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The Happy Hole - CLOSED

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Amazing place

This place is FANTASTIC, the owner is great, so friendly and helpful. If you're hungry he'll sort... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Gareth J
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Fantastic Place to Visit

U can enjoy your coctail and relax while having a great service. That place has a wide menú to... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Istanbul, Turkey
via mobile
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  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
3 Nov 2016
“Warning not open ”
19 Oct 2016
“Amazing place”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Cankurtaran Mah. Akbiyik St. No:18 Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 534 351 59 03
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We are just writing this as a warning to other travellers. The happy hole was closed and appeared to have shut down. We are unsure if it's under renovation or if it has closed. Important to note that's it's not currently open.

4  Thank ljkeegan
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This place is FANTASTIC, the owner is great, so friendly and helpful. If you're hungry he'll sort out getting food delivered. Drinks are great, although if you ask for a shot he'll bring what looks like a triple. We had so much fun here! Cocktails...More

1  Thank Gareth J
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

U can enjoy your coctail and relax while having a great service. That place has a wide menú to choose from.👌🏼

Thank stevejobs_11
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Great place to go with friends. The service is nice and they have a complete menu of food, also have a great variety of drinks. Sure we'll be back.

Thank Jorge G
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We had spent the day visiting the sites of Istanbul and found ourselves looking for somewhere to have a cool drink. We decided on The Happy Hole because it was the only place in the street that didn't have someone out the front trying to...More

Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I've been there with my friends and we ordered 5 differents drinks. One of them was a milkshake which doesn't have ice cream, it was only milk with chocolat powder. The other one was a caipirinha without cachaça, the waiter put more cachaça after our...More

Thank Thuany M
Ket-Spice, Manager at The Happy Hole, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2016

Hi, I am really sorry that you did not enjoy your experience with us. I will speak to the manager who was on duty and pass on your feedback. I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Istanbul. Thanks Verity

Reviewed 24 May 2016

Myself and my girlfriend visited The Happy Hole on a weeknight in Mid March after a disappointing dinner at a local eatery (see my review of the Sultan Bistro for more on that), and decided that a few drinks would be the perfect remedy. After...More

Thank Vacoom
Ket-Spice, Manager at The Happy Hole, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2016

Hi Vacoon, Thank you so much for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your time at the Happy Hole and we would love to see you return again so. We do have a hostel so please let me know if you are looking for...More

Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

All the restaurants on this street seemed to work together. This place had an interesting music selection and the staff was fun and friendly - it was great chatting with them about everything. Beers were reasonably priced, hookah was available.

1  Thank Juan R
Reviewed 30 March 2016

I must have stopped in every evening when I was camped at a nearby hotel while house hunting in Istanbul. Beverages are their specialty, you can also order food. Nothing better than the funky charm, comfortable seating, easy-going staff and good margaritas at the Happy...More

1  Thank kogom
Ket-Spice, Owner at The Happy Hole, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2016

Thank you for your review...

Reviewed 19 February 2016

We were in istambul on the end of January. We found this place, it was very good. We smoked on the water pipe, it was very tasty. After the hookah, we danced a little.

1  Thank Péter H
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