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Badehane, Tünel

5 General Yazgan Sokak
Tel: 90 212 249 0550's insider take:

As chichi venues and cutting-edge bars proliferate around Istanbul like popcorn, bohemian Badehane remains a haven of laid-back café life—the ideal antidote to the sweeping trend of trendiness. Located on a backstreet corner just behind Tünel Square, it's an inconspicuous one-room wonder that's nonetheless impossible to miss thanks to the scores of tables spilling out onto the street. Badehane comes into its own on Wednesday nights when live musicians, often headed up by local legend Selim Sesler, regale the crowd with beguiling gypsy tunes.

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