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Moonlight Bar
« on: May 07, 2007, 12:53:13 AM »
Everyone seems to have an opinion of Moonlight bar - from great place to be, to the noisy place in the location it shouldnt be!

What do you think..........

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Re: Moonlight Bar
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2007, 10:23:43 AM »
I personally love it. A great place to start the evening with a nice cold Efes before a great meal in town. Yes, it can be a tad noisy later on, but why not. If it's not your thing there are plenty of alternatives.


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Re: Moonlight Bar
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2007, 11:16:38 AM »
I'm with jofoss on this one.  I love it too!  Great way to start the evening and and even better way of ending it!  I'm probably one of the ones sitting there late at night making the noise - well we are on holiday!  Muhittin and his team run the best bar in Kalkan!

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Re: Moonlight Bar
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2007, 11:40:12 AM »
I just want to chip in here and point out I am certainly not against Moonlight at all... I just know its always a good way to spark a healthy debate  ;D

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Re: Moonlight Bar
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2007, 01:39:55 PM »
i'm with you guys and gals!!! excellent place to while away the early hours!!! the boys have run this place for years and it is now an established business ..nothing is too much trouble and they always stick to closing the doors when it's late  so as to keep music noise at a minimum ..Everybody Knows it and questions are often started with "wheres that from the Moonlight bar?"i shall be perched outside most nights with the mrs in 7 weeks time.....we always stop for a night cap or 6 or 7....  :D
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Re: Moonlight Bar
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2007, 10:27:59 PM »
They certainly know how to work the street. We usually have a drink there whilst deciding where to eat. But I am a softie so I always try and have at least 1 drink at Utopia 'coz I feel sorry them!!

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Re: Moonlight Bar
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2007, 12:38:08 PM »
We adore the place sitting and watching the world go by and watching the moon pass over the bay.
We go at least twice every night pre and post dinner.
Going in June for 3 weeks, probably be there every night...such is life

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Re: Moonlight Bar
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2007, 02:02:46 PM »
The Moonlight Bar is the place to start the evening, that's for sure.  We love it there - and the young bar staff go down well with the teenagers!  Martin (can't spell his real name!) has always looked after us extremely well - even taking the trouble to make sure some younger members of our group got a cab safely back to the apartment at 3am!!  That's what you call service!

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Re: Moonlight Bar
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2007, 08:26:15 PM »
The main guy is Muhittin (the one who takes the money) and his brother (the quiet one) is Gurhan.  Great lads, wish I was there now!

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Re: Moonlight Bar
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2007, 08:53:52 PM »
We too go to the Moonlight pre and post meals, but why oh why doesnt the poor bar next door get people in, I feel so sorry for them but dont want to be the only ones sat there drinking

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Re: Moonlight Bar
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2007, 08:32:53 AM »
There was this debate recently on a TA thread - why is Utopia dead and Moonlight bar always heaving...some people put it down to the streets being well worked by the Moonlight people..but even so - it is a Kalkan mystery!!

I too like the Moonlight bar for a quiet (or not so quiet drink!!) - and I like the music they play - more for us oldies...than the Yacht Point and Sandals (where my kids hang out) - they DON'T like the Moonlight Bar coz of the music.....!!

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Re: Moonlight Bar
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2007, 05:43:52 PM »
the moonlight lads always go that extra yard!!nothing is too much trouble and we always get a warm welcome .....when we arrive they come running out and give us big hugs and back slapping!!!perhaps they know we will be in there  most nights at some point ::)if they see us walking anywhere they always give us a chuggy on the back of the scooter..which often means coming back for one of us!!!....it's just so not like wetherspoons at home!!! :D

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Re: Moonlight Bar
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2007, 11:39:59 AM »
I too love the Moonlight Bar. On my first Kalkan trip it was the only good bar to go to.  Muhittin (aka Martin) was always friendly and always remembers you and looks after you.   Utopia are empty because they make no effort - you reap what you sow - Muhittin is always there, happily chatting to guests.   OK, sometimes you sit on the slope and the chair is lopsided, but that's half the fun! 

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Re: Moonlight Bar
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2007, 05:26:51 PM »
Muhittin can also count that big wedge of money in his pocket without takeing his hand out!!!he knows what all the tables have had and he knows when a glass is getting near empty to shout up another....thats service!!  anyone ever tried to stifle a smirk after seeing someone fall off the chair hurtle down the slope after a few bevvies ::)

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Re: Moonlight Bar
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2007, 01:25:28 PM »
I was interested to read this thread, from all the people i know from the last 4 years in Kalkan they either love or hate the Moonlight.

I can't say I'm a fan, seats too squashed together, too noisy with all the moped traffic so close by,
but probably the main reason is the over the top welcomes, all that back slapping and 'my friend, my friend' stuff. We all love the hospitality in Turkey, but I can't help feeling that in the Moonlight it's more related to the big wad of notes in Mehtin's pocket than genuine pleasure to see you again.

I'll wait for the fireworks now, but it can't just be me who's not a fan.

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Re: Moonlight Bar
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2007, 05:40:17 PM »
Hi Linda yes you're right everyone is entitled to their own opinion, however I've been going to Kalkan for a very long time, several times a year and I must confess I've never had my back slapped in the Moonlight.  I have always found Muhittin and all his staff to be extremely courteous and respectful to us and not over the top at all.  They are always professional and where they are always extremely pleasant they most certainly are not familiar.  And yes I would consider myself as one of his regulars and I for one value his 'friendship'.  Now the chairs and falling down the slope is another thing - but hey it's the Moonlight, if you don't like it luckily for all of us we have choices!

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Re: Moonlight Bar
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2007, 06:55:51 PM »
Hi Charlie,
just speaking as I find, hope you didn't take that personal though, you seemed a little upset, I hope not.
Do you speak Turkish Charlie ?

And as you say, more space for those that do like it if those who don't keep out,
and all the space in the other bars when the Moonlight is packed !
Imagine if we all liked the same things, or all spoke the same language, wouldn't that be boring, if a little enlightening in the case of the language  !

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Re: Moonlight Bar
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2007, 07:42:11 PM »
Hi Linda, no I didn't take it personally, like you, just speaking as I find.  And yes it would be a pretty boring place if we all like the same things.  I do speak Turkish, initially self taught, though I have been attending language classes for quite a while now.  As you know, not that you need to speak it in Kalkan however, I do think the locals really appreciate it.  Mind you it's interesting to be able to pick up on their conversations!

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Re: Moonlight Bar
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2007, 09:24:25 PM »
Merhaba Charlie - nasilsin?

Gorusuruz!!

Me too learning Turkish at language classes - boy is it a difficult language eh - but like you felt that I should give it a go - I think they appreciate it..!!  Food and drink no problem - bir bira ve sise kirmizi sarap lutfen!! Serefe!!!

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Re: Moonlight Bar
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2007, 09:46:36 PM »
I think Charlie and Felicity should start doing some learning Turkish tips for those of us that seem to have a total lack of ability learning the language!! - no matter how hard I try i never get my words right  :(


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