GQ Bar Opens in Bodrum, Turkey
GQ Bar Bodrum, a new, luxury destination bar situated on the Mediterranean coast, has opened its doors for guests. The bar, located on the Turkish Riviera resort of Bodrum, will offer an exclusive and unique 360-degree experience, serving best-in-class drinks and cuisine in a distinctly stylish space, as a physical extension of the world’s leading men’s lifestyle media brand, GQ.
Across a 650 square metre stand-alone newly built location, GQ Bar Bodrum is made up of a signature bar, open counter dining and sunset rooftop terrace overlooking the waterfront of Turkey’s Yalikavak Marina, which has been recognised as the world’s best superyacht marina. The bar, open from 5p – 1a daily, blends fashion, style and refined taste in one of the most luxurious destinations in the world.
“GQ Bar Bodrum opens as our second global GQ bar destination, setting the benchmark for hospitality, in a city which aligns perfectly with the values of GQ: sophisticated, tasteful and always ahead of the curve. Together with our partner, we have worked to ensure that the bar, among the marina’s luxury flagship stores and boutiques, is situated to attract luxury shoppers and travellers as well as the city’s permanent residents,” said Markus Grindel, managing director, global brand licensing, Condé Nast.
The bar will offer best-in-class bar snacks and an a la carte menu with global fusion flavours, blending influences from Italy to Asia. The menu includes signature dishes such as the GQ Bar Burger, crab croquettes with horseradish saffron sauce, warm octopus salad and poached lobster tail, made from organic products sourced from local suppliers. In line with Condé Nast’s branded restaurants globally, GQ Bar Bodrum features iconic imagery from the archives of GQ on the walls, telling stories of cultural trends through art, style and sport and includes recent photoshoots from GQ Turkey shot throughout the country.
“At GQ Turkey, we have been redefining what a modern media brand means, with a focus on expanding our presence through multi-layered content and diverse storytelling. GQ Bar Bodrum is one slice of the GQ world, offering visitors an exquisite gastronomical and social experience, in a beautiful setting with a creatively stylish menu. We can’t wait to welcome our community to this space,” said Ali Tufan Koc, editor-in-chief, GQ Turkey.
GQ Bar Bodrum is open from August 11 from 5pm – 1am daily, and adheres to all safety protocols and guidance on local and national Covid regulations.
GQ Bar Bodrum operates as a partnership between Condé Nast and a joint venture between international restaurant company Pinsky & Co and Yalikavak Marina. Founder Anton Pinskiy, who in 2020 was awarded Restaurateur of the year at GQ Russia’s Man of the Year Awards, operates multiple premium restaurants and bars in Turkey, Russia and Ibiza.
GQ is published in Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, India, the Middle East, Mexico & Latin America, Korea, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, the U.K. and the U.S..
GQ Turkey is published under license agreement between Condé Nast and Turkuvaz Media Group. Condé Nast’s media licensing business publishes editions of the global media company’s iconic brands with local partners around the world.