Prague Nightlife Guide: Bars, Clubs, Party Districts...
The hottest nightlife districts in Prague. Bars, clubs, restaurants, and general tips for a vibrant night in Prague's scene.
What Do I Need to Know?
Prague is a cosmopolitan city! Even if the nightlife can't quite match that of metropolises like London or Berlin, it's still sophisticated and exciting. Behind its artistic and cultural heritage, Prague also hides a young soul, which is evident in its vibrant nightlife.
There are nightlife options for every budget: from cozy and affordable pubs, to classy trendy bars, to sinfully expensive nightclubs. Most venues are open daily all year round, but some open-air clubs open only in the summer.
Prague is a destination for fans of electronic music and although the clubs are small, the quality is first class. If you don't like disco, go to a place with live music, a brewery, a pub, or a classical concert.
Beer in Prague: The best beer is said to be brewed in the Czech Republic, there are about 40,000 pubs all over the country. With 140 liters per inhabitant the country has the world's highest beer consumption.
Many famous beer brands come from Prague and the pub is still considered the most popular public meeting place.
Charles Bridge to Old Town Square
Between Charles Bridge and Old Town Square there are a myriad of bars, pubs, and discos. Every alley in the Old Town hides a place to party.
Kalovy Lázně is the largest club in Central Europe and is located right by Charles Bridge. Different music genres are played on 5 floors. The audience is mixed, locals and tourists, students and pensioners.
This area is very lively and frequented by locals and tourists until late at night thanks to the many clubs and pubs with good beer, local cuisine, and live music.
Directly on the Vltava River, there are somewhat more exclusive places to eat. Examples include Kampa Park Restaurant and La Degustation Bohême Bourgeoise, Prague's only restaurant with a Michelin star.
On and around Wenceslas Square there are many pubs, clubs, and discos. You can find something for every taste here.
Particularly famous is the Club Duplex, a huge glass cube that extends over the top two floors of a building on Wenceslas Square. During the day you can enjoy the view here and party at night. Mick Jagger celebrated his 60th birthday here.
In some side streets there are establishments reminiscent of the red light district.
Vltava Dinner Cruise
Experience a magnificent panoramic view of the illuminated Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, as well as the skyline of the City of a Thousand Spires from the comfort of a boat on the Vltava River and pass through a historic lock.
Enjoy the atmosphere while a multi-course dinner is served on deck. In cool weather, sit in the heated interior and enjoy the view through the floor-to-ceiling panoramic riverboat windows.
Prague Pub Crawl
The best beer is said to be brewed in the Czech Republic, and there are close to 40,000 pubs throughout the country. Statistically, each inhabitant drinks 140 liters of beer per year, which is the highest beer consumption in the world.
The pub is still considered the most popular public meeting place for Czechs.
Many famous beer brands come from the Czech Republic, such as Pilsner Urquell, Budweiser, Radegast, and many more.
An experienced guide will safely take visitors from one pub to the next. On most pub crawls, guests are allowed to drink as much as they want in the first pub for an hour, so everyone can really get in the mood. Often the tours end at a club that stays open until the wee hours of the morning.
Prague's reputation as a city of music and composers precedes it, and the city is best known for its classical concerts.
The most famous is the Estates Theater, which went down in history with the premiere of the opera Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on October 29, 1787. Mozart dedicated this opera to the people of Prague.
The Prague State Opera is also world famous, where the premiere of Richard Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" took place on January 5, 1888.
Concerts in the Basilica of St. George in Prague Castle are very popular. Classical concerts are held regularly in many churches.
In addition, there are numerous other stages that offer a program that is as demanding as it is varied.
Beware of Tourist Traps!
Prague is a basically safe city.
There are comparatively few tourist traps in the city. It is important to note that changing money in Prague can unfortunately become a problem.
This applies equally to ATMs, exchange offices, and payment by credit card with card readers.
If ATMs or card readers ask "Settle in euros or Czech crowns" at the end of the withdrawal, the national currency crowns is the correct choice. Otherwise, ATM operators may set the exchange rate between the euro and the koruna. It is often 4 to 12% worse than the daily rate of Visa or Mastercard. In addition, the foreign or foreign currency fee of credit cards may still apply.
2. Exchange Offices
Check the rate of exchange offices and do not sign any documents in Czech. Many change offices advertise a good rate and write a much worse rate on the receipt. An example is a written rate of 1:25 and 1:16 on the receipt. Customers at exchange offices in the Czech Republic have the right to exchange their money up to three hours later. The notice is written on the back of all receipts.
ATMs, especially near the Charles Bridge, have extremely high preset minimum withdrawal amounts, for example from 5,000 to 20,000 Czech crowns. This corresponds to an amount of around € 200 to € 800. The minimum withdrawal amount can be changed by selection. Especially often, the blue yellow Euronet ATMs have such a setting.
4. Street Vendors
Signs in front of the main train station, in the center, and near bars warn about money-changing street vendors. Most of the time they exchange the money instead of Czech crowns into rubles from Belarus or similar currencies with a much worse exchange rate. We strongly advise against changing money on the street!
Experiences at Night
Concerts, Pub Crawls, and Beer Tours. Discover Prague's nightlife with groups, book individual tickets and reserve admission to theaters.