May 11, 2018
Just north of Prague’s Old Town Square, not far from the awe-inspiring Spanish Synagogue, Tretter’s is a cocktail connoisseurs heaven: up to 200 concoctions are on offer, including 150 classics and a further 50 new creations, many the work of the bar’s owner and globe trotting master mixologist, Michael Tretter. Featuring an elegant, dimly-lit interior with red upholstery and a beautiful, long dark wooded counter, Tretter’s oozes old New York elegance. All the drinks taste good here, but do try the bourbon, lime juice and grenadine special called the New Yorker aided by the jazz and blues soundtrack, it’ll transport you straight to 1920s Manhattan. The ultra potent Zido, a fruity mix of cachaca, white rum, coconut syrup, lime and papaya juice is another crowd favourite, though you may not be able to walk in a straight line afterwards. Fortunately, there’s a decent food menu to soak up some of the booze. Along with nearby haunt Bugsy’s, Tretter’s is one of Prague’s fancier bars, so it’s worth donning your good shirt if you plan to pop in for a drink here. If you fancy learning some of the bartender’s tricks yourself, you’ll be pleased to know that Tretter’s holds regular mixology classes that draw a sexy crowd of fashion, film and business types who come for the fabulous drinks, classy vibe and high-octane flirting. A burly doorman mans the entrance in the evenings, ensuring for a mellow, stag party-free experience.