Cezayir Street (Cezayir Sokağı)

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Cezayir Street (Cezayir Sokağı)

Even in these difficult times we can’t always travel, we still have a chance to enjoy great places via internet. Let me present to you “the candy of Istanbul”. It is like a hidden treasure not even known to all people of Istanbul. If you are inspired by colors, lights, music and lovely décor, welcome to Cezayir Street to Beyoğlu!

Cezayir Street (Cezayir Sokağı), is a fascinating and fun, steep pedestrianized street, full of colorful couches on both sides. Here you can eat, drink and enjoy live music every night. You are guaranteed to enjoy a multicolored, beautiful and unique atmosphere!

Colorful Cezayir Street with its purple sofas and tables.

Here you will also find some specialties, such as the Syrian wine ”Shiluh”, made of apples, ginger and watermelons. It is also served with watermelon pieces. We really fell in love with it! A little tip: you can also buy it to take home.

Cezayir Street actually means Algerian Street. Formerly known as French Street (Franzıs Sokağı)

Colorful and steep Cezayir Street with its purple sofas and tables.

Nightlife

The nightlife of Cezayir Street is made up of colorful groups of loungers occupying the entire street, enjoying together and live music played everywhere. These lively venues are open for a long time and the party continues into the late night. Live music is always available.

One dwelling house in the street was just recently restored into a hotel; we wondered how many hours the guests can sleep there at nights? Otherwise, the place is absolutely fantastic.

Atmospheric and steep Cezayir Street at night.

Restaurant tips:

La Fee

La Fee is a hookah bar/pub that features outdoor seating on a terrace with a side garden and live Turkish music every night. The indoor seating has small bar-style tables, where you can have drinks like red wine, white wine or mojitos while a live band plays. The vibe and music style in La Fee is 70’s, 80’s and 90’s Turkish pop.

Cezayir Street in Istanbul. Cheese tray and Syrian Siluh wine.
Wine Shiluh

Beco’s Restaurant & Bar

Beco’s is a restaurant and bar, serving Turkish, French and International cuisine for lunch and dinner. There’s live music such as timbre of the guitar. The ambiance is French-inspired, with flowers, vibrantly colored cushions, and beautiful lighting.

Chez Vouz

A wine bar serving Turkish cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here you will find a wide variety of Turkish and International wines. The atmosphere is a French-inspired vibrant style, with a relaxing and friendly ambiance. The inside seating is vibrantly decorated with cozy tables surrounded by colorful lighting while the terrace includes a long couch with plush velvet cushions.

Point Virgule

It’s hard to miss the purple couches outside Point Virgule and there are more inside. There are some colorful art pieces inside, as well as, live music playing which is a perfect fit for this street.

Cafes

Aside from the restaurant/bars there are few places to enjoy non-alcoholic beverages such as The Breakfast Tea House and Cafe La Vie. There are also some smaller restaurants with more simple food like The Magic House.

How to find it?

Address is Cezayir Sokağı, Galatasaray, Beyoğlu, Istanbul.
The street is close to the pedestrian zone; Istiklal Caddesi. Its staircase starts at Hayriye Caddesi and leads downwards towards Bostanbaşı Caddesi.

Entrance to Cezayir Street from Hayriye Caddesi.
Entrance Hayriye Caddesi
Entrance Bostanbaşı Caddesi
Entrance Bostanbaşı Caddesi

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