Nightlife in Prague

Prague has a bit of everything to suit just about every taste – from dancing, to live music, comedy, and place for those that just want to enjoy a few beers in the company of new friends or old ones.

For that reason, no single nightlife guide to Prague could ever hope to be comprehensive, but we’re going to do our best to outline a sample of what’s on offer.

Pubs

Czech’s love to drink beer, and you’ll find no shortage of bars in just about every part of the city, many open until the early hours and lively all the way through the night. It’s worth remembering that in some bars, the bartender will eagerly replace a nearly finished beer without even checking in – so make it clear if you’ve had enough for the night.

Enjoying a few drinks at Bar & Books

Enjoying a few drinks at Bar & Books

If you’re new to the city and want to hit some of the most popular places, check out: T-Anker, Bar and Books, James Dean, Kozička and Beckett’s Irish pub.

Clubs

Prague has plenty of nightclubs catering to all tastes of music – some with a purely local crowd, while other – especially those around tourist hotspots like Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square – have a more foreign crowd.

A DJ at Cross Club

A DJ at Cross Club

Roxy, Lucerna, OnceClub, Ku and Cross Club all tend to make the list anytime someone tries to compile a list of the city’s best venues. See what they’ve got on and pay a visit. Dress code is usually smart casual and entry is often reasonable, expect for the most popular acts.

Live Music

The city’s live music scene is thriving, with folk, rock, electro and even more obscure genres all catered to.

Enjoying live music at Karlin Forum

Enjoying live music at Karlin Forum

Jazz Dock has world class jazz acts every week. Karlin Forum has regular rock acts and is well regarded for its great acoustics, while MeetFactory is known for great contemporary art exhibitions during the day and equally quirky music performances by night. Finally, during the summer, Bajkazyl – the bike shop turned art space – has free live performances several times a week.

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