May 11, 2018
From the street, it’s difficult to know what to make of Kozicka. As the bar’s windows are blacked out, a wrought iron goat (Kozicka means ß-little goatß- in Czech) at the entrance is all you’ve got to work with. Pushing past the dark velvet curtain, you’ll find a funky Old Town cellar bar packed with locals after all, it’s not the kind of bar easily stumbled upon by visitors. Huddled around tables under the red brick arched ceiling, regulars favour the Czech beer, which is generally served in one-litre glasses. There’s also a decent selection of wine, spirits and standard cocktails on offer. If you’re after food, Kozicka offers a decent, affordable menu of Czech and Western dishes (from goulash to stuffed jalapenos) served until around 2am. Service isn’t always the friendliest, but the general atmosphere of this casual hangout-style space is usually pretty mellow. However, as it is notoriously difficult to keep track of time in the windowless basement, Kozicka is the kind of place where a quiet beer can easily turn into a big night. If you’re still standing by the 4am closing time, you’ve done well.