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The Hall, Istanbul

7 Küçük Bayram Sokak
Turkey 34340
Tel: 90 212 244 8736's insider take:

The Hall opened in 2007 in the center of Beyoğlu in a former shoe factory that later became studios for the famous Yeşilçam film industry. Now an after-hours club, its dance floor is usually full between midnight and 4 am with twenty- to fortysomethings dancing to the sounds of feel-good house. The club consists of five high-ceilinged, exposed-brick rooms; three bars; a large hall; and a fast-food area for late-night munchies. The Hall's spirited events coordinator, Saruhan, flies in many genuine legends among house DJs, including New York City's Todd Terry and Jonathan Moore from the U.K.'s Coldcut. The atmosphere is enhanced by shows from video impresarios like local talent VJ Snow, as well as occasional performances by live bands.

Usually open Thursdays through Saturdays 10 pm to 4 am; check Web site for details.

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