This medieval town’s old-world charm dazzles even after the sun goes down. Your insider’s guide to the best bars in Prague.
Nightlife in the Czech capital pulses until late, with an impressive line-up of pubs and rooftop bars, inventive theatre venues and jazz hangouts. The best bars Prague has to offer are in the romantic historic heart of the city – Staré Město (old town), the vibrant area in and around Wenceslas Square, and the Nové Město (new town). Whether it’s a rooftop bar or beer joint, you can expect bars in Prague to offer a lively and friendly vibe wherever you go, serving superb local beers, wines, and creative cocktails.
The Best Bars in Prague for Beer
In a town boasting some of the best beers in the world, the toughest choice is not what to try but where to go. ‘The Prague Beer Museum in Dlouhá offers a superb range of regional Czech microbrews and matuškas (unfiltered, unpasteurised, all-natural beers), with 30 beers on tap. If that’s not enough, you could head over to the BeerGeek Bar for more craft beers and a good selection of international pours. One of the best bars Prague has for enjoying a drink is the sun is the leafy ‘Letna Beer Garden’ in the kid-friendly Letna Park, offering a range of reasonably priced brews and some of the best views of the city. Letna Park has plenty of outdoor activities to do – making it a great family place to visit.
Prague Cocktail and Wine Bars
A nightlife revolution has seen cocktail bars in Prague become as popular as its old-school beer halls. For a fabulous retro experience, visit the Hemingway Bar, featuring some of the tastiest cocktails. One of the best bars in Prague for quirky cocktails is Absintherie, where you can try offbeat recipes like Absinthe with wasabi. ‘L’Fleur Mixology and Champagne’ is one of the best bars in Prague for a date night, offering crafty concoctions and high-quality bubbly in a romantic setting. Fancy trying the local grape? Wine bars in Prague are increasingly popular. Head to Vinograf Wine Bar for a good selection of Czech wines paired with local bites.
Roaming Prague’s Rooftop Bars
Like to take your drink with a view? Prague has some fabulous rooftop bars with impressive vistas. Sip a beer at the Terasa T-anker and Terasa U Prince for reach-out-and-touch views of the scenic old town. If glitz is more your style, then stop for a cocktail and tapas treat at the Balcony Bar or head out to the ultra-luxe Cloud 9 Sky Lounge. And don’t miss the Dancing House, lovingly nicknamed ‘Fred and Ginger’ for its uniquely curvy design. Once you’ve enjoyed the view of this amazing bit of architecture, head up to its rooftop bar terrace for views of the Vltava River.
Prague Opera, Theatre and Jazz
Prague offers amazing venues, jazzy beats and unique theatre for those who love music and theatre. Visitors to Prague with a keen classical ear should head to the breathtaking 14th century Municipal House Hall for superb classical music performances. Opera fans in Prague should explore the 19th century State Opera House for first-class opera, with its stunning multi-tiered design.
Prague is also known for its entertaining Black Light Theatre, a selection of shows performed in a darkened space using UV lighting and fluorescent costumes. Recommended top troupes include Ta Fantastika and Srnec. For a cozier vibe, the Reduta Jazz Club and Jazz Republic are among the best live music hangouts in town.
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