This establishment was designed as a reference to the “radio days” of the ‘50s and ‘60s and also known as the “Radio Bar” back in Armada’s early years. In the last few years, it has become Istanbul’s “Guest Lounge”. With its “Art Nouveau” chairs and couches just like those in the homes of Istanbul bourgeois at the turn of the century, matching tables, lamp shades and a few old radios, music boxes, an Istanbul bookshelf, newspaper-magazine table and piano, the “Guest Lounge” appeals to foreigners and natives alike. The “Radio Bar” itself is now located just on the right side of the entrance yet maintains its presence with the neon lights and antique liquor cabinet.
Since the beginning, the Radio Bar welcomed so many talented artists and musicians from abroad and became an integral part of their professional career. For example, there are French artists who first took the stage at the “Radio Bar” and then went on to become famous. Sylvie Cobo, who goes by the stage name “La Baronne”, is just one of these artists. Turkish musicians like the Emin Fındıkoğlu Jazz Trio also play live music from time to time at the “Radio Bar”.