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“I trust Babylon's choice” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Babylon

Babylon
Sehbender Sok. No:3 | Beyoglu, Istanbul 80040, Turkey (New City / Taksim)
90 212 292 73 68
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Ranked #126 of 1,271 things to do in Istanbul
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“I trust Babylon's choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The choice of music is great and very professional. I believe that Babylon promotes real contemporary talents, the lighting, acoustics, atmosphere and sound systems are great. Everytime I travel to Istanbul I have to visit Babylon

Visited October 2012
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“Nice Pop Music Venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We saw Swing Zazou perform to a packed house at Babylon. (Packed means maybe 300 people.) We were comfortable sitting in the balcony. Two vodkas were 40 TL, our first sticker shock in Turkey. We appreciated that they had a coat check. Very nice staff, cool crowd, great show. Be prepared to wade through the madness of Istiklal Caddesi coming and going. We felt like we were back in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC.

Visited October 2012
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“check the program/website before you go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

this is by far the best place to listen music (nice sound system) and have fun in Istanbul but the type of music that is played and the entrance fee change day by day. So one night you may end up with 60's and the next, jazz. Best thing to do, is to check their website to learn who will be playing and how much will be the entrance fee. There is also a Babylon Lounge, but they are not the same place.

Visited March 2012
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“Definitely a reference in nightlife”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

Babylon defines itself as a live music venue. They have an excellent program of concerts (rock, jazz, electro, r&b) and djs. They are very pro, and it can be seen on their website, their brochures and the sleek magazine they publish. Each time we went there, from 2007 to now one, we were never disappointed. The music turns on, the crowd is beautiful and festive, and Istanbul's night turn to be some of the best in this part of the world, even compared to Beirut.
So we definitely love Babylon!

Visited September 2011
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“Great place to see bands/music”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2008

This is a fab venue to see bands in Istanbul, we saw 2 while we were there. Really good atmosphere and also cool crowd who were very friendly - like any good venue in most European cities.
The tickets can be bought from Billitex online or from a number of bookstores as well. Also there is a shop across from bablyon which is run by the venue which you can also get tickets from just before the gig.

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