Prague Night Life
Vinohradská 102, Praga 2
The Dirty Dog Bar in the heart of Vinohrady is an intimate haven for both locals and expats. Pouring Svijany beer and South African wine, and mixing up a huge selection of both standard and excitingly
original cocktails, it’s a cozy, welcoming place for relaxing drinks with friends. Underground and open late, Dirty Dog is the perfect place to lose yourself in the most unforgettable night out that you’ll
Škrétova 1, Prague 1
YES Club is a new entry on the Prague nightlife scene, blending hard core electronic dance music with the latest visual technologies. YES is a large cellar club, split over 3 areas; it has an big indoor capacity and occupies an area of more than 500 square meters. It is committed to bring the best and the trendiest to its clients, It’s a place for full relaxation and entertainment. Created by the Yes papa crew; an international music group which include top dj producers, music labels, event promoters, managers, and artists booking agency. Every single day, Yes Club will feature International and local djs spinning what electronic music does best. YES Club operates every day, with local and international DJ’s spinning their finest electronic music. There is also the occasional show and live act. The visuals are great. There is a unique 3D mapping projection and high end lighting. The sound system by Funktion is also awesome. YES club is an absolutely new concept of electronic music club for a night out in Prague!!
Dušní 8/11, Prague 1
This quaint cocktail bar situated in Prague 1 attracts tourists, locals and foreigners living in Prague. Reasonably priced, and in addition to beer it serves a wide range of cocktails and excellent wines. It also has a small dance area and a projector for showing music videos, especially from the 80s and 90s.
Kubelikova 1548/27, Prague 3
The Palac Akropolis is a mixed-use building located between Zizkov and Vinohrady. It houses a theatre, a home radio, a restaurant and, of course, a club. It’s a multicultural space where artists from all the world give live performances. The drinks are reasonably priced and so Akropolis is always full, especially on Friday evening.
Dlouhá 741/13, Prague 1
The Bombay is a cocktail bar that shouldn’t be missed when visiting Prague. It is recognisable by the orange sign and by the fact that it’s located a stone’s throw from the historic centre. It is also one of the leading locals, especially at the weekends; personally I recommend going there later in the evening, because it is open until 6 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and until 4-5 a.m. during the week.
Olšanské náměstí, Prague 3
The Bunkr is located in the district of Žižkov in what used to be an underground nuclear-proof bunker during the 1950s. This old military structure, now privatized, now houses avant-garde underground bands and DJs. The spiral staircase that descends 15 metres underground brings you to Prague’s temple of trance, electronic and technopunk music.
Jakubská 647/2, Prague 1
Chapeau Rouge is located just outside the Old Town Square and is very popular among Czechs, tourists and ex-pats. It is a three-floor building that offers all types of music: live music, reggae and dubstep/electronic. Highly recommended.
Melantrichova 17, Prague 1
Located between Wenceslas Square and the Old Town Square, you have to search a little for this one because at the entrance there is a shop that sells masks. Once down the stairs, though, you’ll find yourself in a complex of Gothic cellars, housing also a small dance floor. The bar has very affordable prices, meaning it is full of thirsty patrons in search of refreshments.
Wenceslas Square 21, Prague 1
The Duplex is situated on top of a building right in the middle of Wenceslas Square. During the day it is a good place to enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine. At night it turns into one of the most exclusive clubs in Prague with the presence of international DJs. Mick Jagger celebrated his 60th birthday here.
Zborovská 7 - Prague 5
The Futurum is a place that looks like a weird cross between a spaceship and ballroom-style art deco. The wide range of options here will cater for everyone. During the week, as well as hosting jazz concerts and soul and indie bands, it organizes presentations of new discs. The busiest evenings are Friday and Saturday.
Dlouhá 18, Prague 1
Harley offers great rock ‘n roll music and trendy cocktails right at the heart of the city. The space is designed for dancing and thanks to the two bars, you never have to wait long for a drink. Harley may be the right place for fun till the small hours. It is located in front of Bombay club.
Chrudimská 1418/2, Prague 3
This club is on two levels: the lower level is filled with people and where the dancing takes place, while on top you can find a restaurant. Recommended because it is not very centrally located and so is not too crowded with tourists. Various genres of music; we recommend a shirt or dressing appropriately, though.
Novotného lávka 5, Prague 1
Karlovy Lazne is the biggest disco in Central Europe and the most famous in Prague, of course. The disco has 5 floors, each with its own style of music. Starting from the ground floor we have: Café Music, Disco (disco revival of ’70s), Kaleidoscope (hits of the 60s-80s), Paradogs Club (house, trance and techno), and Chill Out (with cushions on the floor, carpet and soft lighting).
Rytířská 13, Prague 1
Located in the old city centre, K.U. is the place to hang out at weekends, maybe before you start the night itself. One of the most trendy clubs in Prague, serving a wide selection of fine cocktails. It’s definitely a good choice for a chic evening. A shirt is recommended.
LA BODEGUITA DEL MEDIO
Kaprova 5, Prague 1
In the old town, close to the metro station Staromestka, this place is typically Cuban: you eat upstairs, while below in a small but curious place you can drink and dance to the rhythm of salsa, merengue and other Latin music. Very popular.
