The Bosphorus Brewing Company (BBC) is an establishment that’s much more than an Istanbul-based craft brewery. It’s a haven for foreigners living in the city and a great place to meet friends for good food and fun. It’s a bit on the pricy side for Istanbul but that shouldn’t deter you.
Sit indoors on a Saturday night among a loud and boisterous crowd, or have a quiet Sunday afternoon lunch on the outdoor terrace. No matter when you go, you’ll enjoy excellent and friendly service in a comfortable setting, hidden away from the chaos of Istanbul.
Obviously, as a brewery, they have a good selection of beers. Starting off with a beer sampler is always a favorite of mine. You get six small glasses of the current beers available.
For food, you really can’t go wrong with anything. I’ve had the cheddar ale soup to start. A burger, fish and chips, lamb curry, beef sausage and Mmash, and penne arrabiatta are the dishes I’ve tried. All were fantastic.
On select Sundays, I was able to get my pork fix in a Muslim country where it’s almost impossible to find any pork products. Call ahead for availability.
BBC is located in Gayrettepe. The nearest metro stations are at Gayrettepe and Mecidiyeköy, but it can be tough to find. It’s easiest to take a taxi from those points.