Prague is a playground of bars and clubs, each with their own individual character – no corporate cut 'n' paste venues here. This hand-picked selection is where we’ve had some of our best nights and early mornings.
You will love this art deco theatre and coffeehouse, it is the ideal vibrant stop-off in the heart of Žižkov. The Palác Akropolis lives up to its official billing as a cultural centre, staging everything from avant-garde dramas to indie rock and world music – with visiting DJs and live jams.
This 14th century former bathhouse is now a 5-floor super club – one of Europe’s biggest. Each floor serves you up something different, from retro disco to hard-core trance. It even has its own ice bar, where you get a compulsory coat and gloves for sub-zero chilling. Cool.
Fancy a night at the movies? This art deco beauty in the gritty part of Žižkov focuses on independent, artsy films, and shows about 35 a month. On the last Tuesday of every month they show a secret movie. If you've already seen it, you can go to the quirky Kino Aero bar and have a beer for free.
Back in the '90's when only those 'in the know' headed to Prague for clubs, this is what they got: all black walls with a building site vibe. This is where you go to party with the hip-hop and indie-lovin' locals. Check out the monthly PANIKA! indie rock event, with amazing touring bands that you will find hard to see anywhere else.
Head to Pivovarský Klub for a barrel-load of Czech and foreign beers. Try their very own “Stepan”, which is brewed at their sister restaurant Pivovarsky Dum. Or, go for beers from different breweries around the Czech Republic. They also dish up a mean goulash and for afters ‘beer cake’ (of course). It's worth booking before you go, as this place gets pretty busy.
The Duplex Restaurant in the centre of Wenceslas Square is an impressive destination for lunch or dinner. Then, from 10pm, it transforms into Prague’s most exclusive club – named one of The World's Finest Clubs. Expect an air of exclusivity, but also a lovely welcoming feel. Try it!
If you love people-watching, head this way. Done up in the style of a classic British pub, Bukowskis is the joint where ex-pats, Bohemians and the mischievous come to celebrate good times or simply make something happen. It's a great alternative to Czech's beer drinking culture, especially on Fridays and Saturdays when the place is swimming in cocktails.