May 11, 2018
Located right near Prague’s famous Charles Bridge, this five level superclub is thought to be the largest nightclub complex in central Europe. Set in a 14th century bathhouse which would probably be unrecognisable to its original architects today, Karlovy Lazne offers a different experience on each of its levels down in the basement, you can bop to hip-hip as you test your foosball skills, while the street level bar offers 70s disco and a small balcony for those who need to grab some fresh air. Up again, the beat swings to electro, then retro hits from the 50s to the 80s, until you make it to the fifth floor chill-out room scattered with beanbags and low couches. Conveniently, each floor boasts two bars, and if you peer hard enough through the semi-transparent flooring, you’ll notice some of the building’s original design elements: some walls are adorned with original mosaic tiling, while preserved Roman-style spa pools serve as two of the dance floors. Given its notoriety, this mainstream club tends to pack out most nights, and when you get to the bar, simple orders shots, beers and mixed drinks are best. The affordable cover price gets you access to all levels, but it’s best to get here before 10pm on weekend nights to avoid queues. For added novelty, there’s also an ice bar in the building complex the entry fee gets you one drink, and the use of a coat and gloves.