Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is well known for many reasons. Most Americans got their first real glimpse of Prague when watching Mission Impossible. Not only is Prague the filming location for many movies (often the city is referred to as “Europe’s Hollywood”), it is also a sophisticated city that offers much in the way of culture, art, architecture, and nightlife. Many Europeans know this secret, and many Americans are beginning to find out. And one of the best ways to see what the city has to offer, especially in the way of nightlife, is to take advantage of services for clubs & nightlife Prague. Here’s a peak at some of Prague’s most popular nightspots:
La Fabrique: Uhelny Trh 2, Old Town. Nearest Metro: Mustek (lines A & B).One of Prague’s oldest and most well-known clubs. About 2 minutes from Wenceslas Square and maybe 5 minutes from the Old Town Square. Popular for a reason: There’s a pub on the first floor, a wine/cheese bar in the cellar and then below THAT, a nightclub that keeps hopping until 4 am.
The Roxy. Dlouha 33, Old Town. Nearest Metro: Namesti Republiky (line B). Long lines and a great mix of young and trendy. Imported DJ’s. Great tunes. Open until 5am.
One of the coolest venues in the old town of Prague to hang out if you’re into serious clubbing is Karlovy Lazne. Novotneho Lavka5, Old Town. Nearest Metro: Staromeska (Line A) The place is spreading over four floors and sitting next to the Charles Bridge, this is one of the biggest clubs in Central – Eastern Europe. Each level of the club plays a different set of tunes. Just one entrance fee gets you into all four.
Honorable mention goes to the Hardrock Café which stays open until 4am.
But I’ve just scratched the surface. If you consider that during the day; Prague offers visitors more than they can possibly see during a brief vacation, then Prague at NIGHT is even more intense: a week, a month or even longer only provides a hint at the pubs, clubs, theatres and jazz bars that beckon.
This is Prague nightlife – full of textures and feelings that speak more eloquently than any poet. It’s a sidewalk musician scrounging change by strumming a guitar, or a lone violinist playing his heart out for enough money to buy a late night meal.
For just a moment I’m in another time and place. This is Prague nightlife. It’s there waiting. All you have to do is look for it.