"We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us," Winston Churchill said. In the case of the new multifunctional space in Kadıköy, this quote has never been more apropos. Bina ("building" in Turkish) is a three-story venue offering a different experience on each floor. The first is dedicated to eating and drinking, the second to cultural activities like music, art, cinema, design and performances. The top floor is open for private events, niche concerts, shows and panels. With all that space, it's up to you to choose your own adventure. For starters, we recommend trying a whiskey sour. On a cocktail menu full of classics, this one is as smooth as they come.


Bina is a new multifunctional space in Kadıköy.
You can make it your own.
Caferağa Mh., Kadife Sk. No: 26, Kadıköy, Istanbul
Daily, 10 a.m.-2 a.m.
For more info, call +90 216 330 84 66.


By Onur Varol

One of those kids, with a twist. He reads, he sees, he listens; he writes about what he reads, sees and listens. Longtime secret savvy, now a complete Savoteur.