening times: 11:30 PM - 4 AM
Gray25% Admirers 15% Rent 5% Music 8 Cruise 8 Elegance 7
Incredible atmosphere, on a wooden platform built on the sea,
180 degree panorama of the Bosphorus. Packed and a queue outside
on weekends after 2 AM. Since it is an open air venue, it is only
for the summer, and won't be open in the winter. Trendy boys with
short pants and muscled guys with only jeans on are abundant.
The DJ playing after 2 AM has a magnificient set, ranging from
techno to underground.
Abdulhakhamid Street 63, Talimhane (very near Taksim square)
Tel: +90-212-256 2121
Opening times: 9 PM - 4 AM
Gray 20% Admirers 20% Rent 5-10% Music Level 9 Cruise 7 Elegance
Excellent sound system, great underground music. Mixed crowd.
Packed on weekends. Overly attractive bartenders, usually stripped
down to their boxer briefs. Manager is a beautiful blond, and
he will be most helpful.
Cumhuriyet Caddesi 349, Harbiye (opposite the military museum)
Opening times: 11 PM - 4 AM
Gray 25% Admirers 20% Rent 15% Music Level 8 Cruise 9 Elegance
Spacious bar/club, crowded on weekends. Pop music and sometimes
Turkish pop. Good dancefloor. The clientele mostly are from Neo
since the owners are the same.
Lamartin Caddesi 11/4 taksim (quite near Taksim square)
Tel: +90-212-237 43 26 / 28 +90-535-825-9793 (mobile)
Opening times: 11 AM - 2 AM
Older Men 10% Admirers 15% Rent 0 Music Level 4 Cruise 6 Elegance
A newly opened bar-restaurant in the heart of the city. beautiful
decoration and a wide range of designer food with a Turkish touch.
Mostly quiet and calm but peaks off esp. on weekends in the evening.
Perfect for birthday/anniversary parties. Striking decoration.
Lamartin Caddesi No. 40 Z Taksim. (below the ground).
9 PM until 2 AM
Older Men 40 % (weekdays, quoting the manager ) Admirers 20% Rent/Hustlers
Music Level 5, Cruise Factor 7, Elegance Factor 6
Mainly a bar, but occasionally has some drag shows. Weekends are
witness to great crowds. The manager is a lively and funny guy
and will be most helpful. A small entrance fee.
Tarlabasi Caddesi no.28-A, TAKSIM. Quite near the Taksim square.
11 PM until 4 AM
Gray 25 % ,Admirers 20%, Rent/Hustlers 30 %, Music Level 9, Cruise
Factor 9, Elegance 6
Report 0202: The furnisihing is reminiscent of the Parisienne
club Prive. Quite lively place, especially on weekends and wednesdays.
Reasonable entrance paid. The guy who runs the place (Omar) is
about 35 and truly hyperactive and exhilirating guy. He will most
probably be waiting outside the door to welcome his guests. The
club boasts occasionally some quite renowned guests such as Jean
Paul Gaultier, Kenzo, Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn, and Madonna's
dancers (I am a witness to that).
Sugar Club Cafe
Sakasalim Cikmazi 7, (off Istiklal Street, near Alhamra Cinema),
Opening times: 10 AM - midnight
Gray 15% Admirers 20& Rent 0 Music Level 2 Cruise 5 Elegance Factor
Sweet cafe with minimalistic decoration. Quoting the local magazine
"a damn good cafe, an extensive menu of food and a wide selection
of high quality, low priced drinks". The upstairs lounge has some
comfortable cushions for relaxing. Or you can sit outside watching
Merutiyet Caddesi 50, galatasaray (near British consulate,
opposite Hotel Dunya) 10 Pm - 4 AM
Gray 40% Admirers 30% Rent 20% Music Level 8 Cruise 9 Elegance
Dark cave like venue with lots of moustached men and belly-dancing
boys. Merciless Turkish pop. Hot, cheap and crowded, this is where
you can loose all your inhibitions. It's also where you can loose
Istiklal Cad. 128 Taksim Action is possible in the back seats.
Gray:%30 Admirer 30% Elegance: 4 Cruise:?
12-22 h Voyvoda Cad. (Persembe Pazari) Yeni Cesme Sok. KARAKÖY
Gray :50% Admirer: 40% Elegance:2 Cruise:7
Grayreport: The hours of operation vary - at the whim of the
staff, who are rather terrible - they really wish to rip ypou off
for a massaage and expect exhorbitant tips, which you eventually knock
down to two or three million!! Then all the staff around the door
on the way out expect payment for non-provided services, except for
a sprinkle of rose water! It is rather grotty, very few Grays present
- just me really on the two occasions I was there, with lecherous
turks who wished to insert things into me! No protected sex and it
is rather dangerous, but if you struggle and get away they take that
as a 'No"!
Cruising is difficult, unless you like filthy toilets, eastern style,
as the massage providers patrol the place hoping you will take another
The massages are good, but you have to keep their fingers from entering
certain parts of your anatomy! One really does not know where they
already have been, but can gues!! Low in elegance.
Altipatlar sok.nr.14 Cihangir
(middle-aged and older men)
10-21 h Çatalçesme Sok. Sultanahmet
Gray :25% Admirer :40% Elegance 5 Cruise 8
Kosk was easier to find, but I was the only Gray and it was not
well patronised - I got the impression they would be busy during
the day, not at night. Anyone with any appearance was after money
and the massage men were very difficult as to their service fee!!
Report: July 2002
Kosk Hammum was fun during the day I think around lunch and mid
afternoon. You have to listen for the door because the attendant
comes thru every once in a while and wants your groin covered
and your thongs on. Other then that it was fun.
Taksim Park the bosphorus side day and night.
Around Mc Donalds in Taksim Square
Fairth Park - across from the Fatih Statue where the ruins of a roman jail are. Mostly middle aged and old gay man with moustache