May 11, 2018
Radost is the Czech word for pleasure and Prague’s affluent in-crowd come to seek it here. By day, the venue operates a vegetarian café/restaurant – one of Prague’s best, not to mention only, herbivore-friendly dining options (note: there are plenty of vegan options, too). Boasting four modern, bohemian-styled drinking and dining spaces, it’s a fantastic place to head for a meal and/or a cocktail from brunchtime ‘til after dark – even if you don’t plan to kick on in the club afterwards. Housed below the popular restaurant, the club section of Radost FX has a pretty impressive reputation. Since it opened over a decade ago, the venue has hosted some of the biggest DJs to visit Prague, from German DJ prodigy Paul Van Dyk to the UK’s electro king Carl Cox. Themed nights that occur monthly rather than being rotated week after week like most Prague clubs helps to keep things fresh and interesting, with the Soultrain hip-hop night, Plastique electronic fest and gay-friendly Lollipop party always proving popular. Housed in an unassuming apartment building in up-and-coming Vinohrady, just east of Prague’s Old Town, Radost FX is not the largest club in Prague, so it can get busy pretty quickly. Locals rave about the cocktails, and when you need a break from the dance floor, the mirrored chillout alcove is the perfect spot to enjoy one.