LA CASA BLU
Kozi 15, Prague 1
La Casa Blu was founded in 1996 by Jorge Zúñiga Pavlov and José Peña. It is a unique venue in Prague. A very distinctive, warm, friendly and unique place because you can’t smoke inside! Very popular among Czech students, while offering excellent cuisine and specializing in Latin American cocktails and mojitos.
Novotného lávka 201/1, Prague 1
Lavka is situated on the banks of the River Vltava near Charle’s Bridge. It has a breathtaking night view of Prague Castle, one of the best in the city in my opinion. During the summer it opens up its terrace at the back of the club. Very impressive.
Balbinova 23, Prague 2
A French-inspired after hours club with DJs who perform on two floors, there are several bars, comfortable armchairs and some rooms crowded with “VSP” (coined from the same club and meaning Very Strange People). The atmosphere is usually lively and bubbly.
Vodičkova 704/36, Prague1
Lucerna is located inside a shopping arcade, a few minutes walk from Wenceslas Square. This venue hosts concerts of popular Czech bands during the week, and turns into a 80/90s disco at the weekends. It was undoubtedly the best club in Prague during the 80s, thanks to the enormous dance floor.
U Průhonu 3, Prague 7
This old warehouse in Holešovice has just celebrated 10 years and it is still one of the best dance clubs in town. Inside there are floating tents and futuristic couches. Mecca is a magnet for models, movie stars and fashion guys and girls. Perhaps the most popular disco among Czechs. Higly recommended on Wednesdays.
Masna 1, Prague 1
M1 Lounge Bar is one of the most popular club in Prague. It offers luxury cocktails; it is not very big inside, but there’s a huge variety of drinks. This upscale venue is located just 3 minutes walk from the Old Town Square. It has recently undergone an extensive reconstruction, with new seating areas, an expanded dance floor. M1 Lounge opens for business at 8pm. Sit back and relax, while the friendly bar staff shake up an array of delicious concoctions from their cocktail menu. It has attracted celebrities like Matt Damon, Kanye West, Dolce and Gabbana and Coolio.
Music: R&B, hip-hop, indie rock and house.
Narodni 11, Prague 1
N.11 is just 5 minutes walk from Wenceslas Square. This club attracts mostly Czech boys and girls. At first glance, the place looks small, but it has many bars, lounges and a dance floor with a capacity for around 350 people. Several corridors, a mezzanine and many sofas complete the environment.
Bělehradská 120, Prague 2
Radost has been in vogue for over a decade thanks also to its unique decor, which is like a cross between a Moroccan boudoir and the Moulin Rouge. Bohemiènne and relaxed atmosphere, the club also has a wonderful restaurant where they serve vegetarian dishes. Live DJs perform on the ground floor on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Dlouhá 33, Praga 1
It was once a theater, but now is an icon among young people in Prague. The Roxy is one of the oldest and most famous clubs in Prague, and over the years has attracted many DJs such as Paul Kalkbrenner, Apparat and Telefon Tel Aviv. The dance floor is large and the drinks are reasonably priced.
Hybernska 38, Prague 1
Perhaps the only place in Prague where you can party until noon. So if you want to party and wait for the new day, go to Hybernska 38, less than 10 minutes by foot from Namesti Republiky. The music starts at around 5 am and despite the time, this is a hot spot.
Vinohradská 47, Prague 2
A trendy club located in a basement, brick with vaulted ceilings, large plasma TV screens hanging on the wall, a large central bar and a small dance floor. Techtle Mechtle is one of the most popular venues in Prague. During the week it is a nice place for a quiet drink, but it fills up at the weekends. Mostly frequented by customers from 25 year upwards.
V Kolkovni 3, Prague 1
If you are looking for a club frequented by beautiful people, and if you want to taste a few perfectly prepared cocktails, go to this New York 30s style cocktail bar. Classy and trendy without being too pretentious, Tretter’s has a good mix of locals and tourists and often the party lasts long into the night.
Národní 25, Prague 1
Don’t miss the Vagon if you love rock, blues and ’80s music. Seven days a week from 9 pm Czech and international bands play here. Vagon offers a unique warm atmosphere and a wide selection of drinks, including Staropramen beer. For lovers of good old Rock ‘n Roll!
Škrétova 1, Prague 2
Zlaty Strom Bar & Music Club can be found in the same premises as a hotel of the same name, on the road from Charles Bridge to the Old Town Square. The venue has three bars, a brightly lit dance floor, several lounge areas with sofas and a small room where some girls perform striptease on the bar.
Dlouhá 37, Prague 1
A small and intimate music club that offers a wide variety of live performances and dance parties. Lounge bar atmosphere, 2.patro (in Czech it means “the second floor”), has two rooms with a lot of couches where you can sip away at your cocktail. Soft lighting and relaxed atmosphere, the admission price is often negligible (CZK 50, EUR 2). Finding the entrance can be pretty difficult, though, so it is better to ask for directions as it is located in an inner courtyard.