Prague

Best Bars in

Prague
Prague and its cobbled streets, winding alleys and sky-tickling spires is pure old-world Bohemian charm. And ever since the Velvet Revolution, the Czech Republic’s capital has also 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 neighborhood bars alongside sophisticated mixology wonderlands. And with all the inviting little watering holes that can be found all over the city, it’s not difficult to end up drinking the local beer, Pivo, from dusk until dawn.

A lot of the action is centred around the beautifully colorful Old Town, which is home to the city’s most celebrated spots for cocktail lovers. From classic drinking dens to trendy speakeasies to Havana-themed rum bars, you’ll have your pick of poison dealers in these history-filled streets. Theaters, classical music venues and retro jazz clubs are also plentiful.

Just across the Vltava river and the iconic Charles Bridge, the Kampa area in Malá Strana, or Lesser Town, offers many fine dining and bar options. It is also home to the Franz Kafka Museum. And if you’re exploring the majestic Prague Castle overlooking the district, make sure you visit U Černého Vola, one of the city’s original beerhalls, for a glass of hot wine or spicy Becherovka, a traditional herbal bitters.

Next up, the New Town, Nové Město, stretches out from river bank to river bank around the Old one, and is where you’ll find, alongside some of the capital’s major landmarks, some of the most exciting new bars, restaurants and cultural activities in Prague. Right next to it are up-and-coming Vinohrady and leafy, pastel-colored Vršovice, two trendy areas that are also absolutely worth visiting, where offbeat cafés, innovative restaurants, lively gay venues and stylish bars abound.

Finally, north of the city, you’ll find eclectic Holešovice, arguably the coolest part of town. What used to be Prague’s meatpacking district is now a vibrant cultural and nightlife hub. Cool bars, hip cafés, traditional pubs and stylish global eateries operate alongside experimental theaters, alternative studios and techno clubs housed in former factories. Make sure you check out the Trade Fair Palace for the National Gallery’s modern art collection and DOX’s bold contemporary art exhibits. The Prague Market and the Letná Park beer garden are also must-visits.

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