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U2 Istanbul Irish Pub

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Address: Sehit Muhtar Mah. Bekar Sok. No: 21 | Taksim, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34435, Turkey
Phone Number:
+90 212 243 40 45
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15:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 15:00 - 02:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

Irish pub istanbul, sports bar, GAA, live irish music, rugby

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Best Guinness I've had outisde of Ireland, and warm Turkish-Irish welcome

We visited on a cold Saturday night in winter. The host, Leon, was there by himself and from the off he made us feel super welcome. The Guinness is excellent, creamy and easy to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited on a cold Saturday night in winter. The host, Leon, was there by himself and from the off he made us feel super welcome. The Guinness is excellent, creamy and easy to drink, just like at home in Ireland. Leon is a real lover of all things Irish, and great music was played all night. Sadly it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like everytime I come in U2, I feel like home with friends, I meet again or for new people, it's every night with the same joy

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Casablanca, Morocco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Walked over from my hotel in Taksim and went to find out this Irish touch in Istanbul. Had the feel of a local's hangout. Perfect place to grab a Guiness and watch some good football games or chilling to the background music! Occasionally they'll have some pretty good live music on weekends I think. Reasonable prices and the place is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came across this small pub located in Taxim after leaving a restaurant across the street. It was still early so it was only us and the owner, Leo. He is by far the coolest bar owner we have ever met! He welcomed us in like we were one of the family. We stayed for a bit,... More 

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Leo L, Sahibi at U2 Istanbul Irish Pub, responded to this review

Thank you so much Jennifer. My places door always will be open for you .... Say hello to your boy friend ...... Leo More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Like the other 6billion people living on this earth, I am enjoying a summer night in my way. Never thought I could have a place to miss, so far away from my hometown till this day. I am missing the most fresh beers i had in Turkey, but most of all, I am missing that specific place, that specific person/brother/man... More 

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Leo L, Sahibi at U2 Istanbul Irish Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for your heart,,, Leo More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

The owner Leo is a star. Last year he showed a match featuring my home team and this year he did it again. Perfect place for a few beers and to watch a game on TV

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Leo L, Sahibi at U2 Istanbul Irish Pub, responded to this review

Many thanks Kevin for your heart my places door always open for you..... Leo More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

If you watch rugby this is right place. Atmosphere very good. Guinness always fresh. I think best irish pub istanbul for St.Patrick's Day..

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

The worse and uncomfortable bar l have ever been, We walked miles with me Irish friend to this bar, it was small bar with 3 - 4 people in it, The bar owner who calls himself (Leo) was very annoying, he was shouting IRA or IRELAND!!! My Irish friend was really embarrassed and uncomfortable, the owner never stopped talking again... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

İNGILIZCE I think I drank most beautiful in Europe, the most delicious Guinness this U2 Istanbul Irish Pub. ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡ Best irish pub, You can feel yourself in a town in Ireland. Very nice place. Leon is a very intellectual man, irish pub has become a dream. He is living his dream.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

Although small, this is a great bar for Celtic supporters. Although Leo, the owner, is Turkish, he is a true Tim. Great atmosphere, especially on match days. Leo pours the best pint of Guinness I have ever tasted. This year (2015) on St Paddy's night, he sold 540 pints of truly magnificent nectar!

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Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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