Prague is famous for its vibrant nightlife. Many people decide on a weekend city break to Prague because of its famous beer, friendly restaurants, bohemian bars and popular nightclubs. Whether you’re visiting Prague alone, in a couple or with a big group of friends, you will always find the perfect drink and venue to suit you.
Many restaurants in the centre of Prague stay open late, transforming into all-night clubs and discos. Wenceslas Square in the New Town has an abundance of late night restaurants including the Duplex Restaurant and Club, which has a fantastic location at the top of the tall buildings surrounding the square. It’s an elegant restaurant and when service ends it becomes one of the most exclusive clubs in Prague. The Nebe Wenceslas Square Bar and Restaurant also has a great late night atmosphere with dancing carrying on till 5am.
Many of the hotels in Prague have their own lobby bars, ready to serve you with drinks before your night out. Once in the city centre though, you’re spoilt for choice of bars to choose from. If you’re feeling in a sophisticated mood try Bar and Books in Prague’s Old Town. This swanky bar is decked out with leather chairs and crimson furnishings. The prices are higher than the other bars in the area, but it’s definitely worth a visit for one posh cocktail at the start of the evening. If you prefer you’re drinks shorter and sharper then head to Casa Blu, also in the Old Town. This hidden Latin American bar has a fantastic supply of tequila and is decorated with Spanish street signs and Aztec blankets.
If bars aren’t your style, you’ll find plenty of welcoming pubs in Prague. Prague is famous throughout the world for its local beers, including the big brands Pilsner and Staropramen. There are also countless smaller and more specialised beers to sample on your Prague holidays. The Old Town has many friendly places to visit, and a great place to start is the Konvikt pub. Get the feel for Prague pubs at Konvikt, with its traditional atmosphere, hearty fare and Pilsner Urquell beer. If you fancy trying some local dark beer, away from the tourist crowds, check out Prazsky Most U Valsu. With a modern-come-medieval theme, their dark beer is terrific and there’s also an upstairs beer garden.
For a bit of retro fun, head over to the Lucerna 80s & 90s Nightclub in Prague’s New Town. Playing the classic hits from these decades, Lucerna is great for a themed night out at the weekend. During the week you’ll also find popular local Czech band playing live music here. For more serious clubbing, Roxy Nightclub in Old Town is known for attracting international DJs and plays the best of drum & bass, jungle and techno music.
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Stephanie is the local expert on Prague for lowcostholidays.com, leading providers for ATOL protected cheap holidays in 2012.