The home of Bohemia, it's not difficult to end up drinking the local ‘Pivo' (beer) from dusk until dawn. Although the outer suburbs spread out in full Sixties architectural hell, the centre of Prague remains much as it always has done: cobbled streets, winding alleys and a mass of spires.

Golden city nights: bars in Prague

Ever since the Velvet Revolution, Prague has been one of the top destinations for fun-loving travellers. The bar scene in the Golden City is second to none, with traditional pubs and quirky neighbourhood bars alongside sophisticated mixological wonderlands. Most of the action is centred around the Old Town but inviting little watering holes can be found all over the city.

For a little taste of that old-world Bohemian flavour, try U Medvídků over in the Old Town. The most celebrated spot for cocktail lovers is the ornate Black Angel’s Bar, near the Old Town Square, with its speakeasy-style décor and extensive range of on-trend and classic cocktails. Its main competitor for the hearts and palates of the cocktail cognoscenti is Tretter’s, also in the Old Town. Prague has one or two Havana-themed bars that are worth a visit; these are rum-centric but also offer inventive cocktails. Perhaps the best of the bunch is La Casa de la Havana Vieja, with its constantly changing drinks menu and atmospheric interior. If you’re touring the castle area, stop by U Černého Vola for a glass of hot wine or spicy Becherovka. T-Anker is a great spot to drink in Prague’s dreamy skyline; situated on top of a former department store, it gives you a spectacular vantage point to admire the city.

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