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Dalyan – M&M Rock Bar

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If you’ve ever been trekking on a crisp, sunny, winter’s day and have found yourself trying to get back down the hills as quickly as you can because the light’s fading, the temperature’s falling fast…and you can see the village in the distance with the warm glow of twinkling lights from the local pub, and you want to feel warm and have a beer in your hand and…well, if you’ve been in that position, you’ll know exactly what I mean. It’s just the cosiest form of bliss I can think of.

We didn’t go trekking yesterday. We went to pick friends up from Dalaman Airport and took advantage of having a car for the day. The daytime is another post, but, as it got darker, it started to get quite cold – colder than Fethiye for some reason. We decided to head to Dalyan to see if there was anywhere open where we could get warm and get something to eat and drink; after all, it’s only a 20 minute drive to Dalaman airport from Dalyan.

M&M Rock Bar in Dalyan

The Cozy Looking M&M Rock Bar – Dalyan

We parked up by the river in Dalyan and attempted to walk down the street we’re normally so familiar with – except it was very dark. In fact, the street was almost unrecognisable. We were just about to turn back and return to the main street when we saw that tell-tale, warm, inviting glow. That, ‘You’re going to be really warm and cosy if you come inside,’ glow. It was coming from the M&M Rock Bar.

M&M Rock Bar in Dalyan

Interior of M&M Rock Bar, Dalyan

A few people inside playing pool, tangerines on the table rather than the customary nuts (Dalyan is part of citrus country), a dart board, oval-shaped bar in the centre of the room, good music…

Motorbike At The Rock Bar In Dalyan

Live music – and bike parking area – M&M Bar, Dalyan

…motorbike parked up inside! And when toilet time came, I have to admit to being a bit wary. However, it was a very pleasant experience. Ladies; after you leave your area, you are bid farewell by a poster of the oh-so-pleasing-to-the-eye, Jim Morrison. Gents; you get a lady without clothing – except for a strategically placed guitar!

We’re bar people, as you know and we can safely say we’ve found our little area of familiarity and comfort whenever we’re next in Dalyan. Live music at weekends (rock and folk) and to top it all off, a friendly landlord in Müfit. Müfit looks like a bit of a rock fan himself (the clothes, hair and jewellery give it away!) and is a very friendly chap – hence us knowing his name after just two drinks. He also knows Fethiye quite well. Good to have something in common!

We’re already pondering a night or two in Dalyan during the upcoming warmer months and this bar will definitely be our night time haunt. We’re thinking about camping, just so the warm glow from M&M Rock Bar will look just that bit more inviting.

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Turkey's For Life

Friday 18th of May 2012

@ David: Nice to hear the bike goes outside in summer. :)

@ Christine: Well enjoy your annual reunion in Dalyan. Would love to spend a couple of nights there in season. :)


Thursday 17th of May 2012

I have lost track of the number of times I have been to Dalyan. At least 14 nights every year are spent at Müf and Mustafa's Rock Bar. Another couple of weeks and it will be the annual reunion :-)


Thursday 29th of September 2011

We have just had our fourth visit to Dalyan (summer months only lol) and The Rock Bar is a great place.....very welcoming and cool music, he does park his bike outside in the summer.... ;)


Turkey's For Life

Monday 17th of January 2011

Yes, a very nice farewell Inka, once you've relieved yourself! :)


Monday 17th of January 2011

A bar with a bike parked in it can only be good.I wouldn't mind going to the 'ladies' there just to look at the good bye poster.

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