Cheap beer & great
Why locals love it
Arsen Lüpen is located in Beyoğlu, Istanbul’s liveliest district. Named after the famous fictional character Arsène Lupin, it attracts locals with reasonably-priced beer and a wide selection of drinks. The most important thing about this place, however, is that you can play Street Fighter while enjoying your beer.
Why you should visit it
Besides locals, there are many expats who love drinking beer at Arsen Lüpen. You won’t be able to resist dancing to the Balkan music that floats all the way up to their spacious rooftop terrace! The interiors are also quite special, with walls covered in old newspapers and umbrellas hanging from the ceiling.
Order the famous “mixtape” drink, otherwise ask the friendly staff to recommend a cocktail.